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Tomato Galette

September 5

90% of the time that I order pizza I go for a straight-forward option: tomato sauce, cheese and basil. Some may call me boring but there is something about the simple combination of the three ingredients make it so much better than when it is complicated with a bunch of different ingredients. Last summer, I made my first savoury galette. A recipe from Smitten Kitchen (surprise, surprise) that was a beautiful dough bursting with tomato, zucchini and corn. While I really enjoyed it, on my next attempt, I decided to pare things back a bit.

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Roasted Vegetable Barley Salad

August 30

I eat all day long. Before, when I used to work out of an office I would want to eat all the time but was restricted by whatever I brought for lunch that day. Now that I work from home, I don’t tend to make myself lunch for the week because I just snack on whatever is available and easy to throw together. This usually results in me eating constantly, all day, but my food never actually resembles a meal. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing but this past week I decided that I wanted to have something substantial and meal-like to have on hand.

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Tagliatelle with Creamy Tomato Sauce

June 6

A few months ago we went to a movie and didn’t eat dinner beforehand. We ended up getting home close to midnight and were both starving. For some reason we were both craving pasta with creamy tomato sauce. I threw something together as quickly as possible and it was completely terrible. Like, inedible. I don’t know why, but I put tarragon in it. It was so gross. I was hungry so I ate a bit and I watched my boyfriend scarf it down in awe, didn’t he realize it was so disgusting? Anyway, he did. He was also just really hungry. Needless to say my craving for creamy tomato sauce wasn’t fulfilled.

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Tomato, Spinach and Feta Baked Eggs

December 25

baked eggs with spinach, feta, chilli and tomato
Before we moved here, I had grand plans of hosting meals at our place. We even upgraded from our two person table, that could really never accommodate any more than the two of us, to a four person one that could easily squish six people. In the end we’ve been here since April and I have yet to host a single meal. I have had people over to play some board games (great, nerdy board games) but didn’t even serve snacks. For shame! Anyway, the point is, for those of you who have people over for meals and such (particularly breakfast), these eggs are a great way to serve eggs and not have to stand by the stove, flipping or stirring. On top of that, I love breakfast for dinner and this is a great one. It’s a very hearty, satisfying meal that can be eaten as a nice brunch, but pretty much any other meal of the day as well. I made this for the first time a while ago. I used up the last of my tomatillo salsa by putting dollops of it all across the eggs. As soon as I ate it, I knew it had to come up here.

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