I thought of this while I was making a 25 ingredient salad for lunch the other day. I do not recommend it. I don’t care what anyone says or how much meal prep they do, having fresh & diverse food every meal is difficult. But, I have helpers that make it easier.
We’re in March. And March is a big deal for me. It used to be because March is the month SXSW festival hits Austin, TX and the city turns into a jungle gym of adventure. People flood the city, coming from everywhere, and little Austin Texas doesn’t seem so little anymore.
Hey you! Did you know? Our bodies are freakishly DIFFERENT. There’s no better time to bring up homo sapien’s than the launch of my new website, right?? For any new visitors, and previous ones, this will be an excellent reminder & something to keep in your back pocket when reading any post I write.
Remember when we ate ALL the cookies, bread, cakes, mashed potatoes, gravy & drank wine every day like it was our birthday? Also known as the month of December. Well, if you’re still on (or trying to get back on) the healthy kick of 2019 this is a basic recipe for you.
If you’ve ever thought, considered, or purchased dairy-free milk this will be a good post for you! I consider this information a bit of an emergency situation. Even if you’re not dairy-free, this info will help when you’re buying other ingredients on your shopping list.
You have a party to go to but really didn’t spend enough time brainstorming what side dish to bring? Too busy online shopping for your new outfits, you didn’t spend enough time remembering your real holiday responsibilities? Been there. Will crispy chickpeas work?
Back to Basics with one of my favorite things – WILD RICE! If you haven’t introduced wild rice into your diet, it’s time. Wild Rice has a slightly nuttier flavor than traditional white or brown rice. I realize white & brown rice gets all the attention in the rice category but take a gander to the wild side of the grocery store next time you’re there. If you want the real deal, look for wild rice from Minnesota or Canada.
Once I started posting Basic recipes, I couldn’t stop. I’m amazed at how many simple, delicious recipes I make every week. When I started sharing, I thought I’d have Basic Turkey Burgers & Basic Sweet Potatoes, but I’ve already added Crispy Chickpeas, Black Bean Dip, and today Baked Cauliflower…
I typically shop at Trader Joe’s, Whole Food’s, and/or an Austin favorite – Central Market. I can’t say I don’t go to Costco on the weekends either. Grocery Shopping is a favorite activity for me. It’s been this way ever since I learned about food & started being more conscious of what I’m eating. I could spend hours x hours in a grocery store reading labels & discovering new foods. Throw in the fact that Whole Foods lets you drink wine while you shop/eat? I was sold a loooong time ago. Can I stay forever?