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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Phyllo-Wrapped Asparagus with Sesame Peanut Sauce

“Work! Labor the asparagus me of life; the one great sacrament of humanity from which all other things flow…”
-Sean O’Casey

I have found myself less and less compelled to cook lately and therefore, not compelled to write at all. While I do enjoy making meals for my roommate, I recently came to the conclusion that I just miss cooking for my boyfriend… Then I looked around and realized that I had sent myself back to the 1950s, so I fixed my hair, popped a mother’s little helper and tried to think of a dish that I could load with butter._

Just to clarify, I’m joking about the drugs and fixing my hair.

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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)”

Slow Cooker Pizza Sauce

“The best of us must sometimes eat our words.”

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

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Beautiful, dark red pizza/marinara sauce that’s so much better than store bought.

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Phonics Will Be The Only Thing You’re Not Hooked On…

“I love long life better than figs.”

-Billy Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra

Slow Roasted Tomatoes on Crostinis with Mozzarella

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_ _ Lazy food is just the best. Food that you can throw together and look like you’ve spent time preparing it, while really you just sat around in your pajama jeans and caught up on True Blood… This post is not autobiographical.

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Nobody Really Says “Potahdo”

“There is no such passion in human nature, as the passion for gravy among commercial gentlemen.”

-Charles Dickens, Martin Chuzzlewit

Screen shot Tater Salad

Dill Potato Salad

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_ _ Nick’s mother is known as the potato salad lady. Or maybe only I call her that. Either way, a family function is not complete without her bringing this dish– and I have yet to convince her to give me the recipe so I had to improvise my own. I don’t add eggs… because that grosses me out; I add a lot of dill… because I love it; and the little bit of buttermilk and vinegar in the sauce make it feel less heavy… until you binge eat 1 1/2 pounds of potatoes and then weigh yourself because you’re a masochist.

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