Weekend Food Prep–Bring on the Summer!

I love this time of year. We’re fortunate here in Oregon with an astounding variety of fresh, local produce. I don’t mind eating frozen veggies through the winter, and I’m grateful for the apples and berries I’ve put up or frozen to give me a hint of warm-weather wonderfulness in the darkest parts of theContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Bring on the Summer!”

Weekend Food Prep–Muesli

Muesli I like this oatmeal variation in the warmer months or when I need to pack breakfast somewhere where the extra liquid would be unwelcome. (Note that TSA might give you a side eye on this one, so I don’t recommend it for breakfast on a morning flight in the US.) Multiply the basic recipeContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Muesli”

Weekend Food Prep–Sweet Cornmeal Muffins

I like these with chili. If you’re not an American, you may not realize that a cornbread recipe stakes a claim for who you are and where you come from almost as much as a BBQ recipe does. My cornbread is sweet and made without grease, in the “Northern” style, and with some whole wheatContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Sweet Cornmeal Muffins”

Weekend Food Prep–Turkey Bean Chili

Chili is another recipe like marinara sauce that I don’t measure anything for anymore. But it can be nice to have a starting place, so you can learn your own preferences as you make adjustments. one. In a very large pot, heat a bit of oil and sauté:1 medium onion, diced4 zucchini, diced4-5 cloves garlic,Continue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Turkey Bean Chili”

Weekend Food Prep–Baked Italian Turkey Meatballs

I choose to not eat red meat, so I’m often replacing ground beef or pork with ground turkey. The downsides to substituting turkey in recipes with red meat are twofold–first, the ground turkey seems to be wetter, making it harder to use the Maillard reaction to increase the wonderful umami flavor of browned meats. Secondly,Continue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Baked Italian Turkey Meatballs”

Weekend Food Prep–How NOT to make a Coconut Chocolate Cake with Mocha Frosting

I like to think that my regular readers appreciate that on Saturdays when it comes to recipe time, I get straight to the point. I give you a little background, and then get on with the recipe. It’s my intent to give you what you want without all the unnecessary fluff of exposition so commonContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–How NOT to make a Coconut Chocolate Cake with Mocha Frosting”

Weekend Food Prep–Oatmeal Pumpkin Sandwich Bread

I like bread, but I don’t eat it terribly often. So, like a lot of other baked goods, I make it in bulk, slice it up, and store it in my freezer. This recipe makes 3 moderately-sized loaves of delicious sandwich bread. The pumpkin adds color and with the long fermentation time, there’s a niceContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Oatmeal Pumpkin Sandwich Bread”

Weekend Food Prep–Ideas for Protein at Breakfast

Sufficient protein is a “big rock,” one of those pieces of the puzzle that can help us make meaningful improvements to the healthfulness of our diets and towards improving our physiques, if that’s a goal. This recent video by Jeff Nippard talks about how much protein might be best if we’re trying to build orContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Ideas for Protein at Breakfast”

Weekend Food Prep–Broccoli Tomato and Feta Egg Bake

This is a variation on this breakfast egg custard. I love a little strong cheese with eggs and this is delicious with feta, and the tomatoes add a lovely bit of acidity to balance out the flavors. Broccoli Tomato and Feta Egg Bake one. Preheat the oven to 350oF, two. Use 1-2 tsp. softened butterContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Broccoli Tomato and Feta Egg Bake”

Weekend Food Prep: Oats and Buckwheat “cold cereal” and on the menu this week

Well, the blog is just about a year old, and I’ve shared most of my favorite regular recipes with all of you! As I create new recipes, I will be sure to share them here, but in the meantime, there’s lots of good stuff in the archives that I’d love to highlight. Here’s what I’mContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep: Oats and Buckwheat “cold cereal” and on the menu this week”