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 The days of recipe testing are long gone for me, and have been replaced by easily thrown together, delicious and simply-seasoned meals….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…

True Life: I Really Missed Hummus

Hello! I thought maybe it was time for a short update before I start kicking up my activity on here again. Here’s what’s been going on: 1. My last post was in February, when I was in Shanghai. We spent two months there. Even though I missed the sun and nature, I generally loved it….

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…

Cusco Continued: Veggie Market Menus and Other Stuff

Still hanging out in Cusco! Yesterday morning I decided to do the free walking tour. Because I’m still a cheapskate even while traveling and I love things that start with the word free 😉 Especially the morning after I went to the local Irish pub, Paddy’s (is there any city in the world that doesn’t…

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…

Purple Potatoes and Green Beans in Spinach/Hummus Pesto

   Pretty pesto purple potatoes.  Alright, now I’ve demonstrated my alliteration skills… I LOVED this little dish. Actually I wasn’t intending on blogging it, just using stuff up in my fridge, but it was beautiful and delicious. Really pretty sad I ate it all already, actually. Damn.  Things have been pretty crazy in Girl, Stir-Fried…

Squashy Autumny Chili (Butternut Squash, Black Bean and Apple)

In Autumn I eat chili. You should too. Grab a bowl of this and a blanket and go look at some trees turning.  Eh, that’s pretty much all I have to say this time. Short but sweet, just like the season. PS – Yes you could substitute pumpkin for butternut squash, for all you pumpkomaniacs…

Quick Note on Preserving Herbs!

Hey guys! I’ve been meaning to do this post for a while and, since I have just gotten back from a week (of eating bagels) in New York and I had to do some herb drying before I left so they didn’t go off, this seems like a good time.  Fresh herbs are one of…