Happy Monday! Except for the fact that Erik stayed in NYC, this weekend was fantastic. The kind of fantastic that involves watching bad movies with a pint of ice cream and playing card games with friends over strawberry-vodka slushies. The kind of fantastic that alternates staying up too late with avoiding the gym at all costs. The kind of fantastic that ends with perma-heartburn and a squishy-squashy tummy that makes unhappy noises.
But now it’s . . . → Read More: Mujaddarah (or How the Heck is This so Delicious?)
My brother was in a band in high school called The Unmundane. They were pretty good and had a nice little following. I have a couple of their CDs and a t-shirt I wear running. I also have the word “unmundane” in my vocabulary now. It snuck in there at a time in my life when I used either “random” or “sketchy” to describe just about everything.
I probably also used “wicked” a . . . → Read More: Unmundane Lentil Soup
Let me just get this out of my system. If you haven’t explored your supermarket’s bulk food section, you are missing out! It’s a smorgasboard of tasty bits and pieces. You can get a HUGE sack of oats for oatmeal or a tiny nibble of chocolate-covered raisins right in the same place!
Besides the excitement, which I think stems from Mom occasionally buying bulk yogurt pretzels when I was a kid, here are the . . . → Read More: How to Navigate the Bulk Foods Section to Survive the Dark Days
This is one of our favorite recipes, going back years. This time we made it with as many local ingredients as we could get.
Admittedly, it can be a bit of a bear. Luckily, it yields a LOT and it freezes well, which makes for both left-overs during the week and frozen dinners for the future. It’s not nearly so bad if you sequence the steps correctly, but when we get it wrong . . . → Read More: How to Make Turkey Meatball Stew
I made this dinner solo yesterday, and it was the easiest meal I’ve ever made. It took less than 10 minutes to prep. Despite the fact that it looks like brown mush, it was very good. Today for lunch the leftovers reheated well in the microwave.
The one downside is that I had to cook dinner at 8:00am. It’s a slow cooker recipe. It takes some forethought and commitment, but the slow cooker . . . → Read More: How to Make Slow Cooker Honey Lentils