feeding a moody appetite | italian sausage bake

italian sausage bake | theclevercarrot.com

Meal planning is a funny thing.

The idea is to create a list, perhaps on a Sunday, and plan out your meals for the rest of the week. It could be based on ingredients you already have or whatever’s on sale at your local market. Monday might be roasted chicken, Tuesday pasta night, Wednesday vegetable stir-fry and so on…

Sounds reasonable, right?

It’s a plan. You head out to the store on a mission.

And then it backfires….

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creamy potato leek soup

creamy potato leek soup | theclevercarrot.com

If you followed your childhood dreams, would it lead to ultimate happiness?

When I was a kid, I wasn’t into cartoons. I watched Jacques Pépin with my grandmother who was an incredible cook. She was French- he was French- it all made sense. Food fascinated me and playtime revolved around exploring my curiosity. I made up recipes, hosted imaginary cooking shows, and mastered that Easy Bake Oven like nobody’s business.

Then school happened….

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crispy zucchini + potato pancakes with marbled applesauce yogurt

crispy zucchini + potato pancakes with marbled applesauce yogurt | theclevercarrot.com

Go ahead. Admit it.

You’re officially over zucchini.

The summer season starts out with a bang… zucchini excites you. You receive heaps from your vegetable share and the neighbors are quick to share too. There’s zucchini bread to be made! But excitement quickly turns to anxiety because you’re drowning in zucchini. Perhaps you can relate?

It’s the season that keeps on giving….

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