At some point in time (within the last couple years) my boyfriend and I discovered that one of the easiest proteins to cook is shrimp. It's fast - making it perfect for a weeknight or quick hunger fix, easy - even a novice cook can make it, and versatile - you can flavor it in so many different ways!
We have been quite lucky in Brooklyn this winter because it hasn't been nearly as cold as it was the last few years. Regardless, I still have that spring itch. And with temperatures rising into the 60s this week and Easter only three weeks away I'd say my itch is about to be scratched! Crossing my fingers that spring is truly here.
Happy New Year! Can you believe it is 2016?! Sounds so futuristic. I can't believe another holiday season has come and gone. I got all sorts of goodies for Christmas! All new pots and pans, some cookbooks, a slow cooker...some life-changing (at least in the kitchen) stuff. Hope Santa was just as nice to all of you!
I'm always reminded when my family gets together of how much I love deviled eggs. My Poppop makes them every holiday/birthday/graduation/whatever reason for a gathering and I'm pretty sure those (and my Grandma's scrambled eggs) are where my love for eggs started. He usually tops his with classic black olives, green olives with pimento, dill, and/or paprika. Given my taste for briny foods, my version includes kalamata olives and capers.
When I'm looking for a healthy snack, especially one I can easily bring to work, I nearly always turn to hummus. I don't need to tell you all the different things you can do with hummus - you already know. But I do want to convince you that making your own is infinitely better than buying a prepackaged version at the grocery store.
Don't get me wrong - there are some great pre-made hummus' out there. But when you could have a more delicious, healthy, clean version that happens to work out costing you less money to have it why would you go for the other stuff?
Okay...so I know Thanksgiving is just a few days away. I should be posting something to be served on the big day, right? Well hear me out. For me, Thanksgiving is about tradition. I have the same menu every year and look forward to knowing exactly what to expect on the table (or in my case, on our spiral staircase that we use as a tiered serving table in my tiny Brooklyn apartment). I know tradition isn't for everyone, but when it comes to Thanksgiving it is for me!
So my favorite part is before and after. Before for the Thanksgiving themed potlucks, work parties, etc when you aren't necessarily making a huge feast. After for, well, the LEFTOVERS! Before and after give me way more wiggle room for creativity. I love it.
I'm a young adult living it up in Brooklyn. I love cooking, baking, crafting, crocheting - you name it! Most of what I cook is healthy for you (and equally delicious) with the occasional "yolo" meal. My passion truly lies with inspiring others not only to cook at home but to try new foods in the process!