Chickpea & Tuna Salad

Chickpea & Tuna Salad

The other week, we went to Gocciolina, a wonderful Italian restaurant in Durham. While there, I ate the best chickpeas I’ve ever had in my life. The chickpeas themselves were small and creamy, but the spicy sauce and olives that rounded out the dish elevated them to the next level. I really want that recipe. Since … Continue reading

Curried Pork & Green Beans

Curried Pork & Green Beans

Here’s another Blue Apron adaptation! Enjoy! Curried Pork & Green Beans Adapted from Blue Apron Serves 3 (or 2 hungry people…or 4 light eaters…) 1-2 T. olive oil 1 onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1-2″ piece ginger, peeled and minced 2 sprigs Thai basil, leaves picked from stems and coarsely chopped 6-8 oz. green … Continue reading

Chicken (or Pork) Larb

Chicken (or Pork) Larb

Last June, we started experimenting with deliveries from Blue Apron. I’ve been stretched too thin to research new recipes and wanted to occasionally minimize some of my decision fatigue on the weekend while not blowing our budget (and our waistlines) by eating out all of the time. So far, I’ve received 3 boxes and have … Continue reading

Best-Ever Black Bean Hummus

Many years ago, when Michael and I first started dating, he pulled out an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of paper with a black bean hummus recipe on it. “I’ve always wanted to try this,” he said. “I have a food processor!” I said. And so we made it. And it was delicious – creamy, spicy, … Continue reading

Coconut Rice

This. Is. Delicious. We’ve been eating a ton of rice lately, mainly because it’s super easy to make in one batch and then use as a base for more flavorful toppings. Plus, I just love rice. We have a giant bag of Thai Jasmine rice from Costco and have made a serious dent in it over … Continue reading

WLC FAQs

WLC FAQs

After sending out an e-mail about the upcoming Whole Life Challenge, I received a few questions. There are some in-depth resources from the WLC headquarters here, but here are some more details about how to play, what it is, and who can participate for the Solidarity CrossFit team: How do you play? The Whole Life Challenge … Continue reading

Triple Play: Pizza, Pizza, and Enchiladas

Triple Play: Pizza, Pizza, and Enchiladas

Few things are more exciting than build-your-own bars – taco bars, Bloody Mary bars, ice cream sundae bars, omelette stations…basically, you name it and chances are that I am excited about it. Unfortunately, such a smorgasbord of options is generally impractical to do at home. Particularly when cooking for a whopping two people. Thankfully, we recently had … Continue reading

Quick & Easy Beef Curry

This recipe comes courtesy of Catherine – thank you! Quick & Easy Beef Curry 1 T. olive oil 1 onion diced or sliced (slices work fine if you are feeling lazy) 1/2 cup golden raisins 2 T. curry powder (more or less depending on how you feel) 1 lb ground beef 1 bag fresh spinach (or … Continue reading

What does 2,000 calories look like?

What does 2,000 calories look like?

Alternative post title: Cook at home. Your body (and wallet) will thank you for it. The Upshot explores 2,000 calories worth of food from a variety of sources–traditional fast food, fast casual, upscale, and home cooking. It also highlights one very easy way to reduce calorie intake: don’t drink your calories!! Sodas, milkshakes, and alcohol … Continue reading

Pumpkin Spice Protein (Latte)

Pumpkin Spice Protein (Latte)

In keeping with the season, I’ve lately been making myself a ton of pumpkin spice protein shakes. Sometimes I make them a  “latte,” sometimes not. It’s super easy, tasty, and also gives a slight increase in the post-workout carbs. Here’s what I do: 8-12 oz. water (or milk or almond milk depending on your goals/tastes) … Continue reading