2016 was a good year for me and cookbooks. I love them in general and have really started working towards utilizing more cookbooks and slightly less Pinterest into my cooking. I find that cookbooks, besides being beautiful, are a really good source of techniques and food science. These are the cookbooks I read in 2016.… Continue reading My 2016 Cookbook reading list
Tomatoes, tomatoes, as far as the eye can see. Our CSA has been giving us a ton of tomatoes and since I am not a fan, this left Z. to eat all of them. Needless to say, that wasn't happening! I needed to come up with a way to use a large number of tomatoes… Continue reading Roast tomato Pasta Sauce – from Scratch!
The beet may be up there with Brussel sprouts for least loved veggie. I am a firm believer that there is way to prepare every veggie to be delicious. The key and hard part is finding that preparation method. Beets are one of those veggies that was a mystery to me. All I had… Continue reading Cause I’m all about that beet!
Nom, nom, nom. That's all you need to know about this recipe. I love pineapple, but it always had too much acidity for me. So I started baking it to help cut back on the fruit acids. Then, I thought why not make it spicy?!? This simple recipe takes 30 minutes and is the easiest, cheapest… Continue reading Sriracha Pineapple
Early spring is one of my favorite seasons, in no small part because it is when asparagus comes into season. Z. and I are buying about two pounds a week right now, it’s that serious. White out preferred way is just to trim the ends and then roast the asparagus for 7-10 minutes lightly oiled… Continue reading Asparagus, steal my heart
This week felt really hard and that makes me a little bit nervous because I still had a lot of food in my house from the previous weeks. But it is all a learning experience, right? I linked all the recipes we used if you want to see/try some yummy food. So here is… Continue reading Grocery Challenge Week 1
Louisville had its first snow this weekend and it was wonderful. I awoke Sunday to a little snow and a lot of happiness. I feel like everyone who hates snow just feels that way because they don’t have a dog like Hermie. Letting her out in the snow is so fun and adorable… she bounds… Continue reading Chipotle Spicy Chili
This dish is so healthy, delicious, and looks beautiful, everything required for a win in my book. Although my mom totally did think I was making a salad with actual acorns and felt much better when she discovered it was squash and not the results of forging in the woods. My family thinks I am… Continue reading Fall Acorn Squash and Arugula Salad
Z. and I planned terribly this week. Like really terribly. Monday night I went straight to class from work because I had my first physiology test. Z. worked late and then headed to D&D, so by the time I got home it was close to 9:15 and we had not made a crockpot meal for… Continue reading Recipe of the Week – Eggplant, Spinach, Garlic Quinoa