I’ve talked a lot about how I’m taking some time to honor my body and cut back on my workouts but what I haven’t touched on is what I’m doing with my food intake.
I’ve done a ton of research (googling) on what to eat to help balance your hormones and consuming enough healthy fats seems to be one of the best things you can do as a natural remedy.
More avocados, almond butter, coconut oil, salmon…. YES PLEASE!
In my attempts to add more healthy fats into my diet I consulted the bible aka Run Fast Eat Slow* the incredible cookbook for athletes by Olympic marathoner Shalane Flanagan & chef Elyse Kopecky and found myself fascinated with their views on healthy fats and their role in keeping the body balanced. Just listen…
I don’t know about you but I LOVE COOKBOOKS! The second I get a new cookbook I go through and read the entire thing bookmarking every single recipe that I want to make.
Honestly, if you’ve been in a cooking rut just get yourself a new cookbook and you’ll be instantly inspired.
Right now I’m LOVING Thug Kitchen, Sheet Pan Suppers, The Skinnytaste Cookbook and Julie Bauer’s Paleo Cookbook (Juli is the mastermind behing PaleOMG.com).
I personally don’t eat any specific diet yet I love cookbooks that are specifically vegan or Paleo…why? Because I feel like when meat is eliminated like with vegan cooking that mean the veggies have to taste EXTRA good. Then I add meat to the dinner and it’s beyond fantastic! Same thing with Paleo the meat has to be the star since there arn’t any carbs then when you add brown rice or something it’s AMAZING!
Drooling over that squash picture? The recipe is in my weekly meals from last week I just thought it was too pretty not to share.
Anyway before posting my weekly meals lets talk about food photography. I don’t have a fancy camera so I take my pictures from my iPhone 6. I’ve been doing a lot of research on ways to improve food photography and one simple trick I came across was simply changing the surface you’re photographing on.
Normally take my pictures on my kitchen floor because for some reason it has the best lighting in my house- no idea how this is even possible. So to improve my photos I took a fellow bloggers advice and went to Home Depot to buy a slab of tile that resembles marble. $1.50 you guys!!!! THAT’S IT! I honestly think photographing on “my new marble kitchen counters” makes my pictures look much more chic, professional and colorful.