To preface this guide, this was my first failure. I've learned from my mistakes, and I'll point them out along the way. So let's get going. I did not use peanut oil because I didn't want to spend that much. I don't know if it affected the taste, but I wanted to let you know. … Continue reading Cooking Challenge: Spicy Vegan Peanut Butter Tofu.
March 15 - the day I set foot back onto American soil. Today marks exactly two months since getting back. Two months since my priorities took a major shift. Two months that have both flown by and somehow also crept by simultaneously. Last year I spent the better part of it getting everything together. Saving, working … Continue reading Diary 11 – I’ve Been Home for Two Months.
After my cooking so far this week, I'd run out of planned meals. So I googled 'sweet potato, spinach, tomato, onion' in an effort to use up the bits I've got hanging around so that they don't go bad. I browsed a couple of recipes, but this one was the easiest. I only had to … Continue reading Cooking Challenge: Sweet Potato Curry with Spinach and Chickpeas.
Last night I went to bed around 8 because I had a terrible migraine. It's not something that happens often, I honestly can't even remember the last time, but I knew I wouldn't be able to make dinner so I hopped over to Subway. As predicted, I woke up around 1am. Starving by 3, I … Continue reading Cooking Challenge: Easy Ciabatta Pizza.
Some people who know me know that I have a twinge of anxiety. This is exhibited by my persistent nail biting, obsessive cleaning, and extremely detailed day planners to keep my thoughts organized. Over the past couple of years it has been getting worse, and after this most recent trip it has peaked a bit. … Continue reading Diary 10 – I Had My First Anxiety Attack.
So I have been crazy busy lately and took a break from my cooking challenge. But behold, a new recipe. Please note that even only adding half of these items yielded THREE servings. So don't add the full amounts unless you're feeding a small army. Yum, ingredients. I bought all of them, but halfway through … Continue reading Cooking Challenge: Sweet Potato Cauliflower Soup.
As many of you know, I signed a new lease about 2.5 weeks ago (huzzah). In that time, I have been working to make it as homey as possible. I've been looking at furniture, color schemes, and even artwork to adorn my bare walls. I've never really taken the time to decorate my apartments since … Continue reading Diary 9 – Buying a Couch and Paul McCartney Tickets.
Aloha, my dearest friends. It has been one week since I got the keys to my apartment. I have completely moved in, unpacked, and everything is going quite well. I was even able to resume my attempt in cooking. If you try to make anything that I share, I'd love to hear from you! Some … Continue reading Diary 8 – Mischief Managed.
Anyone who knows me knows that I don't really know my way around a kitchen. Every time I decide that I'm going to finally do it, something comes up and I stop. Or I get intimidated. Enough enough enough. No more kitchen-hogging roommates, long vacations, or laziness getting in the way. Onward we tread into … Continue reading Cooking Challenge Day 1: Butternut Squash Pasta.
To anyone that recognized the Radiohead reference, I love you. Last week my anxiety hit an all time high. I honestly don't think I've ever been so stressed out about everything, but things seem to have turned around. Last Friday I was approved for an apartment that is in the same building as my last … Continue reading Diary 7 – Jigsaw Falling into Place.