Welp, here it is, my Whole30 Experience. I’ve put together a slideshow of my Whole30 Instagram photos I took in the name of “accountability.” They serve a scientific evidentiary purpose! From May 16 to June 15, I ate no dairy, sugar, gluten, grains, alcohol, or legumes. Overall, I enjoyed the Whole30 experience. I felt that … More My Whole30 Experience
Breakfast has never been my favorite meal. Don’t get me wrong, all the foods associated with breakfast are amazing. I just wish breakfast came later, preferably after I’ve had a good amount of sleep. Just another way to say that I’m one of those people who hit snooze as many times possible before actually being late for … More Berry Beet Banana Nice Cream
Broccoli & cheddar, the ultimate merger of vegetable and coagulated milk solids. Just like everyone else in the Midwest (and everyone else in the U.S.), I’ve probably had a variation of this soup in every single chain restaurant (i.e. TGIFridays, Max & Erma’s, Chilis, Big Boy, etc). And the kicker is that I can’t think of … More Broccoli Cheddar Soup.
Finding uses for a 7-pound butternut squash is a lot harder than it looks. The CSA my family joined has moved onto it’s Winter Share season. The above picture is from our mid-December bag, which included: 2-pound bag of carrots, one candy onion, a loaf of whole wheat bread, one kohlrabi, one acorn squash, one bunch … More Butternut Squash & Sage Lasagna.
This isn’t a recipe. This is an “I have no clue how to use these stewed vegetable leftovers, let’s call it a soup base” thing. Here’s the backstory: Dad made a delicious braised pork shoulder with carrots and potatoes. Now while the carrots and potatoes were easy enough to fish out of the pot, the … More French Onion Soup.
The end of summer/early fall squashes remain a constant in the weekly CSA bag. This past weekend I made another batch of Butternut Squash Soup (sans cream this time), and baked two spaghetti squashes to serve with a garlicky, cashew basil pesto. We’re all squashed out in my house. Then there’s the zucchini, which is … More Zucchini Pancakes.
Well, it’s the end of September, I’m officially in my late twenties, and I haven’t blogged since June. Many changes have come since then, the biggest of which is the news that I’m moving out the country in June 2016 to serve with the U.S. Peace Corps. So, that’s my excuse. If you’d like to … More Creamy Butternut Squash Soup
Last weekend I picked up some fresh cut peonies at my local grocery store. Sitting on my kitchen window sill, they look gorgeous in my white enamel water pitcher. During the week, I’ve lost a few blooms. I come home and they’ve dropped their petals, usually all over the floor. Still, didn’t mind cleaning up … More Peonies & Rainbow Chard.
So damn good. Like, for real, lemon chicken is amazeballs. I think that word is obnoxious, but, damn this was delicious. Of course it would be, it was inspired by Her Greatness, Ina Garten. I own five of her cookbooks. Someday I aspire to throw parties like Queen Ina. But if there’s one criticism I … More Lemon Chicken with Asparagus. So damn good.
Sometimes a manic desperation for risotto means you’ll resort to any means necessary, which includes substituting fresh lemon for sour mix because that’s all you have in your fridge. Yeah, it happened. It was totally edible to boot. Always a plus in any recipe. Asparagus Risotto, serves 4-6 Ingredients 1 cup Arborio rice 2 Tbs. … More Springtime Asparagus Risotto.