Learning Kitchen: Crack Wings (Baked!)

The comfort food bug has bitten us, now that nights are cooler and work is ramping up, and all we want is to dive face-first into super yummy goodness. But we’re still adhering to the rules of our new eating habits: no food with preservatives, no store-bought bread, as much as possible is to be […]

Homegrown: Beans, Peas, and Chard

We still don’t know what we’re doing with this garden, but we’ve kind of had a breakthrough: we went from a few chard leaves to about half a pound of assorted string beans, wax beans, and snap peas, plus an edible flower and some chard. Our tomato and pepper plants are flowering, and our sage […]

Learning Kitchen: Meal Prep/Planning – Greek Chicken Dinner

I don’t know how it happened, but we’ve pretty much stopped eating things with gluten. It wasn’t intentional, but somewhere between using My Fitness Pal and deciding to make as much as we can by scratch, we’ve ended up learning how to eat without bread. Last night was no exception: Greek chicken, homemade hummus, and […]

Learning Kitchen: Meal Planning/Prep – Chili Week

Deep breath. Okay. This is fine. We’ve decided to be healthier by cutting out processed foods as much as possible, and by making as many meals as we can by scratch (excepting one cheat day per week because I CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT RESTAURANT FOOD). What does this mean? It means that, in order to live […]

Learning Kitchen: Cauliflower Breadsticks and Pizza

You know how you see all those low-carb recipes on Pinterest and other sites, where people take cauliflower and mix it with stuff to make bread-type things? In the interest of being a little healthier, we decided to give one of those recipes a go. I won’t say which one, because it didn’t work, but […]

Recipe: Chicken Adobo Risotto

I have a few favorite dishes from my childhood, things that bring me comfort no matter what adulthood has thrown at me. Things like my grandma’s lumpia and my dad’s macaroni salad stand out in my memory. But my mom’s adobo is even more than that: its rich flavors, variety of textures, and piquant aroma […]

Chatter – Ep. 6 – Nov. 21, 2015

HEALTHY FOOD! Well, mostly. I’ll cop to the Chinese food I had, and the irrepressible need for chocolate cream pie earlier in the week (listen, PMS is a beast). But aside from that, I’ve done pretty well with the whole “eating things that will make my body feel good” thing. Thanksgiving is coming up, though, […]

Chatter – Ep. 5 – Nov. 12, 2015

FOOOOOOOD! I like to eat. Y’all know that. But, man, I have been eating things lately that are totally not conducive to waking up the next day feeling perky and cute. And so, today I begin this next phase of my life in food: eating things that make me feel good even the next day. […]