Lose the Recipe, Cook Like a Peasant

Peasant cooking. Heard of it? Simply put, the idea of peasant cooking is to cook without a recipe, using whatever ingredients you have on hand. Sound crazy? Keep reading...it just might keep you from going insane. We've all been slaves to The Recipe. Endless double-checking for all the right ingredients, wondering if Safeway carries that weird herb, and reading the same … Continue reading Lose the Recipe, Cook Like a Peasant

5 Crazy Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

Are you failing your Diet, or is your Diet failing you? Sol Orwell just published an excellent article on “survivorship bias” – erroneously focusing on people or things that make it past some selection process while overlooking those that do not. We all have that friend who lost tons of weight by going Paleo or packed on … Continue reading 5 Crazy Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

How to Prep Chicken (+ Easy Baked Chicken Recipe)

I know it seems like a no-brainer. I KNOW. But I'm always surprised at the number of people who don't do this...so maybe having instructions will help? Having cooked chicken on hand makes throwing together meals and snacks ridiculously easy, and it's half (or less) the cost of buying deli meat or pre-cooked proteins from … Continue reading How to Prep Chicken (+ Easy Baked Chicken Recipe)

Can You Afford to Be Overweight?

I get it – losing weight, changing your lifestyle – it’s an investment in money, in time, in effort. And we’ll all do it someday… I got news for you, though: I checked my calendar (and the lunar calendar and the Mayan calendar) and someday doesn’t appear on any of them. Tuesday, check. Friday, check. … Continue reading Can You Afford to Be Overweight?