I used to love to cook. During high school and college I worked in restaurants, doing everything from bussing, washing dishes, and working on the line for lunch and dinner.
These days I don't cook nearly as often as I would like. That is in part because I don't have a lot of recipes that I like making on a regular basis. I branch out once in a while and make something new, but I dislike buying ingredients that are only good for one recipe.
Occasionally I'll stumble on something great, and mentally add it to a list – I love my chili recipe (which is a combination of recipes from my parents and my wife's parents) and my black beans and rice recipe. I can only make them every so often though, because we like variety.
I've decided that instead of keeping this list mentally, I would like to set a goal for myself to compile one hundred recipes on this blog.
- They have to be good enough to eat on a regular basis
- Each ingredient must be listed in at least two recipes, so they can't be too obscure (I will cut myself some slack on this one for the first few recipes)
- They must take under an hour to prepare (not counting prep time like cooking dry beans)
- All recipes must be entrees. I may list other recipes here, but in order to count towards the 100 they have to be full meals.
- They must be pescetarian or able to be prepared as such without too much trouble.
- Three Bean Chili
- Cuban Black Beans & Rice
- Quinoa Corn Chowder
- Sloppy joes
- Homemade pizza