As I mentioned yesterday, I didn’t do a ton of cooking this week because with Chris on a business trip, it seemed silly to cook big meals just for myself. I am also still having trouble sleeping, so when I do try to cook, there’s a whole lot of “How do you use the microwave again?” and “Is this skillet hot yet? I’ll put my hand in it and find out.” Ha ha, I’m a danger to myself and others! But mostly myself, so it’s okay.
The upshot of all this is: easy recipes! I have easy recipes to share with you today! Here’s what I ate this week:
Grilled Tempeh Skewers from Cooking Light // I totally went to town with Cooking Light recipes this week. I subscribe to a lot of cooking magazines and Cooking Light is one of the ones I look forward to most. You have to marinate the tempeh ahead of time, so that takes a little bit of pre-planning, but other than that, this recipe is quick to make and delicious.
Fettuccine with Pistachio Mint Pesto and Tomatoes from Cooking Light // The fresh fettuccine I bought for this was moldy when I went to use it (isn’t it sad when that happens?!), so I used whole wheat penne instead. We loved this pesto–it was minty without being too minty. I had a yellow squash in the fridge and some purple long beans from the garden, so I threw those in too.
Kale, Grilled Garlic and Cheddar Panini from Panini Happy // Kale in a sandwich! It’s about time! Everything about this recipe was delicious.
Bulgur with Peaches and Mint from Cooking Light // Peaches here are absolutely perfect right now and I love bulgur, so I was excited to make this recipe. Oh, and it uses mint too! Which I have a lot of! This is pretty much my ideal summer lunch.
Raw Chard Salad with Maple Vinaigrette from Pass the Veggies // I’ve never had raw chard before, so I was a little worried, but it was delicious–much milder than I expected! I used mango vinegar in this because I’ve been itching to use it in something, and I threw in some pepitas too.
I’m totally nerding out over the fact that my blog was featured in Melissa Culbertson’s Blog Design For Dummies. That’s my blog! On that page! And two other pages! If you’re a blogger, this book is a great resource to have on hand. And if you’re not familiar with Melissa’s blog, Momcomm, you should add it to your reading list because it’s full of useful, practical advice on how to manage a blog. And believe me, there is a lot of BAD advice on blogging and social media floating around out there–Melissa knows what she’s talking about!
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