Massaged Kale Salad with Mango, Avocado, and Hazelnuts

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This is my favorite kale salad, hands down, and I’ve been making it for years. It’s got sweet mango, buttery avocado, and crunchy pieces of roasted hazelnuts, all coated in a sweet and tangy dressing. Also, you get to smoosh it with your hands for a few minutes, which is pretty darn relaxing. The nuts and… 

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A Nom Nom Paleo Recipe, Whole30, and PCOS Real Talk

As of today, I am six days into the Whole30 Program. It hasn’t been easy, especially as I watch my dear husband drink his craft beer every night, eat slices of my favorite bread with his dinner, and just generally snack on anything he wants while staying remarkably slim. Rrrgh. Though I’m not embarking on this… 

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Seared Mei Quin Choy with Butter and Soy Sauce

Vegetables are inspiring me in the kitchen these days. I’m not alone — April Bloomfield, Hugh Acheson, the editors at Lucky Peach, the entire Paleo and Autoimmune Protocol Diet communities . . . everybody seems to be in love with veggies right now. We’re cooking them in ways that show off their best attributes, in recipes… 

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How I Buy My Vegetables: High Ground Organics CSA

This Wednesday, I picked up our box of produce, along with a flat of strawberries I’d ordered alongside. The strawberries were supposed to be for me *and* my parents, but due to unforseen schedule coordination issues, the berries are mine, all mine. I spent the better part of an episode of Arrow last night hulling… 

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The Last Couple Weeks (And Breaking My Social Media Addiction)

Way back at the end of March, I promised some more personal writing in this space. It’s a bit difficult for me to talk about this subject, because I find it kind of embarrassing, but I figure sharing my story might strike a chord with some of you, so here goes!