I love to cook, in case you have not noticed. In my (not so) humble opinion, I tend to be pretty good at it. Recently, I realized I was using my cooking abilities in both a healthy and unhealthy manner. As I look back over the years, I can see where I used it as a tool to get people to like me. Moreover, I would use my culinary prowess to get praise and acceptance.
Spicy orange beef is a delicious and easy stir-fry dish. It can be paired with rice or noodles, but personally, I love it by itself. This dish can be made in a wok or 12-inch skillet.
It is frustrating to run out of things, especially when I am in the middle of cooking! (Hint: Thoroughly reading recipes in advance this can be significantly minimized.) Having a well-stocked pantry can save the day when having to create a quick meal.
Stir-fried beef and broccoli is one of my favorite dishes. It is super simple and quick. The key is to get all your mise en place done and cut your flank steak on a bias. It is also great with chicken, pork tenderloin and several meat substitutes.
Cajun Red Beans and Rice is one of my favorite comfort foods. It is inexpensive and easy soul satisfying meal. Beans have been used for decades to stretch a meal and a budget.
One could say Vegan Peach Cobbler muffins came to be as a result of my move. Within months of moving to Dayton, OH, I was introduced to the Peach Truck. If you are unfamiliar with the Peach Truck, first let me say I am sorry (unless you are from CA, since we have our own peaches).