Category Chicken


Why does it take traveling all the way around the world to realize that the way we Americans go about food shopping is so ass-backwards? I know we acclimate to what’s normal and don’t think much to question it, but my god we do it all wrong! The grocery-store-supermarket concept, the shopping once a week, […]

Not India

There’s a transformation that occurs when I get on an overseas flight, pack everything I need for months into a backpack, say goodbye to loved ones and head out to begin a completely unknown chapter in another place. It’s a subtle and ineffable change, but after traveling so much since childhood, it feels like putting […]

Chicken Legs with Preserved Lemons

Growing up, we didn’t eat many chicken legs in my house. We had chicken frequently, but rarely bone-in, skin-on chicken legs. Maybe that was due to the ‘low fat’ obsession that seemed to kick into mainstream popular food culture in the 1990s, but it’s possible that my parents just held something against the delectable, greasy, […]

Quite Alone

"To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world" – Freya Stark

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maren ellingboe

recipe developer, stylist, content creator

Be kind. Tell the truth. Eat good food.

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Paleo in PDX

Living, moving & eating well in Portland, Oregon