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seasonal, vegetarian meal plans for a household of 3.

using the last of your zucchini

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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 […]

vegetarian meal plan – week 41

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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 […]

vegetarian meal ideas (early fall)

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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 […]

veggie meal plan – august 22, 2017

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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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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 […]

meal plan – august 14, 2017

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Happy middle of August, everyone! My CSA stash is screaming Texas summer this week – okra, eggplant, peppers, squash – so the bulk of my meals will focus on using all that up. Potatoes and carrots and beets will work their way in as snacks or hold up in storage for use next week. I also made my way to the downtown library one last time to visit the cookbook stacks ahead of the closing […]

paring down so you can cook more

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Over the next few weeks on the blog, I'll be walking through a bit of how meal planning works in my kitchen. What kinds of things do I need to keep around to make weekday meals come off more easily? How do you get through a pound of without boring of it by mid-week? Most importantly, how to start on a small scale so as not to get overwhelmed. Meal prep, pantry and shopping tips for you along the way, too.

meal plan – week 18

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This is our first full week of summer break and I am so stoked for a more relaxed pace! Having plenty of healthy-ish snacks on hand is top of the mind as is working through freezer and pantry contents to make room for summer preserving (my favorite canning season is coming up). Meals for the week are super simple as I figure out our new rhythm: Leek Risotto Hummus Wraps Black Bean Burgers * Rustic […]

what’s cooking – week 10

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I anticipate a busy week ahead of Spring Break and SXSW (which we will forever have a love-hate relationship with). Hoping that food can help keep us grounded via our bellies. BREAKFAST Oatmeal Breakfast Tacos Waffles (weekend) Greek Yogurt with Honey Kale & Potato Scrambles Orange & Sweet Potato Smoothies MEALS Pad Thai* Turnips in Miso Butter ** Lima Bean Stew  Butter Lettuce with Tahini Dressing Buddha Bowls (Quinoa + Veggies + Tempeh) Penne with […]

getting ahead of your CSA pickup

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I’ve always been a big advocate of planning from what you have on hand instead of planning and THEN shopping. Admittedly, making this switch is a tough one. You have to build new shopping habits and learn to build a pantry that will support your vegetable stash. Luckily, most of our local CSAs here in Austin do a really good job of letting you know what to expect. It’s not foolproof. You might end up […]