Summertime Suppers: Tomato-Zucchini Pasta with Ricotta and Herbs

9 Jul

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Summertime pasta? Yes, please!

In the summer months, I’m always looking for easy, fresh recipes that don’t require any of the following:

  1. Lots of sweat, blood & tears in the kitchen
  2. Lots of hard-to-find ingredients
  3. Lots of clean-up.

[Come to think of it I’m looking for recipes like that all the time.]

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A-Tisket, A-Tasket, A … Fish Packet?

8 Jul
Image sourced from www.you-made-that.com. Beautiful supper!

Image sourced from www.you-made-that.com. All together now: “Fishy Fish-ayyy!”

Sometimes, I kill even myself with these puns.

Hello, lovely GKG readers! After letting my 1st Blogiversary fly by a few weeks ago (eeeeeeeoooops … that’s me, your neighborhood friendly GKG, riding the strugglebus), I’m formally recommitting myself to the blogging world. Readers, I love you all terribly, and I’m now back with a vengeance.

Now, onto the cookery!

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A Little Bit of Luxury: Cooking with Truffle Oil

11 Jun
Image sourced from google.com/images

Image sourced from macchiinc.com

Sometimes, when I’m watching “Top Chef” or “Chopped” or any slew of cooking TV, I hear chefs reference the almighty “truffle oil.” Until recently, I’d never even tried the stuff. All I knew was that it came from mushrooms. Which sounds like a complicated process (did they press them? Infuse them? Squeeze them in a vice? Stomp on them like that episode of “I Love Lucy?”).

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Mission Organization: A Mini Kitchen Cabinet Change-Up

20 May

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Sometimes, the smallest changes are the most exciting.

Have you ever found that little organizational differences can be a big breath of fresh air? A new storage unit, labeled baskets, even rearranging closet shelves can have a big difference on one’s peace of mind.

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Hangry No More: 4 Delicious, Healthy Snacks For the Workplace

13 May

Ever gotten to that 3:00 pm point in your work day (or 9:30 am … or 11:00 am … or 2:00 pm … we’re not picky here at GKG with our noshiness) and felt like this?

hangry collage… [Raises hand].

But how to stave off the “hanger” … ? Here’s the best way I know:

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Not Yo Mama’s Tofu: Marinated Tofu Stir-Fry

2 May

While I’ve tried my hand at tofu scrambles before, and I’ve also whipped up stir-fry dishes out the wazoo (where did that expression come from, anyway? If someone can enlighten me, 10 “Whose Line”-style bonus points to you!), I had yet to try my hand at a tofu stir-fry … until earlier this week! Here’s to trying something new, right?

Well … some of us still had questions. Namely, a certain meat-loving someone. 🙂

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Care for a Cuppa? Sharing My Favorite Teas

23 Apr

teaforte

How adorable is that mug? The wonderful Laura — my friend who visited DC a few weeks ago and ate / drank her way through the Drink the District Festival with THT and me — sent this combination from Tea Forte for my birthday, and I couldn’t be happier. That beautiful, cherry blossom-esque mug-and-metal-steeper set (it’s ceramic!) and fragrant English Breakfast tea blend now have a permanent place in my kitchen. Hurrah!

This lovely surprise — unsurprisingly — got me thinking about tea.

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