Category Archives: rice/grain


Salads are a great no-heat dinner option during these oh so hot evenings we’ve been having lately. Noodle bowls¬†are one of my favorite warm-weather Vietnamese foods (the other being a banh mi sandwich) and I was pleasantly surprised at how … Continue reading

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happy disaster

This is my new favorite thing to make for dinner. The first time I made it I was just fooling around in the kitchen and it just happened. Easy comfort food that’s so good I was eating rice out of … Continue reading

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just keep stirring

I’ve rarely made risotto because it seems so time consuming. What a mistake!¬†Risotto doesn’t take nearly as long as I see to think it does and the payoff is totally worth it. In just a little over 30 minutes you’ll … Continue reading

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three ingredient fix

There used to be a show on Food Network called “5 Ingredient Fix“. The premise of the show was that you could make delicious dishes with five ingredients or less. Olive oil, salt and pepper were not included in the … Continue reading

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a little healthy

We used to only eat stuffed mushroom caps for Thanksgiving and Christmas. They were considered a special treat when I was growing up. When I started cooking I’d whip them up a little more often- usually to sit alongside steak … Continue reading

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whole eating

I started my first day of Whole 30 on Monday. This 30-day food challenge is similar to the Paleo Diet, but with a few extra rules. I love rules. I like challenges like this because it forces you to step … Continue reading

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pantry challenge- week one update

So. Not gonna lie. Our Pantry Challenge has been a little derailed. We decided that this weekend was a good time to start painting our kitchen cabinets (bye bye knotty pine!) and so our kitchen is a complete mess with … Continue reading

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