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Homemade oat milk, and a simple breakfast for when you feel a bit stodgy

Homemade oat milk, and a simple breakfast for when you feel a bit stodgy

I am not vegan (as you may have been able to discern from this blog), but when I am feeling particularly stodgy and not quite at my optimal plumpness, I often switch to a hybrid Vegan Before 6 plan. If you haven’t heard of it, […]

Meal plan: week of June 11

Meal plan: week of June 11

We had a few friends over last week for dinner, which was very fun indeed, and it happened to be on Wednesday, a.k.a. the day I don’t actually have to cook dinner, so I was inspired to make dessert instead. Even though it feels like […]

Peppy – and peppery – quick lunch (or dinner): Cabbage and eggs

Peppy – and peppery – quick lunch (or dinner): Cabbage and eggs

This is one of those recipes that is so much more than the sum of its parts. When my dear friend Shireen told me about this standby from her kitchen, I admit to being deeply suspicious. Cabbage? Green cabbage? Sautéed? With eggs? It just didn’t sound like something […]

Meal plan: week of June 4, 2018

Meal plan: week of June 4, 2018

What in the world, JUNE. How did that happen? This last week was a total blur of school functions; turns out, if I lose a productive Monday to sunshine and fun with the family, the rest of the week is kind of a shambles. House? Disaster. Refrigerator? […]

Meal plan: week of May 28, 2018

Meal plan: week of May 28, 2018

This weekend has been a baking bonanza for me, which is always a delight, until you realise you inadvertently presented your gluten-free host with lemon bars, confidently pronounced the curd gluten-free, and then later that evening broke out in a cold sweat remembering you added […]

My favorite, perfect lunch: eggy avocado toast with Vegemite and sambal oelek

My favorite, perfect lunch: eggy avocado toast with Vegemite and sambal oelek

LUNCH. I shake my fist at lunch, because I am always in a bit of a shambles trying to come up with something  healthy and sustaining to eat. Tell me your tricks, because of all the meals, lunch is the one that is most likely […]

Meal plan: week of May 21, 2018

Meal plan: week of May 21, 2018

Well. Last week’s meal plan – as basic as it was – went a little off the rails. It’s bananas how much my husband being out of town saps me of any energy for the kitchen. Or frankly, any energy for doing much of anything […]

Updated overnight oats: orange cardamom bircher muesli

Updated overnight oats: orange cardamom bircher muesli

I lived in Switzerland for about three years right after college. As you can imagine, it was The Greatest. Pretty much everything about it was great, and one of the best parts was having weekend adventures all over the place, especially into the magnificent-cannot-be-overstated-how-magnificent Swiss […]

Meal plan: week of May 14, 2018

Meal plan: week of May 14, 2018

Today my youngest, my squashy stubborn silly little fella, turned four. Four! What on earth. It was a very good day, not least because of this delightful cake, the layers for which I very sensibly made yesterday, and the frosting today. Reminder to self: this […]

Weekday toaster oven muffins with coconut, chia seeds, and cranberries, plus an Instant Pot yogurt sidebar

Weekday toaster oven muffins with coconut, chia seeds, and cranberries, plus an Instant Pot yogurt sidebar

We are not a muffin people. I mean, they’re fine and everything, but given the option at a bakery, I will go for just about anything else. Croissants always win. Scones are a close second. I might even go Danish over muffin. Muffins are usually […]