It is a new year and a new resolution! I consider myself to be a very determined person. So I do not like when I begin to slack on my New Year’s resolutions.
This year, one of the things I want to begin to do is cook! I usually run on coffee, frozen dinners and sandwiches at Tropical Smoothie. So this year, my boyfriend and I decided to begin “experimental Saturdays” in which I cook a new meal each week. Last Saturday, I cooked quinoa stuffed tomatoes. It was pretty good. I followed the recipe exactly and it tasted all right. Next time I make it, I will add a few things of my own to make it a little bit sweeter.
When I was a child, if I asked my mother what was for dinner she would respond, “if-its.”
Me: “What are if-its, mom?”
Mom: “If it’s” in the kitchen, then you can eat it.
So, the other day, I put together some vegetable broth and a bunch of vegetables I keep for snacks. The end result was my own if-its!!
My boyfriend is a WAY better cook than I am! After I made the stuffed tomatoes, he showed me up and made stuffed peppers. I can’t remember the last time I tasted something so good!
The only thing I don’t like about my newfound love of cooking, is the mess in the kitchen afterward! The last thing I want to do after enjoying a great meal is clean up the dishes!
This Saturday, I will use the leftover quinoa to make a quinoa loaf with mushrooms and peas! What are your favorite things to cook? Where do you get recipes? I use the Whole Foods Recipe app! It’s free and very vegetarian-friendly!
Have a great week everyone and don’t forget to stay healthy!