Avo smash on cauliflower steak and sweet potato fries

May 4, 2017
Recipe, Avocado Smash on Caulflower Steak and Sweet Potato Fries, Easy, Weeknight, Quick, Simple, Fast, Homemade, Gluten-free, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Meatless, Dairy-free, Dairy Free, Healthy, Flexitarian, Flexitarian Recipe, Recipes for Vegetarians and Non Vegetarians, Cooking for Vegetarians and Meat Eaters, Vegetarian Cooking for Meat Eating Husband, Avocado, Cauliflower, Cauliflower Steak, Sweet Potato, 7 ingredients or less

Did I mention that my (marketing) job is in education? Compared to other industries I’ve worked in, this one follows the exact same selling season year over year. We roll with the school year (which runs February-December in Australia) and May-September is always busy. Like…you can set your watch by it. I actually don’t hate it—I’m a sucker for routines and the days go by a little faster. Bonus: This year, I actually feel like I “get it” (it only took two years 🤷‍♀️). So,…

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A Simple Formula for Easy Weeknight Dinners, Weeknight, For Beginners, Template, Tips, Cooking Tips, Organization, Meal Plan, Meal Planning, Meal Planning Ideas, Menu Plan, Menu Planning, Grocery List, Grocery Shopping, Recipe, Dinner Ideas, Minimalist Cooking, Simple Cooking, Minimalism

A simple formula for easy weeknight dinners (recipe included!)

I wasn’t going to post this recipe but then I figured I had to prove that dinner isn’t always a one dish wonder. Sometimes, my brain can think of dinner as a twosome or—um, yeah, walked right into that one—three-parter. These easy weeknight dinners are…

April 6, 2017
Recipe, Greek Pita Pizza, Easy, Weeknight, Quick, Simple, Fast, Homemade, Healthy, Comfort Food, Greek, Lamb, Feta, Fetta, Yogurt, Pita, Pitta, Pita Pocket, Pizza, Cucumber, Tomato

Easy greek pita pizza

What’s the least number of dishes you can cook in order to have a complete dinner? (Hint: It’s not a trick question.) The answer, of course, is one. Sure, dinner can easily have more than one thing going on (two or three dishes are popular,…

March 23, 2017
How to Challenge Your Assumptions About Health and Fitness, Tips, Healthy Eating, Healthy Lifestyle, Healthy, Habits, Mindset, Assumptions, Minimalist Cooking, Simple Cooking, Minimalism

How to challenge your assumptions about health and fitness

Hi there! If you’re just joining us, we’re talking about that time I made a big, fat assumption about somefin I really care about—my health and fitness (and…waistline if we’re being real honest). If you missed the last post, might I suggest you start…

March 9, 2017
Are Your Assumption Making You Fat, Tips, Healthy Eating, Healthy Lifestyle, Healthy, Habits, Mindset, Assumptions, Minimalist Cooking, Simple Cooking, Minimalism

Are your assumptions making you fat?

A few weeks ago, I was speaking with a co-worker and the topic of living in France came up. Right on cue, I said: “Oh. I’d LOOOOOVE to live in France.” And this is true—I 100% would. But, it’s not like I actually think…

February 23, 2017
How To Roast Garlic Fast, For Beginners, Tips, Cooking Tips, Prep, Shortcut, Organization, Garlic, Roasted Garlic, Minimalist Cooking, Simple Cooking, Minimalism

How to roast garlic fast

It’s February so time to check in on your NYE resolutions. How’s it going? When you think about it, resolutions are really about one thing: habits. As in, either you’re looking to: get new ones eighty-six the old ones that aren’t working for you or return to…

February 9, 2017
Recipe, Lentil Bowl with Roasted Vegetables and Tahini, Easy, Weeknight, Quick, Simple, Fast, Homemade, Gluten-free, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Meatless, Dairy-free, Dairy Free, Healthy, Bowl, Lentils, Veggies, Tahini

Lentil bowl with roasted vegetables and tahini drizzle

First, a quick thank you to those that completed my survey. I sincerely appreciate the insight into yo dinnertime dilemas. No dramas if not (we’ll be eating all year so I’ve got time) but if you DO have a hot second, I’d really appreciate it if…

January 26, 2017
Commuter Cook, Food Blog, Dinner Done, Minimalist Cooking, Flexitarian, 2017 Commuter Cook Weeknight Dinner Survey

A fresh start to the New Year (2017 Weeknight Dinner Survey)

Welcome to 2017 friends. It’s been a while, yes? Sorry folks. I took a bit of a Christmas-y hiatus but fully back in the saddle of Real Life. I hope your holiday was filled with family, peace and all tha cookies. We were in Perth,…

January 5, 2017
Recipe, Weeknight Pizza Dough, Easy, Weeknight, Quick, Simple, Fast, Homemade, Healthy, Flexitarian, Flexitarian Recipe, Recipes for Vegetarians and Non Vegetarians, Cooking for Vegetarians and Meat Eaters, Vegetarian Cooking for Meat Eating Husband, Italian, Comfort Foods, Pizza, Deb Perelman, Smitten Kitchen, Tips, Cooking Tips, 7 ingredients or less

Deb’s weeknight pizza dough for busy people

Friday. Fri-yay! Who’s hungry for pizza? It is a well-documented fact on zee blog that pizza is a long-standing tradition obsession in ma house—like, a weekly affair for close to 10 years now. We tend to rotate between frozen pizza (the shame!) and takeout and once…

December 2, 2016
10 Easy Dinner Ideas to Clean Out the Fridge, Weeknight, For Beginners, Tips, Cooking Tips, Organization, Clean Out The Fridge Dinners, Recipe, Dinner Ideas, Minimalist Cooking, Simple Cooking, Minimalism

10 easy dinner ideas to clean out the fridge

I intended to post this last week, since I’m trying to stick to a regular bi-weekly blogging schedule, but I couldn’t bring myself to write about something as trivial as food when THAT happened. Of course, I’m not American but as a citizen of the, umm,…

November 17, 2016