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Ratatouille-ish

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I’ve been meaning to use butter beans in a recipe — I was reading about how they cook well, and they seem like an awesome, heartier substitute for grains in a meal. I was perusing Ottolenghi’s Plenty (definitely worth a look if you haven’t checked it out) and decided I wanted to make the butternut squash ratatouille — but without the zucchini and eggplant, because I don’t love how mushy they often get. (And yes, I realize those are the two ingredients that really “make” it ratatouille. Oh well.) So, I thought I’d sub in white beans and make the meal more winter-y. And it was such a great choice! Continue reading

Unglamorous Meals

IMG_2230I wish I could say that all of my meals look like the ones you see on this blog — all smoky mac and cheese and pretty Pop-tarts –but that would be a lie. Though I do pride myself on being a decent and somewhat adventurous cook, sometimes I either don’t have the money for lots of particular ingredients or the time/willingness to go to the grocery store. And it’s the meals that I make in these moments that I want to discuss in this post. Continue reading