cooking, cooking, cooking!
...and bits and pieces of my life. maybe?
do parties usually involve kale? no. was this a kale party? maybe not.
but kale is SO GOOD for you and everyone tells me that i need to cook it. it’s filling and low calorie and nutrient-dense. what’s the hold up? well, it is bitter, more so than arugula and WAY more so than spinach. and i’ll be honest, it’s not my favorite food ever. it hasn’t replaced any other vegetable, but it has been a great change of pace. i am a peppers/mushrooms/onions kinda girl (can you tell?), so it was great to learn how to cook another vegetable. and pretty tasty.
i have been neglecting this delightful blog, which is more or less unconscionable. but i have a great update coming up, REAL TALK.
i made some healthy, SPICY turkey tacos, and i think you will like them. i made them with kale on the side, but you’ll have to look at an upcoming post to read all about that. :)
hey (both of my) readers!
ah, breakfast. i used to avoid it due to a lack of time, but then my stomach would hate me and turn me into the grinch until lunchtime. but do we always have time for fancy breakfasts/brunches with loads of premeditated preparation? nope, and usually not when we have a class/job to head to!
follow me and you’ll get a sense of some wonderful breakfasts you can make!
here in new england, snow preceded halloween. although this is confusing, it is obviously mother nature’s obnoxious way of reminding us (real and fake) new englanders that winter is coming!!! as if we hadn’t figured it out. ugh.
now that it’s official, it’s time to deal with it by a) bundling up, b) listening to “all i want for christmas is you” by MARIAH - as well as “let it snow” by anyone but especially michael buble and…c) MAKING AWESOME HEARTY WINTER RECIPES! if you make stew, you basically get to LAUGH in the face of wind chill and all of the other nasty things winter brings with it. as i said though, you won’t notice, since your whole apt/house/cooperative dwelling/stilt treehouse will smell like STEW.
i had no “go-to” recipe, so i had to improvise. this means very few measurements ahead! if you’re cool with that then keep going!
i haven’t updated this blog in so long. i apologize. it seems like i’m updating this blog as often as britney turns out a live, energetic performance (…can’t lie, still love her music!). i am trying to update more and more this year. i have moved from chicago to new england for one year of graduate school. i’m in a cozier -but still lovely- apartment now. i’ve got some great recipes headed your way, which include recent stuff from NE, as well as stuff from home (from the summer).
wow! i don’t cook/eat tons of pasta, but this is so helpful. unsurprisingly, farfalle and fettucini are some of the most versatile. mmm orrechiette! some of them really look alike! who could even tell the difference…maybe mario batali…
fun/happy/shiny disclaimer: anytime i try to cook mexican food, know that it is NOT authentic, since i am 0% mexican. i’m not claiming to be some authentic maven of all things comida mexicana, but i’m sure as hell trying my hardest. i could eat mexican food day in and day out. i can’t promise authenticity, but i can promise passion and flavor!
spicy turkey sausage tacos with spicy sauce
you don’t need a lot of anything, really, for this lovely recipe. it’s delicious and full of flavor!
commentary that might make you say “TOO REAL” if you are like me or like the author. i like to think that i am less ridiculous than the people described in the blog, but hey, the jury is out on that one.
every time i read this, i do that laugh i do where i can’t quite breathe and gasp for air instead. i laugh a lot, but that’s a laugh i reserve for the funniest of the funny. read this hilarious, somewhat bitchy blog of a new york girl, single, 20-something. my friend vanessa showed it to me (hi vanessa!!!)…can’t stop reading.
insanely clever and ridiculous. one of the “who actually thinks of this?” blogs. SO GREAT!
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