All posts tagged: vegetarian

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 […]

meal plan – almost december

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  Hola from an unseasonably warm, late fall in Austin. All things that depend on climate are a bit confused (trees still have leaves, peppers still showing up in my CSA box, butterflies still hanging out, and our backyard owl is a no show so far). We had a nice long break last week and are feeling pumped for what is left of the calendar year. We’ve got a museum list, lengthy book lists, and […]

last of summer and a recipe

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Temperatures make it a little hard to tell, but summer is wrapping up in Austin. We picked up what I am sure is going to be our last watermelon of the year with our tuber-heavy CSA stash. In the kitchen, I am closing out the summer with one last batch of my summer squash risotto. I originally came across this risotto cooking method in The Bon Apetit Fast Easy Fresh cookbook. I’ve been making risotto this way for […]

veggie meal plan – 8/15/16

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Good ol’ Hampshire College had a small farm on campus and a student-run coop with bulk bins, so I can pretty strongly delineate my attachment to eating local (hyper-local even) back to my college days. The practice started a little over 20 years ago and to this day, I (and now my family) eat what the local seasons and growers have to offer. Given that snippet of history, I hope you understand how disorienting the past few weeks […]

veggie meal plan – 8/8/16

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Picked up a handful of vegetables at the grocery store (peppers, cukes, zucchini, etc.) and am working my pantry and freezer to the max this week to help pull all of our meals together. Wish me luck as I try to cook up a week’s worth of meals without my trusty CSA stash. Meals Quinoa chowder with spinach, feta & scallions* 15-minute lo mein Cucumber Salad** Fideo Bowls Homemade pizzas with whole wheat pizza dough*** Entomatadas […]

summer meal plan – june 26,2016

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In the middle of a cooking groove, so I am riding it all the way to an actual meal plan. This is way more food than we can probably get through in a week, but I figure I’ll just keep working through it until we run out of produce. Putting lots of tomatoes and peaches this week, too. Excited to try Kate’s peach sauce in addition to putting away a small batch of peach jam. […]

vegetarian meal plan – 2/1/16

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Happy February from Austin! Apologies for the late meal plan post. It took me a little longer than usual to figure out how to cook through our veggies. Whatever is left of the CSA stash will get used up in stir fries, salads, and breakfast over the next week. I have the following in mind for the next 7-10 days: Meals Spaghetti Squash with Chickpeas & Kale Portabella & Brussel Sprout Salad * Brown Sugar Tofu […]

the “to-try” list

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The internet is filled with ideas and things to try and for years I would bookmark recipes or send myself links and then {Clouds part. Sun shines.} I realized that my note taking tool, Evernote, was the perfect archive. I’ll sometimes tag things by season, but for the most part, I just send the link on over and it does all my indexing work for me (article titles, content, ingredient lists, all of it). A couple […]