Weekend Food Prep–Creamy Strawberry Cottage Cheese “Pudding”

My go-to snack these last few months has been cottage cheese with fruit. I like that it is a satisfying combination of protein and produce, my preferred combination for my mini-meal between lunch and dinner. It’s satisfying enough to keep me going, even when I have evening meetings or lifting after work, but is lowContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Creamy Strawberry Cottage Cheese “Pudding””

Weekend Food Prep–Yeast-Raised Belgian Waffles

Prepandemic, some friends and I had a monthly brunch tradition. We’d find a restaurant with delicious food and meet up once a month to catch up and stay connected. During the pandemic, once vaccinations were available and we had a clue about what was safeish to do, we began having brunch at one our homes.Continue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Yeast-Raised Belgian Waffles”

Weekend Food Prep–Cinnamon French Toast

French Toast is a special treat breakfast for me, but when it’s what I want, nothing else will do. This week I found a few slices of homemade baguette in the freezer, and I decided the best way to use them up was to enjoy a French Toast breakfast! I balanced the meal with aContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Cinnamon French Toast”

Weekend Food Prep–Easiest Apple Oats

I eat oatmeal at least 6 days a week, sometimes twice a day. Here one of my favorite ways to prepare it in advance. I make it a complete meal with coffee, eggs (like this broccoli egg bake), some plain Greek yogurt and fruit, if there isn’t some added to the oats already. Easiest AppleContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Easiest Apple Oats”

Weekend Food Prep–A step-by-step guide to Quick Eggs and Veggies

I don’t love microwaving eggs for breakfast even to reheat them, so when I can, I prefer to cook them fresh each morning. I recognize this goes into the “basic skills” category of cooking, but like cooking boatloads of chicken, I think it’s essential to start with these easier food prep habits before building toContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–A step-by-step guide to Quick Eggs and Veggies”

Weekend Food Prep–Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oatmeal

I have oats and eggs for breakfast probably 6 breakfasts out of 7 each week. Having slight variations available for each is enough for me to not get bored and to keep enjoying a satisfying and nutritious breakfast over and over again. When I get tired of basic old-fashioned oats, these are my next go-to.Continue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oatmeal”

Weekend Food Prep–Baked Mandarin (Lemon, Orange, or other Citrus) Custard

Resolved to get more protein in your diet or to begin prepping breakfast? This recipe (like my pumpkin spice eggs) could count as dessert or breakfast, depending on your personal preferences. This is a delicious, creamy custard, and to emphasize that creamy texture, I went with the added step of baking it in a BainContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Baked Mandarin (Lemon, Orange, or other Citrus) Custard”

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: 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”