two FACTS…we have all been stuck at home and we have all been stuck at home EATING. Cooking is one of my favorite hobbies, so I have been hard at work. Here are some of my favorite things I have cooked or eaten over the quarantine.
Bibb lettuce chopped salad
sweet potato/avocado tower
zucchini lasagna boats
gluten free blueberry pancakes
chickpea salad with vegan chive cream cheese and gluten free everything bagel
caprese salad with vegan mozzarella and fresh basil
red lentil pasta with cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, chopped garlic, fresh herbs, and olive oil
salmon rolls with cream cheese, capers and everything but the bagel seasoning
tuna salad melts
red fish, red snapper and grouper all cooked with various sides
cauliflower rice and chicken stuffed bell peppers
buffalo cauliflower and chickpeas featuring my orange Topo Chico mocktail
cauliflower crust pizza
rancheros inspired breakfast
red curry chick pea patties, butternut squash and asparagus…all tied together with a dirty martini lol (not a pairing specialists, just working with what’s on hand)
shepherds pie made with lentils, mushrooms and no dairy-one of the top hits of quarantine
vegan and dairy free lemon olive oil cake
Mediterranean stuffed eggplant
spaghetti squash pad thai – my personal favorite of the quarantine
oatmeal chocolate chip cookies-gluten free
last but not least, my family ate one of the most special meals of all time during this time at home. My grandmother Sue Sue, who unexpectedly passed away in February, is the ultimate chef and has been a cooking role model to me for as long as I can remember. One of the MANY things she is famous for is her Gourmet-To-Go, delicious home cooked meals for people to take home and put in the oven. My family had one last Sue Sue meal in the freezer, a chicken pot pie. It was amazing, and eating it brought me to tears. Although quarantine and the pandemic have been hard on so many people, I have valued and loved the time I have spent at home cooking with my family.
Comment below for any recipes! Happy cooking and quarantine!