What Candace Ate

by candaceladd

Sometimes I make a meal, and it’s not noteworthy enough to make a whole post about it, but it’s a good meal nonetheless and I want to share it with you. This is a round up of five meals I have eaten recently and wholeheartedly enjoyed. These are simple and sometimes use more store-bought, readymade things than the recipes I usually post. Rachael Ray built an empire on 30 minute meals, but let’s beat that. Let’s do fifteen or less. (Okay, you may have to make the rice beforehand to make it fifteen minutes or less. But otherwise, you’re golden!)


Fake Chipotle: In a medium saucepan, heat a can of black beans, a can of corn, two minced cloves of garlic, chopped red onion, and salt. Spoon over rice, squeeze a lime and sprinkle cheddar cheese over it all, and and garnish with cilantro.

Made this salsa, minus the jalapeno, and I think I’m addicted. SO GOOD.


Orville Redenbacher’s Naturals Lime +  Salt popcorn and scrambled eggs with cheese.


Peanut butter toast and coffee with cream  in bed on a lazy weekend morning with Sherlock. Click here for the aftermath.


This is one of my favorite quick and easy meals. A can of tomato basil soup + brown rice + toasted sunflower seeds for garnish and crunch.


Grilled cheese, grown-up style: fresh mozzarella, garlic salt, avocado smashed and spread on top. Served with a broiled portabella mushroom with a pat of butter, salt, and dried rosemary, and a lemon squeezed over post-broiling. I’d go for fresh rosemary next time, or skip it entirely.

What have you been eating and enjoying lately? What’s your favorite quick meal?