“We can be blind to the obvious, and we are also blind to our blindness.”  Daniel Kahneman, Author of, Thinking Fast and Slow

I’ll bet you’re all sitting there thinking that every day I whip up amazing meals from incredible recipes that thrill and delight my friends and family.  Oh, that’s right.  You’ve seen some of the pictures.  Truth be told, which is always a good idea, I’m more of a forager when it comes to meal time.  I open the fridge and start looking around.

If there are eggs and cheese on hand I know that everything will be alright.  I make sure there are always eggs and cheese on hand.  Then it’s simply a matter of adding other leftovers or using some frozen veggies from the freezer.  I’ve pretty much stopped buying fresh veggies unless I have a certain dish that I want to make and frozen just won’t do.

I find that buying frozen veggies results in less waste and less time in the kitchen doing prep. In my freezer there’s generally some broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, and peppers. Right now there’s also a partial bag of Brussel sprouts.


Revealing my coking habits sometimes brings shares from others.  I recently received a share from my friend, Gustav, (not his real name) who also cooks using the foraging method.  Romero, (also not his real name) not only comes up with delightful forage recipes, but also comes up with amazing snack recipes.  The one food disliked by Dan (not his real name either) is raisins.  “They’re just wrong!” he said.

But the one recipe I cherish from Caleb (aka Gustav) is a forage recipe that he actually sent with a picture!

4 cheese chicken, mushroom Brussels sprouts something or other

He called the recipe Four Cheese Chicken Mushroom Brussel Sprouts Something or Other. If you can remember the name, who needs a recipe!

Of course this recipe appealed to my sense of keeping my fridge free from bits and pieces.  In the spirit of sharing and the art of foraging, I’d like to share my own recent foraging recipe.

in pan

Unfortunately, I’m not sure what’s in mine, because I’m not quite as organized as Frederick (aka Caleb).  I’m sure I recognize zucchini noodles and peppers and cheese.  But that’s the beauty of such cooking.  Always a tasty surprise and a refrigerator kept in check. Try it for yourself.  Thank you, Robert.

Loveya – The Grandma



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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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