Food, a lot of it.
The food I eat is also my daily reminder to myself that there are more things out there for me to enjoy.
So, when I cook, I always try to make something that is as simple as possible.
For my first foray into the kitchen, I decided to start with a basic, inexpensive and nutritious meal.
I found this meal at my local deli, and it was delicious.
But I had a lot more to do.
In the fall, I went on a trip to a neighboring state.
In this state, the grocery store chain was selling a ton of vegetables, and my local supermarket was selling all sorts of items, from fresh pasta to fresh-baked goods.
I was going to go on a grocery shopping spree, buying as much as I could.
But then I found out the prices for groceries in this state were way more expensive than what I had been paying in the past.
I decided that it would be better to eat locally.
So I went to a local farmer’s market to pick up some fresh produce and some fresh meats.
It was a little bit more expensive, but it also meant I was able to buy more items locally.
This way, I was always getting fresh food.
The next day, I picked up some pasta, tomatoes, onions, and a loaf of bread.
I also bought some fresh fruits, veggies, and bread.
I had some bread for dinner the next day and it tasted amazing.
What you’ll need:1 bag or container of pasta, canned tomatoes, and sliced onions, plus a few more topper ingredients, such as butter, Parmesan cheese, fresh herbs, and oregano.2 tablespoons olive oil1 large egg1 tablespoon fresh herbs1 cup sliced mushrooms1 teaspoon garlic powder2 tablespoons dried oreganos (optional)1 teaspoon ground black pepper1 cup whole wheat bread1 loaf of white bread1 cup grated parmesan cheese1 cup shredded cheddar cheese1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantroFor the bread:1/4 cup olive oil2 tablespoons butter1/3 cup shredded parmesans2 tablespoons chopped parsleyFor the pasta:2 cups canned or fresh tomatoes1 cup diced onions1 cup fresh basil, chopped1 cup cooked mushrooms, sliced1 teaspoon dried oregans (optional for extra flavor)1/8 teaspoon ground pepperFor the meat:1 pound ground beef1/5 cup sliced beef stock, drained1/16 cup tomato puree, plus more for garnish (such as pepper)1 medium onion, diced1/7 cup minced garlic, minced1 cup chopped mushrooms, chopped (optional: to serve as a dipping sauce)1 cup canned tomatoes (or fresh tomato paste)1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling on the bread1/10 cup grating Parmesan Cheese1/1 cup crumbled feta cheese1.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.2.
In a medium bowl, whisk together olive oil and eggs.3.
In another bowl, combine the onions, garlic, oreganes, salt, pepper, parsley, tomatoes and bread ingredients.4.
Pour the mixture into the prepared bread pan and bake for 15 minutes, or until bread is cooked through.5.
Remove from oven and let cool slightly.6.
For the meat filling, whisk the ground beef, beef stock and tomato purees together until well combined.
Then, add the ground meat and cook for 2 more minutes.7.
Add the chopped mushrooms and oregans to the meat mixture, along with the reserved pasta and bread mixture.8.
Drizzle with Parmesan and sprinkle with grated cheddar.
Serve with freshly grated Parmesan.