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Fast, Cheap, and Easy in a Good Way

You know what’s awesome about being a grown up? The ability to eat chips and dip for dinner. Every night if you want to (and I doooo). For highly efficient dip procurement (aside from buying already made, of course), I have for you one dead easy recipe made with stuff I tend to always have in my pantry (and thus may likely be found in YOUR pantry):

This was already being noshed upon mid-photoshoot

Hummusy Black Bean Dip

1 can of black beans, … Continue Reading

Dieting: Part Breakfast

My calorie counter is a vengeful calorie counter. After like 4 months of sitting next to a vending machine at work, I’m looking a little jollier than I like these days and with the big 3-0 birthday coming up in a couple months, I’ve decided to go back to the life of hard work and deprivation (except not really) and attempt to slim down back to my happy weight. Or at least my pants-fitting weight.

I sat down and thought about what my goal is, what my needs are, and what tools I have, and I came up with the start of … Continue Reading

There’s a Hummus Among Us

Sprouting grains and beans is a fun thing I’ve started doing recently because, apparently, I do not have enough work to do. Kidding! Sprouting is really easy and the nutritional payoff is more than worth the tiny investment of time and care. Also, it’s kind of like having a little garden in your kitchen. A little stinky garden, but hey smell is temporary. Related: that is also how I make it though certain parts of DC.

My Stinky Little Garden

 My current sprouting fad is chickpeas and, … Continue Reading

Man, and I was pretty optimistic about these damn cookies!

Sometimes you just want a damn cookie, and a cold, crunchy gluten-free disk out of a bag is not going to cut it. I may have squealed LOUDLY at Shoppers upon seeing Betty Crocker gluten-free baking mixes (I know I made the other lady in the baking aisle very uncomfortable) and grabbed one of each like they were the One Ring and I needed the precioussss. Still clutching the boxes to my chest, I then one-handedly started grabbing more stuff I could throw into the cookie mix. Macadamia bits, white chocolate chips…I had a craving.

I baked up the cookies … Continue Reading

H.R. Soy Pufnstuf

Little sponges of awesomeness

Little sponges of awesomeness

This individual serving of soy puff panang curry is a Saturday favorite at the Double Deuce. It’s fast, easy, tasty, and cheap. What’s not to love?
I don’t think my (admittedly light and very vegetarian) version takes the place of traditional, decadent panang curry, but for a fast meal between rushing from school (ugh, yes, every Saturday morning) to the gym, I’m pretty sure I could do a lot worse. No, really, Arby’s is smack dab between campus … Continue Reading