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Pantry Cooking – A Compilation of Recipes

Pantry Cooking – A Compilation of Recipes

Pantry cooking?  I don’t even really know how to do that since I rely on fresh foods entirely.  These times are crazy right now so I am learning to be resourceful.  So usually I don’t create posts like this but we are in weird times […]

soup sundays: italian inspired beef stew

soup sundays: italian inspired beef stew

We finally got snow!  So it’s the perfect type of day to make some comfort food.  I don’t eat red meat a ton but sometimes I CRAVE a good beef stew.  My husband moved here from Texas and he used to think it was so […]

life lessons from a yogi: new year, new mantra 2020

life lessons from a yogi: new year, new mantra 2020

For the past few years I have wrote about the new year mantra approach I have been taking.  I am not one for resolutions because I don’t think you need to wait for a date on the calendar to better your life or make changes. […]

soup sundays: lemon couscous soup

soup sundays: lemon couscous soup

I seriously could eat soup every day, but especially in the winter.  Lately I have been loving a good brothy soup.  Normally I cook with a lot of vegetarian broth but there is something about chicken broth that makes me feel comforted.  And I love […]

Tomato Meat Ragu

Tomato Meat Ragu

As you know by now if you have read any of my previous posts – we don’t eat a ton of meat.  We may eat meat once on the weekend and sometimes not at all.  I always have been picky about eating meat and before […]

Beer & Bacon Mac & Cheese

Beer & Bacon Mac & Cheese

It’s getting cold out finally here.  There is something about the winter that just makes me crave comfort food.  Typically during the week we eat really healthy.  Monday thru Thursday are pretty much vegan meals and we save our cheat meals for the weekends.  Even […]

eat, breathe and fall in love in: northern italy

eat, breathe and fall in love in: northern italy

Since getting married in Italy we had been dying to go back.  To the point that I actually had a meeting set up with the Italian Consulate to talk about quitting our jobs, selling our house and moving there for a year.  I found out […]

soup sundays: summer bean and tomato soup

soup sundays: summer bean and tomato soup

Fresh summer tomatoes are one of my favorite ingredients to cook with.  When we have visited Europe you see most menus cater to what is in season.  You don’t see artichokes in October or root vegetables in the spring.  In the US we definitely are […]

brunch at home: loaded hash(browns)

brunch at home: loaded hash(browns)

So lately there are two things I definitely don’t have time to do (well actually that list is way more than two).  Make a good breakfast and blog.  During the week we, I mean MY HUSBAND, makes us smoothies for breakfast.  Then on the weekends […]

herb lemon pasta with breadcrumbs

herb lemon pasta with breadcrumbs

Spring is here.  Kind of.  It’s supposed to snow tonight so you never really know in Michigan.  But we have had a few warmer days lately which gets me excited.  I love seeing the food switch over in the grocery store when the season changes. […]