Making Sense of Mason Jar Salads

I resisted the mason jar salad craze for a long while. But, with most things that make sense, resistance is futile. So I found myself at Target buying a dozen quart-sized mason jars. They sat atop my refrigerator gathering dust for about a month as I added countless mason jar recipes to my food boards…

A Summery Tale

This is the part where I come clean (no pun intended) and admit I have yet to successfully complete the Whole30. I might as well not skirt around the topic, fess up, and figure out a way to start back over. No point in hiding or beating myself up over the truth. At this point, I…

An Open Letter to Taco Bell

Dear Taco Bell, I hope you understand the implications of your emergent breakfast campaign. The Next Generation of Breakfast, is what you’re alleging, which is ironic considering our nation is waging war against our next generation’s epic childhood obesity rates. Maybe you realized the high profit margin associated with breakfast, a time of day when people are more…

The Proof is in the Data

I’ll never forget my first science fair project. Which Battery Lasts The Longest? It was first grade, and the scientific method was already being ingrained in my inquisitive brain. My parents I compared the major national brands with store label batteries, and used Burt & Ernie bumper cars as the vehicle for experimentation (pun intended).…

Making the Commitment

I’ve been toying with the idea of starting a Whole30 for well over a month. My initial idea was to begin a whole year of Whole30 starting on my birthday and leading into my 30th birthday next year, which sounded great in theory but posed several problems. For one, I’ll be in Puerto Rico with a…

Whole30 Prep Day

Tomorrow’s the big day! In anticipation of starting a new Whole30 on Monday, I’ve spent the last few days rereading Whole30 rules, ridding my fridge of nonsense, gathering helpful advice on blogs, and planning out my week in my head. Having only made it 13 days on my last attempt, I’m determined to complete the…

Jibaritos de Bistec – Chicago Rican Style

As I’ve mentioned before, my weekly meals are usually dictated by what’s on sale at Whole Foods. This is probably not the most efficient way to grocery shop, as I have no shame blocking the meat cooler as I look up recipe ideas around a specific ingredient. It’s a creative process, really. When I approached the…