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Monday, February 13, 2017

Back to Basics

I've been making more of an effort to spend less money, hence more food at home and more basic stuff, which is generally what I enjoy anyway, so that's good. I've also just been all screwed up for the last month and a half, really frustrated and lost. made the mistake of going through old photos of all the elaborate, healthy meals I used to make. I don't really do long cooking projects anymore, which is only kind of a shame. I genuinely enjoy cooking but I've been busy with other projects instead, and living life in a world rather than browsing food blogs all day. So it's a trade-off. I try to get in one solid day of prep a week. It's not exciting but this is what I've got for you:

                       raw collards, tomatoes, avocado, tofu, roasted sweet  potato, hummus

                   onion, spinach, white beans, mushrooms sauteed with rosemary, olive oil + salt

                                                      with roasted fingerling potatoes

            miso soup with kale, seaweed, mushroom, tofu, and spices - topped with avocado

                 toasted mini WW bagels with avocado, black salt, and cayenne for breakfast

                                                            also mini: Justins PB cups

                                             coffee, mini bagels with peanut butter

                   tofu, carrot, broccoli, spinach stir fry with spicy Korean paste + soy sauce

                                     ~~reading break~~ I like how the book matched the cup

                           roasted potatoes, spinach, tomatoes, black bean sautee with garlic
I have a backload of pics so hopefully more updates soon. Keep on livin.


  1. Everything you showed is exactly what I think of when I think of Food Feud! It all looks really tasty and satisfying!

    1. Aw, thanks, I guess I have my repertoire! makes it easy.

  2. Aw, sorry you've been feeling frustrated and lost. :-( The food looks good though. Love the simple meals! I need to eat that way more often, honestly. Also, I'd never think to add avocado to miso soup, but that sounds yummy.

    1. Yeah! a friend tipped me on to that and whenever I have avocado when I make miso soup, I add it. The texture combo is great.

  3. I love all your homemade meals and i always get some great inspiration from them! I have to credit you for my own miso soup of stuff that is a regular part of my life now :))
    And so what if you don't do long major cooking projects any more. Life changes, priorities shift, how you eat and what you want to eat shifts, it's just a shift away from big projects and towards something else.
    How have i not yet found the mini justins cups???

    1. Aw thanks!! That makes sense.. it makes me feel better. Food does fuel other projects, of course, but yeah, it comes & goes in waves.
      my WF is so often out of stock on the regular Justin's dark that maybe they have the minis as back up. They're not a great deal, imo so I only buy them either on sale or as a desperate last choice!

  4. Darby was just saying he wished he had a bucket of Justin's Cups. How's May Sarton? I usually need a family dinner to get me excited about making something more elaborate than my chop into a bowl and eat kind of meals, though because I had a bag of flour on the expiry threshold I've been doing a heap of fun baking which has been really nice. When's your latest zine coming out? I'm keen to order a bunch of back issues along with that :)

    1. Haha I want a bucket too!!
      The may Sarton is not entirely my thing. I'd read one poem of hers a while ago that blew me away and so picked this up on a trade. It's nice, but, yeah...
      I just wish I had been eating more vegetables lately!! What is uppp with that.
      I'm doing a zine fest in early march, so hopefully I'll have another issue done for that! I finished one in December to give as gifts. Guess I forgot to mention that one, but I'll get some stuff together for you! Don't order anything, haha.

  5. Ebb and flow - some months I wing it, and others I try to use cookbooks and blogs! It's all about balance, so I'd let yourself off the hook. You did recently bake some serious deliciousness, as I recall!

    What I always notice: lots of green in your meals! I've been "ebbing" on the green, so I need to take a cue. And green is a good fuel source, I'm happy to hear your are enjoying other projects!

  6. What happened a month and a half ago that would screw you up? Hmmmm....Sad!


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