So You Want to Learn to Cook: The Basics, Onions & Garlic

So you want to learn to cook, do you? That’s great because I really really really love making food happen!

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Easy Recipe: Truffle Artichoke Mac n’ Cheese with Almonds

truffle artichoke mac n cheesePossibly the easiest recipe I’ve come up with… there’s not even any onions! It’s flavorful, crunchy, & cheesy! Not exactly healthy, but a nice way to treat yourself 🙂

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Food Journal: Grilled Cheese.

Ok so maybe this week wasn’t the healthiest of weeks (I ended it with an all-you-can-eat sushi dinner which just about killed me). But I decided to indulge in the beloved grilling of bread with cheese… only 2x this week but what the hell.

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The classic turkey grilled cheese… with Havarti dill cheese and a side of roasted spicy cauliflower & sweet potatoes.

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One of my classic Veggie Medleys with Buckwheat & red Quinoa on the side.

* Mashed cauliflower: with lots of browned onions, garlic powder, fresh scallions, fresh dill, and dried dill weed.

* Greens medley: turnips and collard greens seasoned with smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, browned onions, and raw walnuts.

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Open faced grilled cheese. Sourdough bread, Havarti dill cheese, and the greens medley from the meal above. I used a toaster oven to get this crispy and melty grilled cheese and skipped the butter.

Ate with a side of a garlic pickle & edamame (seasoned with coarse sea salt & dried red chili peppers)

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I ended my week with a shrimp & black bean medley.

Shrimp seared in soy sauce and seasoned in garlic powder and dill weed.

Mixed with

Turnip & collard greens, browned onions, fresh dill, scallions, black beans, and quinoa. Topped with shredded Mozz.

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Food Journal: Sweet Potatoes, Zuchinni, & Cauliflower.

I barely cooked at all this week… I ate a bunch of simple meals that I didn’t bother taking photos of (beans and quinoa) as well as left overs. I made 2 dishes that were not like the rest. Here they are…

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Basil and cayenne pepper baked sweet potato with a side of mashed cauliflower.

I love the spicy tang with the sweetness of the potato.

The mashed cauliflower is dressed with browned onions (in soy sauce), lightly browned garlic, lots of garlic powder, and smoked paprika.

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Zucchini Salad with a side of quinoa + beans on a bed of fresh greens (Spinach, baby kale, and romaine lettuce).

Zucchini salad: thinly sliced (using peeler) zucchini, red onions, pecans, finely chopped whiskey sour pickles, rice wine vinegar, olive oil, coarse sea salt, and dill weed.

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As always, these take 30 min. or less.

 


I don’t like recipes, as I’ve mentioned, but I’m always on the lookout for ideas on something new to make. Care to share what yummy dish you made this week?

Food Journal: Keeping it Bulky.

This week was pretty shitty. I made a couple of batches of dishes so that I wouldn’t have to cook much… I made 3 dishes and ate out/ordered in one too many times. When I did manage to summon the energy to make something, it was pretty damn delicious.

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A light cherry tomato and herb goat cheese angel hair pasta dish with sautéd yellow squash, black beans, and tempeh (seared in the sauce) and garnished with a crap load of raw green onion.
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3 dishes: (1) A light edamame, cherry tomato, and red onion salad dressed with rice vinegar, olive oil, coarse sea salt, and green onions.     (2) Squash veg. medley (soy sauce blackened onions, yellow squash, & tempeh) (3) Truffle & dill weed roasted cauliflower and baby carrots.

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Baked apples and pears topped with Vanilla gelato & raw pecans.

left oversI’m not even sure what was below the pile of freshly chopped green onion and melted mozz. (leftovers from some veggie and cashew medley I made the week before) accompanied by a piece of a Wang (Wangs in Brooklyn = BEST chicken wings).