I love those moments when you open your fridge and you realize how many things are about to go to waste if you don't eat them soon… Sometimes coming up with a game plan though becomes more of a hassle than an enjoyment of making dinner. Yet I always love the simplicity of a vegetable stir fry. You can use so many different ingredients, and yet they all pair so well together....more
Ever since I was young, I’ve been obsessed with nature. I spent the better part of my childhood/young adulthood hunting for bugs, pressing leaves, watching birds, painting trees, photographing mushrooms, catching frogs, collecting seashells, turning my Polly Pockets into houses for ants (don’t ask about that one!). I even went to university intending to become a zoologist....more
I know many of you may read this just for the recipes, and heck maybe the book Daggerspell by Katharine Kerr isn't really relevant to you. Yet for those of you that also follow why my recipes are related to my books - this one may seem some what of a stretch. After all what does stir fry have to do with medieval times? Yet this was kind of a fun fusion dish, and that's why I used quinoa - an ancient grain....more
Living by myself, some years ago, I would try to spend as little time as possible in the kitchen on week days. Most dinners featured veg rice, pasta, tortilla (instead of roti/chapati) with curry or stir fried spaghetti. I do not remember how I came to this recipe but I made it quite often, altering the ingredients now & then.This is one of the quickest & simplest recipes! And totally customisable!Total time: 15 minutes...more
Time for another Recipeasy (my made up word for easy peasy recipes). As I previously mentioned, I'm always working to make more home cooked healthy meals. A big key is using more fresh food and veggies. So here's a super quick and easy way to make veggie stir fry with whatever you have handy....more
I'm all about getting dinner made faster. As much as I love food and I love to cook, sometimes I just don't like the every day, "it's almost dinner time, what are we going to eat" thing! You would think as empty nesters that whole thing would get easier, but in fact I think it's gotten harder. I have gotten out of the routine of meal planning like I used to do when the kids were all at home, so I still deal with that last minute scramble of "What's for dinner?"
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