Recent tasty eats

I cook most days of the week, lunches and dinners (two dinners usually since I eat veg and the boys are meat eaters) and I’m totally OVER the whole sitch. I truly, truly hate walking up to my fridge or stove most days and I dread seeing the expectant look on my starving husband’s face the moment he walks in the door. In the interest of helping me out of my rut and maybe to like cooking, a little bit, again, we held a family meeting where the boys gave me suggestions of things they really like that maybe I haven’t made in a while and I put them on a list. I also tossed out ideas to see where on the scale of acceptable to the picky teenager they might fall.

On top of that, I resolved to cull through my pantry and additional food storage and use what I had lurking instead of continually going to the store for the easy things we’ve started grabbing. I added a weekly run to TJ’s for produce and small freezer items because although the drive isn’t quick, the prices are LOW and the produce is way better than either of the two stores closest to me which is annoying.

Once I get into a better rhythm I fully intend to start cooking from my store of cook books once a week and my pinned recipes once every two or three weeks. We’ll see how that plays out. Anyway, here are some things I’ve made recently that I really liked.

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Jamie Oliver’s Caponata (thanks to Hillary for turning me onto this recipe it’s so awesome!)

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Roasted Sweet Potato and Grain Spinach Salad I made my own tweaks to this (like subbing Meyer Lemon vinaigrette for the dressing) but I loved the sweet potatoes so much I have made them a couple more times as a side.

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BBQ Lentils with broccoli slaw, sweet potato steak fries and some bread and butter pickles

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Shoyu Ramen with grilled eggplant and baby bok choy

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Lentil soup with avocado

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Gruyere and homemade rosemary balsamic fig jam panini

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Guac with crumbled feta

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Over easy egg on balsamic shredded Brussels sprouts, quinoa and brown rice

What are your recent tasty eats?

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