Recipe: Mini Frittatas with Cheddar, Scallions, and Kale

So after a long enough period of time spent thinking about getting back to blogging but not actually doing it, I’m actually doing it. As for an update, I’ll keep it short: that internship I got did turn into a job and I freaking LOVE IT. I’m now an official copywriter at an advertising agency. Writing for a living, and big agency life, are turning out to be everything I could have hoped for and more. Life is better than good.

Mini Frittatas with Cheddar, Scallions, and Kale |

Mini Frittatas with Cheddar, Scallions, and Kale |

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Macaroni and Cauliflower “Cheese”

The cheese may not be real, but this macaroni and cauliflower cheese will really satisfy your craving.

The cheese may not be real, but this macaroni and cauliflower cheese will really satisfy your craving.

Sneaky, undetectable veggies are my fave. As far as I can tell, most folks who like to eat healthy also like the taste and texture of all veggies and actually enjoy salad (shudder). It begs the question: why aren’t there more people like me who care about their health but are honest about hating healthy food most of the time? I would ALWAYS rather eat cheese and bread than, well, anything. But if I did, I’d feel like garbage 24/7. And I’m not trying to feel like garbage 24/7.  Continue reading

Local Seasonal Fruits & Veg: September 2013

What’s so great about eating local, seasonal produce? Oh, let me count the ways. Local means it hasn’t traveled as far which means less fuel and more nutrients. Did you know that fresh fruits and veggies start losing nutrients as soon as they are picked? Seasonal means that you can grow it naturally, outside. Less electricity, more nutrients. Finally, support your local farmers, man! Farming is a noble, intelligent, beautiful profession. Let’s keep it that way. Continue reading

The $50 a Week Grocery Challenge: Week 1

Make yourself some coffee, grab a cookbook or two, and let's get started!

Make yourself some coffee, grab a cookbook or two, and let’s get started!

This is one installment in a series of posts about my attempt to curb my crazy grocery shopping habit. Click the link for The $50 a Week Grocery Challenge to read my other posts!

In which I,

  • Break down and go to Trader Joe’s for wine and snacks! (BTW, I’m totally back on the coffee and wine train because, well, isn’t it obvious?)
  • Grill stuff!
  • Give you ideas!
  • Come in under budget!
  • Try a new cookbook!
  • And, tell you everything I’ll be making this week!

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A Nice Golden Mean: My Philosophy of Eating

Vegetables in Whole Foods Market

In the spring of 2012, I was inspired by vegan friends and the film Forks Over Knives to eliminate all animal products from my diet. Writing eat food. began as a way to share my journey and hold myself accountable to the new choices I was making in my diet and life. To develop knowledge and skills, I completed a certificate in plant-based nutrition through Cornell University online and began assisting at vegan cooking classes through PCC Natural Markets. What my foray into veganism turned out to be, though, was the beginning of a much larger journey. Continue reading

Crock Pot Beef Stew + An Important Announcement

557916_821983746250_2047156700_nI’ll get to the recipe in a minute but first I have an important announcement: I’ve given up coffee. Yes, you heard me, I, Sara Hendrickson, coffee drinker of nearly 15 years (and I’m only 27) is coffee-free going on 3 DAYS. I can’t believe I’m actually doing it but I must say that I feel excellent. I haven’t had any alcohol either and my goals are to stay off the coffee forever (tea instead–I’m doing the green tea thing now) and wait till I get to Paris on October 4th before I have any wine or other booze. Continue reading