A Week with Blue Apron

Last week I tried out CookSmarts meal planning. This week I’m going more full service with Blue Apron, a meal-in-a-box service that provides ready-to-cook recipes and ingredients. We go the 2-meals-4-servings option, which retails for $69.92. We used a coupon for a free trial week. Thanks to an aggressive marketing campaign there are literally hundreds […]

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A Week of Meals with CookSmarts

I have been cooking the same 5 or so recipes for literally¬†years now. As a result I am very tired of them. And as a mother to a new baby, I am very tired in general. As such, we’ve been eating a lot of takeout. It’s incredibly delicious, but also starting to seriously get in […]

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Better Instant Oatmeal

I tried overnight oats. Honestly I think they’re kinda gross. I don’t want cold gloppy oatmeal in the morning and I definitely don’t want 16oz of it. So instead I put together some “instant oatmeal” jars. All I have to do in the morning is add hot water. They’re cheap, brain dead, and very portable. […]

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Goat Cheese and Spinach Quinoa in the rice cooker

We’re in that awkward stretch of time¬†before vacation where you still need to eat but don’t want to buy any more groceries. I didn’t want to order in since we’ll be eating out so much on vacation, so I improvised from what was lying around the fridge. It came out pretty good! Ingredients: 1 cup […]

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Recipe Roundup

I’ve been cooking regularly for 9 months now! I’ve gotten considerably better at it, and my Evernote notebook has gotten fatter with go-to recipes. Here are links to some of my favorites. Goat cheese and kale frittata cups The texture is best the day they’re made, but they make a perfectly acceptable zap-it-and-run breakfast option. […]

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World’s Worst Kale Chips

I made kale chips for the first time this week. It seemed simple enough: tear leaves into bite-sized bits, coat in olive oil and salt, bake on a cookie sheet. And for the most part it went as planned. I made two mistakes though: first, I allowed some of the leaves to overlap. This resulted […]

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Steamed Veggies with Quinoa and Ginger Sauce

When I was in Boston recently my vegetarian friend dragged me to Life Alive, a place so crunchy I thought my husband would run out screaming. I ordered what was basically a giant plate of steamed veggies over quinoa, served with THE MOST AMAZING SAUCE EVER. Oh my god. So delicious. I will eat every […]

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CSA WTF: Rice turkey veggie thing

It’s time for round 2 of CSA WTF! Here’s the first recipe. This week’s CSA brought us: collared greens mustard greens bok choy radishes salad mix a head of lettuce fresh oregano salvia flowers I’m not really sure what to call this dish. It’s based off the filling from a stuffed peppers recipe I like, […]

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CSA WTF: Saag!

This post is the first in what may or may not become a series about what I do with my CSA veggies each week. CSA season is upon us! With it comes a variety of vegetables (mostly kale) that I must figure out what to do with before they go bad. On our inaugural pickup […]

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What I’m Eating Now

It’s been more than two months since I hard reset my eating habits and started teaching myself to cook. Some friends have started asking me about my diet, and while I am not a nutritionist and this is not meant to be a plan for you to follow. I’m happy to share what’s working for […]

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