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 money by not buying mediocre food for lunch at work. … Continue 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, put down the instant noodles- I’m here to help. You can make an amazingly flavourful and filling dinner with only a few ingredients that you definitely have lying around: it’s fried eggs … Continue 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 bus driver in my mediocre French and asked if his route … Continue 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 chip muffins- everything she bakes is a home run (by the … Continue reading Guest Post: The Joy of (not) Cooking and Baking Instead

Meal Planning Tips from a Reformed Lunch Sinner (with gifs)

Two years ago, I was 20, nearing the end of my Undergraduate degree. I was living with my wonderful friend Carla right off of Duluth, and my group of friends had recently discovered that we can potluck at a pretty outstanding level. We were taking advantage of this communal way of eating as often as possible, but that mostly covered up to one dinner per … Continue reading Meal Planning Tips from a Reformed Lunch Sinner (with gifs)

Gefilte Fish a la Veracruzana, or, My Identity in One Dish

I’ve always had trouble with forms that ask me to mark my race or ethnicity in one box, and I know I’m far from the only one who feels this way. Do I check Latina? Both my parents and all my grandparents were born and raised in Mexico, and I grew up speaking Spanish at home, eating tons of Mexican food, learning Mexican nursery rhymes … Continue reading Gefilte Fish a la Veracruzana, or, My Identity in One Dish