Beyond the Eats

My First Whole30

Today marks day seven of my first full-on, all-in round of Whole30! I’ve done Emily Schromm’s 21 day challenge in the past, which is similar but less restricted, but I have never attempted a Whole30 before. If you’re not familiar with the Whole30 program, it’s all about cutting out foods that tend to cause inflammation […]

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salt and pepper sourdough discard crackers
Baking | Recipes | Sourdough

Salt and Pepper Sourdough Discard Crackers

I started my sourdough journey for the bread, but I’m staying for the crackers. These crackers specifically. They’re light and flakey and buttery. I could probably (definitely) eat an entire batch by myself in one sitting. So, without further ado, Salt and Pepper Sourdough Discard Crackers. (This is adapted from a King Arthur Flour cracker […]

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Drinks | Recipes

Alex’s Margaritas

My husband, Alex, has been making these margaritas for years when we have company over and they’re always a hit. If you’re from the midwest, they’re like an upgraded Carlos O’Kelly’s margarita. If you’re not from the midwest, picture any sit down Mexican chain restaurant. You know the one. They serve their margaritas in giant […]

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Cookies | Recipes

Chocolate Chip & Sprinkle Mega Cookies

Harper and I made these HUGE cookies from Sally’s Baking Addiction yesterday. This is the second batch of jumbo cookies we’ve made in the last week (#quarantine) and these were way better than the first version we made. That extra egg yolk makes all difference in the world. Side note: I love getting recipes from […]

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Meal Prep | Recipes

Turkey Thai Boats

My husband and I have been making these Thai boats for years and they always hit the spot. The peanut sauce makes them super filling. The romaine lettuce, lime, and cilantro mean they taste super fresh even in the dead of winter. Serve them up with a side of cilantro lime rice. And preferably a […]

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One Pot Dinner | Pasta | Recipes

Chicken, Spinach, and Artichoke Pasta

Do I ignore the fact that I haven’t posted anything here in almost six months or do I acknowledge it? Follow up question: is it reasonable to blame the holidays for disappearing from September to February? I shut down for a few weeks in September because my basement, including my office was under construction. Then […]

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Meal Prep | Recipes

Meal Prep – Carnitas

There’s something about fall always feels like the time to declutter, organize, and just get my life together in general. I think it’s the result of years of my Type A self trying to get ready for school. Luckily, I’m not in school anymore, but that leaves me trying to channel all this energy into […]

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