A week of eats – January/ February

Hello lovely people! I love posting recipes on here, but I thought I’d give you an idea of how all the food I eat, both home-cooked and not, integrates into my daily routine over the course of a week. Not every day looks the same; I think it’s important to remember that you will likely…

Multigrain banana pancakes

Ok so basically pancakes are the S***. So good. I love making them on the weekend, and for some reason only recently discovered I could make a bunch of them, and then freeze or refrigerate the rest to be toasted whenever I want to eat them next! WOW. Talk about epiphanies. The reason I made…

PB chocolate chip chickpea cookies

So first, let’s just set the precedent that sometimes we need to let cookies be cookies. Regular old chocolate chip cookies are one of the most satisfying treats known to human kind. Why would you want to mess with that? Other times, it’s fun to experiment with different ingredients in baking, especially when your goal…

New year, new me?

New year, new me? No thanks. None of that B.S. for me. I’m the same body, same mind. Same conglomeration of fabulous metabolic workings that do amazing things to keep me alive, with a spirit that keeps propelling me through life at what sometimes feels like warp speed. Like right now… 2018 already?? How did…

Christmas tree salad with kombucha dressing

It’s FINALLY my last day of class for the semester! Just two finals between me and a few weeks of vacation in California. After that, just one more semester of classes to go, then two more internships and a few months of master’s paper writing… 1 year from now I’ll officially be McKenzie Caldwell, MPH…

The low-down on “eating keto”

The low-carb, high fat diet has been around for a while, both as a weight loss approach and a therapeutic approach to disease management. It has many names and forms, including the ketogenic diet, the Atkin’s diet, the Paleo Diet, and simply the “low carb” diet. I could go on and on about my ~feelings~…

Crispy curry tofu

  I believe I have FINALLY mastered crispy tofu!! It’s been a bit of a journey, but this post details my final product. One of my goals this year has been to learn how to make more tasty plant-based proteins. This recipe is a staple! There’s two tricks to crispy tofu: 1st, buy an extra…

Spicing up your life + pumpkin coffee cake

It’s October, and I have succumbed… I am so into pumpkin spice EVERYTHING lately! And Trader Joe’s has been seriously hooking me up (per usual). I also love using straight up pumpkin from the can in my cooking and baking. Pumpkin is a starchy vegetable that is chock full of beta-carotene (your body converts this…

Home brewed kombucha

Let’s be honest, kombucha is a little weird… fermented tea?? Oh. Yes. Raw kombucha can be a great source of probiotics (depends on who makes it, check the label for probiotic content) that help to support digestive health. Unfortunately, I don’t have a way of measuring the probiotic content of my home-brew. However, my kombucha…

Becoming an Intuitive Eater

My eating journey is a familiar one. It echoes the experience of many people who have battled with society’s obsession with thinness, a sport or art form’s ideal body type, a need for control and a goal of perfection. In this post I want to take you through my relationship with food up to this…

Roasted shishito pepper pasta (gluten-free)

Up here in Boone, I’ve been going to the farmer’s market once or twice a week — the vendors have so many wonderful products! Seasonal fruits and vegetables abound, in addition to eggs, honey, and my most recent favorite, fresh pasta. After trying some delicious lumache pasta, I went back and found Gabriel from Foggy Mountain…