Best Bites

{Weeknightmushroom garlic pizza with extra goat cheese and green salad with sauteed onions and mushrooms}

I love to eat, as you can probably tell. I have a confession though: much of the recipes that make it to my blog are special-occasion kind of food. Weekend food. Food I make simply to delight my friends. (They deserve it, I have absolutely wonderful friends.) It’s food I want to learn how to make, experiment with, make look really pretty.

But it’s not what I spend most of my time eating. If this isn’t immediately obvious, I apologize. That’s sort of the problem with blogs: they only showcase the glossy, lovely aspects of our lives. Not the mundane, quiet parts. Most of the food I love is simple, unfussy, messy, not really fit for photographing (though I do anyway). Shall I give you a little peek?

{Noodle-less pad thai: eggs, tofu, onions, peppers, cilantro and sauce}

{Toasted bread with butter and cherry jam}

{Sweet potato fries with garlic aioli + guacamole with shrimp}

{Chili with tomatoes, beans, onions, tomatoes and zucchini}

{I love apples: Granny Smith and Honey Crisp are my favourites}

{Shrimp stirfry with peppers, cilantro, onions, and soy/sweet chili sauce}

Other standbys for me are risotto (usually with butternut squash, mushrooms and parmesan), canned soup and salad, black bean burgers, bruschetta (tomato/onion, mushroom/goat cheese, etc), fajitas (fried onions/peppers, guacamole, salsa and cheese), and sandwiches of every variety. These days, I eat almost exclusively almonds or spoonfuls of peanut butter for snacks, and drink big glasses of water at breakfast and dinner.

What are your favourite messy, casual standbys?