I'm a Trader Joe's fanatic. Oklahoma City got its first TJ's a few years ago and I've been making a weekly or bi-weekly trip ever since. Now, Trader Joe's is not my normal grocery store of choice. I usually go there to try out new things, peruse, or buy olive oil. Trust me when I… Continue reading Pork Belly Stir Fry
A true clean-out-your-kitchen type meal. Use leftover chicken or turkey if you wish for this stir-fry that also includes roasted green beans, cabbage, carrots, and everyone's favorite: BACON.
Strange comfort foods have always plagued me. No matter how hard I try to eat healthy and try new things in the kitchen, I'll always come back to those pre-packaged, not-so-good for you comfort foods. I'm talking toaster streudels, Eggo waffles, Fritos with bean dip...and ramen. Ah, ramen. The little 10 cent packages that contain… Continue reading Beef and Broccoli Ramen
We don't eat a lot of fast food anymore. The older your get, the less appealing drive-through fast food is. I remember being in college and devouring a plate of nachos bell grande at 2 in the morning. If I did that now, it would not end well. The only "fast food" I partake in---albeit in a… Continue reading Copycat Panda Express Mushroom Chicken
For the first time in the almost three years that I've lived in my apartment, I did a thorough deep-cleaning. I cleared everything from all of the cabinets, tossed items I didn't need (like that marshmallow creme that expired in 2015) and scrubbed down all the insides and outsides of my cabinets. I guess it was just one of… Continue reading Shrimp & Broccolini Stir-Fry
I bought a wok!!! Finally. You'd think with all of the Korean/Chinese/Thai food I make I'd have a wok laying around somewhere...but no. Today marks day one of my new life with a wok. To break it in, I made a basic stir-fry lo mein type dish with thinly sliced steak & veggies. The wok made it… Continue reading Red Pepper Beef & Noodle Stir-Fry
A pan of coconut rice simmers on top of my stove. The dishwasher, having just finished the rinse cycle, hums at me from the kitchen. In the back room I can hear the frantic whirl of the washing machine. It's just another typical Saturday evening for this foodie. So sorry to have not been updating… Continue reading Mediterranean Chicken Stir-Fry