Author: aneelee

using the last of your zucchini

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cooking in season / vegetarian meal plans

Goodness! I still have mountains of summer squash around! I don’t usually struggle too much with what to make (it can be shredded and put in everything from migas to risotto to baked things), but I do start getting a bit bored by my usual rotation by… you know… OCTOBER. Hopefully the following list will help you power through the last of it: Zucchini Toasts Zucchini & Asparagus Strata Savory Zucchini & Parmesan Waffle Summer […]

pick up a copy of today’s statesman

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food-related

There is a little something that I have been working on in the food section! Super excited about it! A kazillion thank yous to Addie Broyles at the Austin American Statesman for giving me this opportunity and for being ever so patient with the Nervous Nelly that is buried deep in my belly. Be sure to pick up a copy today for ideas on how to baby step into batch cooking and lots of fun […]

vegetarian meal plan – week 41

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food-related / vegetarian meal plans

Can I just say that I am stunned that we are only at week 41 of this year. Shouldn’t it be way closer to 50 by now? Kidding… grateful to still have both October and November ahead of us. Best. Time. Of. Year. In the kitchen, my quest to make new things continues. I reached official rut-stage way back in like March and the new season and cooler weather (!!!) has me all energized. It […]

quick tip: storing herbs

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preserving the seasons

I’ve finally found the perfect way to store fresh herbs – quart-size yogurt containers! We usually have lots around in hopes of finding a better fate for them than recycling. We use them to sort craft supplies, as mini-buckets when we are cleaning and in a pinch, I use them to store things in the freezer. To store herbs: Cut a bit off the stems of your fresh herbs to match the height of your […]

vegetarian meal ideas (early fall)

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food-related / vegetarian meal plans

Happy to report that I am carving time out for the kitchen again! Our collective bellies are better for it and my brain is grateful for the productive downtime. I cook to get food on the table (of course), but the act of feeding and focused purpose really, really helps me get out of my head. As for meal planning, I haven’t gotten all the way through to the mapping stage (what belongs on each […]

newsletter coming your way 

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I’ve decided to jump on the newsletter bandwagon while I figure out how best to use this space. It’s been about 99.9% food and although I do spend A LOT of time in the kitchen, there are other things – knittings things, planning things, taking pictures of things, reading things, business things, homeschooling things, pretty things, and I even get riled up about some things. First newsletter will go out at the top of the […]

veggie meal plan – august 22, 2017

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meal planning / vegetarian meal plans

Taking my cues from some magazines this week in hopes of expanding the weeknight repertoire. Rest of our meals will be rounded out by the french lentils and quinoa stocked in the fridge. Meals Socca* Soba, Cuke & Soft Tofu Bowls** Ratatouille Hoisan Eggplant with Mushrooms & Tofu*** 13yo’s choice (’cause birthday) Breakfast Ratatouille & Egg Toast*** Huevos Cuahtemoc Hearty Pancakes* Savory Cornmeal Crepes with Greens and Zucchini Snacks Cucumber Sandwiches with Toasted-Hazelnut Cream Cheese** […]

weekend ingredient prep for easier weekday meals

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meal planning / vegetarian meal plans

I know it is already Monday and this particular ship has sailed, but hoping that this can be of help as the weekend approaches. Batch-cooking is a crazy crazy world and although I’ve never been a fan of the massive amounts of work that live beneath hashtag-batchcooking, I have come to incorporate a bit of this mentality into my weekend meal prep. I cook up largish portions of legumes and grains over the weekend and […]