Cabbage is cheap. Like $.35 a pound cheap. Like I just got a really nice size cabbage for $1.25 cheap which will be used for many many meals. I pretty much constantly have cabbage in my house but I always sit there and stare and think “What am I going to make with this?” But cabbage can be treated in so many different ways! It’s amazing I ever get stuck.
So here’s a list of some amazing cabbage recipes that I love. Whether you want it cooked, slawed, saladed, or just used as a crunch, there’s something for everything.
Stuffed cabbage is an involved process but there’s a reason it’s a classic dish. Stuffed cabbage is delicious and if you have some time and the desire to do something intricate, you can’t go wrong here.
This is just a standby recipe for me now. It’s so easy and quick and it’s all in one pan so clean up is simple. Plus, it’s just absolutely delicious and requires very few ingredients. I tend to toss a bunch of spices in mine so don’t be afraid to pump up the flavor here.
Overnight oats are all over the place right now, and as they should be. They’re an incredibly healthy breakfast and a nice, cool, portable option for mornings. I have been eating these every weekday morning all summer and I love them because they’re hearty enough to fill me up until lunch and help me recuperate after a workout. Plus, I don’t give myself much time in the morning so the grab and go is key. After much much practice I finally feel I’ve perfected these oats.
I use Rolled Oats – I buy Bob’s Mill at ThriveMarket (a wholesale, socially conscious, online, organic store. There’s a yearly $60 subscription fee but I love it for getting soy free chocolate, oats, and coconut aminos on the cheap). Some people like steel-cut oats for the crunch. I used quick oats once and didn’t hate it but rolled oats are significantly better.
Dairy/non-dairy milk or yogurt. Milk is going to result in a thinner cereal, while yogurt will result in a thicker product. Using just greek yogurt will result in a very thick, custardy result. Mix and match as you please as you follow..
This is subjective. My favorite ratio is 1:1.25 Oats:Yogurt. When using milk it’s 1:1. With greek yogurt I follow the 2:1:1 oats:milk:yogurt. Basically, it’s a play until you find the best ratio for you. I like mine creamy and not running. a 1:1:1 ratio makes for a more runny, thin oat mixture, which I am not a fan of.
Chia Seeds (I use 1tbsp) are my go to base mix-in. They absorb excess liquid and make a pudding/custardy consistency. Plus, they pump up the nutrients and help keep you fuller longer.
1/2 a Banana is optional. Bananas tend to smooth it out and make the consistency creamier but yogurt does the same. The banana flavor is definitely there and adds a nice sweetness, but if you don’t like banana, leave this out.
This is where the fun and creativity come in! Fruits, chocolates, nuts, nut butters, coconut, seeds, protein, spices… the possibilities are endless.
My favorite, easy combinations
1/2 banana + 1/2 mango + almond butter + unsweetened coconut shavings (full recipe below)
1/2 banana + 1/2 cup strawberries
3/4 cup mixed berries (easy and delicious)
1/2 banana + 1/2 cup watermelon + mint blended with a little greek yogurt (for this recipe I forgo any other liquid. Just the fruit/yogurt blend and oats+chia seeds)
Have you tried Overnight Oats? What are your favorite mix-ins? Do you do anything special to yours?
I went to Denver this weekend for the first time for a wedding and wow, this place is beautiful. I hardly went into the mountains but they were beautifulAnd you could just see forever. I swear the whole city seemed like it was painted. The mountains in the skyline. The sunset. Everything.I’m sad to be back really. Especially because this city is stifling hot and humid. I’m already missing the idea of walking/biking everywhere and having a million amazing hikes just an hour away.
I’ve been using Stitch Fix for a while now. I love it, I have so many new pieces in my closet and it stops me from having to shop myself… which I hate and I’m terrible at. So I have someone do it for me and sent it to my door. I really wanted to start getting more out of my fix and I think the way to do that is to start reviewing them here. Letting my stylist see me in the clothes she picks out will help her learn my style and will allow me to ask you guys if I should keep something.
Now I rarely, if ever get a piece and really not want to put it on, but this was for sure one. The cotton material was stiff and as I put it on it was like putting on a circus tent. I don’t think I’ve ever used the word disaster to describe a shirt before but come on…
Talking with my family about it we’re trying to decide if it’s just too big, defective, or really just a bedskirt trying to masquerade itself as a shirt. There are so many things wrong about this, the fabric, the weird asymmetric waist (one side starts a good two inches above my natural waist) and the length (it’s short). The only thing I like is the back, where when sinched gives a nice little shape and the buttons add some interest but everything else is terrible
Status: Returned with no hesitation
Rose De Paris Johnston Cross Back Knit Tee $44
After that first top with a new stylist I was nervous for the rest of the box, but I LOVE this top. I’m pretty plane Jane and this top is nice and simple but with a nice little embellishment. I like that that cross back isn’t low enough to expose my bra but exposes a good part of my back (I like my back, moles and all). I like the material, it’s a little thicker and definitely substantial, and I love the stripes. This was a home run for me.
In an effort to keep this blog up and running and me motivated to do interesting things, I’m expanding this blog from simply food to anything. Partly because I just put a lot of effort into moving and decorating my new apartment and I want to share.
See, I just moved from a large two bedroom apartment to my first solo home – a cute little studio that’s basically the size of my old room. Somehow, in the two years I lived in my old apartment I accumulated a lot of stuff but only about two pieces of furniture. So I was pretty much starting from scratch while simultaneously getting rid of half my stuff to prevent clutter while trying to make room for everything I needed.
Happy St. Patrick’s day! I did a lot of baking yesterday for the office. I made delicious delicious soda bread.
A recipe courtesy of my boyfriend’s mother so unfortunately I don’t feel comfortable sharing it with the internet. But just look at how delicious it looks!
What I will share with you all is this amazing guinness pretzel bite recipe.
Look at how delicious they look. I discovered these from Baked by Rachel and really wanted to bring them to work to share so I broke them up into bite sized pieces. And then I hoarded about a 3rd of the bites because they ended up being so good I didn’t want to commit to sharing.
Before I talk to you all about why I’ve been away for about a year let me talk to you about this recipe I’ve been hoarding for about a year. Whiskey Caramel Apple Cookies from Baker Bettie. They’re delicious. They have apples AND oats in them so they’re kind of healthy right? I think so too. I made them with butterscotch chips and some caramel pieces and they were still A+ cookies. I mean look at them:
I’ll really be updating more over the next few weeks. I’ve been making somethings I’m really excited about. It’s a big shift but I also have some recipes hanging out that I just haven’t posted for whatever reason. Don’t worry, recipes are acoming.
Hello everyone! I’m back (hopefully for a while) from my unexpected hiatus! I haven’t baked in 2 months, which is outrageous really. What have I been doing? Things like this:
But it’s Cinco De Mayo so I made some cupcakes for the office! I’ve been wanting to make these Margarita cupcakes for a while so I was really excited to finally do it. Let me tell you, they are delicious.
The recipe is from Brown Eyed Baker and I followed it almost to the letter. The only thing I did different was stir in the dry and wet in one batch (I find its easier to not overstir this way) and dripped some lime juice over the warm cupcakes before brushing them with tequila.
I also decided to make them mini because 1. I love doing “shot” cupcakes with alcohol and 2. I’ve found people are more willing to eat them because they’re small, rather than cutting a cupcake in half or thinking it’s too much of an indulgence.
These are going over pretty well. About half were gone before lunch time so I’d call them a success.