Spicy Cabbage Hash

I ruminated on this title for a long time. Cheesy cruciferous hash was inherently contradictory, the unpretentious former juxtaposed with the intellectual latter (I spent 10 minutes rooting through the dictionary writing that sentence). Red cabbage hash was misleading- there’s no red cabbage in this. Egg, cheese, tomato, cabbage, broccoli, and bell pepper hash got…

Split Peas Cook Up- Guyana

Oh, I’ve been procrastinating on this for a long time. I was having so much fun with holiday recipes, and then I got sidetracked by cheesecake, yogurt soup , and waffles, glorious waffles, that I forgot all about the countries. Well, you can’t really forget that the rest of the world exists, not unless you’re the…

Creamy Bok Choy Soup

Want to impress someone (this can include yourself) in a hurry? Make this soup. It sounds fancy, looks great, tastes delicious, and takes 3 ingredients and 10 minutes. My kind of dish! Now, I know how fond adults are of saying “You’re young! How can you be so tired!”. Well, you see, I study all…

Blueberry-Vanilla Oatmeal Bars

I’ve been making oatmeal cookies from a recipe on the back of a Trader Joe’s bag for years. My family loves them, they’re healthy, and they have chocolate. Those three don’t usually happen together. They’re delicious, but have a ton of butter and sugar. I realize that might make the health part seem redundant, but…

Guacamole

If, like everyone else in this deep fried-calorie rich greaseball we call America, your New Year’s resolution was to start eating healthier, but you also don’t want to forsake everything good in life, make some guacamole. Avocados are full of fat, yes, but the good kind. Like people say all press is good press, all…

Lemony Roasted Vegetables

Holiday food is really heavy. It’s all cookies, bread, roast beef- you know, the good things in life. The holidays are also really time consuming. Between family, shopping, and decorating (also the good things in life), you don’t have much to yourself. So, logically, you need to make these lemon roasted vegetables. They’re healthy, easy,…

Orzo Stuffed Fennel

I. Love. Fennel. It may not be in season anymore, but I don’t let little things like that bother me. I will find fennel. And so help me, I will stuff it and bake it. Today, it’s a Mediterranean orzo salad. Tomorrow it could be kimchi. The day after it could be Nutella. There’s no…

Steak and Barley Stew

Usually, this is the sort of food I run screaming from. Making this is very, very uncharacteristic of me. It’s just so *gag* healthy. Don’t y’all worry, though. I’m posting a nice sugary recipe right after this. And with this stew, which is surprisingly good. I’m not just saying that! You won’t even know it’s…

Vegetable Broth

The base. The OG. The backbone. The broth. Making chicken broth is easy enough- boil some bird bones. But veggie broth? Veggie broth is as easy or complicated as you make it, and it is so, so, so much better than the stuff you get in the store. I like to make this in bulk,…

Red Lentil Soup-Egypt

There’s been a little cough/cold going around my house, so soup seemed like a good idea. This cured everyone! It was spicy, flavorful, creamy, silky- anything with that set of adjectives is going to be good! There was only one downside- I only had enough red lentils for two servings. As soon as I get…