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 The days of recipe testing are long gone for me, and have been replaced by easily thrown together, delicious and simply-seasoned meals….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

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…

Man, I Missed Europe! Quick Stop in Amsterdam

Well I’ve now left home in Colorado for another 3 months of traveling. A bit reluctantly, to be honest. The Christmas trip home went by so fricking quickly and was busy with all the family being home and then a few days in California for NYE (by the way, happy 2016!) and before you know…

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…

Cumin Spiced Lentil Burgers 

I’ve been so hungry lately! It’s like I’m subconsciously trying to fatten up before I go traveling. Those of you who cook a lot and don’t eat out much will understand the anxiety of going hungry while on the road. I carry provisional snacks at all times. Totally unnecessary most of the time, but I…

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…

The “I’m not a morning person” No-Prep Brekkie Bowl

Breakfast is serious business. I’m a big believer in it. But, I have to confess that I have not gotten on the smoothie train (even though they all look beautiful!) and here’s why: I’m not a morning person but I have be up to get my ass to work. So making smoothies of any sort…