Monthly Archives: November 2009

Foil Packet Fish

I eat a lot of fish–salmon, tuna, snapper, tilapia–because it’s nutrient rich, not too expensive and super easy to cook a single portion. Just drizzle the fish with a little oil, throw in some fresh herbs or citrus, wrap it all up in a foil packet then pop it in the oven to steam (15ish…

Spicy Cajun Salmon w/ Caramelized Leeks

I’m in Dallas for the Thanksgiving holiday visiting my sister and her family, and very much enjoying the sunny weather as well as my sister’s cooking. As you may have read in a previous post, my sister is an unbelievably good cook (although I made my cholent this week and her husband couldn’t stop raving,…

A Light Post-Thanksgiving Recipe

We all know what it is. That post-Thanksgiving “oh my, I probably should not have eaten so much, I just won’t eat today” feeling. Bad idea. Never detox from overeating by fasting, just eat light–salad, fruit, lean proteins. Here is a great low-calorie recipe that goes well with sliced apples–it is by no means my…

A Celebration of Global Gratitude

You may have read my post about #TweetsGiving last week; I’m participating in this global gratitude celebration, and I encourage you to do the same! Feel free to leave a comment here, or share your gratitude through your own blog, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, or any other way you’d like. Gratitude Au Gratin Ingredients: 1 Mom…

Crock Pot Curry Chicken

Crock pots are amazing (I neglected to mention them in my post about kitchen gadgets, they are definitely well worth the investment, plus they are on sale this time of year). My friends SK & JT recently bought one, and JT has been wanting to experiment with cooking chicken in it. JT, this recipe is…

The Penny Pincher’s Dilemma

I am not independently wealthy, I work for a non-profit and I live in an expensive city, so I stick to a pretty strict food budget. I am in constant struggle with my frugal side that really wants to buy things as cheap as possible, and my eco- & ethical-conscious side that really wants to…

Penny Pinching Tip #5: Buying in Bulk + Online Shopping

While reading a recent copy of the Food Network Magazine, I found an article about this online restaurant wholesaler. Now, some things come in quantities much too large for me, but almost everything on this site is significantly cheaper than you can find at any store (even places like Costco). Penny Pinching Tip #5: For…

Penny Pinching Tip #4: Fun (& Worthwhile) Kitchen Gadgets

I’m sometimes skeptical about kitchen gadgets. For example, an egg separator is (in my opinion) a ridiculous waste of money when your hand can do the same job for free. In addition, it literally only does one thing, and I prefer to spend money on kitchen gadgets that can multi-task so I can get my…

Food for Thought (& a Shameless Plug)

Thanksgiving is a time to look around and be thankful for all that we have. It’s also a time to look and see where the gaps are, and how we can help fill them. My friend AK is involved in a fantastic organization called Epic Change. Last Thanksgiving, Epic Change launched a program called TweetsGiving,…

Baked BBQ Tofu

Yesterday was an unbelievably long day at work, so when I got home I knew I wanted to cook dinner but didn’t want to put in too much effort. I had a block of tofu in my fridge so I decided on one of my fave tofu dishes that I actually hadn’t made in quite…