Protein, part I

THE BASICS: PROTEIN | PART 1

Ever since introducing the Basics series on Nutrition Stripped, you’ve all been going wild about it, which is completely awesome. I love that you all are hungry for knowledge when it comes to nutrition and learning the basics of micro and macronutrients amongst others. Protein is an all too popular topic, especially when you’re living plant-centric lifestyle which many of my recipes and what I promote here is about. Today, I’m not talking about vegan, nor paleo, I’m strictly educating you on what protein is, where it comes from, best sources, all wrapped up into an easy to read guide to keep bookmarked for future use.

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How to: Grow your own Avocado Plant

HOW TO GROW AN AVOCADO PLANT

What do you do with all those avocado seeds left over from making my Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse, avocado toast, Veggie Sushi Rolls, or using them in salads and smoothies? Grow your own avocado plant! I first stumbled upon what an avocado plant looks like on pinterest one day and instantly fell in love with it. It’s incredibly beautiful and 100% my style, very simple, minimal, pops of green AND it grows completely in water. Low maintenance plants are always a must in my home. Today I’m going to share with you exactly how I made my own avocado plant that has comfortably found it’s home on my kitchen window sill, sitting in the sunlight.

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Blackberry Farm | A Winter Wellness Retreat

Blackberry Farm |McKel's Guide to TN

I’m writing this blog post to you all from a cozy cottage house overlooking the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, not to far from home in Nashville, at a luxury resort called Blackberry Farms. It almost sounds like I’m peaching this up quite a bit with all these adjectives and play on poetic words, but in truth, this place is incredibly dreamy.

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Brown Rice Miso Macro Bowl

Brown Rice Miso Macro Bowl | Nutrition Stripped

I have a serious addiction to miso. No, seriously. Especially when it’s mixed with brown rice and served in a bowl with heaping veggies and all things asian inspired- I really can’t get enough. Through the process of writing the cookbook, (which you guys, it’s been intense!), I’ve been finding myself looking for the quickest way to make food that’ll keep me feeling really energized, fueled, and not weighed down during my busy days. This Brown Rice Miso Macro Bowl has been a life saver. It’s effortlessly balanced in fiber, carbohydrates, proteins, and healthy fats while taking less than 10 minutes to put together…yet it tastes like a meal you slaved over the stove for hours.

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A Film, “Fall Supper”

Nutrition Stripped Supper Club, a film

Back in November, I hosted my first official Supper Club at the beautiful Bloomsbury Farm. It was an unforgettable experience – one that challenged me, surprised me and made me feel beyond grateful. I was surrounded my some of my dearest friends who helped lend the biggest helping hand that day. We prepped a 4-course family style meal for 50 guests, unashamedly danced in the kitchen to pop radio hits, and just had the best time putting so much love into all 9 of the dishes we prepared. The dinner was set up in Bloomsbury Farm’s stunning greenhouse and was decorated to perfection, thanks to the best ladies at 12th Table. It was just how I had dreamed up my first Supper Club to look – cozy, welcoming, warm, and elegant yet simple. Seeing all 50 guests gathered around the table, enjoying their drinks and food, was just the best feeling. We were serenaded by the incredible duo, Elenowen (hosted by Cause A Scene Music). They just topped off the evening and made it feel so special. I can’t thank my incredible team enough for helping make my first Supper Club a success. I owe it all to them.

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