Ratatouille Redo

I’ve noticed the recipes I keep coming back to are traditionally peasant meals. Kitchari, cabbage rolls, shakshuka, any casserole, and ratatouille.  All simple meals with simple ingredients meant to fill and nourish bodies.  They aren’t particularly fancy and you won’t see them featured in their traditional forms on high-end menus.

But that doesn’t mean they aren’t delicious and shouldn’t be eaten all the time.

There is something so satisfying by using staple ingredients like tomato sauce or eggs and creating a meal you know makes people happy.  Which is exactly what I was looking for in dinner a few weeks ago. Ratatouille Redo | Life Healthfully Lived Continue reading

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Chef Free Meals

I remember when I was younger and learning how to cook, my mom told me, “If you can read, you can cook.”  For the most, she’s right.  As long as you can read a recipe you can hobble together a meal.  Of course, there are fancy techniques and words and recipes that do require a little more know how, but that doesn’t mean you can’t cook. Chef Free Meals | Life Healthfully Lived Continue reading

What I Ate Wednesday: Camping Edition

I haven’t done a What I Ate Wednesday post in a few months and I thought it would be fun to share a day of camp eats with you!  A lot of people (myself included a few years ago) think that camp food revolves around a few main staples.  Grilled meat, big pots of chili, sandwiches, and s’mores.  Sure, those are all easy and great camping meals, but you can cook SO much more outdoors.  Plus, everything tastes just a little better when it’s kissed by a smoky campfire. What I Ate Wednesday: Camping Edition | Life Healthfully Lived Continue reading

Spring Green Soup

I have one more soup recipe for you before it gets too warm to even think about soup.  And I think this might be one of my new favorite soups, which is saying a lot because I like soup.

Why do I like soup?  I like throwing a bunch of things into one pot and making a meal out of it.  It’s easy to use up odds and ends you might have, you can make a bunch of meals out of one dish, and there are so many different varieties of soup.  Stew, bisque, brothy, chunky, creamy, pureed, gazpacho, vichyssoise, goulash… I’m like Bubba from Forest Gump naming all the shrimp dishes.  I’m ok with that. Spring Green Soup | Life Healthfully Lived Continue reading