okay. you picky readers should know by now, but if not, here's a friendly reminder: i don't cook. i loathe cooking. i hate the mess, before and after. i hate how long you spend preparing something that takes one-twentieth of the time to eat. why go through all that trouble when there are perfectly good restaurants (like pappadeaux's) within five minutes of your home? and before you say because deaux's is expensive, i can eat there for six bucks and some change. why? because the bartenders love me and know i'm almost always broke (probably because i'm at deaux's a little too often).
nine recipes. nine. oi. vey. lauren picked this topic. just saying.
|buffalo cauliflower bites|
and my friends came back with things like smoothies, whole grains, sweet potato toasts and soups, salads, simple foods. okay. simple's opening a can of green beans, pouring them in a bowl and nuking it for a minute. that's my kind of cooking. one of my friends said: you can't get recipes from sitting at the bar. i know. that's why i sit at the bar.
one of my friends likes to cater things. she texted me with a link to real housemoms' buffalo cauliflower bites. she said they are tasty and at least less fat than wings (which there is NO substitute for). i've made these, and they get rave reviews.
were i tempted to cook, and yall, the last thing i cooked was chicken spaghetti, and that was like a year ago, these would be the things at which i'd most likely take a stab.
chicken yakatori. it needs more broccoli. and maybe some bell peppers and water chestnuts. but this one looks easy enough. i could probably manage it.
|waffle iron turkey melt panini|
whole-grain spelt and cornmeal biscuits. i've no idea what spelt is. i'm not entirely sure i want to know. something tells me when it comes to eating healthier, not knowing is a very good thing. fine. i looked. apparently it's some sort of flour. (i'd probably just use what's in the house, which'd probably make'm very unhealthy.)
lemon-herb risotto with shrimp and haricots verts. those last two words? i'm not looking them up. don't tell me. i'll just serve it with broccoli or something.
spinach, bacon and gruyere breakfast strata. breakfast. yum. i could do breakfast all day. every day.
apple galette with vanilla yogurt drizzle. the yummiest-looking thing on the list. i'm gonna have mom make this. :]
share your favorite healthy recipes with lauren and me!