Chai Spice Granola & Apple Spice Granola

Between eating out the freezer, getting take-out, and creating weird concoctions for meals, I was ready for real food again, real food that doesn’t cost more than it’s worth, real food that takes longer than the time it takes to get to work to digest, and real food that felt like the fiance and I […]

Pantry Cooking – Chicken Alfredo Casserole & Couscous with… (edible) weeds

Much as I couldn’t stand the smell of chemicals, there are times when strong chemicals seem to fit the bill. This was one of them. I bleached the floor where the old freezer was (it smelled of dead things and mold. Actually, there were dead things and mold. I won’t tell you what the live things were), scrubbed the shower stall, and inserted a new, stinky, bad-for-you PVC shower curtain.

Anyway, I digress.

The last while I had been cooking my way through the freezer and pantry at the old apartment. The week before leaving the old apartment, I cooked up the couscous dish you see above, along with lamb Ben brought back from the market, with steamed potatoes. The potatoes were on the over-steamed side. Oh well. I didn’t have any vegetables left and was really craving vegetables. So, inspired by the Netflix series ‘Chef’s Table,’ where a Scandinavian cook gathered what was available on the land, I gathered a handful of edible weeds. That’s right, edible weeds.

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Smoothie

I made this peanut butter banana chocolate smoothie yesterday morning and this morning for two different reasons. Yesterday morning because my legs were sore from standing all day at work the day before and I needed protein, and this morning because I’m doing a long piece of writing and that is intimidating. Here’s breakfast, no […]

Homemade Mac & Cheese

This easy mac & cheese dish took about 15min hands-on time and 20min oven time. Two friends – Josh and Nathan, and I threw this together as a four person meal, and were we stuffed! It was good stuff – worth the wait, creamy and crispy at the same time. After ogling at several people’s […]