Let’s be real, people. Food should taste good. No brainer, of course, but even when I’m on a calorie budget, I am not about sitting down to a plate of cauliflower. Or giving up everything I love. It may take some cooking gymnastics, but I’ve found ways to keep the flavors I love in my…… Continue reading How I’m reinventing flavors I can’t quit.
I finally got to see my wedding dress for the first time since January, and it was just as gorgeous as I’d remembered. It fit perfectly, but it’s crunch time, y’all. Time to make sure it continues to fit that way. I’ve been using a calorie tracker to make sure I’m in line leading up…… Continue reading Making food work: 10 things I’ve learned on a calorie budget.
I thought about writing a list of things I’d learned this summer, but, in some ways, three months is too short a time to learn anything. And things we learn tend to become clear much later than during the time period in which we learned them. (So, to that effect, stay tuned!) But there are…… Continue reading Summer snapshots.
One of my favorite dishes to make in the summer is pasta salad. It instantly makes any summer dinner feel like a picnic or cookout, and the possibilities for combinations are essentially endless. You can use whatever you have in your fridge, along with some staple pantry ingredients (and, in my case, fun pantry finds).…… Continue reading I bet you already have the ingredients.
About three weeks ago, a friend of mine passed away. We met in sixth grade and were friends instantly. He lived down the street, so I used to walk to his house, open the door to his huge, jumping, slobbery dog, and then we’d settle in to watch a movie or eat a snack or…… Continue reading For Velveeta, sixth grade, and friendship at the table.
My friend Logan (you might remember him from Friendsgiving during #31DaysintheKitchen!) suggested I try to make something using aquafaba, which is, I kid you not, the liquid drained from a can of chickpeas. Ew? Turns out, as the Internet and vegans everywhere claim, that this chickpea liquid acts just like egg whites. Stiff peaks and all.…… Continue reading What in the world is aquafaba?
Remember when I made macarons a while back? It was snowy and my kitchen was tiny but the macarons were perfect? I upped the ante a bit and decided to try making coffee and Baileys macarons, which included making my own filling. For the first ones, I’d used regular store-bought icing. Not French, but delicious.…… Continue reading Macarons, round two.