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Template Thursdays: Nom Nom Nom

October 28, 2010

I don’t have a single recipe. There, I said it. Isaiah has about six recipes he knows by brain, including his delicious Italian sausage lasagna and arroz con pollo. But me? No. My cooking mishaps include serving Isaiah and I pink chicken on our first Valentine’s day together…to which he immediately grabbed our plates and put them in the microwave before I unknowingly put a petri dish worth of salmonella in my mouth. I also lose about 1/2 the noodles to the bottom of the pot when I make mac’n cheese.

I have tried. I can bake. Sort of. I can bake pretty simple things: brownies, cookies. Cakes and pies? Niet.

But for those of you who are not domestically challenged, this week’s Template Thursday.

Isaiah and I (as we mentioned on Twitter) are through week one of pescetarianism. We’ve been enjoying Amy’s organic pizzas and meatless chicken fillets, fish and shrimp and what not. But I can already tell we’re exhausting our fundage buying pre-made semi-vegetarian foods and we’re going to have to get creative with recipes. Hope you like the download. *Also, if you’re looking for more recipe card adorableness, check out this gem of a design from Dapper Paper.

Download the Recipe Card

In other news, I tried both olives and tomatoes for the first time this week. And love them. Adding to the list of veggies I should have been eating all along.

*P.S. This whole kick was inspired by the gross imagery my mind cannot erase learned from reading Skinny Bitch, which bought for $0.01 and will talk about later, if you haven’t read it. If you want to continue using your incisors regularly (we do have them for a reason, eh?) you may want to skip it.

15 Comments leave one →
  1. October 28, 2010 9:07 am

    Freaking me out with the Skinny Bitch talk. Josh was watching Food Inc. right before dinner and I was like, really? We’re going to fill our pieholes with flanksteak from god knows where and you’re watching this?

    I’ve already quit all fast food for those reasons. I don’t know if I can give up anything else.

    • October 28, 2010 11:22 am

      FOR SURE. I didn’t even want to read it…but I knew that Isaiah and I were eating far too much junk-a-lunk and we wanted to get rid of all that. Props on quitting fast food!

  2. October 28, 2010 11:01 am

    Since Mr. Beagle is a pescatarian here’s what we eat pretty often: a lot of grilled cheese (add different veggies inside to mix it up), soups, mac and cheese (with mixed frozen veggies or broccoli mixed in), fake chicken fillet sandwiches, ravioli or other pasta dishes, mussels (buy frozen from the grocery store in sauce, just heat up in a pan on high, super easy, put over pasta), and pizza. We always seem to have frozen shrimp in the freezer for salads, quesadillas, and pasta. We make a lot of bean burritos or veggie burritos and mexican rice. Every once and awhile we get salmon burgers for the grill.

    And I don’t want to forget to say that these little cards are super cute. I need to get some card stock I guess and print a few out!

    • October 28, 2010 11:23 am

      For sure! Thanks for the tips, Bunny! We’re pretty well stocked for now…but I know how these things go…Everything’s yummy until you realize…you’re going to be eating the same foods for FOREVEERRR or something. Thanks again!

  3. Jasper permalink
    October 28, 2010 11:08 am

    oh that is so cuuuuuuute!

  4. Jasper permalink
    October 28, 2010 11:10 am

    Um….. what? you’ve never had olives or tomatoes till now? How OLD are you? LOl funniest shit i’ve heard all day. its only 9am here but still.

  5. October 28, 2010 11:25 am

    It’s a loooooooooooooong story. My family wasn’t keen on veggies growing up. Loving ’em now though!

  6. October 28, 2010 11:39 am

    Girl, thanks for the shoutout!

    And just keep cookin’, you’ll get better at it!
    There’s tons of websites/blogs online that I love! like and, etc…They can help you with ideas and easy stuff to make from scratch with veggies and fish!
    and you can look up anything you like, including vegetarian stuff! 🙂

    • October 28, 2010 10:38 pm

      For SURE, I’m just now getting inspired when I see a great recipe..I didn’t used to feel that way…but now I’m looking for creative healthy alternatives…and finding SO many! Thanks for the heads up!

  7. October 28, 2010 11:55 am

    John and I have been eating a lot less meat lately (since our move to CA and watching Food Inc.), but I’m not sure I could give up the occasional chicken breast all together! As for recipes, I love Martha Stewart-you can always count on her!

    • October 28, 2010 10:41 pm

      Definitely. We’re going to eat free-range meat only, but not because we don’t LOVE it. It’s been hard even for 8 days (literally sometimes find myself counting HOURS since I’ve had a steak). After I read that book..I can’t get the visual image out of my mind of meat packing factories and things like that…It’s hardly a choice anymore…yikes!

  8. Ariella M. permalink
    October 28, 2010 12:23 pm

    I love this recipe card! I’m going to pass this on to my mom to send out with my bridal shower invites. My fiance and I make a pretty good cooking team, but nothing we make is too difficult. Our pizzas are our specialty (we want to open a pizza shop one day) and love turkey burritos.

    I haven’t read Skinny Bitch, but I have been watching a lot of the food documentaries like Food Inc and King Corn. I couldn’t give up meat completely, but I’d like to be able to buy more responsible meat, if that makes any sense. Unfortunately, living organically costs double and we can barely afford our Walmart groceries. It’s hard to be idealistic when you’re broke.

  9. October 29, 2010 1:08 pm

    love this! also, if you ever want any recipes, I have a million! especially with tomatoes and olives, ha ha


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