I recently made some Butternut Squash Soup because my throat was killing me and decided I needed a soup. In retrospect, I should have made a thinner soup but I couldn’t think straight. This recipe got my attention because it is made in the slow cooker. I have been trying to use mine more to dispel the idea that slow cookers make bland food. Continue reading
It is insanely hot in LA right now. I’m trying not to turn on the stove, but sometimes you buy a pound of crimini mushrooms and have no choice because they are going bad. I wanted to use them for stuffed artichoke, courtesy of Giada, but I couldn’t find any so I had to think of something else to make. Continue reading
My strong hash game only lasted two Saturdays.
When I use up leftovers, I always, ALWAYS feel like a champion. This utilized little bunches of raw/cooked vegetables in my fridge.Topping it with an egg made it breakfast.
Sliced brussel sprouts and yellow squash sautéed in the rendered fat of one slice of bacon. Threw in leftover caramelized onions and roasted mini sweet peppers and topped with that chopped up slice of bacon and a sprinkle of Parmesan. Top with egg, ta-dah!
Now that I know that my sister voluntarily looks at this blog for food ideas, I want to be more active! I couldn’t keep spamming my Instagram with food pictures either so…
I feel like the hottest food diet right now is the Whole30. I tried it myself and lasted only a week. There was no excuse – I voluntarily quit since it was my last week of work and wanted to celebrate with my co-workers. I still want to try again, but I’m not sure when yet (I know, the best time is now). Until then, I’m just going to keep trying and cook healthier.
Breakfast: Tuna cake with cucumbers, tomato, and avocado
The tuna cakes are from Nom Nom Paleo. They’re supposed to be spicy but I forgot the jalapeños and red pepper flakes. The cakes are made with tuna, sweet potatoes, and can be baked or pan fried, to those with no oven.
These cakes were delicious, warm or cold. They didn’t stink up the office too bad, but I definitely smelled it..
Lunch: zucchini noodles with bolognese sauce
It’s a dirty looking picture but it was delicious! I made the zucchini noodles with my mandolin since I didn’t want to buy another equipment for the kitchen…no matter how badly I want to play with a spiralizer. The bolognese was defrosted from when I made a huge batch a few weeks ago.
I should have made myself more zucchini spaghetti noodles because I ate my weight in roasted cashews and almonds right after. For dinner, my boyfriend and I ate meatball sandwiches at Wich Which. We have an addiction and we are not ashamed.
Happy almost end of the week guys! What’s on your menu?
I’m calling this a breakfast bowl because I ate it with a sunny side egg on top. For breakfast. That’s all the qualifiers necessary right?
Yes. Yes, yes, yes.
I roasted sweet potato, broccoli, and cauliflower earlier this week to have accessible vegetables for meals throughout the week. I chopped them up and sautéed with green bell peppers, red onion, and half a slice of bacon. For some reason, I’ve been craving that burning, spicy sensation in my meals so I threw in half a a Thai chili pepper.
I topped it with a water pan fried egg. Great to throw together for breakfast during the week too (that’s why it’s in a plastic container – it was supposed to be for work) 👍
Turns out, I have been kneading my dough wrong this whole time. I have accidentally been beating it up, thinking I was “kneading.”
Then, I discovered this video tutorial from The Kitchn: how to love your dough (i.e. how to knead properly)
My eating habits these past few months has just royally ruined me. It started with over indulging during the holidays: eating when socializing, eating with my family, and no exercise. Soon, meals that used to fill me up don’t feel enough so I keep eating and end up uncomfortably full. Meal after meal, day after day, that uncomfortable fullness is suddenly what I crave.
Three months later and I still haven’t fallen back into my habit/routine so I’m trying to find a way to ease back into it. I don’t want to a cheat day because I don’t want to always look forward to that day. It’s also where the downhill slide happens. I get a taste of the decadent stuff and I can’t stop! I just tell myself that tomorrow, tomorrow I’ll do better. I think I have to go cold turkey back into the good habit.
It has also been a struggle getting back to my regular workouts. After being dumped, I was able to channel anger into running, which is funny because I always thought that was a myth. (Using anger to run? PSH – I would just get angrier having to run!) I found myself jogging since it was free and convenient. As I ran, my mind would wander and one of the things that kept coming up was the end of my 3 year relationship. I’d find myself reliving happy times, where things went wrong, what could I have done better… Then I’d look up and I was done with my run! Oh, I just outdid my last mile time! The same thing was happening when I ran on the treadmill — I felt like a juggernaut.
I’m not angry anymore. It doesn’t feel like I have the same fire when I run now. I feel like my 30 minute runs have been harder to get through and as I struggle, I see women and old men running next to me with speeds 6.5-7.0 so I think I’ve found my new drive: I want to run longer, and faster.
With these new plans nailed down, hopefully it can get back into the swing of things.
Oh! I also want to read a bunch of books, balance my social/work life, and write more. HAHAHAHA!
But seriously, I think this is my resolutions post three months too late.
After eating rice and carbs all holiday season, I needed a substitute to cope. I has no idea it was going to be mashed cauliflower! After steaming florets and processing (with roasted garlic, if you’re feeling up to it), it thickens up and has the consistency of mashed potatoes! It was close to life changing.
I paired it with some sautéed kale and a lean, round steak for lunch at work. I won prettiest lunch that day (in my head).
I made this rice bowl months ago and now I don’t remember if it was for breakfast or lunch. The fact that it has chorizo and eggs makes me feel like I could have eaten this for breakfast…
This majestic bowl is filled with brown rice and is topped with chorizo, sautéed kale, and a sunny side up egg. Added homemade kimchi as an after thought