Simplicity, Laziness and Lunch

One of the reasons I struggle to update this blog most of the time is that the more I cook and learn about food, the simpler the food I make seems to get. The days of recipe testing are long gone for me, and have been replaced by easily thrown together, delicious and simply-seasoned meals….

Quinoa, Mushrooms and Broccoli Two Ways

Aldi is my jam. On weeks when I’m trying to keep the grocery bill low and avoid buying unnecessary extra ingredients for specific dishes, I pretty much just hit up the Aldi produce section with zero plan. Then I throw meals together with what is already in my pantry (see Spicy Tomato Fajita Vegetables Inspired By My…

Shakshouka-Style Eggs with Red Onion, Sweet Peas and Balsamic

Man, it is FRIGID in Illinois these days. So I’m pretty into all things hot and saucy and soupy at the moment. And these shakshouka-style eggs totally did the trick with red onion, yellow pepper and sweet peas along with extra crushed red pepper… fresh and warming all at the same time. Had this for…

Spicy Tomato Fajita Vegetables Inspired By My Empty Pantry

If you’re at all like me, you spent a scary amount of money over the holidays. Travel, presents, two kinds of cheese AND French baguette for your vegetarian stuffing because why do meat eaters get to have all the fun… Maybe that one is just me. Anyway, I’m feeling pretty broke in the aftermath of…

Vegan Bok Choy and Tofu Dumplings

Hello! I’m back with a little update and a recipe. Still hanging out in our little apartment in Shanghai… We will have been here one month as of tomorrow!! Can’t believe it. The weather has improved TONS so I have come out of hibernation and have been spending my days wandering around and hanging out…

Eating in Shanghai: Vegetarian Street Food

Been in Shangahi for a full week as of yesterday. We have a proper apartment and everything now! I haven’t blogged yet because…. I’ve been too busy eating. I mean strictly for blog research, obviously. Only for the blog. And also it’s COLD here so I figure I should build up a couple extra hibernation…

Tacos and Tea in San Blas, Cusco, Peru

I might not be coming home. I want to live in the San Blas neighborhood of Cusco. Sorry America. It’s too beautiful here. Tiny little streets with the mountains always in the background. And, as an added bonus, Cusco WINS for vegetarian/vegan food in Peru. I feel like I’m being fed again instead of subsisting…

Girl, Stir-Fried Update: Traveling Until Further Notice!

Hey y’all.. First of all, I tried to post this earlier and it randomly deleted my post when I clicked publish. I mean, it disappeared into thin air. The wifi is not great here. Anyway I figured it was high time I explained myself and my vacation from blogville and, since I honestly can’t be…

Quick Fall Salad with Apples, Almonds, Chickpeas & Rosemary

   Salads get neglected this time of year. Because it’s getting cold, so who wants to eat a salad, right? Soup is clearly the hot new bachelor around town (hot.. Get it?) So, yes, I’m sure you’re not too stoked about a salad posting, but trust me, this one is still hearty and filling and…