I’m heading out on vacation (when this publishes I’ll already be there!), so this week was about making simple, summer meals I could have in between rushing to get work done–and also that didn’t require too many ingredients so I would be able to have an empty fridge when I left! Where I’m going is… Read More Week 40: Pre-Vacation
This week was a short one – but I figured I would still share so you can get some more quick, summer meal ideas!
Ah! As I was writing this I didn’t think there was really any theme…but than realized the main meal elements all started with the letter “P”! Read on to see what I ate during my Pppppp week… Had in kitchen: Homemade tomato sauce, ricotta cheese, garlic spinach polenta, bay leaves, salt, pepper, olive oil, light… Read More Week 34: Pork, Parsnips and Polenta
Okay it wasn’t actually rent week for me, but I was trying to be on a rent week budget! If I go over budget one week, I try to supplement the week after, so that’s what I did this week. I’ve talked about how much I love Bon Appetit in the past, and I particularly… Read More Week 33: Rent Week Budget
This may sound like a weird combination – but this soup so flavorful, packed with veggies, and spicy Italian sausage adds a kick (and some fat)! It was supposed to be a leafy green (a riff on this recipe, but not creamy), but since I had a ton of leftover Napa cabbage in my fridge,… Read More Tortellini and Napa Cabbage Soup (…Stick with Me!)
One of my favorite things to do, which I’m sure you’ve gathered from past blog posts, is being creative and conscious of waste by utilizing the same ingredients for multiple meals. I love peering into the fridge and coming up with something to eat based on the random grouping of ingredients I see in front… Read More Same Ingredients, 3 Ways: Italian Staples
From forcing veggies into a rich meal with a side salad, to taking the place of bread, to adding a much-need crunch, a good head of romaine is underrated during the summer months. Read on for proof!
Had in kitchen (leftover from other recipes/cooking staples): Panko breadcrumbs, Italian breadcrumbs, olive oil, salt and pepper, butter, 1 pint cherry tomatoes, garlic cloves, baby carrots, can of corn, chili powder, frozen peas Bought: 1 box bow tie pasta, 1 jar tomato sauce, 1 can black beans, 1 jar salsa, 1 box Earl Grey tea, 1 carton… Read More Week 8: Weeknight Crostini and No Shortage of Cheese
One of my biggest pet peeves when finding recipes is the time that is listed. It will say “30 minutes,” so I’m like “great, that’s so fast, that’s perfect!” but then it will end up taking me double the time. I find that a lot of these recipes base the cook time as if you… Read More 20-Minute Veggie Burrito Bowl (LITERALLY- I Timed It!)
It’s always tough to come back after the holidays. On one hand, you feel well-rested and extra motivated with all the inspirational quotes and resolutions floating around, but on the other, you’re sad the holiday break is over and you can’t help wondering if you’re really going to follow through with as many changes from… Read More A Simple, Flavorful Winter Salad