Tag Archives: comfort food

Drink This Now, Call Me in the Morning

26 Feb

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I was having one of those days. Or nights to be exact. When there was miscommunication, hurt feelings, and then silence. Those nights are the worst and often make me turn to my kitchen, aka my therapist. I was seeking comfort but also knew I didn’t want to sabotage an otherwise pretty healthy day of eating, only to feel guilty about it later. Guilt was about the last thing I needed. Therefore my therapist prescribed this: a banana milkshake. Well, it’s a nearly vegan banana milkshake sans ice cream but you could’ve fooled me. It did the trick either way. Hopefully it’ll brighten your day (or night) when you need it most.

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 frozen bananas cuts in half
  • 1/4 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt (optional)*
  • 2 Tbs. Almond Butter
  • dash of cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. maple syrup
  • 5 ice cubes

Blend baby, blend. Milkshake glass and bendy red straw are also optional.

*the yogurt is optional and if omitted turns this into a vegan delight. Personally, I love the tang and richness that it added.

One of Those Days

10 Oct

Apparently busy cooks with children rely on recipes like this when they’re tired and on edge. I also rely on recipes like this when I’m tired and on edge (minus the kid part).

Creamy Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken and Peas

(adapted from Melissa Clark‘s recipe, adapted from Jamie Oliver‘s recipe)

  • Kosher salt
  • 1/2 pound angel hair pasta
  • 2/3 cup cream
  • 1 shallot, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 2/3 cups frozen peas, thawed
  • 1-2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan or pecorino Romano cheese, more for garnish
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Freshly cracked black pepper

Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until aldente.

Simmer cream, shallot, basil, and lemon zest in a saucepan over medium heat until slightly reduced and fragrant, about 3 minutes. Stir in peas and chicken breast. Simmer 2 minutes. Stir in the pasta, cheese, and nutmeg and toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish with more cheese.