Mushroom-Lentil Gravy over Cauli Mash

I have mixed feelings on the topic of lentils, and while I know you’re not here to read my magnum opus on that, I’ll just say this: use a brown or green lentil in this recipe, or you’ll be serving mush. Tasty mush, but texturally odd mush nonetheless.

The Carnival to St. Pat’s Meal Plan

This year, the Carnival season is looooong and the king cakes are many. But there’s also tons of school events, board meetings, volunteer activities and late nights at work, so the taller half and I opted to create a master meal plan to get us through the Mardi Gras to St. Patrick’s Day arc. In…

Pretzels & Beer Cheese

Long work days and school stress pair to champion my strong desire to pursue cheesy carbs as a coping mechanism. Is it the healthiest choice? Nope. But sometimes you want to pretend that despite 93 degree October temperatures and 1000% percent New Orleans humidity, that it’s autumn, and that comfort carbs are the way to…

Crawfish Etouffee

Y’all. I’m sorry. The entire month of April was consumed by a flurry of 7-day work weeks and long nights. But in the sage words of the Backstreet Boys, “Backstreet’s back, all right.” And here I am, though I’m less blonde and substantially more female. I’m back to meal planning, too, or at least I…

Meal Plan 3/25-3/31

Here’s my food plan for this upcoming week, including a shopping list. We have a couple of curveballs, including blood donation and Good Friday, so adjust as necessary to suit your dietary needs. Recipes and prep lists (all of this can be easily scaled for serving sizes) coming Sunday morning, after I drink all the…