• 2019,  Diary of a Non-Cook,  Health,  Pinterest

    Diary of a Non-Cook: Greek Chicken Bowl (Meal Prep Easy)

    My Greek cravings have been at an all-time high recently. So, I decided I wanted to try my hand at something. And, can I repeat something for those in the back, I CAN cook, I just don’t LIKE too! Pls, lets set this record straight for the millionth time. Just because someone chooses not to cook often, doesn’t mean they can. I mean, I do prefer to cook with a recipe. I make healthy, basic stuff without a recipe, but for new stuff, I like some guidance. Rant over. Of course, I ran to Pinterest to find a Greek-inspired recipe. I find looking for quick recipes is easier when I…

  • 2019,  California,  Diary of a Non-Cook,  Easter,  Family,  Holidays,  Pinterest,  Sacramento

    Diary of a Non-Cook: Bacon Wrapped Dates

    It’s all in the name… Although the name literally tells you exactly what to do, I was still interested to see how a Book Club (BC) friend made these. I’ve had them before, but at the BC I hosted, Lynsi brought these and I’m pretty sure I ate about ten of them. She mentioned she brought them because they were Whole 30 approved. I didn’t really care about that, I just loved how delicious they were. Bacon around anything is pretty damn delicious. So, when I was assigned an appetizer for Easter, I knew I wanted to make these. I say ‘make’ very loosely, because it is more like curating…

  • 2019,  Diary of a Non-Cook,  Musings

    Diary of a Non-Cook: I Don’t Like Cooking

    There, I finally said it! Don’t say I won’t be a good partner. Don’t say I won’t be a good mother. Don’t say it’ll save me money.Don’t question my womanhood. I’ve tried. A lot. Well…maybe a good amount. An amount that is enough for me. It’s just not something that brings me joy. And I will no longer apologize for it. If I don’t want to cook, I just won’t. I do feel societal pressure to feel the need to cook, especially from family, friends, and my community in general. Yes, at times it saves money. Yes, sometimes it is actually can be fun to cook. But overall, I’m just…

  • 2019,  Diary of a Non-Cook,  Food

    Diary of a Non-Cook: Paleo Veggie Chili, NO Beans

    Le Cruset is to the kitchen, as Lululemon is to the gym. This winter weather has me craving all the warm things, coupled with trying to make healther food choices + cooking more often. I’m honestly trying to find the joy in cooking. So when I feel the desire too, I’m going with it. No hesitations, just taking it in stride. I really wanted a chili recipe that I enjoy. It is hard to find it the way I like — sans beans. So, of course, I ran straight to Pinterest to find a recipe. Sunday’s dinner came to you via the following Pinterest search: chili, no bean, ground turkey.…

  • 2018,  Christmas,  Diary of a Non-Cook,  Family,  Holidays,  Pinterest

    Diary of a Non-Cook: The EASIEST Appetizer Ever

    Well Christmas came and went like a whirlwind. And as per the usu, I was tasked with an appetizer for our big celebration. I really should ask for dessert, since I can never get there on time. But, it makes the suspense that much more exciting for everyone 😉 Happily, I was done with most of my Christmas stuff a week or so-ish before the big day. Little things here and there, but nothing like the last few years of stress and more stress. Easy and light, just how the holidays should be. But I didn’t really feel like making an extravagant appetizer, so I ran to Pinterest and found…

  • 2018,  Christmas,  Diary of a Non-Cook,  Holidays,  Traditions

    Diary of a Non-Cook(ie) Party

    Another December, another yearly tradition. I introduced you to our Cookie Party tradition in 2016, but Lil and I have been attending it for over two decades. It’s been going on for three to four decades, from what I’m told. So, it shouldn’t be a surprise that it happened again this year.  I wanted to make something, but the party landed on a very busy weekend. The night before, the Guidette and I hosted our holiday party. I knew we’d be up late and tired from all the shenannegins of throwing a party. To be fair, I didn’t do much, she did most of it. I was just there co-hosting,…

  • 2018,  Diary of a Non-Cook,  Family,  Food,  Holidays,  Thanksgiving

    Diary of a Non-Cook: Pastry-Wrapped Asparagus with Balsamic Dipping Sauce

    Pastry puff makes my heart happy. Mostly because it is a warm and fluffy carb, but I’ve been wanting to make an appetizer with it forever. I’ve had multiple intentions to do so. I’ve even bought the frozen sheets and then threw them out months (if not a year) later. I’m better on being less wasteful, but still not the best at eating everything I buy. Anywho, my standard contribution to Thanksgiving was asked of me: an appetizer. To be fair, I kinda wanted to do dessert, but that is always fulfilled by another family. The pies from Apple Hill were calling my name and I wanted to attempt to…

  • 2017,  Diary of a Non-Cook,  Pinterest

    Diary of a Non-Cook: Zucchini Bread

    Well, it really should be Diary of a Non-BAKER! You wouldn’t think veggies in bread would be ideal, right?!? Oh, but sooo wrong! Zucchini bread is my fave. Well, HUGE caveat, it must have zero, zip, zilch walnuts in it, on top of it, or anywhere near it! Those weird, brain looking, kinda soft nuts are not my thing. At. All. Okay, that’s a slight exaggeration, but I do not prefer them. Ever. Finding zucchini bread sans walnuts is akin to finding the holy grail. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does it is an amazing day. I can’t even lie, I’ve been known to be very non-lady like…

  • Diary of a Non-Cook,  Mexican Food,  Pinterest

    Diary of a Non-Cook: Mexican Food + Pinterest

    Oh, of course my creations are via Pinterest.Does that even surprise you these days? I was perusing Pinterest for some cooking inspiration and I thought to look at older pins, which of course I had never tried. Lo and behold, I found a good pin: 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Steak Fajitas! I then got bold and decided we couldn’t have fajitas without Spanish Rice (it is ignorantly labeled Mexican Rice by the creator) so I found a recipe (re: pin) for that too. It was just going to be dinner for J and I, but the crockpot makes so much I decided to invite Care and her lil fellas over for…