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 👩🏼🍳
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 of 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 recognize 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 Colorado – “To secure and protect equality and opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Coloradans and their families.”
African Community Center – “To help refugees rebuild safe, sustainable lives in Denver through supportive networks of people, services and community activies.”
Project Helping – “Use the joy and purpose created by volunteering to improve mental wellness.”
The GrowHaus – “Create a community-driven, neighborhood-based food system by serving as a hub for food distribution, production, education, and economic development.”
On another note, if you are able, please consider donating to Standing Rock.
You can contribute here. This monetary donation will help provide “legal, sanitary and emergency purposes” for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
Find many other ways to get involved here.