I remember the day I was introduced to arroz con pollo like it was yesterday. I was 18, working on a construction site in Costa Rica. A neighborhood woman brought our lunches to us every afternoon in a giant, stainless steel pot. After inhaling my first serving off of a flimsy plastic plate while sitting on an upturned empty paint bucket, I surreptitiously went back for seconds… and thirds. She gave me a sly, knowing smile and I exclaimed, “muy rico!!!!!!!” Continue reading
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
Despite the fact that I’m not much of a dessert gal, I just can’t resist fresh foraged blackberries. Seattle summers are the best and blackberries are one reason why. This warm, homey dessert is a great way to enjoy some of the last fruits of the season. Continue reading
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!
Have you ever asked someone if they like running and gotten a lukewarm reply like, “it’s ok, I do it occasionally.” It seems people either HATE running or are somewhat obsessed with it. As with most things, I swing back and forth between the two extremes.
Grocery shopping has been, for me, an expensive and somewhat wasteful hobby. I will not tell you how much money I typically spend on groceries. It is too shameful, especially considering there are only two humans in this household. For awhile now, I have needed to get my “hobby” under control. Continue reading
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
I’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
It’s hard to argue with a dinner that takes 20 minutes from start to finish. Light and barely requiring any heat application whatsoever, this couscous dish is perfect for summer.
Posted in dairy-free, dinner, quick dinner, recipe, salads, SUPER fast and easy, vegan, vegetarian
Tagged carrots, couscous, pistachios, spinach
Do you remember that part in the Arrested Development pilot when Michael asks George Michael what they always say is the most important thing and George Michael responds with–bless his heart–”breakfast?” (The correct answer is, obviously, “family.”) Well, I have to tell you a secret: every time I manage to eat a sensible, well-rounded breakfast, young GM’s words ring in my ears and crack a smile. Pretty much makes my morning. However, most of the time, I don’t eat breakfast, and my internal response to the idea of it is more like, “ain’t nobody got time for that!”
Enter baked oatmeal. I whipped up this batch on Sunday while I was making dinner and then popped it in the fridge to nourish me throughout the week. So far it has performed the functions of its job and gone above and beyond to delight my taste buds and keep me satisfied until lunch. If baked oatmeal had a LinkedIn profile I would TOTALLY write it a recommendation. Continue reading