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This is not turkey chili. . I planned to serve turkey chili with corn tortillas, shredded cheese and avocado but the turkey didn't defrost on time, I had two boys who needed dinner and only 45 minutes before I had to pick up my daughter at soccer practice. . And that's how turkey chili became a DIY nacho bar. . And why, DIY? . Well, my youngest still prefers whatever his nearest neighbor is eating, my older boy prefers meat, fish, and veggies. My daughter prefers beans, grains, and cheese and told me she doesn't want to visit the nearby town of Sausalito because Sausalito sounds like, "sausages," and sausages, "make her want to puke." . Anyway, DIY meals are a good fit for us and while it's nice to have a plan for the week it's also helpful to know how to Improv when things go awry. . This week in REAL Circle we'll create our usual REAL Plans but we'll also work together to create an arsenal of Improv meals just in case your turkey chili night doesn't go as planned. . Don't miss it. These are critical parenting survival skills and should be taught alongside the birthing classes. Come to REAL Circle, bring a friend. Dads, I'm talking to you too. . See you on 9/22 at 8:30 AM right near the San Rafael Civic Center Farmer's Market. Grab one of the last spots at the link in profile. Bring a mug, rovewildcoffee will bring the delicious organic coffee. . Good luck this week, friends. RECIPE in comments 👇.


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Résultats d’une relevailles en co-cuisine de 4,5h dans la joie de vivre * 3 recettes de muffins sans gluten (total 36) * 2 recettes de gaufres repas salées sans gluten full protéines ( environ 30 gaufres) * 2 recettes de gaufres sucrées sans gluten mais full légumes et protéines (environ 35) * 1 kg de boulettes de dindon aux épinards et herbes du jardin ( à 100-150g par personne, donc 8-10 portions) * 2 recettes de bomba rosa aux framboises sans gluten ni produit laitier ni sucre mais full protéine et fruits et noix (environ 30 galettes) . Et en extra, avec le jus de cuisson des boulettes, les retailles de zucchini, l’extra de purée de courge et des herbes fraîches, rehaussée d’une poignée de lentilles corail, on a réalisé 2 litres de potage repas dé li cieux! . . Merci pour le soutien Maude et au plaisir de renouveler ces moments de complicité autour des épices exotiques en octobre! . . muffins relevaillesalimentaires montrealfm100f glutenfree chocolate rasberries lebrinski santeladifferencecoaching faitmain strongwomen mtlmoments food foodporn zerowaste improvcooking fresh fall waffles gauffres sal sucrsalé sugarfree mapple


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Settling in. Udon Curry Noodles with Garlic Fried Spam. improvcooking udon spam lacroix


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I always tell my kids about the butterflies I get before new things because I want them to know new things are scary and that's normal. I don't tell them I want to hide under my covers but you know, baby steps. . When I sat with you at the first ever REAL Circle on Sunday, I couldn't help but admire your bravery. . You SHOWED UP in a big way. Not only was the class 50% larger than I’d originally planned, every single person openly shared about what it takes to get dinner on the table. . You could've said, "Yeah, I'm good, all clean plates and smiles here," but you didn't. You showed up in an honest, and real way and because of your bravery the magic happened. . When parents support one another we are better than when we are alone. And we can’t support one another unless we’re willing to be open, honest and brave. . Speaking of support, these photos were taken by others who joined the group because the only photo I took was of the sun over the hills when I first arrived. Luckily, my friend Sharon sharonamyphotography was there and will have some more photos for me to share with you soon. . I can't thank you enough for showing up as your real selves. And I can't wait to see you next Sunday for more inspiration, REAL Planning, connection, and rovewildcoffee. . Grab one of the few spots left for the 9/22 class at the link in profile. . 📸 : hollywoodsakura and rovewildcoffee . Cinnamon scone cred: luckypennybread


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Brick oven 😝 Should have let the bricks heat longer and skipped the pan~ 🍕🍕🍕 Next bread class is September 28 at 9am in Draper. DM for more details~ yes, it is the same sourdough used for pizza. . brickoven improvcooking


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Sometimes dinners that are thrown together based on random stuff in the kitchen are the best dinners. This is chicken cacciatore with carrot zoodles made in my instant pot topped with feta since we were out of Parmesan cheese. It may not be the prettiest meal I’ve ever made but it was SO good! homecooking yum norecipe improvcooking


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ME: I'll take the boys to lunch after we finish these errands. It'll be RELAXING and EASY! . ALL THE PARENTS: Hahaha 🤣 (fall over laughing) . This vision was a Friday MIRAGE. Because as you know, taking children to restaurants is anything but relaxing. . W, age 1, is in the screaming phase and yells, "WA IT," at everything including our table-neighbor's food. He also thinks the word for, "man," is, "Da Da," so that gets umm, interesting and he likes to throw things on the ground. C, age 3, has many questions and I'm not always able to answer them as promptly or as thoroughly as he'd like so, "MOMMMYYYY!" . It was a loud lunch and included a mid-point bathroom run. You get the idea. . As I was packing up, C was climbing on W in the stroller and blocking the way for people walking by. I looked up to apologize and the woman headed my way just said, "Don't worry I have three.” . Bless her patient heart. It felt like a hug, a pat on the back, and a smile all rolled into one. . REAL Circle meets for the first time Sunday and there are three fundamental values, the third one comes to mind here: . 1. We believe what we eat matters and that our children learn from what we do. . 2. We believe in aiming for balance not perfection. . 3. WE BELIEVE WHEN PARENTS SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER WE ARE BETTER THAN WHEN WE ARE ALONE. . Thanks to that mom for the support today, you turned that moment around for me. . The REAL Circle Preview class is FULL and next week's class is about half full. Message me if you'd like to join the wait list or grab one of the spots for next week at the link in profile. . BTW I’m dreaming of this nut-free granola that I brought to the alltogetherco hike. Swipe for the recipe and maybe your weekend will be more zen than a Friday lunch with littles.


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I had some leftover roasted duck courtesy of didi0818 plus some fresh tomatoes courtesy of windflowerfarm plus half an onion chopped in knife skills practice and my homemade peach preserves. Voila or is it Prego? I present to you Handmade Pappardelle with Duck & Peach Ragu. Other ingredients: white wine, crushed red pepper, tomato paste, parsley, pecorino Romano. Damn, I love pasta. Damn, I love cookingwithscraps and letting what I have dictate what I’m going to make. Don’t get me wrong- This is amazing, but things I’d do differently next time: peel the tomatoes, use more vegetables like celery and carrot to start the ragu with the onion, and use more peach and less tomato paste.


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Apple Potato Soup with Bacon. Accidental new recipe tonight that turned out very delicious! Started out making pork loin in my instant pot with onion, celery, carrot, potato, and apples. I was planning on eating the apples and veggies as a side with my pork, but it turned out way too soft. Plus it was a lot more liquidy than I expected. Last minute decided to throw in even more potatoes, added milk, cream cheese, a little cheddar, and turned it into a soup I never would have made before. If you want a fantastic fall dish, make this Apple Potato Soup! accidentaldinner oopsrecipe porkwasgoodtoo homecook improvcooking applepotatosoup


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I wasn’t prepared for the impact motherhood would have on my friendships. . Suddenly, it became hard to text a friend let alone grab a drink, or have a conversation. And as someone who’s always had close friendships that change was (and still is) hard for me. . When we moved from Chicago to California 5.5 years ago I had a 13-month-old daughter, no family, no job, and no friends. For about one hour each day the freedom to explore a new place with my baby felt exciting but for the other 8 hours it was lonely. I joined smmcfriends and fit4mommarin and slowly started to build a community of mom-pals who over time became real friends but even now motherhood is sometimes lonely. . When I think about the women who’ve welcomed me into their communities like Karen and the other moms from fit4mommarin, Sarah and Stephanie from thelunamethod, smmcfriends, Tiffany alltogetherco, and the parents I’ve met along the way (like my neighbor-friend who came by with her boys this weekend and snapped this picture saying, “You’re going to want this moment saved.”), I know for sure that the final and most fundamental value of REAL Circle is the most important: . WHEN PARENTS SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER WE ARE BETTER THAN WHEN WE ARE ALONE. . We’re not meant to raise children on our own, and we’re not meant to feed them by ourselves either. . No matter where you are in your journey, grab a spot at the REAL Circle Free Preview class on 9/15. As if hanging with other parents isn’t enough, enjoy free coffee from rovewildcoffee, treats from luckypennybread, and a raffle for a 4-pack of Kickwheel Kolsch from pondfarmbrewing. . DM me NOW or sign-up at the link in profile to claim one of the last spots because SIGN-UPS CLOSE on THURSDAY. . Drop a ❤️ if you agree that parents need to support one another and tag someone who lets you know you’re not alone.


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Egyptian Sanyet el Batates - described as a dish for home cooks, not something you will see on the menu at many Egyptian restaurants. Which is a shame, it's delicious. egypt egyptian egyptianfoods potato potatoes onepotmeal onepotmeals dinner bakingbloggers improvcooking cilantro castiron improvcookingchallenge Africanfood africancooking batates


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“We aim for balance not perfection.” . The desire to do what’s right for our kids can be so overwhelming. When they’re babies we obsess over choosing the right sleepsacks, and toys; having something tangible to meddle over almost feels good. Like if we fold the tiny clothes perfectly, and research the carseats ad nauseum, we’ll find a sense of clarity and control in the murky waters of parenthood. . But when it comes to feeding our children the desire for perfection can be paralyzing. On one hand, we want to give our kids the fuel they need to grow and learn. On the other hand we need to evaluate what’s best for our overall lives and for the emotional development of our children as well. . I never tell parents what to feed their children. Of course I give inspiration but only you know what works for your family, your bodies and your lifestyle. . If you have a crazy busy week, is it better to cook multiple organic meals or slow down, grab takeout and spend a little more time together? Only you know that answer. . As I was dreaming about REAL Circle, I kept hearing, “We aim for balance not perfection, ” I think because the space I imagine is an authentic one full of ideas and support without judgment or perfectionism. . I always remind myself that perfection isn’t real but we can balance by adding something to the scale or by taking something away. Balance isn’t an end goal, it’s a state of being. In fact, balance (imagine tree pose) is a constant state of micro-movements. . There’s a lot of gray areas in parenting but one thing I know for sure is that balance is much more fun than perfection. . Speaking of fun, I’ll be raffling off a four-pack of Kickwheel Kolsch beer from my friends pondfarmbrewing to anyone who joins the REAL Circle preview class. 🍻 . I have 3 spots left in the REAL Circle FREE class on 9/15, maybe one of them is yours? DM me to claim it or use the link in profile. . And to all the fellow recovering perfectionists, drop me a note below to let me know how you achieve balance. ⚖️


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More grilled pizza. Homemade dough, spicy peach ginger sauce, fresh ricotta, pickled cherry peppers pizza grilledpizza feedfeed improvcooking usewhatyouhave eatfresh scratchmade


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Our brains weren’t made to multi-task. . In the past we didn’t have devices competing for our attention, we were allowed to take breaks from work at night, and if we wanted to make dinner we chose a recipe our parents taught us or we opened, “The Joy of Cooking,” the only cookbook my mom owns. . But now, the mental load of mealtime is heavy (and by mental load I mean always having to remember to buy the milk, figure out where and when to shop, and decide what to make). . And if you’re the one who bears the majority of the mealtime mental load, it can lead to feelings of resentment and anger when your partner or children aren’t appreciative of all you’re doing behind the scenes. . You know I’ve never been into traditional meal planning, but once we had our third baby and our schedules got more complicated I felt like I needed a new framework. . In an attempt to streamline, I’ve been testing the REAL Plan method (the same one we’ll use in REAL Circle), for the last few months and one of the most surprising benefits is that the mental load of mealtime has gone down tremendously. . By thinking through all the details at the beginning of each week, my mind feels calmer and I’m not constantly evaluating my options. I’m also more realistic. . For example, last night was back-to-school night. We had a busy day and had to have dinner, and instructions prepped so a new sitter could feed three kids and put them to bed. . During my REAL Planning session, I’d already made note of this and decided on a DIY pita bar with store-bought rotisserie chicken. Serving everything in storage containers meant I came home to a clean kitchen. (Take note babysitters, clean the kitchen and you will be invited back.) . Try it for yourself for FREE on 9/15 at the REAL Circle Preview class. Use the link in profile or send me a DM to confirm availability. In just one day the class is already more than half FULL so don’t wait. . NOTE: if you’ve already signed up and didn’t receive a confirmation, please DM me to confirm it went through.


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Easing gently into autumn by way of my spirit vegetable.🥕 . Burnt carrots, a la jj__mc‘s Six Seasons with a pepita twist because I didn’t have any almonds. 🍁 . . sixseasons improvcooking usewhatyougot carrotsfordinner eatmoreveggies savortheseasons intentionalseasons foodstyling foodstylist eatrealfood vegetarian carrots carrotlife


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Love me some udon! Pan seared the tofu with Trader Joe's everything bagel seasoning. It's a winner 😁👍 dinnerathome cleanoutthefridge vegan vegetarian healthycooking improvcooking runcookeat runnerfood traderjoes everythingbagelseasoning


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I have two things to tell you but first I need to be honest. . I feel like I’m flooded with commitments - soccer practice, swim lessons, back-to-school night, and that’s just this week. So I hesitate to add in new commitments even if they’re things like working out, meal planning, or yoga, that will ultimately make me better, happier, and stronger. . With that said I need to both thank you and apologize to you. . First, thank you for all the DMs, emails, sign-ups, and in-person chats letting me know how excited you are about REAL Circle. I’m excited too, and creating new things is scary, so knowing this is what you’re looking for makes my heart happy. . Also, thank you for sharing some of your scheduling woes with me and reminding me that sometimes commitments cause trade-offs. Trade-offs between how we’d like to grow and who we’d like to be, and the flexibility and freedom that feels so good when we’re otherwise treading water in scheduled activities. . I created REAL Circle to create a space for us to share with one another, and build flexible meal plans in a fun and beautiful environment (like Lagoon Park, pictured here) yet by asking you to commit to multiple weeks at a time I've inadvertently put you in a tough spot. . Although you've all been very kind and expressed so much enthusiasm, I'd like to apologize if I’ve made you feel this way. . To remedy this situation, I’m changing two things: . First, I'll be offering a FREE PREVIEW CLASS on 9/15 from 8:30 - 9:30 AM at Lagoon Park in San Rafael, CA near the Sunday, San Rafael Farmer’s Market. . Second, you no longer have to sign-up for multiple weeks at a time, you can join any available class until they sell out. . You can sign-up for the FREE Preview class by sending me a DM to confirm availability with your name and email or for the preview and the September classes at the link in profile. If you've already signed up, 🙏 and I've been in touch with your new flexible options. . You’re the best, friends, I can’t wait to see you at the FREE preview class on 9/15. Did I mention I’ll be offering a little something from luckypennybread? Yeah, that’s right. Get your name on that list.


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•Tacos de coliflor estilo jerk, con aguacate y platano machó. •Jerk cauliflower tacos with plantains and fresh avocado. • SO simple and delicious! Sweet and spicy flavors dancing beautifully.... 👏🏼PROCESS IN STORY👏🏼 tacos cauliflowertacos jerkcauliflower roastedcauliflower fusionfood creativecooking meatlesstacos vegeteriantacos veggietacos improvcooking jerkseasoning


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I’m testing out the REAL Circle site this morning and writing out my REAL plan for the week and I’m so surprised that I actually WANT to write out a meal plan. . Although I’m a planner, meal planning has never been my thing. It’s felt too rigid and I’ve never been successful at sticking to it all week long. But I realized if I start with the right questions, like, “What’s your priority this week?” And, “What do you already have in the fridge,” a lot of surprising things happen. . 1. The mental load of mealtime goes down exponentially. By having a plan and a list I’m thinking about what to make once, while caffeinated and happy on a Sunday morning instead of seven times while frustrated and frazzled at 5 pm. . 2. I have time to play with my kids during the windows when I used to be scrambling to figure out dinner. This means less fighting from them and more train table and lanyards for me. . 3. I’m saving time and money. Like lots of time and money by not making multiple grocery store trips and buying unplanned items. . 4. I’m wasting less food. And that’s good on the conscience, the budget, and the planet. . 5. I’m more organized in other ways as well. By spending time thinking through my family’s meals I’m naturally thinking about the fact that back-to-school night is this week, and soccer practice has been moved. And remembering to get a sitter and remind my husband. . Grab your REAL Circle spot at the link in profile and come join me on this blanket with a cup of redwhalecoffee. If you sign up by the end of Labor Day weekend you’ll get a $10 gift card to redwhalecoffee on me. . Will you share with a friend who would be interested in these benefits?


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A confession for you (and a giveaway too). . This isn’t where I thought I’d be. . This is my three-year-old at the official REAL Circle outdoor site. And by, “official,” I mean expansive patch of grass under a big tree near the weekly San Rafael Farmers Market location. It’s beautiful, I won’t discredit the beauty but it’s not where I originally imagined launching this group. . In fact, eventually I envision opening a physical location for Real Food House where families can gather to support one another in all aspects of parenthood including food. . It would be easy to wait until that happens to host REAL Circle gatherings but I couldn’t shake the feeling that I needed to launch this now. I personally feel the need to gather with other parents to make planning for the week more fun and I’ve heard that you do too. . And what better place to meet to support one another and create weekly meal plans than in a beautiful outdoor location steps from one of the best Farmers Markets in California? A few permit applications later and Lagoon Park at the Marin Civic Center is the official site of REAL Circle and the funny thing is, it couldn’t feel more right. . I’m envisioning parents showing up with coffee or tea in hand, chatting and laughing while we gather on big blankets under this tree. Everyone sharing the ups and downs of their weeks and helping each other create meal plans while sipping coffee or tea. . Did I mention you should bring coffee or tea? . Every version of this vision includes a cozy beverage so I thought I’d get us all a step closer and offer a $10 redwhalecoffee gift card to anyone who signs up before Labor Day weekend ends. . So if you’ve been thinking of joining REAL Circle do it now and get yourself a latte or two out of it. Or a London Fog with loose leaf Earl Gray tea and steamed almond milk…. . Why, redwhalecoffee? A. I love Red Whale and B. There’s a booth at this same location, so it’s meant to be ☕️


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The other night I had a disappointing dinner with my family. The food was fine. The behavior of my children was not fine. . After going through the effort to buy the food, cook the food, and serve the food, I was greeted with an angry brood demanding tacos instead. . Like, what? All the questions came rushing to my mind. . First of all, what am I doing wrong and do everyone’s children rebel at mealtime? Second of all, what parenting approach do I take - the, “Mind your manners and sit down,” approach, or the, “Mmm… I see you’re upset and I hear you want tacos,” approach while trying to lower my blood pressure. . I still don’t know the answer to these questions. . And the loudest question of all went something like, “WHY DO I EVEN DO THIS?” . As in, why do I even serve meals to my children? Why not let them eat whatever they want while watching Super Monsters on Netflix? . I stopped and realized, I do know the answer to this question and here it is: . I believe what we eat matters and I believe our children learn from what we do. . Ultimately, I think my job is to show them what belongs on a healthy plate, not to get them to eat everything on their plate. My job is to model what it looks like to feed a family to the best of my ability so one day they’ll know how to feed themselves and their own family. Does this mean we eat perfectly, no, absolutely not. Perfection is not my job either and balance is a more useful skill anyway. . When I think about why I’m so excited about REAL Circle, it’s because I believe what we do as parents is important. This belief is critical because growth is a belief that becomes a thought and then an ACTION. . If you believe what we eat matters and that our children learn from what we do, I want you to ACT and join REAL Circle via the link in profile now. Don’t let time run out and spots fill up. This group is made for you and will welcome you regardless of whether you are a chef, a novice, or just looking to have coffee and meal plan with friends. . Comment if you believe this too. And please share with someone who does. . Sending much love and hoping it’s taco night at your house.


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Sadly one of my sunbasket dishes had become rotten and had to improvise on the fly so with the ingredients Available in the kit so I made this orzo and garlic pepper chicken with mixed olives and cheeses to my late night snack. improvcooking latenightsnack homechef cooking onthefly


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When you and n.p.solis improvise a fried chicken and it comes out so amazing you just gotta praise it. Cajun Coconut Fried Chicken! friedchicken chickendocumentation happyaccidents improvcooking


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I have to be honest with you. . After my second baby was born I spent a lot of time on LinkedIn looking at jobs. It wasn’t the job I wanted to change, it was the loneliness of being home with two kids while trying to start a business, the feeling that I wasn’t a good parent, and the longing for close friendships. . In fact, it’s ironic that as parents we’re never alone, and at the same time we can feel a sense of longing for the close friendships we had when we were younger. . Also ironically, the very job I considered leaving (that of building my own business) is now forging the connections I’ve been longing for and it’s not just me having this experience, I see this happening in my cooking classes too. . This has all made me notice that the real in Real Food House has come to describe so much more than food. For one, real means authentic, like the kinds of relationships that live in a place where you share your values, goals, dreams, and fears. . Real also means realistic as in grounded in the reality of parenthood and in the appreciation of this phase of life, not in the jaw-clenching world of perfectionism and, “keeping up.” . While I’ve loved working with parents to develop these real connections over the last five years, I’ve known for a while that I’m meant to expand and offer something more. And that’s the power and support of a community. . And with that, it’s with a full and grateful heart that I invite you to join REAL Circle, a weekly meet-up for moms and dads looking to create calm, healthy mealtimes - together in an authentic and realistic way. . Learn more about the Bay Area REAL Circle (there are 10 spots available), as well as an option for a Virtual Session that will be available anywhere in the world (if you express interest) at the link in profile. . And yes, my 3-year-old is wearing his old sleep sack at the dinner table in this picture.


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I know I know. Who the fuck makes a stew during a heatwave. But the beef shank needed to be made, so stew it is. I just threw what I still had in there... We'll see how that ends up xD itshowialwayscook justthrow whateverinthedish improvcooking (It has: sweet potato, onion, garlic, beef shank, thyme, parsley, round courgette and some sweet paprika. S&p and water..... I'll probably add some dark roux near the end 🤷‍♀️)


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The contrast between sleeping in the mountains and sleeping in someone's flat. Trip is over, last night was an epic 3 course meal with 1st Beetroot gazpacho, 2nd Fabes and 3rd "Cheese" cake. Pretty epicly made it all out from scratch and created a great but simple meal. We rejoiced remembering the little moments of the trip... and the company and everything. It has been intense. Now on my way to Madrid to prepare the next adventure. Sufferfest Nomoresuffering Nomoresufferingfornow plantbased plantpowered fancyfood fancyforus kalimotxo traditionalfoodsmakeover Improvcooking


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Wanna see how I made this super flavorful and juicy braised pork shoulder? Swipe through for videos 🤗 Apologies for super janky videography- it's hard to hold phone and cook at the same time...😅 1. 1/2 a pork shoulder roughly cubed and marinated in salt, cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, cinnamon, grapeseed oil 2. Seared pork skin side down 3. Sauted onion, garlic, ginger, cilantro stems finely chopped 4. Added brown sugar, fish sauce, rice vinegar 5. Slow cooked everything on high ~4 hours until pork is fall-off-the-bone tender Serve with sticky rice and pickled cucumbers Leftovers freeze well for later 😉 improvcooking mealprep slowcooker easyrecipes measuringisoverrated uglybuttasty fatisflavor


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Time to make these guys into preserves! (Coffee cup for scale) improvcooking summerfruit nomnomnom


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I don’t think I’ve ever introduced myself. . Hey, hi, my name's Kelly. And this is what our family photos usually look like (at best). I've had, "Book family photos," on my to-do list for 3 months so if I get some of those golden-hour shots, I'll share so we can remember what's possible with bribes and a good lens. . In 2013 I had a baby and realized: a) I was in the wrong job and b) I had no idea how to feed my family. I cried for six months over the agonizing decision of what to do next and ultimately decided to leave my position at Google and return to school to become a Health Coach. When you tell people you're leaving Google to become a Health Coach people are confused. You what? What's a Health Coach? What about the stocks? The massages? The money? But it's GOOGLE?! . I too had all these thoughts along with, "Is this a waste of my degree?" and, "Who will I be without Google?" But most of all I felt like I had to figure out how to feed my family and follow my heart so I submitted my resignation letter and next to the question, "What's your next role?" I wrote, "Stay-at-home-mom. Health Coach." . A year later, I started Real Food House, and in the last five years, I've learned so much. But to be totally honest, I still struggle with feeding my family because the thing is, families are always changing. Just when you get the hang of breastfeeding they tell you to introduce purees, and once you have that down you're supposed to give them ACTUAL food, and then lunch-making, soccer practice during dinner time, the list goes on, and I imagine more obstacles are yet to come. . I'm not going to tell you feeding my family is easy, it's not. But what I do know is there are things that have helped me navigate the phases, things that have made mealtime feel calmer and more enjoyable. . Anyway, all this is to say that if feeding your family feels hard, that's because it is. I'll be sharing a new offering next week that will make it feel more manageable and more fun for all of us so make sure you're on my newsletter to hear about that first. . Cheers to a weekend full of selfies with everyone (mostly) in the frame 🍷.


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Sooo the shirataki noodles were not working out for some low carb lo mein so I whipped up a quick and tasty chicken and veggie stir fry with a perfect garlic ginger sauce with a little kick to it👌🏻👍🏻 improvcooking ketolife lowcarblifestyle


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The edamame moment: . When you find yourself at a restaurant faced with a bowl of edamame for the first time. You casually pick up the whole pod, take a bite, and look around to see everyone discarding the very thing you’re aggressively trying to chew. . Do you... . Spit it out? Swallow it? Curse your parents for not exposing you to edamame sooner? Wonder, what happens if you eat the whole damn thing anyway? . A friend shared a version of this story at this week’s Improv Cooking Workshop and originally used it as an example of how clueless she feels about food and how under-qualified she feels when feeding her family. . But honestly, I heard this as proof that we’re all more the same than we are different, we’re all still learning, and we’ve all had a million of these moments. Raise your hand if you agree. 🙋‍♀️ . When we signed up to become parents we didn’t sign up to become chefs. But we still have to feed our children. And that creates an unfortunate dilemma 3 - 155 times/day when, “I’m HUNGRY,” sounds like, “You’re inadequate.” . But guess what, you’re not inadequate. You’re awesome if you’re even spending an ounce of time thinking about what to feed your children. And you don’t have to be a chef, you just need some inspiration and support like every other parent has always needed when we used to live in communities with loved ones to help us along the way. . I’ll be announcing a new offering next week and I can’t wait to share it with you. Be sure you’re on my mailing list (link in profile) to hear about it first. . And in the meantime, next time someone’s chewing on an edamame pod in the seat next to you (metaphorically or otherwise) let her know you’ve been there, I’ve been there, and we’re all just figuring this thing out. . P.S. 2 of these 3 cuties will be back in school tomorrow. Let the bittersweet lunch-packing begin.


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I ran out of croutons, so I turned some leftover waffles into croutons. SO GOOD!! tnteats whatsfordinner improvcooking waffles healthyfood salad


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De autorit maar huis in een hartverwarmende stilte. Hij kijkt me aan met zijn altijd mysterieuze glimlach...‘Waar heb je zin in vanavond?’, vraag ik. ‘Doe maar soep met veel linzen en hammos (kikkererwten)!’ Het resultaat: een goedgevulde, pittige soep boordevol linzen en kikkererwten. Met een ‘Mam, dit is echt lekker!’ kan ik deze toevoegen aan geslaagde improvisatie recepten👌🏻myboyishome❤️cookinghisfavoritelinzenkikkerwtensoeplinzenkikkererwtenhummushammosimprovcooking


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Presenting: tofu giardiniera, the sad vegetarian knock-off of marcellasshortnorth Chicken Giardiniera. Actually, this is fucking delightful, thanks to a special ingredient I added into the breadcrumb step. See my Story for the making of the foodporn. PS, this only took 10 minutes to make (and no recipe to follow!). . . . noms food recipes vegetarianrecipes vegetarian vegan veganfood veganrecipes plantbased cleaneating eatclean foodie improv improvcooking cooking cook homecooking


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Because ripe produce waits for no one and it's a sin to waste fruit from your father's trees -- even if you have already packed all of your measuring cups, bowls, and pans... except for one! 🤣😎🍑🥄moving homegrown wastenot nomeasurements improvcooking


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Mexican dishes are my favorite! Tonight’s meal was created with ingredients from my garden and what I already had on hand. ImprovCooking, using what you have to create gourmet tasting meals! 😋 YesYes! 👩🏾‍🍳 • • • MexicanFood Quesadilla Food Cook FoodPorn Foodie Foodgasm Eat Chef Foodblogger Ilovefood DeliciousFood Delicious Grub UrbanEats Detroit DetroitFood


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improvcooking Asian style noodles with a sauce made of olive/veg/sesame oil, sambal, red pepper flakes, brown sugar, ginger, soy sauce and peanut butter. I don’t have them, but garnishes like carrot, cilantro, peanuts, green onion, etc. would be ideal. Eating when you’re broke doesn’t have to be an ordeal! cooking cookingphoto food foodie foodporn foodphotography


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💦💦💦 cabbage and cucumber salad quickiedinner sapsap sweetsourspicy fermentedfishsauce padeklife improvcooking crunchymunchy


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Let me tell you about the voices in my head. . I haven’t hosted an Improv Cooking workshop at my house in a few months because I’ve been searching for a kitchen space for rent that’s a) nearby b) affordable and c) beautiful and haven’t found one. In the process I’ve told myself that hosting classes at my own house isn’t good enough because my kitchen isn’t renovated, my table is ahem, cozy, and people probably don’t enjoy meeting my extroverted three-year-old who sneaks out of bed to see which of his friends’ mommies are in our kitchen. . But lots of people have been asking for help finding creative ways to solve the nightly dinnertime conundrum and here I am hanging out with my insecurities instead of helping! I mean, how crazy is that?! But also, how often do we/I do that?! . The truth is these workshops go beyond cooking and it doesn’t matter that my cabinets are from 1972 because the feeling in the room is special. It feels like moms (Dads, you’re invited too! I’d love to have you!) coming together to support one another, grow, learn, laugh, and celebrate cooking and parenthood in a new way. . And so I invite you to join me at our cozy table on August 19 at 7:30 PM for an Improv Cooking workshop even if the voices in your head are also telling you that for whatever reason you aren’t ready. . I’ll be signing off Instagram for an entire week 😳starting tomorrow so DM today with questions or find a link to sign-up in profile. . Lots of love to you and the voices in your head ❤️.


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Grilled Mahi with Mango Habanero Glaze-⁣ Sweet and spicy mango habanero glaze on grilled Mahi with a few simple ingredients makes the perfect light summer supper.⁣ This newrecipe is ontheblog ⁣ Simply click the linkinprofile to view the recipe page or copy/paste the link below- 👩🏻‍🍳⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ https://palatablepastime.com/2019/08/08/grilled-mahi-mango-habanero-glaze/⁣ ImprovCooking recipeoftheday seafood fish mahi grilledfish mango habanerorecipes spicy recipe spicyfood mahimahi instafood foodblogger foodgawker feedfeed huffposttaste forkyeah foodwinewomen food52 foodgasm foodblogfeed tastemade f52grams onthetable dailyfoodfeed


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What's the question I hear most often? . “Do you have classes for people who hate cooking?” . When we become parents we automatically become Chief Food Officers. That doesn't mean we like to cook, know how to cook, or ever imagined offering food multiple times/day to (sometimes) ungrateful table-mates. . So what do we do if we hate cooking? . Like with anything, unhappiness arises when our expectations are out of alignment with our reality. For example, I expect to feed my kids 3 times/day when in reality they eat 7 times/day 😤. Or, I expect cooking to be simple, my children to be grateful, and leftovers to be plentiful when in reality cooking feels stressful, my kids are chasing each other with forks, and we cleared through the leftovers on night one 😫. . So here are our options: . 1. We can change our expectations. For example, if I expect to feed my kids 7 times/day I may purchase extra snacks that are easy to pull together quickly, pack snacks the night ahead, or I might accept that this comes with the territory and do my best to visit my inner zen place when I hear, "I'M HUNGRY!" while still rinsing breakfast dishes. . 2. We can change our reality. For example, if feeding your family is complicated and shopping is dreadful you can learn strategies to make cooking simpler and more fun and shopping more efficient. . 3. We can do both. . I'll be hosting a small Improv Cooking class at my house on August 19 at 7:30 PM. This class is for people who hate cooking AND for people who love cooking because even those who love cooking need inspiration on a regular basis. Space is limited so grab your spot at the link in profile and invite a friend. . P.S. This question is so common I wrote a piece for the SMMC Crier that was published in June 2019 called, "Learning to Love to Cook," and I've shared a copy in stories today. . P.P.S. If you’re not local, check out an Improv Cooking web course anytime, anywhere by navigating to www.realfoodhouse.com, “Services, and then, “Online Courses.”


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Haven’t posted in awhile so here’s what I made tonight! I doctored up a pre-made vegan ramen broth to make this Creamy Mushroom Ramen!! It was quite delicious and felt nice for my sinuses! veganramen veganmealideas vegancooking whatveganseat improvcooking delicious yum


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Carrot & Red pepper puree with dried kale. (Fun story, I meant to slightly roast the kale and ended up leaving them in the oven too long till they turned crispy. They complimented the soup pretty nicely, however 👍👍) puree soup carrots redpepper vegetablepuree mixedvegetables kale driedkale kalechips improvcooking savory plantbased vegan dairyfree yum blackcooking orange nutritious


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Quick Chicken Noodle Soup My cooking often boils down to (pun intended) using up the oldest food in the fridge - it's not glamorous, but it is adventurous. In this case, it was all about celery and carrots, with chicken breasts (since we'd had other kinds of meat the preceding dinners). I found a recipe that looked promising, but when my husband came home with a sore throat, the Jewish mother in me took control and changed the menu. That meant I sauteed onion, celery, and carrots in lots of butter and salt, while heating a pot of water for the egg noodles (cooked them separately so the broth wouldn't get starchy). After about 5-10 minutes, I added raw chopped chicken breast, salt (again), and a few cloves of crushed garlic. I sauteed that for about five more minutes and then poured in 6 cups of chicken stock (low sodium), plus granulated garlic, onion powder, and onion salt. After it simmered a few minutes, I stirred in the cooked egg noodles and a generous splash of olive oil. It turned out just right and was enjoyed by the whole family! chickennoodlesoup chickensoup quickchickensoup myrecipe souprecipe improvcooking frugalcooking jewishpenicillin summersoup soupinsummer homemadesoup


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When my chef skills are on point, give props to Malaysian lifestyle 😂😂.......cooking improvcooking chefxziata


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Saturday late night cooking sometimesicook chickentikkamasala (???) itried improvcooking immakingthisupasigo ishouldbesleeping . . . latenightcooking tikkamasala chicken cooking homecooking homemade #チキンティッカ #チキンティッカマサラカレー #うちご飯 #うちごはん #ホームクッキング #ホームメイド #深夜 #深夜クッキング #自炊


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🍴 Do you have a (limiting) belief that you “can’t cook without a recipe”, or you “don’t know how to just invent dinner using what you have”? Been there! If you’re up for it, I wanna break down the common building blocks that (🤭) you probably already can do!⠀ ⠀ Let’s think through this process, k? Imagine we’re hanging out in the kitchen together (🍷) and I’m helping you make dinner!⠀ ⠀ ❓ If you pour oil in a hot pan, are you comfortable adding onion and garlic and cooking it until it’s brownish and softer? Do you know what that looks like when it’s ready to add the rest of the ingredients?⠀ ⠀ ✅ Yay! You know how to 1) make the house smell good and ask “mmm what’s for dinner?!”. And 2) You know how to start about a million lovely dishes: stir fries, soups, chili, bolognese, curry.⠀ ⠀ ❓Next question: These kinda of vegan/vegetarian dishes usually have vegetables, a protein and maybe a carbohydrate. Let’s go with chili, for simplicity. What veggies might you put in chili? .... canned tomatoes? tomato paste? Anything else? What’s a good plant protein for chili? .... canned kidney beans? Maybe pinto beans also? ⠀ ⠀ ✅ You’ve got it! Now dump those 3 cans into your pot of lovely onions and garlic. ⠀ ⠀ ❓ What flavor goes with chili? Dig around in that spice drawer, honey! ⠀ ⠀ ✅ Yeah, you’re grabbing some perfect flavors! Chili powder? Veg bouillon? Salt? Nice!⠀ ⠀ ❓ Finally, do you have any hunches how long and at what temperature chili should cook? Boiling (very hot)? Simmering (low or low-medium)? 10 minutes? 30 minutes? 2 hours? 🤷🏼‍♀️⠀ ⠀ ✅ When I think “chili”, I think “crockpot”.... so: slow & low like the beastie boys. “Stir Fry” has the word fry in it... so, hot heat, lots of stirring, cook it fast. ⠀ ⠀ 🎉 If you were able to think through those small steps and decisions, that’s really all there is to it. Then just keep an eye on it, and if it’s burning - turn the heat down. If the veggies are still hard, it needs more time. If it’s too runny, what could thicken it? ⠀ ⠀ My hunch is: you actually know more about the cooking process than you give yourself credit for! Trust your nose, trust your tastebuds, and a quick google for “how long to simmer chili” is grea


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I love cheesecake and I love chocolate. So here’s some fat bombs for anyone else who has some killer preferredketo collagen and extra creamy fats on hand. Bring cream cheese and a few pats of butter to room temp and blend in this yummy chocolate collagen, with melted coconut oil... experiment with the taste, because I can’t give you measurements- all I know is that they freeze up into bite size deliciousness. yourewelcome improvcooking fatbombs cheesecake quickketo ketoaf chefcassange collagenpowder keyto keto


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If you'd have asked me a few years ago which was more likely: a) leaving Google to become a stay-at-home-mom building a Health Coaching practice or b) staying at Google and working my way to the top? . I would have said, “What’s a Health Coach?” . During the hike with alltogetherco yesterday, I spoke with 15 women about what it feels like to reinvent ourselves, change careers, and all the feelings associated with that shift. We talked about the fear of losing our identities, the need for true friendships, and about finding self-worth without a big consistent paycheck. . I learned that sharing our stories is important because we're all feeling many of the same feelings. Even when we feel alone, we're not. . In fact it made me realize, as parents, we feel alone in many things when in reality we're not. For example, in feeding our children. Almost every parent feels overwhelmed, frustrated, sometimes guilty or ashamed, angry, and sometimes resentful at their partners and children about cooking and mealtime. Yet all we see are the perfect snack boxes that show up at the park on the picnic table next to us making us feel more and more of the feelings above. . I'm working on something to help us support one another and make mealtime more fun and piloting it soon with Bay Area parents. I'll share with my newsletter first so head to www.realfoodhouse.com and make sure you're on there or DM me your email address and I'll add you. . In the meantime, swipe left for the recipe card and improv ideas for this no-nut granola that I shared with the group yesterday. . Stainless steel snack tins from thewildminimalist and recipe inspiration from bonappetitmag


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I did a lot of cheating in this recipe, but I’m still very proud of it. Plus it was delicious, so I feel very little shame. newrecipe notquitetherecipe improvcooking


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I bought (discounted) 2kg of spelt flour so I’m just going to have to commit to spelt flour recipes for a while..maybe crackers, cookies, pizza spelt from dovesfarmflour applecake #スペルト小麦 #りんごのケーキ apples are leftovers from oddboxldn improvcooking as always...


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Oh hey there, Salmon Niçoise Salad Platter. I’m into you. • • • To recreate: • - grilled stonerootfieldandsea salmon - potatoes and green beans roasted in foil pouches (or in a grill basket) on the grill - tomatoes and chickpeas both with olive oil and salt - hard boiled eggs - mixed greens - vinaigrette dressing (www.realfoodhouse.com/dressing for a recipe or try this with the Sunny Avocado from farmhouse_lab) • Check out stories to see how I served this up for the kids.


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Thing 2 always asks for pasta, so I do the mom thing and add whatever veggies I have on hand. Tonight it’s smittenkitchen roasted broccoli with garlic, lemon zest and red pepper flakes. Tossed with farfalle, Asiago and butter. momsatisfied italianinspiration roastedbroccoli improvcooking prettyyummy karamsgarlicsauce


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Let me tell you a secret about what's not pictured here. . My 6-year-old running to her room screaming, "I hate pork chop! I want a cheeseburger!" . Also, my 3-year-old in the middle of the kitchen floor after sensing a rebellion, "CHEESEBURGER! CHEESEBURGER NOW!" . My 1-year-old in his highchair screaming, "Want MO, Want MO!" . Wait, what? Do I live with ungrateful beasts? . MAKING DINNER FOR YOUR FAMILY IS HARD. . Let me say this again. If you feel like making dinner for your family is hard that's because MAKING DINNER FOR YOUR FAMILY IS HARD. . Here I am thinking about how great it is that I'm re-using the leftover grilled pork chop from this weekend in a quick and easy stir-fry and here they are telling me they want cheeseburgers instead of setting the table like the well-mannered beings I imagine in my mind. . So why do we persist in trying to make family dinner happen regardless of the mountains of obstacles and the (sometimes) ungrateful beasts at our table? (Is it mean to call my children beasts?) . At the end of the day, what gets me through is believing that what we eat matters, that our children learn from what we do, and that being together as a family - however chaotic and infrequent that might be - matters. . So I took a deep breath, reminded myself that I can outsmart them, and challenged my kids to a multiple-choice vegetable game. “I bet you can't guess which vegetable grew in the ground...” and we managed to all gather around the same table for a few minutes without anyone mentioning cheeseburgers. Until tomorrow... . MAKING DINNER FOR YOUR FAMILY IS HARD. . Double-tap if you agree. And tag someone who needs to know they are not alone. . And for the meal, re-heated grilled pork chop, stir-fried veggies (I used snap peas, carrots, scallions, bok choy, asparagus, and broccoli), served over rice and topped with peanuts, soy sauce, and kimchi or sriracha.


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I made these coconut lime custard tartlets as an afterthought when my students had extra dough and custard left over from a pie recipe. They turned out so cute and are a refreshing summer dessert. No utensils needed. Sometimes the best stuff is unplanned. anyonecancook alegreramos intuitivecooking bakingisscience bakingiscreative improvcooking


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. 🌱I only eat food that’s made from plants. I don’t see the need to take away from another animal to feed myself to be healthy and to enjoy food. And although, I’ve been sharing so many posts about food I’ve been eating on the road, many a times the food is created at home. . 🌱I draw from all my experiences as a foodie who has travelled and lived all over the world to create food. Food for me is definitely not just to satisfy hunger, it’s definitely to satisfy taste. I live to eat! . 🌱Cooking at home doesn’t have to be complicated. It can sometimes be super simple, using pre-made products, sometimes just from whatever ingredients you have- just be inspired and enjoy it! . 🌱All this food it from the last 2 months of cooking on the road, across 3 countries.. everything from pasta, dal, mixed bowls, wraps, quinoa, pizza to fried rice. Hope it inspired you to start cooking! . 🌱What’s your favourite food to cook? What do you find hard to make after turning vegan- maybe I can help? . cooking vegan plantbased improvcooking livetoeat foodgasm friendsnotfood nomad solotravelgirl denmark germany canada healthy inspire


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Prepare to be impressed: I impulse-bought and made up a recipe for OCTOPUS. Entirely using ingredients I had on hand. And it was AWESOME. I'm so pleased with myself. (Less so with my photography skills but one thing at a time.) . Grilled octopus, potato, and green bean salad with basil-remoulade dressing . . . food foodpics instafood foodporn #🐙 octopus pulpo grilledoctopus octopussalad potatosalad lunchsalad seafood freshseafood improvcooking healthy healthyfood healthycooking healthylunch thenewhealthy nutritiousanddelicious kitchenexperiment norecipe homecooking homechef


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Kinda sorta very much inspired by my dear friend talking about a delicious beets recipe.. except that, knowing me, I put a very Asian spin on it.. and many of my own added greens ‘n ingredients, too! 🤔Hence making it absolutely nothing like what was talked about!! except that I did indeed use a beet! 😉🥬 Sooo! Borscht meet Miso. Miso meet Borscht. Pleased to meet you both 🙏 Likewise, I’m sure! 🍜 . . . beets beetsoup borscht miso misosoup soup soups cooking homemade asianfood russianfood creativecooking homemade healthyrecipes healthyfood foodie instafood instafoodie foodstagram foodphotography foodster foodsters foodgasm delicious tastetherainbow eat eattherainbow healthylifestyle improvcooking


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Spaghetti with Chicken White Wine Cream Sauce improvcooking


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How do you feel about variety? . Are you all about changing things up or do you prefer to stick with meals you know and love? . Knowing the answer to this question will determine so many things about how you approach cooking and shopping. . For example, if you’re into variety you’ll need to think of ways to keep your meals interesting yet still manageable. . This meal is a good example of taking leftover ingredients and making something new. . The potatoes were boiled over the weekend and originally used in the salad platter (see previous post) and the steak was also grilled this weekend and left intentionally plain. . To change things up I sautéed onion, garlic, bell peppers, tomato, and asparagus in a cast iron skillet coated in olive oil and added a pinch of saffron, cooking until they started to brown. . I then added the cooked potatoes and mixed them with the saffron vegetables. Once warm, I pushed the veggies to the side and added the steak to the same cast iron skillet (leaving it separate for picky eaters but avoiding using a new pan). . I served this with plain paella rice to appease the more selective eaters and also because I wanted it to taste like a deconstructed paella. . I sprinkled a little parsley on top because I had it and nofoodwaste but that’s definitely not necessary. . Cooking is a creative outlet for me so creating variety is what keeps me motivated. But if you would prefer to stick with what you know and love there’s no reason to reinvent leftovers just because you think you should. . Whatever your style when it comes to variety, knowing it and owning it will give you insight into the types of meals that will work for you and your family over the long term. . Now if I only had a glass of Spanish wine to pair with this one, I’m pretty sure that never gets old. . See stories for a play-by-play.


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We got leftovers crossed with leftovers in this one. Some silly twisted pasta with a NOT tomato sauce, but a slightly sweet, spicy, and aromatic roasted red pepper sauce smothering every savory square centimeter. So. Satisfying. sforsendetta pasta leftovers improvcooking redpeppers basil obligatoryparmesancheese cromcooks


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Last nights dinner👉🏼leftovers; todays breakfast 🥞 on my days off I like to show him a little extra love in the kitchen 💕 been a while since Id just let loose and cooked from the soul, sans macro counting... but its ok once in a while. (These are HIS plates btw...twice the portions and plated prettier 😂) Ill always love improv heartfelt cooking; it really is what I do best. 💅🏼 cookingwithlove winebraisedshortribs cheesegrits balsamicbaconbrusselsprouts friedgrits gritfritters southerncooking soulfood soulfoodonamonday selftaughtcook tlc foodie homechef improvcooking womeninthekitchen hobby braisedshortribs grits cheatmeal leftovers breakfast breakfastofchamps getyouone


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What would you like to eat? . It's so rare that we ask ourselves this question and it's even more rare that we answer it honestly. We think about what we "should" eat, what our children like to eat, and the dietary preferences of our dinner guests. We often talk about how many grams of carbs a food has but how often do we say, "Wow, I chose this meal because I thought it was beautiful, I enjoyed the flavors and I wanted to eat it myself." . There's something powerful about sharing in the same dinner experience but it’s also nice to be able to think about our own preferences. . This salad platter is a surprisingly kid and guest-friendly option because each person can add to their plate a little or a lot of whatever fills them up. For my kids that might mean just the egg whites and a few peas and for me I'll take a little of each and mix it all together. . What would you choose? Better yet, what would you add to your platter? . To re-create this one, assemble: . - Barely-steamed green beans, snap peas, and English peas - Boiled potatoes tossed with parsley, olive oil, salt and pepper - Olives, and marinated beans (these are both from the olive bar at our local Whole Foods) - Eggs, hard-boiled for 7 minutes - Sliced tomatoes with olive oil, salt and pepper - Basic vinaigrette (found at www.realfoodhouse.com/dressing) . Inspiration for this beauty comes from the August issue of bonappetitmag 🙏


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How can you take what’s in your fridge and simply whip up a delicious meal without a recipe? Food expert and dietitian Catherine Perez plantbasedrd walks us through how she does it… Here are some insightful cooking tips that will help you become a norecipeneeded chef, from registered dietitian and Instagram influencer Catherine Perez MS, RD: • Know what's in your crisper, pantry and freezer. • Get to know your fave spices and flavour combinations and experiment from there. • Hone your basic knife skills so you're more confident around your ingredients. • Pick up ingredients that provide the base for your favourite dishes • Make an “Ingredient Plan”, not a Meal Plan: Instead of planning an entire week of meals, single out ingredients you want to use up instead. • Feel free to experiment and try new things on (willing) family and friends. Want to read the full article by iamwellandgood? The link is on our Facebook post! homecookingtips cookingwithoutarecipe withoutarecipe whipupameal improvchef improvcooking norecipecooking norecipe chefskills kitchenwizard kitchenskills kitchengoals homechef foodies homechefskills knifeskills mealplanning ingredientplanning grocerylist foodplanning familymeals homeentertaining experiment cooking trythis chefskills101


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Long story short: Free trial food prep box service wasted on me. Cooking to mood & pimping up meal prep & increasing decadence > following recipe. notaspictured improvcooking panjuicegravy freshsnowpeas > frozen peas ie Colcannon rumpsteak


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It says it all... Register and come for a relaxed vegan cooking class with your smile and good spirits ellenmcentre. It's about discovering and sharing a bit of knowledge on plant based foods, cook a few things or just watch for the shy ones and it's free. Registration and details on Melville's facebook page (so details on poster) ⏰🔜⏳ 🍡🍢🍲🍝🍟🍰💜💛💚💙👅 cookinglesson freestyle notforpurists improvcooking modernchef notaveganchef itdoesntbotherme doasilike anythingyoucancookicancookvegan auckland frenchtouch mykitchenmyrules humour cookwithasmile arnojullien frenchprivatechef newzealand france usa


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On Father’s Day I asked the kids what we should get Daddy. . My three-year-old said, “A garbage truck,” and my six-year-old decided daddy would like to go to her favorite restaurant for breakfast. . I explained that when we buy gifts we should think about what the other person would like, not what you would like, you know pretend like you are in daddy’s shoes and then choose a gift just for him. . Later that day I decided to buy my husband, “How to Grill Everything,” by markbittman. . It’s my new favorite book 🙄. . Anyone else find themselves showing up in their children? . At least everyone got a good dinner out of it. . Shown here: Chicken Skewers with Italian Sausage and Lemon Wedges from howtogrilleverything served with rice, greens, tomatoes and mushrooms. . P.S. Ask the butcher at the grocery store to slice the chicken and sausage into one-inch cubes for you to save time and mess at home. Most will say yes.


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Creating a sauce to slow cook some “bourbon” chicken or something. We’ll see how it turns out. improvcooking ketosiswiththemostest journeywithjordi keto ghughesketchup srirachasauce splendabrownsugarblend southerncomfort ketogenic lowcarbeats ketocooking


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Look Ma, no recipe! Seared Scallops with Garlic Scape/Parmesan Pesto; Wild Rice with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Lobster and Cayenne; Easter Radish, Gala Apples, Shallots, and Radish Greens; Charred Green Beans from theyouthfarm ; Smoked Lardo from brooklyncured . cookingathome nutmeg lemonzest scallops garlicscapes wildrice lundbergfamilyfarms easterradish galaapple radishgreens lardo greenbeans norecipe improvcooking


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