Quick and Easy

Happy (belated) new year! I’m back after falling out of the blogging habit again. I have so many travel posts I want to catch up with from my Spain trip in August, but for now, I have a quick and very easy pasta dish to share. It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of [read more →]

Pasta with Sun Gold Tomatoes

Matt and I didn’t get out act together in time to sign up for a CSA this summer. While there is certainly no shortage of great farmers markets in NYC, I’ve missed the weekly surprise veggies to plan our menu around. I think it’s actually easier for me to be surprised because I’m so indecisive [read more →]

Coconut Red Lentil Curry

Sometimes I’m amazed at what can be made out of pantry ingredients. The other day, I was trying to figure out what to make with what I had: red lentils, coconut milk, and lots of spices. A quick Google search later, I came across this recipe for coconut red lentil curry. The original recipe calls [read more →]

Beet, Orange, and Ginger Smoothie

I’ve been loving my morning smoothies so much that I recently tried to give up coffee to try to simplify my morning routine. Spoiler alert: I lasted a day and a half. I was already down to just a small cup in the morning (most of the time), and I thought it would just make [read more →]

Quinoa Pasta with Kale and Lemon

No, I’m not going gluten-free. I’m lucky that I don’t seem to have any issues with eating gluten, but I do eat an awful lot of pasta and am looking to branch out a little. I recently bought some quinoa pasta out of curiosity and was pleasantly surprised with the taste and texture. The big [read more →]

Kale, Apple, and Ginger Smoothie

Today is the day – I finally start school! I’m weirdly nervous even though all I really have to do on the first day is show up. As much as I enjoyed my long break, I definitely thrive on routine so I’m happy to get started. Lately, I’ve been trying to make green smoothies part [read more →]

Thai Vegetable and Tofu Soup

I’ve been wanting a good Thai cookbook for awhile now, so I was thrilled when I recently received a copy of Everyday Thai Cooking by Katie Chin to review. The first section of the book is dedicated to the basics – Thai cooking techniques, tools, and ingredients – which is perfect for someone new to [read more →]

Cauliflower and Black Olive Gratin

I made such an effort last week to eat so healthily – fruits and vegetables galore – only to end up with a nasty cold this weekend. Perhaps the weeks before that of traveling and celebrating the holidays have finally caught up with me. Oh well…I guess if there is a good time to get [read more →]

Three Bean and Corn Chili

Happy new year! I’m back from my unintentional blog hiatus…and my new year’s resolution is to blog more regularly. I’ve missed it. I can’t believe what a whirlwind year of change 2013 was for me. In the very beginning of last year, Matt and I were living in Somerville and not quite sure what the [read more →]

So, I ran 20 miles last Thursday…and it was actually a good run! I feel like I’ve been complaining lot this marathon season about being exhausted, feeling hungry all the time, and being borderline injured. I definitely needed this run to get myself back on track. It was a beautiful fall day, and I planned [read more →]

Smashed White Bean and Avocado Sandwich

It’s a little embarrassing how many recipes I pin on Pinterest and how few of those I actually make. I’m trying to change that. I’ve been in sort of a cooking rut this month, so I finally turned to my Pinterest boards for some inspiration last week. I was looking for some easy and cheap [read more →]

Vanilla Bean and Cinnamon Chia Pudding

I’m getting into the peak of my marathon training and, like last year, I’m trying to focus on what I can control: eating healthy food! For some reason I thought training for my second marathon would be much easier than the first. Yeah, not so much. I’ve stopped and started up again several times due [read more →]

Sauteed Kale with Apples, Onion, and Bacon

Is it too early to start thinking about Thanksgiving sides? I think not…even though it is sweltering out right now. I might be in the minority on this, but I can’t wait for real fall weather. Craving fall flavors, I pulled out a recipe for Wilted Kale with Bacon and Vinegar from Cooking Light. Before [read more →]

Smoky Chickpeas with Spinach and a Fried Egg

I’m trying to finally get in a routine now that we’re settled in our new apartment and both starting classes. For me, that means stocking up the fridge and making a meal plan. Our meal plans are honestly never really set in stone, but we try to plan for at least a few things we [read more →]

Cold Zucchini Soup + Our NYC Apartment (!)

I’m back! Moving always takes way more time and energy than I expect. We’re finally (mostly) settled into our new apartment and loving it so far. Our kitchen is small, obviously, but the natural light is a dream. And we have a gas stove! We definitely had to get pretty creative with storage, hanging as [read more →]

Summer Squash Carpaccio Salad

I hesitated to even post about this salad because it’s so simple. But it’s also incredibly hot out, so who really feels like cooking anyways? I actually made this last week when we got one teeny tiny summer squash in our CSA box. Knowing it would cook down to almost nothing, I sliced the raw [read more →]

Fava Bean and Ricotta Crostini

Matt and I found out today that we got student housing in NYC for the upcoming year! We’ll be in “family housing” (not dorms, don’t worry) in what they call a 2-room studio. I’m sure space will be tight, but that’s actually not too bad by New York City standards! We’re mostly happy that we [read more →]

I am absolutely loving our CSA so far. It’s been fun learning how to cook new-to-me veggies, and I love the surprise of it all. The only thing I haven’t been quite as excited about is the amount of lettuce we often get. It might sound kind of weird, but Matt and I hardly ever [read more →]

Ever since we visited San Street, an Asian street food truck in Ann Arbor, MI, Matt and I have been wanting to recreate their spicy tofu buns. It was an actually very simple combination of fried tofu, scallions, and cucumber. The key was the sauce on the tofu, which was a Korean fermented chili paste [read more →]

Easy Stir-Fried Bok Choy

I had so many blog posts planned around our CSA veggies, but we’ve been getting so many that it’s hard to keep up! We got this bok choy in last week’s CSA and turned it into a simple stir fry. I used a method from Steamy Kitchen that involved adding a bit of garlic and [read more →]

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