When I was a kid, I would sometimes ask my mom to make me some pasta alfredo, because it was the 90s and it’s also DELICIOUS. She would visibly wince at the idea of dumping cheese, butter, and cream on top of a pile of pasta and serving it to me. However, never a person to leave diners dissatisfied, she came up with a method … Continue reading Ditalini and All the Greens
As I’ve previously mentioned, at length and with feeling, I love meal planning. It’s saved me more money than I can even fathom, and it’s how I can control how healthy (or unhealthy) I’ll be eating from one week to another. I plan for every dinner to be a double batch, so that lunch is already made for tomorrow- and I portion out the lunch amount … Continue reading What’s on the Menu This Week?
Hello, pizza people! I’ve learned a few very important home pizza tips in the past year since I first published this post, so I’ve updated it with new recipes and some nicer photos because ~artistic growth~. Give these new recipes a try and a) you’ll never cook your pizza sauce ever again, and b) you might find yourself making homemade pizza every week. May 1st … Continue reading [Updated] When the Moon Hits Your Eye Like A Big Pizza Piiiiiiie…..
I love lazy days. They’re not actually particularly easy to come by these days, as the realization that I’m leaving Montreal has started to set in, and along with it, shpilkes (look it up- it’s my favourite Yiddish word) have started presenting themselves, pushing me to want to constantly be doing things that I know I’ll miss when I leave. I like the shpilkes, most of … Continue reading Empty-Fridge Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
It’s been an extremely busy couple of weeks. I’ve been working on some big life Next Steps, working my two jobs, seeing and skyping friends as often as possible, and trying to walk through the snow, slush, and ice without wiping out (I’m 3 falls in, so far)- it’s been more than a little exhausting. Meal planning is extra tough when things get so busy, but … Continue reading Sweet Potato, Squash & Ginger Soup with Pickled Onion, Cilantro, and Lime
Lasagna is one of my favourite foods to cook and to eat. When lasagna, this cheesy, bubbling rectangle of glory, emerges from the oven, you just know that it’s a special day. You can either eat a huge portion yourself and then freeze the rest in squares, ready to be reheated for breakfast, lunch, or dinner- or you can have all your friends over for dinner and … Continue reading How to Throw a Lasagna Party
I got the flu last week. In a matter of hours, the little scratch in my throat turned into pain, and my whole body became achy, worse than if I’d run a marathon (probably- I assure you, I’ve never run a marathon). It hurt to do anything, and I was coughing, chilly and miserable. I felt my internal monologue shifting towards the dramatic: “I should have listened … Continue reading Coffee Blondies That Will Improve Any Situation on Earth