you hungry, fella??

today was “oh shit everything in the refrigerator is about to go bad” day in my household.

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i have a serious food shopping problem. and yes, i know the whole idea of not going grocery shopping when you’re hungry, but any time i go grocery shopping, i GET hungry. so this whole situation doesn’t really apply to me. i’ve tried everything: lists, going after work and buying for that night’s dinner, picking out recipes for the whole week…you name it. but i still overbuy. without fail. as a matter of fact, my household has diminished by one and yet i still bought the same (dollar) amount of food that we did for a full household.

and it’s not like i don’t eat what i buy. i eat constantly. even my coworker loves to tell me that each time he walks to my office, i’m putting something in my mouth. and since i have the maturity level of a puberty ridden thirteen year old, i immediately smirk at him. he will either turn red and run the opposite direction, or roll his eyes at me and walk away.

anyway, back to tonight. so i get home and i’m not only starving, but i am also at a loss with what i could make with the mass amounts of veggies and potatoes i have left over. so, i started chopping everything that was about to go off. and what did i make?

the skinny ginger’s “everything is about to go bad, so cook it all and sautee it with some type of sauce” on top of rice! 

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go ahead, ooh and ah all over it because it’s amazing. maybe it can also be called stir fry. i added a few spoonfuls of this “soyaki” stuff from Trader Joes, and it is legit. like, too legit to quit.

maybe you could add a little teriyaki chicken to it if you’re a carnivore and enjoy eating the flesh of animals — sorry……………………….no i’m not.

okay, yes. it is stir fry but i was SO FREAKING IMPRESSED with the taste of everything together that i literally licked my plate. i wish i was joking, but i’m not. and i’m not even embarrassed to share that.

also, the mushrooms probably should have been thrown away yesterday, but i worked passed the slime and they still worked.

so go ahead, toss all those veggies into a pan and stir up something “fresh” and you might just be surprised at the turn out. oh, and don’t forget the sriracha.

happy days ya’ll x,

skinny ginger

not yo cheese

hey, what kinda cheese is that?

nacho cheese.

couldn’t help it, sorry.

also couldn’t helping sharing this delish dish.

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um, yum. i know.

so, i came home last night after grocery shopping while starving. i had bought so much food that i didn’t know what to cook. surprisingly, i didn’t go all nutso and buy eight hundred dollars of lemon cake and peanut butter. so it was a success. but, i was stuck. i didn’t want to spend like four hours making this soup recipe i was dying to try (making it now and im soo excited) and i really didn’t want any of my go to dishes. i.e. brussel sprouts, potato anything or quinoa anything.

regardless of purchasing all this new shit, i used a ton of old shit that was already in my fridge and could have saved me the hour at trader joes that i spent wandering around looking for dried peas…….

i only cook for myself, because no one else in my apartment is veganatarian — vegan + vegetarian depending on my mood. so all it took was one small, peeled sweet potato cut in rounds drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. then, controlling my drooling i patiently stared at the clock waiting for my “chips” to be done. finally, it was time. i piled them high with ground “beef” from trader joes (yes, yum), jalepenos (spice queen, hello), diced tomatoes, diced avocado, and shredded cheese. no, not vegan cheese. i haven’t been able to bring myself to use it since my first experience that made me sad. drizzled some of my holy grail/add to everything, tapatio, and bam. i was in “nacho” heaven.

okay, i was so stoked on it that i text a photo to my cousin and was all like “i made sweet potato nachos” and she was like “i’m in line for a corndog” and i was all three snaps, hair flick, #winning.

that is, until i bit into the first potato and it wasn’t even remotely done. seriously!?

i ate it anyway. happily. i’m still new to the cooking game, okay??

hey, like 75% of it was in fact done, and yes…i had to bite into each “chip” to find out if it was done or not. dont judge.

and then today, my cousin asked for the recipe. she doesn’t know the potatoes were raw.

happy eating and love x,

the skinny ginger

2015, so where’s my hoverboard?

i haven’t logged into my blog in at least three weeks.

first, feliz navidad.

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happy new year. 2015 has started off for me just beautifully with sleeping until 11, an intense hangover, and ended with mass amounts of greasy food and a nice dinner with family. oh, and some simply terrible weather

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ocean beach, california

second, i lied about not logging in. i did the other day and wrote this ripping blog about how much the holidays suck. obv, i didn’t post it, but i didn’t for a few reasons. it wasn’t productive; it was freaking rude; i realized how pathetic i sounded. like woe is me, i didn’t get my way, first world problems bullshit. it took me three drafts until i was able to word it in a way that didn’t make me sound like a total ahole. i canned it a day later. i am so grateful for the time i’ve gotten to spend with my fam, practically cartwheeled  out of my office for my week of vacation, and have eaten SO MUCH DELISH FOOD that i’ve picked up heavy breathing and my pants fit a liiiiitle snug. what the hell should i be complaining about? nothing.

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ugly christmas sweater christmas eve.

so. in my realization that i sounded like a negative nancy, i started thinking about my resolutions for this year. i tend to shy away from making any “goals” because i find them cliched and the majority of the time, resolutions are forgotten by feb 1. i dont like the whole “new year, new me” because we shouldn’t wait for a new year to work on things we aren’t/weren’t happy with during the previous…plus, every year should start out as “THIS year will be the BEST year.” because a little positivity wouldn’t hurt anyone.

my cousin told me that she makes two resolutions. one that is totally obtainable like flossing her teeth daily (she succeeded), and the second is a little more unrealistic to achieve in a year but something she can still work toward. i liked that idea. so i did what any girl does when another girl presents an idea. i stole it.

so i decided to work on feeling a little more settled. my lack of blogging after craving for a creative outlet, lack of working out, and lack of health in general made me realize how out of control of myself i became. also, i legitimately moved toward the end of the year, and in with my boyfriend for the first time since we’ve been together and that completely shifted both of our worlds. i decided to become vegan, and then felt more comfortable with vegetarianism. i’ve really struggled with a balance of my life choices. so naturally, finding some point of settling down is my “unobtainable” resolution.

the obtainable one? losing this spare tire around my waist i’ve grown over the past month and rekindling my love for the gym. and breathing like a normal person again and not like i’ve just run a marathon from just walking upstairs to my apartment.

here’s to the new year, cheerz!

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