Food

Why I care so much about food

When I spend time with a friend, we usually meet around food—lunch, or more often than not, coffee or tea. Early on in my friendship with my husband, Nicholas, I spent some of my favorite time together over the daily crossword and a shared crepe. And now, as husband and wife, we begin each day together with coffee and breakfast. We eat because we need to, but also because it brings us together...

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On our table lately

Figuring out the balance of our kitchen has taken time.  From our first week together as newlyweds until now, we've tweaked and adjusted and budgeted, all in hopes of making the kitchen a place where I can make enjoyable and nutritious food for us. We've made some dietary changes, which alters everything in our kitchen, really—the food in the fridge, the food in the pantry, and the appearance of our grocery list.  The reality (that we've wholeheartedly accepted at this point) is that our grocery bills are higher because of the way we eat...

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Quinoa breakfast bowls & life this week

I'm sitting inside, at our kitchen table right now, drinking a mug of hot coffee, wearing long sleeves, and pretending it's not 99(!) degrees out right now. The heat really isn't so bad, but it's kind of fun to be in denial about it occasionally.  With the heat, I've been craving lighter, fresh foods that aren't too complex to prepare, and lately I've gotten into a "scramble some eggs and add what we have in the fridge" kick. Below is a combination of sautéed green pepper, halved grape tomatoes, eggs, mozz, and salt and pepper, topped with corn tortilla chips...

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Dark Chocolate GF Brownies

These brownies. Oh, my. Since we've mostly cut back our consumption of refined sugars, we've found our tastes changed. We both still love our dessert, but when we're in the mood for chocolate, we now reach for dark chocolate...

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Mexican breakfast bowls

In the spirit of that last practical intention from my previous post about 2015 intentions, here's a "recipe" of sorts that I came up with the week after Christmas when I was motivated to use up food we already had in the fridge and pantry. This was good discipline for me! It's not that we didn't have any food, there was plenty, but just not a combination of ingredients in my comfort zone. We frequently have cooked rice in the fridge, and the other ingredients are pantry or fridge staples (canned beans, eggs, etc.)...

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