Recipe Inspiration: Easy Stir Fry

Recently, I’ve added a new hobby to my life: Teaching Cooking Classes. I meet a friend once a week or so to teach her some simple recipes and techniques that she can take with her for the rest of her life.  So far we’ve learned knife skills (though I will say that I’m not the best […]

Meat and Two: Spicy Turkey Meatloaf + Creamy Smashed Potatoes + Fennel, Beet & Kale Greens

“Meat & threes.” You gotta love ‘em. Protein, starch, vegetable (and/or fruit) and bread — it’s all there, perfectly blanketing the plate with colors, nutrition and deliciousness. I don’t often cook meat and threes. Mostly because it’s a lot of work to make for only two people (Hubs and I). I usually make a meat/protein and one. Tuna […]

Jamie Oliver inspired Tuscan Salad

If you’ve been following me on Facebook, you may have noticed my recent obsession with Jamie Oliver. Well, in actuality I’ve been fixated on his passionate vision for several years now but incidentally put it on the shelf for a couple dozen moons until a certain YouTube search for “Jamie Oliver 30-minute-meals” brought my attention to […]

Jungle Stew

Last week, mine and Cobalt’s friends surprised us with a quick visit on their way to a concert in downtown Chattanooga. They hadn’t come to visit us since we moved from Johnson City to Chattanooga after our marriage in June 2012. So instead of going out to eat with them, we decided to make them […]

Semi-Homemade Lentil Soup

Poor hubs has been sick for the past couple of days. For his snuffyness and sore throat I made him lentil soup. He really likes the canned Progresso Lentil Soup but being the Nutrition Nazi that I am, I know that canned anything has a lot of sodium in it. Henceforth, I grabbed a $2 […]

Another Good Year: 2013 Recap

your favorites: 10.  Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie – Mmm mmm! 9. 10-Minute Granola – That’s right, only ten minutes! 8. Homemade Pizza Pockets – Kid Friendly! 7. Mini Fruit Pies – A Healthier Dessert! 6. Chick Pea Tuna Salad – An Alternative to Boring Tuna! 5. Homemade Applesauce – Better than store-bought! 4. Peanut Butter […]

Shepherd’s Pie

Well, guess I’m a little late for New Year’s sooooo, happy almost new month, guys! I would say my excuse for not writing is school and work, but to be honest it’s truly been a unmotivation to blog. Bloggers go through phases, right? All I’ve felt like doing after homework is watching Netflix, knitting and […]