I’ve never been much of a cook -if you didn’t catch that from my first few blog posts- but I do love to eat. And not only eat, but eat well. Fad diets haven’t ever really intrigued me, mostly because I’d have to give up many of the things that I love. Specifically cheese. And wine.
And that’s just unacceptable.
I do, however, enjoy eating healthy to the extent that I can. Meaning, I’m probably not going to turn down a piece of pizza if it’s staring me right in the face. I’ve accepted this about myself. The days of Pinterest are upon us, and I revere them. Recipe after recipe -…after hair tutorial- is posted, many of which are geared toward healthy eating, and most of those seem relatively appetizing. If it looks too difficult, I will glance at it, admire it, and ultimately discard it.
I hold the same standard to every recipe:
- Minimal ingredients.
- Simple process.
- Minimal kitchen time.
That’s my forte.
Surprisingly, I have made a few dishes that turned out very well -lack of food poisoning = very well. What can I say, I have low standards- If I find something that sparks enough interest, I will go to the dreaded grocery store, which I absolutely despise, and I will spend time in the kitchen making said dish. It has to seem really, really, really delicous, though.
These are recipes that I’ve made and had decent results from.
So, come one and all kitchen haters. Just remember, if at first you don’t succeed, canned soup is a beautiful thing.
Recipes I’ve (successfully) Made:
- No bake blueberry pie – See my Tofu Pie blog post
- Rainbow Salad
- Homemade yogurt — what not to do: Getting cultured; what to do: Getting cultured: Take 2
- Cocoa-covered almonds — Cocoa almond surprise
- Cherry Delight Bread