Kiss, Marry or Kill: 17
The new cookbook I'm highlighting like crazy, a sandwich hack, friendship CPR, remember stuff better, emojis on the brain, be more active without more exercise, dating and social media boundaries
This is my weekly series for subscribers only, where I’ll share things that caught my eye this week in a fun and flirty way (kiss), a sustainable way (marry), or a not-so-good way (kill). And yes, this trendy game is technically “f***, marry, or kill” but we run a family-friendly-ish show around here.
Kiss (things I like right now)
Caribbean Paleo by Althea Brown
This is the first time I’ve featured a cookbook in this spot—and it’s well-deserved. If you don’t already know Althea from her @megemgee Instagram account or many Whole30 takeovers, she’s a Guyanese recipe creator, heavily influenced by her Caribbean heritage. She’s also a Whole30 success story, as the program helped her relieve her debilitating acid reflux.
She’s also, like, one of my favorite people. Her energy is infectious, her voice melodious, and her creativity knows no bounds. (Remember this reel about the Whole30 “no scale” rule? Her entire Whole30 Timeline series was hilarious.)
In her cookbook debut, Althea blends her love of Whole30 cooking with her Caribbean roots, sharing meals that are bursting with flavor and coziness. Most of the dishes are Whole30 compatible, like her Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Curry on page 43, the Deviled Eggs Plantain Salad on page 77, and her magical Green Seasoning sauces on page 131. You’ll find hearty stews, flavorful veggie sides, and Caribbean Street Food and dessert chapters perfect for your food freedom.
I know how hard it is to write a whole book—it’s a true labor of love. I was thrilled to contribute an endorsement to the back cover of Caribbean Paleo, and even happier to be sharing it here with all of you. You’ll love these recipes, but more than that, you’ll love seeing Althea shine so bright in these pages. So proud of you, my friend—congratulations! (P.S. I’m also now officially trained out of spelling “Caribbean” with two r’s and one b—bonus.)