Quick family meals using left overs and food staples: Chicken and bean quesadillas.
In the winter months I crave warm food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I do not cook a lot of red meat for my family, and I am always trying to use different whole grains, so I figured lets use both at once. To round out this trifecta of “don’t use often,” I made this… Continue reading Beef and Barley (slow cooker meal)
Oh so easy to make. I mean REALLY easy. I call these “special eggs” for the simple reason that I learned to make them when I was nine years old and “special” was the most obvious adjective I could think of to describe them. What makes eggs special? (If you want to get technical, eggs can be farm… Continue reading “Special Eggs” Breakfast Sandwiches
Yes. I said it. I love hate salads. Who doesn’t? (If you were going to say “me,” don’t answer. ) I LOVE salads. Love love love. Especially good ones. Interesting ones. Salads that include ingredients that I would never consider pairing together. Like kumquats and arugula. Or roasted cauliflower with sesame seeds. Or teriyaki tofu… Continue reading Salads: I love them, I hate them
I like to create new dishes ALL the time. Creating and preparing new dishes is fun for me. I make such a habit of making food up as I go, that I never almost never follow recipes and I never almost never write things down. (Makes it challenging for recipe sharing, no?) Tonight is one of my… Continue reading Eggplant chips with Tahini sauce
I made this quinoa dish at a recent family holiday gathering and it got a lot of attention. Partially because it was really good. Partially because of its eye-catching colors. Partially, I would like to think, because it was healthy. And partially because many of my family members still didn’t realize that I could cook.… Continue reading Quinoa with Kale, Zucchini and Mango
My mom is an incredible “I cook every night” kind of mom. Perhaps most of my interest in cooking and food comes from here- wishing I could “help” with dinner each night in a capacity that exceeded setting up utensils and napkins. I wanted to cook too! (I was also probably 7 years old and… Continue reading Thanks, Mom