Guys, I’ve been doing this living alone thing now for close to 3 months and I haven’t had a mental breakdown yet! But seriously, living in a new house without Q is tough. Since Q’s been gone, I’ve had to deal with things that I never even thought I wanted to know about: clogged sinks and drain pipes, overflowing gutters, and a knocked over trash can full of trash. Oh ya and I built this whole kitchen cabinet thing on my own…the things deployments make you do.
On the food front, I’ve tried to keep my meals simple, yet delicious. Since Q eats SO much meat when he is around, I’ve been much heavier on the veggies with him gone.
Here are a few of my recent favorites (some old favorites are here):
Mushroom Tartines: toasted bread rubbed with garlic and topped with roasted mushrooms, pepper jack and truffle salt. Recipe to come!
Stuffed Sweet Potatoes: Roasted sweet potatoes stuffed with black beans, salsa, cheese and lettuce.
Veggie Bowls: So many different varieties of bowls to make! I use a grain as a base topped with roasted veggies (how I roast is here) and tofu and a sauce of some sort (teriyaki or lemon tahini are two good options).
Or top with an egg for some added protein:
And for a very last minute meal, I boil some pasta, add some homemade sauce, fresh mozzarella and roasted cherry tomatoes to make the dish a little bit special. Roasted cherry tomatoes are SO easy (toaster oven set at 350, sprinkle with olive oil, salt and pepper and cook until soft, about 12-15 minutes).
What sort of things do you cook for one?