Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese

I tried mashed cauliflower a while ago and really enjoyed it-both on its own as well as cut with a potato in it as well. Cauliflower is low in calories (29 calories in a one cup serving), high in vitamin C and K as well as has anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and cardiovascular benefits (source). If you … Continue reading

Lets Talk Numbers

What is your monthly grocery budget? I recently started a new job that puts me in a (slightly) better financial situation than I was before. Prior to this, I was an Americorps member. In California, Americorps members are eligible to receive food stamps, which as sad as it sounds, really is necessary for Americorps member … Continue reading

Sweet Potato Bisteeya

I was away at a conference all week, food included. They served a dish that I knew I’d be attempting to recreate, even before I took my first bite. Sweet Potato Bisteeya-a sweet and salty Morrocan dish typically made with meat. This chef took a spin on the typical sweet potato bisteeya recipes you might … Continue reading

Mashed Cauliflower and Tofu

Cauliflower for some reason is not high on my vegetable radar. Not sure why. Maybe because the bright colors of bell peppers, zucchini and carrots always win me over, and by the time I roll my cart past the cauliflower it is already full? Anyways, I’ve been craving potatoes lately. Plain old russet potatoes. which … Continue reading

One Pot Lentil Vegetable Soup

Lentil soup, and split pea soup are probably my favorite soups. I always keep a few cans of lentil soup on hand for quick meals. After devouring too many pretzels with almond butter after a bike ride today, I was feeling the lentil soup. Despite the fact that it has been in the mid 70’s … Continue reading

Meal Planning-Back at it

My meal planning has gotten a bit wonky the past few weeks. Not good. Breakfasts for the week: Cinnamon Steel Cut oats with Apples, smoothies Snacks: for the week: crackers + veggies + hummus, rice cakes + peanut butter, kale Sunday dinner: Vegetable strudel based on this recipe Monday Lunch: Monday Dinner: Left over Vegetable … Continue reading

Pizza Rolls

Way back when, I used to love cheese rolls. Cheesy, basily, garlicy, sourdough-y and whole wheaty from the bakery at the grocery store. And then I stopped eating dairy, and they just taunted me from the bakery shelves. I made pathetic attempts a few times to recreate them, but they didn’t come out the same. … Continue reading

Nutty Sauteed Kale

I’ve been obsessed with kale recently-raw, sauteed or baked. I’ve experimented with baking kale chips trying to recreate the nutty ones that Trader Joe’s sells. So far the secret I’ve found is mixing a nut butter, nutritional yeast, a little soy sauce and water together and mixing it together with the kale. However, I don’t always want to turn … Continue reading

Meal Planning Week Three

I am going out of town for Thursday –Saturday, so meal planning this week will be a cinch. Goal? Eat the massive quantity of vegetables in my fridge. And cook the pumpkin pie filling I made last Thursday. Yea for only having to go to one store this week! Meals: Salad French onion soup Oatmeal … Continue reading