Hearty beef and vegetable stew

It’s Thursday night as I’m writing this out. What a productive day it has been. The weather was perfect for doing some work in the kitchen. So in between cleaning the bathrooms and organizing my bedroom, I decided that today would be a great day to make a hearty stew. This blog has gone through…

Creamy ham and spinach casserole

I’m still wading through the groceries I bought on the weekend. I really need to stop overbuying and planning meals ahead of my orders. That’s the danger of ordering online. There is still a bunch of asparagus to use up, and a container of broccoli and cauliflower. My freezer is pretty packed too. First world…

Wednesday batch cooking – with asparagus

It’s Wednesday morning or almost noon as I type this out. The sun is shining and even though there’s a chilly breeze right now, it’s supposed to get up to almost 20C today. That’s like summertime weather. I’m sitting here in my plush pj pants, sipping my first cup of coffee and eating my per…

Scrambled eggs with kale

I wasn’t having a great day today. I woke up around 1:00 pm with another brutal migraine. I wound up sleeping most of the day – that happens when your brain feels like exploding. I finally got to cooking dinner around 7:30 and wondered what I could make that was fast and healthy. I still…

Lazy Cooking – Pork Stew Casserole

On Sunday, I had planned on cooking up a batch of stew but I was overwhelmed with a bad migraine that is still lingering. It is difficult to do much of anything with a migraine as you know. I had taken out some pork stewing cubes but they’ve been sitting in my fridge since Saturday…

Creamy Asparagus Soup

I made this the other night and still have leftovers even despite having a large bowl for lunch today. It reminded me of when my mum used to make asparagus soup for family dinners as a kid. Some of my fondest memories were watching her in the kitchen standing over the stove whipping up some…

Apple Crumble Recipe – easy to make and delicious

Last night, I made the best apple crumble I’ve ever tasted. I’m honestly amazed at how good it turned out. I ate a second helping before bed – bad I know – but man. It’s tasty. I’m going to make another batch this week with the crab apples my sister gave me. Maybe it’s the…

Chicken and lentils (skillet)

I wasn’t sure what to call this one. It could be a salad if you put it in the fridge. But I cooked it up on the stove top and it was fast and delicious. I had used up half the can of lentils with my chili on the weekend – so I needed to…

What’s Cooking: Bean and vegetable chili

I didn’t know what to call this recipe. It’s more chili like – but this recipe contains vegetables. It’s my “end of the week” fridge clean out day – and I wanted to break in my new instant post / rice cooker with a great meal. And it was delicious. I was super stoked to…

Rice Cooker pasta & chicken

I picked up a small, and I do mean small, rice cooker today. My old slow cooker that my mum got me is nearing the end of its life. I ordered this one online through Superstore. The description said it fits six cups. But the dish is very shallow compared to what I was expecting….