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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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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Paleo Week 1

It’s been a difficult week only in the sense of it being Super Bowl/Mardi Gras and I’m always being invited to eat out. In New Orleans, sometimes it’s near impossible to find food that isn’t fried, breaded, come with bread, come with some other grain, or have some type of dairy. Sometimes it means I…

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Gourmet at home

So this was supposed to have been posted like, 2 weeks ago. But anyhow, still relevant since I’m making this salmon as we speak— Last night I made a BANGING dinner. I’ve cooked salmon before but it never quite comes out as good as I would like. This time I cooked it in a pan…

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Chips, chips, and more chips

I haven’t posted much through my unprocessed month even though I have cooked a lot. But today’s lunch is all chips–plaintain chips, kale chips, and sweet potato chips (or really fries, but hey, in some countries they’re called chips). Good color variety on my plate, wouldn’t you say? Got a good dose of vitamin A,…

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