Weekend Food Prep: Banana Walnut Bread

It’s Thanksgiving week here in the US, and in celebration, I’m sharing some of my most popular recipes! Is banana bread’s moment over? Is offering a recipe for my favorite banana bread too 2020? Do I sound like a Portland hipster if I say I was making banana bread before it was cool? I loveContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep: Banana Walnut Bread”

Weekend Food Prep: Homemade Canned Blueberry Pie Filling and Topping

It’s Thanksgiving week here in the US, and in celebration, I’m sharing some of my most popular recipes! We are enjoying the end of the local blueberry harvest this week, and this is a wonderful way to extend the joy into the fall and winter. (If you’re a regular reader, you’ve already heard me extolContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep: Homemade Canned Blueberry Pie Filling and Topping”

Weekend Food Prep: Chocolate Dipped Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting (with a note about including rich desserts in your diet)

It’s Thanksgiving week here in the US, and in celebration, I’m sharing some of my most popular recipes! And since today is my birthday, here’s some cupcakes. I’m not sure this one quite counts as “weekend food prep,” but I made cupcakes for my brother-in-law’s birthday, and they were so wonderful and luscious, I hadContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep: Chocolate Dipped Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting (with a note about including rich desserts in your diet)”

Weekend Food Prep: Buckwheat-Oat Pancakes

It’s Thanksgiving week here in the US, and in celebration, I’m sharing some of my most popular recipes! Early in the pandemic, my spouse took over the grocery shopping duties. I am higher risk for infection and complications from COVID-19, and he is much lower risk. There was a learning curve to becoming the primaryContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep: Buckwheat-Oat Pancakes”

Weekend Food Prep–Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal Protein Bars

I’ve been enjoying oatmeal bars as my afternoon snack lately. I’ve seen lots of different variants on the idea, so my guess is you can adjust this quite a bit to your preferences. Here’s a good starting point, with a balance of macros and a nice, cakey texture. Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal Protein Bars one.Continue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal Protein Bars”

Weekend Food Prep–Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Eggs

Pumpkin pie for breakfast? Yes please. I make this just sweet enough to not register as savory to my tastes, but you can vary the sweetening to your preferences. You could also make it sweeter by stirring in some fruit before baking, allowing the natural sweetness to compliment the custard. Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Eggs one.Continue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Eggs”

Weekend Food Prep–“Carrot Cake” Steel Cut Oats

This recipe is a rare sweet vegetable option at breakfast. It’s a delicious way to get your morning fruits and veggies when you’re not in the mood for something savory. I make this in the slow-cooker to avoid the risk burning the oats on the stovetop, but they can be cooked in a pot overContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–“Carrot Cake” Steel Cut Oats”

The Foundational Habit of Weekly Food Prep

Every week I share with you recipes that I am preparing for my weekly meals. Weekly food prep has become a foundational habit for me–providing me with essential structure to enjoy consistent, healthy, balanced meals day after day in my very busy schedule. There’s no magic to food prep, but it has a lot ofContinue reading “The Foundational Habit of Weekly Food Prep”

Weekend Food Prep–Tabbouleh Mason Jar Salad

Tabbouleh makes a pretty good cold-season salad. Fresh parsley and cucumbers aren’t lower quality in the winter. I use grape tomatoes for more flavor and to ensure nicer quality, as chopped fresh tomatoes can get mushy over the course of the week, but if you’re making this for a summer lunch with several people, feelContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Tabbouleh Mason Jar Salad”

Weekend Food Prep–Pureed Ginger Vegetable Soup

This is a lovely, warming soup. It is also a great way to get some easily-digested vegetables when you’re feeling a bit off. I like it after a hard run when my stomach can be a bit tender. You can make it a complete meal by adding some shredded chicken or a heavy dollop ofContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Pureed Ginger Vegetable Soup”