minestrone soup

minestrone soup

minestrone soup is one of my favorite comfort foods – especially when it’s homemade! it dead simple to make at home, too. just dump everything in a pot and walk away. i really like fiddly cooking sometimes, but sometimes i just want to sit on my butt. this is a good meal option when i want to sit. (or when you’re down to the last of your groceries, which is precisely why i made it this time)

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brussels sprout salad

 

brussels sprout salad

 

I looooooooooove brussels sprouts. Love them. Always have – I ate copious amounts of boiled brussels sprouts as a child. When I grew up and lived on my own, I discovered I was absolutely terrible at boiling them, so I went to roasting them instead.

While roasting them is delicious and wonderful and MY FAVORITE THING, it takes forever. And sometimes you just want to shove food in your face, you know?

So I made a “salad” of them, based off a dish I had while roadtripping to Craftcation 2013 with my friends Angie and Sarah. 🙂

 

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chocolate avocado mousse

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This is something I’ve been seeing all over online. Every time I saw it, looking highly styled and strangely photographed, I kept feeling more and more skeptical.

Today, armed with my fancy new iPhone (I’m in the right century now, y’all!) and my food processor, I set out to attempt to make delicious chocolate mousse with no dairy. I think it was a success. 😀

 

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broiled asparagus

broiled asparagus

Broiled asparagus is one of the quickest and easiest side dishes in the history of cooking. 😀 Broiling cooks the asparagus super quick, and leaves it slightly charred for maximum yumminess. Until recently I’ve only ever eaten asparagus raw (my grandmother grew it in her garden and it was THE BEST) because I feel it’s cooked terribly the majority of the time. Broiling is the only way I like to cook it.

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