Sweet Potato Turkey Meatballs | Enjoying this Journey...

Sweet Potato Turkey Meatballs

I’m continually looking for ways to incorporate organ meat into our meals. The kids already love pâté, heart, and tongue so “hidden liver” is more for the sake of supplementing, not necessarily sneaking it in (unlike zucchini, ha!). These turkey meatballs were a hit from the start. Both kids loved them (even as cold leftovers) and The Mister nodded his… Read more →

How I Eat Now: AIP + Reintroductions | Enjoying this journey...

How I Eat Now: AIP + Reintroductions

I’ve always been open about how I “went about reintroductions the wrong way”. Sure, I was diligent with the elimination stage for six months, but I got sloppy with reintroductions. Embarrassingly so. See, over three years ago there wasn’t a reintroduction guide to walk you through the process. Now, there’s plenty of information for when one is ready to start… Read more →

Camp Food: Pineapple Green Rice | Enjoying this Journey...

Camp Food: Pineapple Green Rice

AIP camp food? Can it be done? YOU BET. Whenever I see an AIP group member asking about suggestions for camp food, hiking fare, or jerky recipes – my immediate suggestion is they check out Backcountry Paleo. Sue has nailed that niche and offers tons of information and recipes on her site. I’ve been squirreling away some of her recipes… Read more →

Smoked Pickles | Enjoying this Journey...

Smoked Pickles

I’ve been tinkering with this recipe for (what seems like) ever. What started out as a simple change in salt turned into testing different tannins, salts, and how to prep the cukes (if at all). A couple weekends ago I opened a fresh batch that received the approval of everyone. Well, technically two batches were approved. Honestly, I was hoping… Read more →

Learning to Love My Skin | Enjoying this Journey...

Learning to Love My Skin

therapeutic ramblings. For the majority of my life, I’ve struggled with being comfortable in my skin. Itching, flaky, inflamed, sometimes painful lesions aside – I think it was more the awareness of how unhealthy my skin looked that made me hyper-aware of what other people thought of my skin. Let me reword that simply. I was more concerned with what… Read more →

Teriyaki Burger | Enjoying this Journey...

Teriyaki Burgers

Back when The Mister and I were slinging smiling burgers and fries for tips. Back when four core values were engraved into our grey matter. Back when our “breaks” would include Red Bulls and chain smoking (ah, the blissfully ignorant youth). Out of the 21+ burgers, there was one that he LOVED best. This burger (which goes by a different… Read more →

Kombucha Popsicles | Enjoying this Journey...

Kombucha Popsicles

We’ve had a pretty warm spring so far. Like, tank top and shorts warm. I held off turning on the central air as long as I could (and yes, I caved and turned it on already). These kombucha popsicles helped keep us cool though! I love that they’re easy to make and the flavor combinations are endless… Read more →

Grilled Baby Back Ribs | Enjoying this Journey...

Grilled Baby Back Ribs

Method-ology My first real job was working at a “famous for ribs” joint. Huge sheet pans fully loaded with baby back and spare ribs slow roasted in the oven for hours and were finished to order on the grills, lovingly slathered with their signature barbecue sauces, and devoured by devoted regulars. I also remember my grandma boiling ribs before grilling… Read more →

Hearty Beef Soup | Enjoying this Journey...

Hearty Beef Soup

Several weeks ago I foraged around for ingredients, laid them all out on the cutting board, and thought a while. *willing the inspiration to come* It was an abnormally chillier day than we had been having so I decided on soup. Branching out from my usual soups, I decided to make a truly “hearty” soup. Yep! Using beef heart. Read more →

Lamb Ribs with Rhubarb | Enjoying this Journey...

Lamb Ribs with Rhubarb

Rhubarb is a vegetable that fully embodies springtime. I remember a rhubarb plant growing in our backyard where we grew up, the leaves (seemed to me at my age, at least) were massive and I knew to not eat them. Why? Well, I didn’t question it. I just knew to not eat the leaves. But the stalks… rich and tart.… Read more →

Reawaken Your Intuition | Enjoying this Journey...

Reawaken Your Intuition

This post serves as an AIP PSA of sorts. I’m joining many other bloggers this week in sharing how I live the manifesto. Every so often we have what is commonly called a “gut feeling”. From friendships to relationships, work decisions to parenthood, even when it comes to “healing protocols – I’ve always taken advice (especially unsolicited) with a grain… Read more →