Project 5×5: Results

Today’s the day. Today’s my 25th birthday. (It’s also ironically my 125th post). Today was the deadline for my somewhat of a stretch, but still achievable 25 day countdown of goals to achieve, that I titled, Project 5×5.: Lose 5 pounds Lose 5 inches Do 5 new DIY crafts Make 5 new recipes Finish last…

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4×3 – New Recipes: Black Bean Brownies

I’ve seen this recipe pop up multiple times over the past 3 years, always meaning to try it but never taking the time. It had gone out of my mind completely until a friend of a friend mentioned that she had just made a batch. So I looked up a recipe, realized I already had…

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4 x 2–New Recipes: Jamaican Oxtails

I LOVE Jamaican food. Well, really I love most food. Anyway, while I’m partial to curried goat whenever I find a Jamaican restaurant, goat isn’t exactly easy to come by. The butcher shop I go to (Cleaver and Co.) always has cow and thus always has oxtails. Even better, it’s a local, grass fed, grass…

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4 x 1–New Recipes: Fig & Pecan Tart

On number 4 of ‘Project 5×5’ I’ve completed one of the five new recipes challenge; four to go. Yesterday I got my Hollygrove Market Box, which for you non-New Orleans residents is a $25 box of produce you can buy with a predetermined list of fruits and veggies that are obtained from nearby farms. There’s…

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GF Chocolate Mug Cake

I often have cravings for sweet baked goods, and given that I’m not really adept at gluten free baking (I’d gotten pretty good at baking with regular flour), and most recipes call for 7 different flours that all cost mad money, I’ve resorted to looking up those little chocolate mug cakes to satisfy small cravings.…

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My First Stab at Cooking Ethiopian

Dating an Ethiopian man, whose friends are all Ethiopian (almost exclusively), means I’ve eaten a LOT of Ethiopian food. Mind you they don’t really cook it being that they’re all men and they have wonderful mothers who cooked for them all the time, and still do. So other than the chopping of raw meat and…

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Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say Banana? I’m Not

I haven’t been blogging much but between the superbowl, and mardi gras, and finding a practicum, I’m just now getting some sort of schedule together. Now I know I said I was going to try and go paleo for the month of September, but those two major events kind of made that near impossible, so…

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GF Blood Orange Cake

Gluten-free Blood Orange cake (adapted from elana’s pantry) Ingredients 2 oranges 4 eggs 3/4 c honey 2 cups blanched almond flour 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp baking soda Instructions wash the oranges and boil them whole (skin and all) until soft place oranges (skin and all) in a food processor and blend until smooth [note: I…

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