July goals

My goals for July include eating so many ‘mater sammiches. Real goals post shortly!

57 Burritos

I’m so sick of rolling burritos. Backstory: I have two lovely friends who were quite insistent that I have a baby shower or party of some kind. (I have plenty of other lovely friends, but they weren’t quite as insistent about the whole thing.) I tried to put them off, but it didn’t work. And…

A homemade dinner

It’s my first week not working. I’m not sure how long it will last. I’ve had a few referrals for freelance work, so I think that my relaxation will end in the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, though, I find myself filling my time with what I enjoy. Josh often says that my…

Quinoa and Kale Patties

As part of the Pinterest Challenge I’m doing, I tapped this recipe for quinoa and kale patties as one of my six pins to accomplish in six weeks. I made them last night for dinner.   Now, I am a fool for a quinoa patty. I’ve tried four other recipes already, and every time I…

A Pinterest Challenge

I came across a Pinterest challenge over at Merrick’s Art today. Basically, you have six weeks to make/do six things you’ve pinned. As of this moment, I have 1,672 pins. That’s a lot of pins, you guys. (In my defense, I joined Pinterest EARLY. Like, way before it was the phenomenon that it is now.)…

Recipe 1: Potato soup

I’ve been wanting potato soup for a couple of weeks. The problem, as always, is that I’m a vegetarian, so I can’t just buy it. The store-bought and deli soups are made with chicken stock and/or bacon. It’s nice in a way because it forces me to make it and I prefer homemade to everything…

King of cukes

  I found this monster cucumber lurking in the garden. I think it had nefarious intentions; good thing I got to it first. (The spoon in the background should give you a sense of scale. These are supposed to be pickling cukes!)

What is this?

This veggie came in our CSA box this week. Josh was digging through the box to see if we got bok choy (we HATE bok choy, so he was going to take it to work), when he came up with this. I’d taken a peak a few days before to see what was coming, so…

Stockpiling with a new recipe

I have a bunch of food-related goals on my list for 2012. So far I’ve been failing on stockpiling food in my freezer. I’m just so tired during the week and that carries over to the weekend. It just doesn’t get done! Tasha got me hooked on recipes from Budget Bytes. If you haven’t browsed…

Pickled.

I made pickled onions with this recipe. It’s so easy — it takes maybe 10 minutes, including time to find the jars. Chop, dump, stuff in some cilantro, wait a day, and you’ve got a topping for tacos, soup or salad!