What We’ve Been Eating – Kath Eats Real Food

^^ Hard boiled eggs and egg salad within the Instant Pot

Minimize recent, Maximize pantry + freezer

Like all of you, we’re making an attempt to reduce pointless journeys to the grocery retailer and make our pantry and freezer meals final us so long as potential. We’ve been getting some meals from Plenty or takeout and the remainder are improvised at residence with what we’ve got readily available. Of course now I want I had had the time or forethought to plan like I’d with a brand new child coming: freezer luggage of crockpot meals or casseroles. But this all occurred so quick the very best we did was purchase some luggage of beans and rice and some further pantry staples.

One of our final “fresh” meals

BBQ hen with asparagus and rice

Pantry + Freezer Improv

Beans + rice

I whipped up this meal from the pantry that additionally occurred to be vegan! Coconut rice, black beans, canned pineapple, spices (cumin, cinnamon, paprika), spinach, orange bell pepper, and lime. If we had had cilantro it could have been concerned too!

More beans + rice, this time with peppers, mushrooms, zucchini, cheese, and bitter cream.


Good previous spaghetti and meat balls! We added frozen spinach and used frozen floor beef.

The subsequent evening I used leftover noodles and frozen peas to make a butter-parmesan-lemon pasta. There was nothing fancy about this – easy eat for easy instances.

Green Muffins

I made a batch of those inexperienced muffins my buddy Caroline invented. (Get the recipe in her IG story highlights.) They’re so good, and Birch loves them! I’ve had one with a hard-boiled egg all week for breakfast.

Picnic Dinner

Outdoor eating at its most interesting. Pita chips (with egg salad), olives, peppers, almonds, salami, cheese.

And canned wine 😉


We’ve been fortunate that Plenty Cville continues to be delivering in a time when individuals want to remain residence. (Della has made a bunch of adjustments to techniques in order that there isn’t any contact with households and meals is coming in recyclable containers as an alternative of glass jars and Pyrex.) This is a lifeline to many right here in Cville who in any other case would want to go to the grocery retailer for meals, together with my aged neighbor who I launched to it.

Egg + cheese + herb bake

Beef bulgogi with rice and carrot ribbons

Lampo Takeout

While I believe most individuals are in cash saving mode, I do need to proceed to assist the eating places who’re hurting so badly proper now. Many of our eating places are providing curbside pickup or supply, additionally with no person-to-person contact. (We wipe down the skin of containers, then wash arms, then serve meals, wash once more, then eat!) Lampo pizza positive tasted good on our porch.

Can we reside on smoothies?

Remember that flash-frozen produce has its vitamins frozen at peak ripeness. If you’re out of salad provides, have a smoothie. (Daily Harvest is a superb possibility for some greens included! Get $25 off your first field.)

How are you guys hanging in there? What have you ever been consuming?

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