Spin-off alert!

Channeling my inner chopped fanatic, I had 12 minutes this morning to whip up breakfast for Kelly before she got on a 9:00 am work call. I had just returned from the market with eggs and quickly put together some breakfast tacos. In a quick frenzy I used the Avocado + Kimchi Toast sauce (with a dash of Sriracha) to make a quick slaw. Topped the taco with some minced kimchi and now, here we are.



Gut reset

Kelly and I have been doing the Whole30 and we are on day 16. Say what you want about “diets”… I feel damn good, I’m eating well, and I’m spending a lot of time in the kitchen.

Things that are hard:

  • being social (we live near too many breweries and I still am not totally clear on whether or not I can have kombucha…)
  • some headaches here and there
  • night shifts at work (I’M SURROUNDED BY SNACKS!)

Things that feel good:

  • making lots of bone broth
  • planning out meals (less waste!)
  • feeling energized
  • going up a notch on my belt buckle
  • learning to use sugar free substitutes like coconut aminos

Here are some happenings from our kitchen šŸ‘©šŸ¼ā€šŸ³

Also, Kelly has to go on a work trip next week. Send her good vibes that she can push through.



With Thanksgiving tomorrow I find myself pondering ways to give back to my community. I have been on and off with volunteering and it’s time to be back on. During my first read through ofĀ Small Victories, I resonated with Julia’s call for action towards the back of the book. I am grateful for the food I can buy and being able to spend time in my kitchen. However, I recognizeĀ this is a privilege. So this morning I spent some time searching for ways to contribute locally in Denver and this is the short list of organizations I came up with and their missions.

One ColoradoĀ – Ā “To secure and protect equality and opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Coloradans and their families.”

African Community CenterĀ – “To help refugees rebuild safe, sustainable lives in Denver through supportive networks of people, services and community activies.”

Project HelpingĀ –Ā “Use the joy and purpose created by volunteering to improve mental wellness.”

The GrowHausĀ –Ā “Create a community-driven, neighborhood-based food system by serving as a hub for food distribution,Ā production, education,Ā and economic development.”


On another note, if you are able, please consider donatingĀ to Standing Rock.
You can contribute here.
Ā This monetary donation will help provide “legal, sanitary and emergency purposes” for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

Find many other ways to get involvedĀ here.