Thermos Oatmeal

thermos oatmeal

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  “Why would anybody ever eat anything besides breakfast food?” “People are idiots, Leslie.” –Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson, Parks & Rec I love breakfast. I love the food (pancakes? coffee? eggs?) and I also cannot function without a solid meal to start the day. That’s why shortcuts like this […]

Harissa Avocado Toast

This recipe uses Friday’s New Food, harissa–a spicy paste made of chile peppers, garlic and olive oil. The avocado toast is inspired by a similar recipe shared on Vegetarian and Cooking. If you’ve never tried harissa, this is a great introduction! Print Harissa Avocado Toast Yield: 1 serving Calories per serving: 475 Fat per serving: […]

Kumquat & Ginger Oatmeal

kumquat ginger oatmeal

This is the first follow-up recipe from a New Food Friday–see the previous post for a quick overview on kumquats including where to get them, how to store them and some other ideas for using them. Almost as soon as I tasted my first kumquat I started thinking about ways I could use this sweet […]

Shrimp “Egg Roll” Stir Fry

This recipe came about one evening when Paul was out of town and I needed to whip up something fast to feed myself. I went exploring in my freezer and discovered the end of a bag of frozen shrimp, as well as half a head of shredded cabbage I’d frozen over the summer. And thus, […]

Summer Rolls with Quick-Pickled Vegetables

Summer rolls are a versatile way to use up leftover vegetables and protein.

Summer rolls–spring rolls’ unfried cousin–are a simple, flexible means of using up leftovers. Here I used leftover pork loin cut into strips, but cooked chicken, shrimp or other meats also work–or skip it altogether for a vegetarian meal. (Look for another way to use up leftover meat next week!) You’ll need round rice paper wrappers […]

North African Eggs

This recipe is a twist on eggs poached in tomato sauce.

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  This recipe comes from Gordon Ramsay’s Home Cooking, an excellent cookbook I received from my mother in law for Christmas last year. I love this cookbook because although Gordon Ramsay is famous for shouting at people on TV, he knows his stuff. The recipes are straightforward and […]

Beer Bread + Grilled Cheese

Beer bread grilled cheese with sharp cheddar.

Here’s one I’ve been sitting on for a while. This beer bread is by far the simplest bread recipe I’ve ever come across, and if you’re into beer cheese dip, it makes a tasty grilled cheese with the same flavor notes. The bread recipe comes from Vegetarian & Cooking. I first tried baking this bread […]

Fish Tacos for One

If you’ve spent any time on Facebook recently you may have noticed a new iteration of what I’m calling the “list app”: The Food List Challenge. Basically, it’s a list of 100 foods and you check off which ones you’ve eaten to prove that you’re a real “foodie.” Going into the “Challenge,” I knew I […]

Chicken & Bread Soup

Chicken and bread soup. Lent is coming up and I’ve been putting some thought into what I’d like to do for it. Most people think of Lent as a period of deprivation–fasting on holy days, avoiding meat on Fridays and Ash Wednesday, and denying yourself something you enjoy like chocolate or Facebook. It is those […]

Boneless Buffalo Wings

Recently it seems that a lot of things have been falling into place for me. I’m a person who likes to believe that things happen for a reason, and I’ve been seeing the evidence these past few weeks. Here’s an example: About a month ago, I started looking for an internship, a required part of […]