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In my mind, as long as it’s homemade it’s a pretty healthy meal. Even if it is pork chops smothered in gravy with an herb cream sauce pasta side. And this comfort meal was the perfect end to the chilly, rainy day.

To make a gravy, cream sauce, or any other delicious and not that healthy sauce, you need a roux. A roux is a mix of equal parts flour and fat (i.e butter) used to thicken a sauce. To make this sauce I added some leftover pork drippings to the roux, some cream and thyme. Just another example of how food can be re-purposed and you can make the most out of your groceries.

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 Luffy’s Attempt at Cooking !
In Which All Terrible Beginner Cooks Can Relate : “Oh, how exactly do you cook ?” ♡

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B99 + Cooking Class AU: in which Kevin is a renowned but jaded food critic, who starts teaching a cooking class in an attempt to rediscover his love for food. 

Kevin had been chief food critic for The New York Times for over a decade, had published four best-selling cookbooks, and had appeared as a guest judge in hundreds of Iron Chef episodes. He had attained everything he once wanted as a culinary student (and more), yet he found himself unhappy; eating was no longer a joy, reviewing restaurants seemed like a chore, and appearing on TV felt unbearably fake. 

After a great deal of coaxing from his husband, he finally decides to take a sabbatical from the Times. He spends the first couple months of this break vacationing in Paris with Raymond and returns to New York considerably less burnt out. 

It takes another few weeks of soul searching, but he finally settles on starting a small beginner/intermediate cooking class for adults outside of the culinary arts field. (He isn’t quite ready to face pretentious aspiring professionals just yet, and he knows there’s a special sort of joy in helping someone make a perfect soft boiled egg for the first time.) 

The students of his class all sign up for different reasons:

  • Charles had been following Kevin’s career since his grandmother had given him a Times subscription for his twelfth birthday. 
  • Terry just wants to learn how to make healthy, delicious meals for his babies.
  • Amy’s convinced taking this class will help her get to know her boss, Kevin’s husband.  
  • Gina saw Kevin on Food Network once and is convinced this is her in for meeting celebrities. 
  • Jake had been dragged there by Gina and “wasn’t interested in this stupid cooking class at all” – until he saw Amy from outside the kitchen doors.
  •  No one knows why Rosa is there.

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I feel like Jim was shy as a kid and that’s probably why he didn’t have any friends until he met Toby.

Like while other kids were playing outside, Jim preferred to be inside watching and helping his mom or (for a little while at least) dad in the kitchen. He always wanted to be near them because that’s where he felt most comfortable. Since Barbara went to school, Jim’s dad was home more often during the day, and little Jim picked up a lot of his beginner cooking skills from him. James Lake Sr. always wanted to have a nice dinner prepared for Barbara when she came home, something little Jim quickly adopted and took very seriously. Cooking made him happy, and seeing his mom and dad happy made him happy.

Other kids looking at him funny when he wanted to play pretend house instead of army or policeman during preschool did not make him happy. Being teased for bringing oven mitts and an apron much too large for him to show-and-tell did not make him happy. Being around other kids usually did not make him very happy.

So then Toby moves in across the street with his Nana, and Barbara insists Jim come with her to welcome the new neighbors. Jim is pretty much hiding behind her, gripping her pant leg, big blue eyes peeking apprehensively around the side, but Toby is a little ball of fiery energy. He’s chatty and excited, hiding the recent loss of his parents behind a big smile. He flies through a greeting before bouncing up to where Jim is hiding and bombarding him with talk. “Hi, I’m Tobywow is that a Spider-Man shirtI love Spider-Man but I think Thor is my favoritewho’s your favoriteis that flour on your armare you bakingmy Nana loves to bakeshe makes cookiesdo you like cookies?”

His enthusiasm is overwhelming, but Jim finds himself smiling, letting go of his mom’s leg. “I love cookies! Making them is fun.”

“Cool!”

And from then on they become the dynamic duo, and with Toby as a good friend Jim comes out of his shell more and becomes more confident around his peers throughout the years. Although neither of them are still that comfortable around other kids; that’s why they’ve always stuck close by each other. And Toby fills the void of his parents’ loss with Jim’s company and companionship. They both give each other what the other needs.

Digressing but still related to little Jim and Tobes: they also totally played with that dollhouse Toby has in his room when they were younger and Jim definitely got an easybake oven as a birthday gift from Toby the first year they knew each other and he was so happy he cried

Best zucchini ever!!!

So I was messing around in the kitchen, trying to make a side to go with the steak Jon was grilling. I knew I have two zucchini a but no eggs or bread crumbs (I usually make baked zucchini fries). So I seasoned them with Italian seasoning and tolled them on the grill with the steaks.

No surprise them smelled like pizza so Jon said lets sprinkle cheese on them right off the grill.

AMAZING. We hardly used any cheese and happened to have a Mexican blend of shredded cheese (not my favorite). They literally came out like little pizzas!!!!

Jon doesn’t even like zucchini but he ate as much as I did. I have never seen him eat veggies before steak but he couldn’t stop. So I had to share this.

🔹Zucchini sliced to about half an inch
🔹seasoned with Italian spices (come in a jar labeled as such lol nothing fancy
🔹grilled or baked to your preferences
🔹sprinkle with shredded cheese as soon as they come off of the grill or out of the over

This isn’t something I even would have thought of. I usually put mozz on zucchini if anything but the Italian seasoning really kicked it up to a pizza level 😍

Jun when you’re sick

pairing: wen junhui x reader
word count: 500+
admin: mingyu
genre: fluff


  • okay to start it off
  • this boy is the second mother of svt so be in fOR SOME GOSH DARN CARING
  • he’d hear you cough and legit run istg
  • he’d run
  • his heart would be beating so fast
  • you don’t want to imagine how he’d react if you told him you were dying bc he already has tears in his eyes
  • “don’t you dare get off the couch”
  • is what he’d tell you over the phone while he’s running, frantically collecting all the cold supplies and asking our resident chef for a rice porridge recipe
  • he has legit all the supplies you’ll need for a lifetime of colds by the time he arrives at your place
  • you stare at him when you answer the door
  • “what’s with the–”
  • “don’t say anything omg you’re sick go lie dOWN”
  • “but it’s just–”
  • “your health is my priority, now go”
  • since you wouldn’t budge, he’d legit carry you
  • he has a mask on before stepping into your house tho, he’s not risking his wellbeing for this
  • and since he’s an idol, he brought a scarf along too to protect his neck
  • he legit looks like a surgeon when he’s working on your meals for the day
  • forcing you to take medicine like ibuprofen and cough syrup to sooth your scratchy throat
  • then giving you like three blankets and a cold cloth for your forehead so you take a nap while he makes your meals
  • and despite being a beginner cook, and between the two of you, the better cook
  • he’ll make you rice porridge with a side of some chicken broth, following mingyu’s recipe
  • he’d wait until you wake up a few hours later though so he doesn’t disturb you
  • so by the time you do, jun’s pressing the cold cloth against your forehead again
  • he nearly screams because your unconscious body suddenly came back to life
  • “WHAT THE– oh baobei, you’re awake”
  • “are you hungry”
  • “light headed??”
  • “thirsty?”
  • “do you need help getting up”
  • but you’d just reply
  • “did you think i was possessed or something”
  • jun would shake his head frantically at you and press the cold cloth on your forehead
  • “you’re definitely still sick” would be his response
  • but boiii, he’d feed you even if you insist that you can do it yourself
  • he’d make you blow on the spoon, before letting you put it in your mouth
  • he doesn’t want you hurting more than you already were
  • the warm porridge would warm your insides and clear your sinuses beautifully
  • “AHH I CAN BREATHE”
  • jun claps in excitement, nearly falling off the couch
  • thus making you really want to facepalm
  • but somehow jun’s hands are already on yours, telling you that you should eat quickly, take more medicine and sleep off the rest of your cold
  • when you wake up the next time, jun’s still there, but now has fallen asleep on your second couch while taking care of you
  • the sight makes you smile as you sit up slowly, only to realize your body doesn’t feel as heavy anymore
  • this leaves you squealing with joy
  • “JUNHUI I’M BETTER!”
  • he’d pop up in excitement again, now falling off the couch
  • “YAYY, MY BAOBEI IS BETTER!!”
  • you’d go up to him and snuggle him
  • causing him to wrap his arms around you gently and tenderly kiss your forehead through his mask
  • “y/n, i love you”
  • “junhui, i love you too”

snowbell55  asked:

Hi there! Really love your tumblr and it's really packed with great tips! Do you happen to have anything for learning how to cook, ie, *complete* beginner level? I'm wanting to learn but am really bad at it - bad enough to burn water, and most of the stuff I find is rather overwhelming or (worse yet) doesn't list quantities for ingredients. Thanks!

I have amassed a great selection of what I like to call “college cooking” posts that I am so excited to share with ya’ll. These are simple, inexpensive, and quick recipes that don’t require you to have a fully stocked kitchen to prepare them. They are geared at beginner cooks like you who are sick and tired of settling for a bowl of Top Ramen yet again

I would recommend you check out the College Student Cookbook in particular, because it’s presented in a very unimposing and clinical fashion that I think you’ll find helpful. Good luck!

College Cooking Posts

- My Pasta Sauce Post. Click here.

- College Student Cookbook. Click here.

- Broke College Kid Masterpost. Click here.

- Cooking on A Bootstrap. Click here.

- Good and Cheap. Click here.

- Budget Bytes. Click here.

- Meals On The Go. Click here. (Not a cookbook, but super helpful)

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A fic with my brothers best friend kind of genre. Like one falls in love with their brother's or any siblings best friend. Something like that.

hi. check these 1, 2, 3 kind of similar asks please! i’ve skimmed them and they kind of have what you want

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Xiumin: Minseok had left his clothes lying around the house for the 5th time and you were tired of always cleaning up after him. “I’m not your slave, Minseok! All I ask is that you put your dirty clothes in the hamper or at least the room wear the washer and dryer are!” He takes a deep sigh in irritation. “I get that you’re tired when you come home, but it takes 2 damn seconds to put your clothes in the correct place!” He raises his arms hands fold his arms and sees you raise your hand to protect your face as if he were going to hit you. He slowly brings his hands down to cup your face in his hands. Generally quiet anyway, Minseok just looks at you and sees how scared you are. He brings you in for a tight hug not letting you go and just letting you cry into his chest. He knew you weren’t that upset over clothes, but he knew about what happened to you before and felt guilty.

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Kai: You’d been looking forward to your third anniversary with Kai all month. He’d forgotten both of your previous anniversaries and promised to make it up to you this year. You had a great day planned out with him and expected to get mini surprises from him through out the day. After he finally woke up, you two ate and prepared to go to the beach. You’d be there 3 hours before getting tired of sand burning your feet and salt waves crashing into you every 10 seconds. You went home and washed up before heading to Lotte World to spend the day pigging out on junk food. You were afraid of heights, so Kai understood when you didn’t get on many rides. You walked around catching up on times you missed when you were busy with your schedules. 

You’d spent 5 hours together and he hadn’t given you any gifts yet. Maybe he’ll give me something at dinner, you thought. It was close to dinner when you home. As you prepared for dinner, he cluelessly asked you, “Today’s been amazing and I’m not complaining, but what’s the occasion?”

You became irritated at him for not saying something in the awkward silence he created with something to relieve your frustration. “It’s our anniversary!” you scream. 

His eyes widen. “Y/N, I’m so sorry. I’ve just been busy—”

“Obviously too busy to care about our relationship.”

“No, that’s not what I meant, Jagi, please list—” You continued to scold him and when he lifted his hand to place it on his forehead, you stepped back scared. He looked at you with worried eyes. He took your hand and pulled you in for a hug. He rubbed his hand on the back of your hair to soothe you and kissed the top of your head. “I would never hurt you, okay?” You nodded your head knowing it wasn’t a rhetorical question.

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D.O: You had been learning how to cook from Kyungsoo and after a month’s practice, you wanted to show off what you had learned. You made him a basic kimchi since you were still a beginner at cooking. When he came home you noticed he was already in a bad mood, but you thought your cooking would make him better since he’s the one who had taught you. You prepared a plate for him as he sat on the couch. You brought it over to him and extended your arms out to him, but when he rejected the food you said, “I worked really hard on this, oppa. Just have a bite to see if it’s good.”

“Jagiya, I said I’m not hungry,” he said a bit more irritated.

“Just one bite, and I’ll leave you alone, please?”

He stood up quickly to comply to your request and get a fork from the kitchen but when you tensed up and dropped the plate on the floor, shattering it. He stopped and looked at you as he saw a tear come from your eye. “J-Jagi, were you scared of me?” You didn’t answer, so he assumed it was true, which he was right about. You quickly went on your knees to pick up shards of the plate off the floor when Kyungsoo quickly walked over to you, grabbed your shoulders gently and brought you to eye level with him so he could kiss you. “Y/N, please don’t ever think you need to be scared of me. I would never do anything or let anyone hurt you.”

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Chanyeol: You never told Chanyeol about the abuse you suffered from your previous relationship. You also hadn’t planned to tell him so soon into your 2 month relationship, so when you almost fell trying to get away from as quickly as you could when he moved the slightest just to put his hands on his hips while you two were arguing, he was confused. He stopped being upset and was worried. “Y/N, what’s wrong?” he diligently asks. “Are you ok?” Other than the fact you had been upset over what you were arguing over, now not remembering because you were so scared. “Do you think I was going to hit you?” he asked as he, now, towered over you. You nodded a bit ashamed, you knew he would never hurt you. Chanyeol is just a big, cuddly, friendly giant. He brought you in for a hug, placing his chin on your head and you wrapped your arms around his back and he said, “I could never hurt you, Jagiya. I love you too much. How could you ever think that?” You sighed and sat him down on the couch telling him about how your previous boyfriend would hit you and make you feel worthless, but he wouldn’t let you leave until you had to run away and call the police on him. You also told him about the night terrors you have from remembering the two year Hell you went through with him. “Aigoo! How could he disrespect a woman like that? Especially, you! You’re beautiful. I will tell you everyday and you mean the world to me.” He once again pulled you in for a hug.

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Baekhyun: Like always, Baekhyun was being too loud for you to concentrate on your studies. “Baekhyun, oppa, please stop being so loud,” you called out to him. Obviously, he didn’t hear you because he was still singing at the top of his lungs. Flustered, you slammed your pen on your desk and stormed out of your room. You yelled at him. “Ya! I ask you all the time to please be quieter while I’m studying. Why can’t you stop yelling for 5 minutes? I need to study for my exam.” You continued to yell at him before he came walking towards you, it wasn’t a walk with force, but almost instinctively you crouched into a ball with your hands up readying your body for a blow. He looked down at you and when you didn’t feel anything, you looked back up at him. He was confused. “Jagi,” he said taking your hand helping you back up to an upright position, “what are you doing?” 

“I-I I thought.”

“You thought I was going to hit you?” He furrowed his eyebrow at you. He took your hand a bit tighter. You looked down at the floor but he took you by the chin and made you look him in the eye. “Did you think I was going to hit you?” he asked. You looked away not being able to tell him the truth. “Y/N, you’re breaking my heart to think that. I would never.” A tear slipped from your eye as you see him hurt as to see you so scared of him. “I promise to be more conscious of my noise when you’re studying.” You looked back at him and he kissed your nose and wiped your tear.

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Chen: You and Jongdae could not decide on what you wanted for dinner. You had been arguing for the past 20 minutes over whether to get chinese or thai food. You want thai, while he wanted chinese. It was stupid that you two were arguing over food, but you always ate whatever he wanted and just wanted to finally eat something you were actually interested in having. “Jongdae we eat chinese food almost everyday, we always eat what you want to. Why can’t we change it? Why can’t I have a turn?”

“No we don’t, stop overreacting,” he snapped.

“I’m not overreacting! I’m just tired of you never taking into consideration of what I want.”

“What do you mean?! We always do whatever you want! Why are you being like this?!” he shouts. You look at him scared and as he continued yelling, you backed away slowly, though he never got closer to you. When he finally calmed down a bit, he noticed how far away you had gotten. He slowly walked over to you and reached his arms out and even though you were still were a bit scared still, you knew Jongdae had calmed down so you went into his embrace and rested your head on his chest. “I’m sorry if you felt like I was going to hit you. I know I hit a lot of things, but you will never be one of them.” You nodded your head. “Let’s get Thai.”

*the hug he gives you*

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Lay: A guy came onto you as you were in the grocery shopping for the house and Yixing went back to the previous isle to grab the paper towels that you had forgotten. While he was gone, you tried everything in your authority to kindly tell him to fuck off, but he wouldn’t leave. You relentlessly tried to tell him that you had a boyfriend and to please leave before he comes over and makes a scene, but when he started to get physical with you and as you struggled to get away from his grip, your boyfriend, thankfully, came back from getting the paper towels. When he saw you being grabbed by a strange man, he immediately ran to you and pushed him off you. “Don’t touch my girlfriend!” He stood in front of you with his back towards you and a puffed up chest. You had never seen Yixing so mad before. The man scurried away before things got anymore serious than it already was. 

“I told him to leave me alone,” you said in a low voice as he you placed your hand on his shoulder. 

He quickly whipped around at your touch and you quickly stepped back scared that he might take out his anger on you as well. When he noticed you were frightened, he turned back to his sweet, gentle self and raised his eyebrows saying. “No, no, don’t be afraid, Y/N. I’m sorry if I scared you.” You pulled him in for a hug and it took him a few seconds to adjust to your short body hugging him but after 5 seconds he hugged you back.

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Sehun: Sehun was always fussing at you about things such as school work and working harder as an idol. He thought since he was the maknae of EXO and finally found someone a bit younger than him that he’d get to tell you what to do. He’d always help you practice your dancing since you weren’t as good as the other members in your group. You were learning the choreography to one of their songs, Call Me Baby, and you had been putting in all of your effort, but Sehun didn’t believe you were. You already weren’t the best dance and you didn’t know what he expected from you. “Again, Y/N. This is so simple I don’t understand why you can’t get it,” he scolded you.

“I’m not you, Sehun! I can’t pick up on things like you can. Why are you teaching me this anyway?! It’s too hard!”

“It’s not you’re just not trying hard enough! You keep dazing off too, pay attention.” He frowned at you and turned to face the mirror so you could go over the same 8-count for the seventh or eighth time.

“No, I’m not! You’ve been working me to death all day! I need a break.” 

You could tell he was getting irritated. He walked over to you and as he raised his hand wipe the sweat from his forehead, you jumped. He looked at you and furrowed his eyebrow. He took a step back and examined the situation to see why you were scared. Once he realized that you thought he was going to hit you, he sighed and pulled you into him by your waist and said “I’m sorry, Jagiya,” he kissed your sweaty forehead, “I’m not trying to hurt you. You’re right we need to take a break.” He grabs your hand and you walk out of the dance room and you two go grab a quick snack.

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Suho: Suho had been under a lot of stress lately with writing songs and learning choreography for their comeback. As a result, he’d been getting agitated at you more easily and you’d been fighting more often. You would argue at least twice a day over simple tasks like whose turn was it to wash the dishes, cook, or what to have for dinner. Often he would just walk away to calm down the tension in the room, but today was different. It was your third argument in the two hours he had been home. The first was as soon as he walked through the door and sat his dirty, gym bag at the door and you asked him to take it to the utilities room where the washer and dryer are and he argued that he was too tired. The second was over what you were having for dinner, going out or staying in. He wanted to stay in while you wanted to go out and pick something up. After the 10 minute argument of why you should go out and him rebutting your every sentence, you decided to stay in and cook ramyeon for both of you. Then you had begun arguing over what tv show to watch. He wanted to watch Running Man, but you wanted to watch The Return of Superman. “We watch The Return of Superman every day! You have to be sick of always watching those kids!”

“Well, aren’t you sick of Running Man by now? You have to have seen EVERY episode by now.” By now you two were having a screaming match over which tv show is better and Suho had enough and slammed the empty bowl of ramyeon on the coffee table in front of you. You jumped and already mad, and now upset, you jumped from his force. 

There was a silence as he looked up at your worried face. He sighed and slouched over in his seat. “I’m sorry if I scared you, my love. I’ve just been so stressed with everything.” You scooted towards him little by little seeing that he’s calmed down a bit as he rants to you and finally are right next to him and pull him in as he lays his head on your chest as if it were a pillow. You let him rant to you as he laid on you and just played in his hair.

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Sweet Tangerine

Pairing: Bucky Barnes x Reader
Word Count: 5,019
Warnings: cooking failures, language
Summary: You don’t know how to cook, and Bucky offers to teach you. @buckities sent me: I wish you would write a fic where…a let’s-cook-dinner-together! night starts out all funny and light-hearted, moves to an honest-to-god breakdown over overcooked pasta and ends with a heartwarming love confession. (don’t hate me. i just love random prompts.)
Author’s Note: Fun fact: I almost set the house on fire when I left the cardboard on the bottom of a pizza I put in the oven. I’ve also burnt water. Idk how I’ve lived to be 25. Dedicated to @rogersxbarnesx, as usual, who will hopefully still love me even when I don’t cook for her when she visits me in October. 

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German Brothers April Fool’s Headcanon

Germany doesn’t celebrate April Fool’s Day. He sees it simply as April 1st. Normally people don’t try anything on him anyways. 

Prussia LOVES April Fool’s day. He spends around the entire month of March plotting with France and Spain.

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kanlaughingalonewithawatermelon, ok here’s some basic food shopping tips. This is assuming you’re cooking for just yourself. adjust as needed.

1) Before you go to the store, decide what you want to eat this week for dinner. Assuming you go shopping once a week, this is 7 dinners. A lot of dinners have leftovers. Sometimes for 2/3 days– aim for that. Usually, my family cooks on sunday and that lasts until tuesday. On tuesday, we cook again and that lasts through thursday. Friday is our designated takeout night, and saturday is a small dinner like hamburgers/hot dogs/things you can buy in bulk. Do whatever you got to, to fit your schedule.

For lunches, try and get some neutral food you can eat every day for lunch. My house tends to default to ham sandwich. Sometimes you won’t have enough leftovers to eat for lunch and still make your dinner quota. Breakfast is similar, try and plan it out what your default is. (cereal, eggs, or toast are always good to have.)

2) Try and aim for each dinner you cook to have a protein aspect, a vegetable aspect, and a starch aspect. This isnt always the case, but trust me sometimes just eating your vegetables *will* help you feel better in the long run. Its no fix but nutrition is less worrisome. Of course modify this guideline to fit your budget.

3) At the store, check out the price tags. You should see two prices. One of them is the price the item actually costs. Another is the unit price. A lower unit price usually means a better deal. Bulk items usually have the lowest unit price, but be sure to have a place to store the stuff you buy!

4) When you can, try to buy a staple if you don’t have it already. Flour, rice, dried spices or herbs, oil, vinegar, soy sauce, hot sauce, etc. these are all possibilities to buy. You dont have to buy them all at once, especially if you are on a budget. you can also buy extra units of protein and freeze them if they’re perishable and you have a freezer. Sometimes things will come around on sale for super cheap; you’ll want to save those for when you inevitably make a mistake (everybody does) and run out of dinner to cook. That’s your fallback food!

5) When you get home, store your food right away. Freeze what must be frozen if you have a freezer. Fridge what must be fridged. Don’t let it sit out.

6) Before you cook anything, think about how much time it takes to cook. You can always prepare some things in advance, too. If you need to chop vegetables but don’t have time before you put the food in later, you can do it in the morning or at noon. No big deal.

7) Thaw meat in the refrigerator. Take it out of the freezer the night before. Sometimes you can thaw meats on the counter and get away with it but I wouldn’t, personally. ALL thawed meat MUST be fridged when you aren’t preparing or cooking it, especially chicken. 

If you ever want ideas on what to cook im up to help you. I’m not like a *professional chef* or anything but check out my cooking tag for some examples of stuff I’ve made before (minus like, baked ziti and other stuff I haven’t cooked in forever because my family’s limiting pasta right now)

anonymous asked:

I'd love to see a whole plant based shopping list and cooking for beginners. Like, what would I need to cook for myself for two weeks? I live off of amy's soups and burritos and want to start cooking more.

Check out my vegan pantry list; it includes ingredients that I usually have in my kitchen, prices of ingredients and a recipe for each ingredient listed. Here’s a video on vegan grocery shopping; it’s basically a person going around a grocery store and pointing out not so well known vegan options. Is It Vegan? is an awesome app to use while grocery shopping. Check out Well Vegan’s sample vegan menu and meal plan which includes a downloadable shopping list, meal plan and recipes. Vegan Health offers a few vegan meal plans as well. The-Secret-Vegan offers a few cheap and easy meal ideas here. Here are essential easy and quick recipes. Here are quick and easy dinner ideas. Here’s a vegan quick and easy round up. I suggest starting off with easy recipes like tofu scramblesbreakfast burritosstir frys, fried riceone pot soups and one pot pastas. I also suggest keeping snacks in the fridge/pantry/on hand such as veggies and hummus, fruit, crackers, nuts, etc. (I also suggest keeping bananas in your freezer to make one ingredient ice cream and also frozen fruits for smoothies). I always say this, but spices are so important to me so stock up on those if you can (there’s a list of spices/herbs that I keep on hand up in the link to my vegan pantry). If you’re interested, here are some general tips from me for going vegan. Also, here’s my vegan resource masterpost and a vegan starter kit that I highly recommend. At first it can seem difficult, but as you keep trying out new ingredients and new recipes you’ll get pumped about how great and in depth your dishes are becoming. I hope this helps some and here’s to making awesome meals!

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