Monthly Archives: February 2013

What to do with broccoli stalks


Old post alert! This was written a few weeks ago, but somehow got lost & forgotten in the wordpress queue. Still figured I'd share... Scraps! Red lentils, broccoli stalk, carrots, celery, butternut squash soup (and unpictured TVP). Doesn’t look like much huh. Unless you have a crock pot and a bunch of spices. Oh really swan!?!?? Once ...

Hospital, take-out, & home-made (food from the first two weeks post-partum)


The first couple of weeks have flown by.  It’s what everyone said would happen, and it is definitely the truth. The food in the hospital was okay.  [I work at the same place I gave birth to P so I know exactly where the menu and cafeteria excel and fall short] ...

Roasting in the crock-pot


Usually things end up more steamed than roasted in the crock-pot.  But there's a way to cheat the system. The trick is using minimal water and letting it cook for a couple of hours with the lid on, then leaving it slightly ajar so the steam can escape and the veggies get nice and "roasted." Root Veggies ...