Roasted Veggie Couscous…

So… It’s been nearly 8 months since I posted a recipe. I’m pretty sure I know this is an UNPRECEDENTED hiatus from Life Should Taste Good, but in my defense… I just didn’t feel like writing.

“The food so nice they named it twice!”
-Dale Denton, Pineapple Express

Post-Oklacoma, post-Nick redeploying, post-moving into my 6th new residence in less than three years, I had kinda lost my cooking mojo. What made me take pen to paper again, you may ask? Tuesday-night-Chardonnay number two. I wish it was more profound than that #imlying #ilovewine.

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Southwestern Eggrolls…

Reason #1 that I have so far enjoyed the Army life is that it has taken me out of my comfort zone and I’ve gotten the chance to live in a beautiful place like Colorado. Reason #1 that I hate the Army life is that they then moved us from Colorado to Lawton, Oklahoma.

“It may be the way the cookie crumbles on Madison Avenue, but in Hong Kong it’s the way the egg rolls.”
-Robert Orben

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Green Monster Ranch

Ahh springtime… Colorado is warming up, the days are getting longer, and the moth population is exploding. Few things make me miss Boston more than feeling like I’m living in the middle of a mid-west biblical plague.

“A quarrel is like buttermilk, once it’s out of the churn; the more you shake it, the more sour it grows.”
-Irish proverb

It’s almost a good thing that Nick isn’t here right now because I know my shrieks and attacks of pure panic as they dive bomb my head while I attempt to watch a movie in my own living room, would only get me annoyance and looks of disdain from him… Much like the looks he gets from Sox fans as he walks around Yawkey Way with his Yanks cap on. Now THAT’S what I call a segue!

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And Now My Beauties, Something With Poison In It: Poppy(seeds)

NOTE: THERE IS NO POISON IN THIS DRESSING, IT WAS JUST A HILARIOUS WIZARD OF OZ REFERENCE

 

I honestly believe that everybody, at one time or another, has entertained delusions of grandeur…

“What puts the “ape” in apricot? What have they got that I ain’t got?”
-The Cowardly Lion, The Wizard of Oz

if you’re anything like me, after watching The Truman Show, you thought twice about everything you did–even in private–just in case you were secretly being filmed as part of a twisted reality series. Aaand if you’re anything like me, this paranoia lasted far longer than it should have. There are still some days that I wish my life was more like a sitcom- I’d have a theme song that would get stuck in your head for days, an adoring live studio-audience and best of all, my witty one-liners would not only be heard and appreciated, but broadcast nation-wide. Continue reading “And Now My Beauties, Something With Poison In It: Poppy(seeds)”

Apple Cider Vinaigrette…

“Tart words make no friends; a spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar.”

-Benjamin Franklin

Apple Cider Vinaigrette with Mixed Greens and Cranberries

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_ _ This recipe is amazing, I love vinegar and it goes surprisingly well the sweetness of the cider to make a light and tasty dressing, perfect for Fall and pairing with dishes like my stuffed pork chops, to cut the heaviness!

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Crispy Apple Fries…

“By the time Halloween arrived, Harry was regretting his rash promise to go to the deathday party. The rest of the school was happily anticipating their Halloween feast; the Great Hall had been decorated with the usual live bats, Rubeus Hagrid’s vast pumpkins had been carved into lanterns large enough for three men to sit in, and there were rumours that Albus Dumbledore had booked a troupe of dancing skeletons for the entertainment.”

-J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Apple Fries with Cinnamon Sugar and Caramel Dipping Sauce

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_ _ As we grow up, we’re all told that we’re beautiful and unique snowflakes. However, time passes and we age; we become cynical; and we enter the job market, in which we are told there are at least fifteen other snowflakes applying for the same position that are just as qualified as we are. I’m not bitter… But I do have something that sets me apart. As you may be able to tell from the picture, I have what is non-clinically referred to as “toe thumbs.” Only 1 in 1,000 people have this affliction and I was mocked my whole life for my weirdly shaped appendages but after struggling with touch-screen texting and feeling unworthy to hitch hike for years, I realized that these bulbous digits are what set me apart from the masses… I can rejoice in my individuality! And I give these apple fries two big toe-thumbs up.

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