One of my goals with this blog is to show you how easy it is to make light, tasty meals at home with everyday “normal” ingredients. But I also want to inspire you (and myself) to try new things. That’s what today’s post is all about.
I never, EVER, heard of sorghum before. The only reason it’s in my house is because Bob’s Red Mill send me a sample. Read the rest of this post
Last week I decided to buy a whole pumpkin for the sole purpose of eating instead of jack-o-lantern carving. This concept is quite new to me. For as long as I can remember pumpkins came in two kinds: The kind you carve and the kind that comes out of a can.
It was actually my experiments with other winter squashes (butternut, spaghetti, delicata, and kabocha) that gave me the courage to buy a whole pumpkin for roasting. Read the rest of this post
Yesterday I just wasn’t in the mood for my typical breakfast of eggs. Normally I whip up a quick omelet or grab a hard-boiled egg or two out of the fridge. But yesterday what I really wanted was something sweet and chocolaty. So I decided to blend up a smoothie. Read the rest of this post
A few weeks ago LaaLoosh interviewed me for their site and shared one of my favorite recipes, Zucchini and Spaghetti Squash Lasagna — Click here to read the interview.
While skimming their site, this recipe for Thai Shrimp Salad caught my attention. I’m fairly new to Thai flavors and LOVE them but rarely get a chance to indulge. It’s slightly out of The Husband’s ethnic food comfort zone so we don’t often. Read the rest of this post
All the cheesy awesomeness of a Philly cheesesteak on a fresh bed of baby spinach. Why hadn’t I thought of this before? It was simply delicious and I didn’t even miss the ketchup! (I’m ketchup obsessed for those who don’t know.) Read the rest of this post
There are quite a few things I always have on hand for those times you just can’t make it to the grocery and canned potatoes are one of them.
I know what you’re thinking… canned potatoes??
Ew. Read the rest of this post
I wasn’t planning on sharing this but then it turned out so good I snapped a few photos and here I am.
I’m hoping it gives you a few ideas on using leftovers in a new way. Read the rest of this post
I realized the other day that I haven’t shared a dinner post in quite some time. I tend to gravitate toward the single-serve stuff I make for myself because it’s easier to capture the process. Cooking with 2 kids in the house while trying to snap photos, take notes, and get everyone to the table before soccer practice, scouts or The Husband’s tennis matches is, well, quite the challenge! Read the rest of this post
I didn’t think I’d like this as much as I did, but boy was it tasty!
I was looking for a way to use leftover cooked chicken. Then I realized I also had some ripe avocados. At first I was thinking of making some sort of chicken salad using avocado instead of mayo but the thought of green chicken salad didn’t sound too appetizing.
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I tried, I really did, but I could not carve out 20 minutes in a quiet house with both kids to record this darn video. It’s getting harder and harder the older the kids get. Life was simple with just one toddler. Now that I have a grade-schooler AND a toddler things are hectic! Read the rest of this post
I have learned to love breakfast.
Like really LOVE breakfast.
Give me bacon, eggs and hash and I’m in heaven.
I normally make myself eggs but leave the bacon and potatoes for special occasions or mornings out at a local diner. But this morning as I opened my fridge and saw the container of cooked spaghetti squash, it hit me: Why not make “hash” out of the squash? Read the rest of this post