sav·vy, sav·vi·er, sav·vi·est

adj. well informed and perceptive; shrewd. hungry.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005


I love lentils almost as much as I love couscous. Above is lentils with potatoes and peppers, yummmmm! It started out as a soup but then I decided to use less chicken broth so it became just a bowl of lentils.

<3 Mo


So this is no fancy gnocchi (sp?), even though I do heart them...

Dinner tonight was leftover sloppy joes from last night, and chicken quesadillas! Apologies for the sloppy joes looking like who knows what.


Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Homemade Sweet Potato Whole Wheat Gnocchi

Mmmmm healthy. I think. This picture looks gross, and next time I eat these it won't be with tomato sauce.


Monday, November 28, 2005

hearty chili

Back at school from a wonderful weekend home for Thanksgiving and my stomach has expanded to twice its size. Here's tonight dinner: chili! --Mo

Friday, November 25, 2005


My favorite part of Thanksgiving is the pumpkin bread and muffins! I've made about three batches in the past month, so the last time I baked, I decided to photodocument. Here are all the wet ingredients mixed together:Here are all the dry ingredients (we don't have a large mixing bowl at school, so I use a giant soup pot):

Dry and wet mixed together... so pretty!
Now they're in my oven, ready to be cooked...

Voila! Yummy muffins!



Ok, so not that many fun/exciting Thanksgiving pics, but this was our desert table, we celebrated three birthdays simultaneously, hence the candles.


Thursday, November 24, 2005

This is what I ate for dinner the night before Thanksgiving break. I basically took everything perishable in my fridge and threw it together. (It's eggs scrambled with onions, peppers, and tomatoes on toast with a salad):

<3 Mo

Clam Sauce, Couscous, and Peppers, oh my!

Here is everything that I've cooked in the past week:

(1) Pasta with white clam sauce ... so good!

(2) Spinach and couscous cooked with peppers, tomatoes, and onions:

(3) Sometimes I like to pretend that life is an Italian Festival. (Sausage and peppers on a roll):

<3 Mo

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Cranberry and Apple sauce

Love getting ready for Thanksgiving the night before. It's all of the fun of the holiday with none of the stress of company and time restrictions.

Homemade by me tonight, cranberry sauce and apple sauce, served in a cute apple shaped bowl! (hand mashed, uf! we don't have a food mill)


Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Banana bread

Yum! With walnuts, pecans, and chocolate chips.


So, um, yea...

So now I'm relatively obsessed with taking pictures of food, 'cause lets face it, it's another thing to take pictures of. =)

I surprised my family by coming home a day early, and even though there was barely enough food, this was our awesome birthday dinner for my grandma:

Two things I'm obsessed with:

My apron and couscous.

(I'm so creepy)


Thanksgiving Dinner! (2004 style)

I feel left out because everybody is posting their Thanksgiving Dinner pics. Sadly, I did not attend my friend's dinner this year because I had too much homework (bleh). Sooooo, I'll just post some photos I have from last Thanksgiving:

Michelle and I cooked a fabulous meal for our friends (most of them have graduated!). I don't know if photos of only people are allowed but I really love the apron Michelle gave me so I'm posting this pic (also, our friend Katie made the apron that Michelle (left) is wearing):

(BTW, I'm taking lots of photos of all the things I've been cooking recently -- including the pumpkin bread that is in the oven right now! -- so there will be an explosion of photos from me after I install my camera software on the new computer!)


Monday, November 21, 2005

Sauteed tofu and veggies!

I can't make this photo look appetizing, but it is, I promise.
Tofu marinaded in soy sauce and grated ginger, then sauteed with spaghetti squash, broccoli, peppers, and onions and some more of the marinade.
Garnished with a selection of shades of pink nail polish, for color (lie, I always eat at my desk because I hate our kitchen table)


Thanksgiving Dinner!

We had S3 and H4 Thanksgiving dinner last night, and we had a massive, massive ammount of food, see below:

Our table and coffeetable of food and the friends:

Mango made us a 25 lb turkey!
We had a *massive* pot of corn, and ate it was quite gross actually....

woot! -Ali

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Sweet Potato Biscuits

I made these for a thanksgiving potluck I'm going to tonight. This is a half-batch, since I never made them before, just to test things out. They're not quite potato-y enough for me, so I think in the later batch I'm going to add more, and also a little bit of cinnamon and sugar to sweeten them. But this is generally what they look like, and they're not bad.

Step 1: sift!

Step 2: Mix!

Step 3: Cut! (aww hearts!)

Step 4: Enjoy!


Misc. Pie

So I made this pie for some family function, and thought it was really cool, so I took a picture. I'm currently trying to find pics from the freaking cake decorating class that I took back in the day for they would make for some funny posts...and yes, this is what I do with my Saturday nights. Well, at least when I'm sick. Enjoy! --Ali =)

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Stuffed peppers

These stuffed peppers were my first attempt at being a Westchef this year. I purchased all the ingredients (ground beef, tomatoes, corn, rice, onions, peppers) and then called my mother to find out to actually cook them. The photo might look kind of gross, but they tasted really good. I made them again last week and used green peppers so the color contrast made the meal more aesthetically pleasing. For future reference, I live in a fantastic dorm built in the '70s, so all of my photos will feature yellow countertops and brick walls in the background. Enjoy!
-- Mo


Due to the recent obsession with cupcake porn, even though this one isn't real, it's from Rachel and I felt the need to post it.

Friday, November 18, 2005

falafel and tostones

Here is dinner for tonight: tostones (fried and smushed plantains) with green beans and spicy tomato sauce dip (oops and an empty glass of wine)

This was lunch yesterday: falafel with a side salad and peach soy yogurt.


First entry woo!

Welcome to our food blog. We are Rachel and Maureen and we've been best friends since we were 4 (that makes 17 years!) and we basically eat non-stop. This makes us food experts, savvy snackers, if you will.