Wednesday, March 30, 2011

meet monica

ok people. get ready for a little 30x30x30 with one of my best friends and one of the most eligible bachelorettes i know.



we've been through almost everything together. climbing the great wall of china. joint recitals. boyfriends. boyfriends. and more boyfriends. sharing a room. half marathons. undergraduate degrees. life and death. the best of times and the worst of times. she's my girl and she's the best of the best in talent, heart and good looks.

now don't tell her i said this (haha) but she is struggling in the cooking department. she is super busy and i have known her to eat her favorite meal on many a busy night : green bean casserole and lucky charms.

but one of her best attributes is that she craves many foods all at once.

with that, we formulated a little plan. i would come up with 30 recipes for her to try over the course of 30 days with only 30 ingredients. i'll make them here in austin and she'll make them in miami and we'll report back on their success each evening.

we begin friday. so here's your list, mon! and if anyone else would like to join as you follow along with us, get yourself to the store tomorrow because we're starting this thing come hell or high water on april 1!

note: i will expect you to have a few things on hand aside from the 30 ingredient list (cinnamon, flour, sugar, garlic, honey, things of that nature.) hope that's ok! some of the things on this list are already staples for me and hopefully they'll become that for monica, and you, too!

basil
rosemary
dill
mint
shallots
capers
sundried tomatoes
onions (purple and yellow)
cranberries
oranges
lemon
lime
strawberries
mango
figs
beets
carrots
tomatoes
sweet potato
canned black beans
canned chick peas
frozen peas
green beans
fresh spinach
goat cheese
walnuts
oats
maple syrup
chicken breasts
ground turkey

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