Greeting faithful readers and new friends! After a month on the road, eating and drinking everything in sight, I got sick. My body shut down and was like “we’re going to need a few weeks to fix this, dirt bag.” Someone I used to work with at an old restaurant job told me that eating… Continue reading Vegging Out
Hallelujah, I found a fish that even non-fish eaters like! Blackened catfish. The spices are so potent and heavenly that even the most avid non-fish eaters will love this. Who doesn’t like a crispy, salty, spicy piece of protein anyway? You could use blackening spice on a shoe and it would taste good. I like… Continue reading Blackened Catfish and Maque Choux
I did it! I made bread! Three times I made bread! I didn’t use a fancy mixer or bread machine. Just my hands and a few simple ingredients. I always assumed making bread would be the most difficult thing on the planet. Obviously certain recipes are more difficult than others. I found one that had… Continue reading Go to Bread!
Winter sucks. I’m over it. Yes, winter is great if you can spend your time skiing, skating and making snow angles but as a woman on the go in a big city, I don’t have time for that! Sometimes I don’t even feel like going outside to get groceries but I do it anyway because… Continue reading Julia’s Two Bean Beef Chili
BREAKFAST. The most important meal of the day, yet so many people just skip it all together. I don’t know who these non-breakfast eaters are but I am not one of them. One of the main reasons I get excited about going to bed is the thought of waking up and eating again. It’s the… Continue reading Eggs, Eggs, Baby!
I MADE SO MUCH SOUP LAST WEEK. Monday morning felt about -20 and I was NOT having it. Fortunately, I had a few soup recipes that I was just dying to try. I have a tub of miso paste in my fridge that I barely use. Aside from being loaded with salt it’s actually very… Continue reading Soup, there it is!
What’s for dinner tonight? Spicy seafood pasta. Let’s talk about this pasta. Here are the ingredients you’ll need: I can whole tomatoes red pepper flakes frozen mussels frozen shrimp Shallot or small onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, chopped brown rice pasta 1 tsp dried basil salt and pepper drizzle of olive oil It’s very easy… Continue reading Spicy Seafood Pasta
I started my new food week off right by making a beef stew. When I think beef stew I think root vegetables and red wine. I opted for a lighter version using kale, white beans and white wine. White wine and beef? Am I crazy? Crazy smart, that is! It still gives it a beautiful… Continue reading Beef, Kale and White Bean Stew
This week was all about making food in bulk and re-perposing it into new and exciting meals. For example, I made a pot of steel cut oats for breakfast. If you mix 1 cup of dried steel cut oats with 4.5 cups of water it makes enough oats to easily feed 4 people. That means… Continue reading Sweet and Savoury Oatmeal
I bought a 4 pound pork shoulder because it was a good price. For whatever reason I typed in “Cuban pork roast” into google and was pleasantly surprised. I found this recipe that was actually inspired by the pork in the movie “Chef”. Have you seen Chef? I saw it months ago and LOVED it. I felt… Continue reading 1 Pork Shoulder, 3 Meals!