I’m late. So late. I actually didn’t do much real cooking because last week was busy but here’s what we had that I remembered to photograph
   Thai green curry with vegetables and tofu. I’ve made this before and loved it but this? Meh.

 salad with avocado, tomatoes and red onion – this is our typical salad 

   Roasted cauliflower – I love it so much. Soooooo much.

 Tuna, hard-boiled eggs, spinach and avocado in a spinach wrap for M.
   The wrap from above in salad corn for me!

 citrus grilled chicken thighs – we ate this with the cauliflower and salad. It was delicious.

We’re currently driving back from Maryland having spent the day with family, celebrating the christening of the newest member of our family – it was a really lovely day.

I know I mentioned The Ethiopian’s cholesterol before and last weekend we went to visit a naturopath and developed a plan for going forward.Generally, it falls in line with the way we already eat but cuts back our animal consumption even further which I’m fine with. I was not very good at photos this week, partially because it was just a busy week and I’m not sure if I’m going to continue to post photos or just some kind of recap of what we ate. So…we’ll see how it all shakes out.

 Not pictured: sweet and spicy salmon, roasted carrots and quinoa (which we discovered The Ethiopian is VERY allergic too and causes him nausea and vomiting)

   Saag aloo aka Indian spinach and potatoes that I added a few other mixed veggies to & a rich of cream. SO. GOOD.

Masala lentils – this recipe is from the Vegan Richa cookbook which I strongly suggest you purchase – it’s SO good. You can find this particular recipe by googling. I did use the steamed lentils from Trader Joe’s and canned, diced tomatoes but otherwise followed the recipe and YUM!

   Taco lettuce cups – ground  turkey, corn, avocado, salsa in iceberg lettuce. Don’t know why it had never dawned on me to make variations on lettuce cups but we loved these and I’m adding them to the rotation. 

Happy Valentine’s Day! This week I’d say I was in a bit of a slump. I’m so completely over winter and I need the sun to come back so I can start complaining about that. Here’s a cooking recap: 

   Pasta pesto with broccoli and lemon pepper chicken 

 Chicken tinga empanadas and guacamole (my favorite thing I ate this week)
  Chipotle turkey chili. So perfect for this dismal weather.  

 Chicken and veggie potstickers (that I obviously forgot about momentarily) from Trader Joe’s and a quick veggie lo mein.

I’m late with my weekly because life got a little harried last week – but I’m here! Can you even believe it’s already February?

I was pretty much terrible at remembering to take photos of dinner last week. I think I missed two dinners – a lemon pepper salmon, broccoli and wild rice situation and we quick dinner of salad and baked sweet potatoes.   

Baked pasta made with ground turkey.  

Hello, lover. Banana pudding.

    Chicken fajitas that we ate with refried black beans 

  Used the aforementioned lemon pepper salmon to top since alfredo pasta. Sooooo good.

    I didn’t make this! Impromptu date night with The Ethiopian at a pizza joint we love. 

One of the things I  really, really need to focus on is not going to the store daily. I used to shop every 7/10 days and now I go almost every day and it is a recipe for  disaster. Also need to really take a good, hard look at our food budget.  We have gotten markedly better with leftovers but I think we could trim the proverbial fat some more.

This week finds me laying in bed and trying to stay warm as the east coast digs itself out from nearly two feet of snow. Thankfully, cabin fever is lost on me. I’m happy to be at home surrounded by my things – LOL! 

Other weekly highlights include getting a Costco membership. You guys have to teach me your ways – I love their rotisserie chicken and I did get some wild salmon and boneless/skinless chicken thighs but tell me what you love from there! 

Here is this week’s look at what I cooked. Starting to contemplate using my nicer camera if I’m going to continue these but then, effort. We will see! 

   Barbecue popcorn I made as a snack last night. I LOVE popcorn. A lot. This is stove-popped with a littke butter and canola oil. The seasoning is a a mix of: onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, paprika, salt and sugar. I never measure it but equal parts (except the cayenne/salt) is roughly it.

 hot chocolate, also from yesterday.  Half and half, milk (I used 2% because that’s my jam), vanilla, some semi-sweet chocolate chips. Sincerely do not understand why anyone would sink the powder when this exists and is just as easy.

  Cheesy vegetable chowder. So good. So  filling. Recipe can be found on my pinterest board called souper. I used red potatoes because they were here and added a chopped red pepper.

 Huevos rancheros were Saturday morning breakfast and I swear I could eat them every day. In fact – I’m mad I didn’t do it again today :(


Sesame chicken rice bowl. Rice bowls are kind of my current food obsession. They can go so many ways and by the time you prep what’s going on top of the rice, the rice (I use a rice cooker) is ready.

 Breakfast for one – rusted potatoes and a fried egg. I probably have this at least once a week.


  Ugly food is delicious. Because I can never fit as many enchiladas I’m a pan as I’d like, I often make it lasagna style. These were sooooooooooo good. We ate them with a side of refried black beans.

 Because some nights the easiest thing to do is bake a sweet potato and have a big salad!

   Salisbury steak meatballs which were served with mashed potatoes. This was a total and complete bust. Partly, I think because I tried to shortcut by using Trader Joe’s turkey meatballs. Lesson learned.

 Last night, although I prepped  a pasta to bake – I decided on finishing the veggie chowder and we had grilled turkey and cheese sandwiches to go along.

All in all, a pretty delicious week. I hope that you had a good one and if you were in the path of the snow storm – remember to be careful still!