cooking

in the kitchen

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Yes, it’s often difficult to experiment with new recipes in the weeks leading up to finals – but cooking is incredibly therapeutic for me. Sometimes I’ll try something new (depending on time) or stick with an old favourite.

Here’s what I’m loving right now:

1. Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon | I ate brussel sprouts for the first time this past February (true story). I don’t know why I waited so long – they’re amazing! Thinking of the combination of brussel sprouts and bacon makes my mouth water – you must try this for yourself. If you’re not a bacon eater, you can simply thinly slice the brussel spouts then sauté them in olive oil with a little salt and pepper.

2. Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Sage Brown Butter | Although I should have probably recruited my nonna to help make the gnocci (she’s a pro), the results are delicious! This was a hit with my family – even though there was squash! Please note that this recipe is a labour of love and will require a few hours – but you’ll have enough gnocchi to last you for awhile.

3. Superfood Energy Snacks | This recipe is reserved for the time when I want something sweet, yet healthy (aka. I don’t want to resort to a donut to satisfy my sugar craving). It contains so many ingredients that are good for you (I discussed it here), and it’s incredibly simple to make!

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