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The Best Negroni Recipe

The Best Negroni Recipe

I’ve been on a negroni kick for um… probably over a year now. At first I thought it was just a fling but at this point we’re probably officially in a long term relationship. I’ve even gotten Marc — a self-described gin hater — to like them! So I figured I’d just make it official…

My no-fail healthy meal formula

My no-fail healthy meal formula

Eating healthy meals can seem time-consuming, expensive, complicated, and all around intimidating. I know I’ve probably added to that perception with recipes for pizza that take two days to make, homemade pasta, and homemade granola, plus my constant shopping at Whole Foods. But the truth is…

Maybe you don’t need to lose weight next year

Maybe you don’t need to lose weight next year

‘Tis the season… for new years’ resolutions to lose weight, eat better, and/or get in shape. And for good reason — I know I’m feeling gross and bloated from a week or two of eating waaay more sugar and drinking more alcohol than normal. It’s understandable to want to turn over a fresh page and vow to do better…

American Southwest RV Trip Guide

American Southwest RV Trip Guide

1300+ miles, 10 days, three amigos, one 24-foot RV. This was a trip of epic proportions very unlike anything we’d done before, but hey — after 6 months of no travel due to the pandemic, I was more than ready for it! If you’d have asked me a year ago (hell, even at the beginning of this year) if I had any desire…

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Sourdough Bread

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Sourdough Bread

Maybe pumpkin sourdough bread sounds weird (although by now y’all are used to my sourdough escapades, right?), but I promise you it’s not. Somewhere between the flavor and consistency of a quick bread (think banana bread) and an actual loaf of bread, this recipe yields results that are sweet but not too sweet…

Low FODMAP Pumpkin Lasagna Recipe

Low FODMAP Pumpkin Lasagna Recipe

Lasagna is such a delicious, easy meal — but traditional lasagna is made with ricotta cheese and lots of garlic, which are decidedly NOT low FODMAP. Never fear though! This recipe is here to your rescue…

Gluten Free Berry and Apple Pie

Gluten Free Berry and Apple Pie

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably noticed a lot of pies floating around on my stories recently. It was Marc’s birthday last week, and since pie is his absolute favorite dessert, I spent all day making him a pie and making a mess in the process…

Gluten Free Flour Guide Part 2: All the Flours

Gluten Free Flour Guide Part 2: All the Flours

Alright, so last week we talked about which flours I use most often, aka my faves. But as any walk down the gluten free aisle of a grocery store will tell you, there are tons of other options…

Gluten Free Flour Guide Part 1: The 5 Essential Flours

Gluten Free Flour Guide Part 1: The 5 Essential Flours

I’m not a hoarder. I’m generally terrible at stocking up on things, and have been accused on more than one occasion of throwing away things that we actually needed (sorry, second pitcher). Except… apparently when it comes to flours…

Racism is a Health Issue

Racism is a Health Issue

When I started this newsletter, I promised to help y’all make sense of the “health & wellness” world. Which, as I’ve been reminded of this past week, absolutely includes discussing racism and representation.

Sourdough Babka

Sourdough Babka

So somehow we’ve developed a joke in our family that I’m Polish. Nothing against anybody who is actually Polish, but I am NOT POLISH — I’m half Irish and half Slovak, which is NOT THE SAME, k? I’m sure you can already see how the joke developed…

Chocolate Chip Cookies for Two {Low FODMAP}

Chocolate Chip Cookies for Two {Low FODMAP}

Sometimes you don’t realize how much you love something until you can’t have it anymore. This is what happened with me and chocolate chip cookies. I never ate cookies with what one would call “frequency,” but as soon as I went wheat free, I started craving them like crazy…

Sourdough Dessert Pizza {Low FODMAP}

Sourdough Dessert Pizza {Low FODMAP}

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve been seeing a lot more homemade pizzas lately. What with our current shelter-in-place situation, it’s not like I’ve got anything else to do or anywhere else to go…

Creamy Spring Pasta

Creamy Spring Pasta

Enter the perfect springtime dish. Picture this: you’re sipping a nice glass of white wine, the weather is finally that perfect temperature where it’s warm but not too hot yet, you’re on a balcony somewhere, and you have a big bowl of this pasta in front of you. Yes? Can you be on board with this? Thought so.

Strawberry Shortcake {low FODMAP, gluten free}

Strawberry Shortcake {low FODMAP, gluten free}

Is it strawberry season where you are??! Growing up the midwest, my memories of strawberry season are that it was a very short amount of time — like a week — in the end of May or beginning of June. We always made it a point to go strawberry picking, but we never knew when Strawberry Week was going to be, so it was kind of a game…

Side Effects of Birth Control — Facts vs Myths

Side Effects of Birth Control — Facts vs Myths

If you start looking, you’ll find conflicting opinions about birth control everywhere. Some corners of the internet will tell you that hormonal birth control (“HBC”) is “bad” and you shouldn’t be putting synthetic hormones in your body. Or maybe your doctor has told you that it will fix your acne…

Gluten Free Brownies

Gluten Free Brownies

It was brought to my attention recently that I don’t have a brownie recipe on the blog, which is misleading because I’ve had this brownie recipe for a few years now! So apologies for holding out on y’all, hopefully I can offer you this plate of delicious, melt in your mouth brownies to make up for it…

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Back when I lived in rural Arkansas, there was one good restaurant in town — a Mexican restaurant called El Rio Lindo. I only ever ordered one of two things there: chicken tacos, or chicken tortilla soup. The soup wasn’t even on their menu, but it was legendary for it’s deliciousness…

Crockpot Beef Braise

Crockpot Beef Braise

Hello and welcome to this super easy crockpot beef braise recipe! This braise is perfect for meal prep, or when you want to do a little work and 8 hours later get a delicious meal (so... always?).   I have...

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Chicken nuggets! We’re going back here people. I almost titled this post “Cornbread Crusted Chicken” or something equally as pretentious, and while the alliteration is nice, I can’t lie to you people. These are chicken nuggets and I made them because I wanted chicken nuggets…

Why I Quit the Pill

Why I Quit the Pill

If you’ve been following for some time, you know I’ve been writing about understanding my hormonal acne for a few years now (and dealing with it for way longer than that). It’s been a frustrating journey…

Crumbs 02: Eat More Plants

Crumbs 02: Eat More Plants

Welcome to the second edition of Crumbs! Up today: Protein for gut health, plant diversity, and a reminder to take your time.  This is the last newsletter that I'll also puslish as a bog post, so if you like what you see, be sure to subscribe in the form...

Meatballs with Brava Sauce

Meatballs with Brava Sauce

So, I started a low FODMAP guide to Spain last week, which I’m really excited about, but considering I’m still not done (and may have decided halfway through to re-structure everything)… I figured I’d share a Spain-inspired recipe instead. Otherwise it’ll end up being weeks before I post anything…

New year, new newsletter: Introducing Crumbs!

New year, new newsletter: Introducing Crumbs!

Hello hello! Today I’m excited to share something new I’ve been working on: a Go Messy or Go Hungry newsletter! Previously, you could subscribe to receive email updates whenever I published a new post, but I’ve been wanting to improve these emails for a long time…

Where to Shop Low FODMAP

Where to Shop Low FODMAP

When I first started the low FODMAP diet, there were pretty much no resources available for finding low FODMAP prepared foods (a big reason why I started the blog!), which was especially problematic

Getting started on the low FODMAP diet

Getting started on the low FODMAP diet

So. You’ve decided you’re going to start the low FODMAP diet. Or perhaps you’re thinking of starting, but have no idea where to begin? Maybe you’ve searched “foods low in FODMAPs” on the internet and have come up with countless, sometimes conflicting lists…

Low FODMAP Pierogies

Low FODMAP Pierogies

Basically the Eastern European version of ravioli, these wheat free pierogies are filled with a cheesy potato mixture and fried to perfection. A perfect Christmas Eve meal, or great for any time…

Quick Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Quick Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Is it soup season where you are? Here in Austin, it’s hit 90 degrees every day for the past week. Which apparently makes some people mad, but I’m loving it. Because it’s cooling off in the mornings and evenings, which is when you want to eat soup anyway…

Gluten Free Cornbread

Gluten Free Cornbread

Soft and chewy with just a hint of sweetness, this gluten free cornbread is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser…

Dealing with sickness on the low FODMAP diet

Dealing with sickness on the low FODMAP diet

It’s that time of year, when colder temperatures and holiday craziness tend to lead to getting sick. How do you deal with sickness while also caring for your digestive system? It’s taken me awhile to figure this out, so I figured I’d share my tips + some things you may not know to keep you feeling at your best!

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