Spaghetti Squash with Spicy Tomato Sauce [Intro to Cooking]

With the holidays (and holiday parties) on the horizon, my waistline requires a lighter option. This simple squash dishes serves both purposes equally and will fit well within your pre-holiday wallet restrictions, too!

Nov 18, 2012

Nov 26, 2011

One Month Challenge: No Meat, No Dairy, No Problem, Week Four

This week I finally feel like I made some progress. I’m getting more used to not eating certain things and preparing easy vegan replacements. I know it seems pretty much like common sense but it has been endlessly helpful to have vegan-friendly snacks always on hand.

Nov 12, 2011

One Month Challenge: No Meat, No Dairy, No Problem, Week Two

On Tuesday my manager brought in pints of Ben & Jerry’s, just for fun. Really? Like, REALLY? Just rub it in a bit more that I, the biggest ice cream lover of all time, can’t dig in to free Ben & Jerry’s (mint chocolate chip, no less). But I was actually able to stay focused and keep my eye on the prize.

Nov 21, 2010

Intro to Cooking: Thanksgiving at College!

Thanksgiving is a tricky holiday for college students. If you’re within commuting distance of home, you probably can’t wait to burst through your front door to wafting aromas of a decadent home-cooked meal. But if you’re one of the many students who opted to go to school out of state or far from Mom & Pops, you might find yourself stranded in College Town USA.

Oct 30, 2010

One Month Challenge: Gone Meatless, The End

October is finally almost over, and while I am frantically scrambling to come up with another costume for tonight, I am also thrilled that I am only one day away from being done with my meatless month. I can't believe it's been a month since my last beefy indulgence.

Oct 23, 2010

One Month Challenge: Gone Meatless, Week 4

Okay, so it's been kind of a busy fall season so far, and I haven't had a ton of time (read: any time where I wasn't either studying or drinking) to call home (delinquent daughter... whoops!). Anyway, my family had no idea that I was going meatless for a month, and I just mentioned it in passing to my mom on the phone, and she laughed. She thought I was joking.

Oct 16, 2010

One Month Challenge: Gone Meatless, Week 3

I can't believe that I have made it through two weeks as a vegetarian! Honestly, I am a little surprised - I haven't cheated at all! Not a single piece of meat. Not even chicken broth, because I was worried that would count.

Oct 9, 2010

One Month Challenge: Gone Meatless, Week 2

So, I've successfully made it through my first week without meat... and it hasn't been too bad! I've really liked that not eating things with meat has really forced me to try different foods and eat a more balanced diet, which is exactly what I was hoping would happen through this experiment.

Oct 2, 2010

One Month Challenge: Gone Meatless, Week 1

Let me start off by saying that I love meat. Like a lot. If I could eat a steak for every meal, I would. And if it weren't gross to bathe in burger meat, I'd probably do that too. (Don't judge.)

Sep 23, 2010

Starting Line: Coming to Terms With Tofu Ravioli

Entering the dining hall at my college was like entering the land of some kind of lotus-eating, vegetarian haven, or, in my case, a carnivore’s personal version of hell. It’s not that they don’t serve meat; they do. But they also serve various other reinterpretations of meat: tofu ravioli, lentil hamburgers, vegan minestrone soup.