Ditalini and All the Greens

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 personContinue reading “Ditalini and All the Greens”

What’s on the Menu This Week?

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 alreadyContinue reading “What’s on the Menu This Week?”

When the Moon Hits Your Eye Like A Big Pizza Piiiiiiie…..

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) youContinue reading “When the Moon Hits Your Eye Like A Big Pizza Piiiiiiie…..”

Empty-Fridge Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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’llContinue reading “Empty-Fridge Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies”

Sweet Potato, Squash & Ginger Soup with Pickled Onion, Cilantro, and Lime

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. MealContinue reading “Sweet Potato, Squash & Ginger Soup with Pickled Onion, Cilantro, and Lime”

How to Throw a Lasagna Party

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- orContinue reading “How to Throw a Lasagna Party”

Coffee Blondies That Will Improve Any Situation on Earth

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 feltContinue reading “Coffee Blondies That Will Improve Any Situation on Earth”

40+ Healthyish Meal Ideas

As I’ve mentioned before, even for someone who loves to cook, it’s not easy to actually get in the habit of cooking for yourself every day. Planning, shopping, prepping, and cooking all take plenty of time, but I swear it’s a habit that’s worth developing. The reasons for this are threefold: 1. You’ll save so much moneyContinue reading “40+ Healthyish Meal Ideas”

A Quick Post for a Quick Recipe II: Eggs on Rice with Soy Sauce

It’s dinnertime, you’re hungry, and your fridge is woefully empty- it’s a scenario that we are all repeatedly faced with, no matter how well we try to plan ahead. If you find yourself in this predicament,  I’m here to help. You can make an amazingly flavourful and filling dinner with only a few ingredients that you definitelyContinue reading “A Quick Post for a Quick Recipe II: Eggs on Rice with Soy Sauce”

Chuck Hughes and Tomato Pie, a 10/10 Afternoon

Friday was a little bit surreal. I left work early, went home and made a quick omelette, and then ran to the metro. I took the Orange Line from Sherbrooke all the way up to Montmorency, and then hopped onto the bus that Google Maps had told me to hop onto. I spoke with the busContinue reading “Chuck Hughes and Tomato Pie, a 10/10 Afternoon”

Guest Post: The Joy of (not) Cooking and Baking Instead

My dear friend Julianna is the best baker I know, and she’s as generous as she is talented. Every baked good she makes gets devoured in minutes, equally because it’s so delicious and because of how many friends she’s always sharing with. Pumpkin brownies, chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal cookies, pies, cakes, brownies, banana chocolate chipContinue reading “Guest Post: The Joy of (not) Cooking and Baking Instead”