This is Offbeat Home's archive of Food posts.
This is our category dedicated to eating, cooking, baking, and feeding.
I have been working on reducing my plastic use this year. I am wondering if anyone has recommendations for alternatives to plastic bags for produce and bulk shopping at grocery stores? Has anyone switched from those store-ready produce bags? If so, did the store give you any problems when checking out with your produce holders?
I saw this recipe on Pinterest, and knew I had to try it. We're big bacon and egg eaters, but I hate being stuck in the kitchen, watching both. This is a great way to get a breakfast/brunch going, for lots of people, or when you're up early and want to make something awesome. I like this because I can make a few for just the two of us, or two dozen for a family get together.
A few years ago I was watching an episode of one of Jamie Oliver's cooking shows. He noted, with an air of superiority, that he doesn't even own a microwave. I remember thinking that he was a) wrong, and b) preachy. But the idea of having my shit so damn together that I didn't need the convenience of a microwave stuck with me.
Make your pasta sauce in bulk and then freeze it. The result is a stack of Sauce Bricks you can pull out to use whenever you need 'em, thus sparing the time required to make it from scratch. We've successfully used (defrosted) frozen sauce not just for pasta, but also lasagna, manicotti, and pizza.
I have to have protein or I get cranky and tired. It seems the best non-meat protein option is the musical fruit… beans. After doing some research I heard that a natural cure for gas is cumin seeds. So I got to work on a recipe that incorporated cumin with the beans to come up with a dish that had fewer musical side-effects.
As children, eating dinner with our families was a nightly occurrence, but as adults we seem to have fallen out of the habit. About a month ago, we decided to try an experiment: one day a week, each one of us would commit to making dinner for the family. We've been incredibly pleased with our arrangement, which has led to some unexpected benefits…
This is a great salad to pack for lunches. It'll keep for about a week in the fridge, but I like it so much it's never lasted that long. It's also a very forgiving recipe, so add more of the ingredients you like and cut back those you don't like or don't have.