Tips For Traveling While On A Whole30

Tips for Traveling While on a Whole30

We are now three weeks in to our 2019 Whole30. Amanda and I have been traveling a lot for work this month. It is definitely tough, so for our weeks 2 and 3 update we wanted to share some of our tips for staying Whole30 compliant while traveling. Pack Snacks. This is a big one. Pack more than you think you need. Airport food sucks even when you aren't restricting what you eat. Trying to find something without sugar, fried, or wrapped in bread is even worse. When you are…

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Whole30 Week 1: Preparation And Snacks!

Whole30 Week 1: Preparation and Snacks!

Amanda and I decided to do another Whole30 this January. We like to "reset" after eating and drinking too much over the holidays to cut some weight, feel better, have more energy, and prevent the usual winter sickness from a weakened immune system. The TL;DR of Whole30 is to only consume meat, vegetables, seeds, and fruit for 30 days. No dairy, added sugar of any kind, legumes, grains, or alcohol. This isn't our first rodeo. We knew that we both have a jam-packed work schedule, so the only way we'd…

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Our 2018 Thanksgiving Plans

I'm surprised that I haven't done a Thanksgiving post before. Now is as good a time as any to start. We're having a total of 6 people together for dinner this year. 3 couples. One couple is bringing the wine, the other is bringing the dessert, and we are cooking the main meal. Thanksgiving is a leisurely holiday for us: Lots of grazing throughout the day, many rounds of drinks over the afternoon and evening so nothing hits us too hard, board games, reading, talking, cooking the meal together in…

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Sisters Hill Farm 2018 CSA: Weeks 18-19

Sisters Hill Farm 2018 CSA: Weeks 18-19

Week 18 I had to miss it, unfortunately. Traveling for work. Week 19 Pumpkin: This will be decor during the fall, then we'll cut it half, roast it, scoop out the roasted flesh purée it for homemade pumpkin pie. Arugula, radishes, carrots, peppers, tomato: Salads! Leeks: I used one in taco meat already, will sauté one with cauliflower rice, and one will go in a frittata. Bok Choy, carrots, leek, beans: Ingredients in cauliflower rice Potatoes: Roasted with garlic, lemon, and dill Onions and garlic: Saved for general use

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Sisters Hill Farm 2018 CSA: Week 9-13

Sisters Hill Farm 2018 CSA: Week 9-13

I'm back! It's been a crazy summer with little time for writing. In the past month I went to Cleveland and Charleston, Amanda went to Philadelphia and Boston, then we both went to Nova Scotia. These CSA posts were on the back burner, but now we are back home and in the swing of things. So time for a recap. Week 9: Scallions, carrots, lettuce, green peppers, cucumbers, and tomatoes: Lunch salads! Tomatoes and basil: Caprese salads Kale: Baked into a frittata with sausage. Beets: Boiled, peeled, and frozen for…

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Sisters Hill Farm 2018 CSA: Week 8

Sisters Hill Farm 2018 CSA: Week 8

Today was the first pickup we've had in the thunderstorm. Thank goodness for a storage shed nearby that we could use as a pickup location! Here's what we received this week: Fennel - The licorice taste of fennel is great in a salad. I like to thinly shave it and toss with some lettuce, parsley, bell pepper, radishes, lemon juice, and olive oil. You can also braise it with stock and white wine, but I prefer it fresh. Cabbage - Homemade sauerkraut. Basil and tomatoes - Caprese sounds pretty good…

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Sisters Hill Farm 2018 CSA: Week 7

Sisters Hill Farm 2018 CSA: Week 7

This week is a quintessential summer vegetable share. Eggplant and yellow squash are finally here and tomatoes are a bit early this year! What we received in this week's share: Lettuce, carrots, cucumber, scallions, tomato - Lunch salads! Cabbage - I'll combine this with last week's cabbage and start some homemade sauerkraut. Squash, Japanese eggplant, basil, and garlic scapes - I added this to a pasta dish tonight with chicken sausage and the spinach from last week. I let the flavors shine with olive oil and fresh grated pecorino instead…

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