Breakfast Week 1B: Grilled Leek and Gruyere Frittata

Ingredients: 2 leeks olive oil for brushing 10 eggs 1/4 c. coconut milk 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp ground pepper Dash of cayenne 1 c. shredded Gruyere cheese 3 tbsp. butter Preheat broiler. Trim dark and sprouted parts of the leek and slice lengthwise. Soak in water to clean out the grit. Dry off and…

Snack Week 1A: Parmesan Pecans

Nonstick cooking spray 1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese 1 tsp. dried parsley 1/2 tsp. dry Italian herbs 1/2 tsp. garlic salt dash cayenne pepper 1 egg white 2 c. pecan halves Preheat oven to 250 F. Grease large baking sheet with spray. Mix cheese, herbs, garlic salt and cayenne in bowl. Beat egg white until…

Dinner Week 1A: Mushroom Austrian Stew

So the cookbook I’m using describes this as an “Austrian Stew”. I can’t tell if they mean goulash or some other sort of stew. So I’m sticking with just the generic “Austrian Stew.” Recipe: 2 tbsp coconut oil 2 lbs cleaned, sliced button mushrooms 2 onions, sliced 2 tbsp tomato paste 1/2 c. zinfandel or…

About Me

I’m a Children’s Librarian in Richmond, Virginia who loves to cook and eat. The name originated when I was working multiple jobs and my weekend consisted of 4pm Sunday- 12 Monday. So I treated myself to cheat meals and fun new recipes on Sunday nights. You can find my posts on insta and Facebook with…

Lunch Week 1A Meal: Asian Noodle Salad

If you love raw garlic, sesame oil and black pepper, then this is the lunch for you. I’m glad I keep toothpaste at work since my breath was kickin’. 4 oz brown rice noodles 4 medium carrots, peeled, julienned and cut around 3 inches 2 cucumber, peeled, seeded, julienned and cut around 3 inches 4…

Breakfast Week 1A Meal: Egg and Guac Tacos

Egg and Guac tacos 2 eggs 2 corn tortillas 2 tbsp guacamole 2 tsp shredded cheese Hot Sauce Heat up the tortillas on a non-stick pan without any oil. Cook your eggs to anyway that you like. Add the shredded cheese. Top with guacamole and hot sauce and you’re GTG. Nutritional 307cals; 17g fat; 23g…

Week One Shopping List

I hit up New Grand Mart (my favorite local international foods market) and Aldi for groceries this first week and spent a total of $64.49. Granted, several of the listed items I already owned. I’m going to treat myself and hit up Penzeys for the special peppercorns to complete my purchases. I’m hoping that the…