I can’t stop thinking about all of you in Irma’s path!!

Whenever we get a hurricane in NYC we joke about going to buy all the bread and milk and then I basically go to the store, buy only perishable nonsense things that will not sustain us more than a day because I know that it will be okay and almost certainly not as bad as everyone thinks.

But, you guys. Don’t be like me.

BUY THE BREAD AND MILK.

And STAY SAFE.

And for everyone else, do some good eating/relaxing/end of summering this weekend! Have a good one.

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Savory hand pies filled with sweet roasted carrots, buttery leeks and creamy goat cheese encased in the flakiest whole wheat crust.
Savory Carrot, Leek, and Goat Cheese Hand Pies

For those of us who miss the days when we could buy Pop Tarts from the student center with breakfast/lunch/midday snack/dinner frequency and our cholesterol wasn’t even angry about it!

Those were the days, you guys, and we didn’t even know it.

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I think I’m becoming crotchety. It probably has something to do with having to work > 12 hour days.

Or basically living at the hospital.

Or consistently getting less than 6 hours of sleep a night.

But last night I was literally driven insane by our Instacart shopper. I think I gave him the most negative review I’ve ever given anyone. I maintain that he deserved it, but I’m probably a little bit more passionate about the integrity of my groceries than the rest of the population is. In my defense, he charged me for potatoes that I never asked for and refunded the butter I ordered without even trying to replace it, as if there was NO butter in all of Whole Foods. I mean, I just find that very hard to believe.

And did I mention that I’m subsisting on less than 6 hours of sleep a night?! I. NEED. BUTTER.

Sigh. Maybe I expect too much?!?!

Anyway. Now that I’ve worked myself up into a state over this, let’s talk meal plans! This one has a good mix of fall foods and end of summer favorites. There are vegan crab cakes, homemade veggie dogs, a grilled veggie salad, a sheet pan Mexican veggie dinner, and my favorite summery quesadillas. Happy eating!

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An authentic Indian eggplant potato curry is served over turmeric split pea rice and topped with a spiced yogurt soup.

My mom goals involve having saag paneer be my child’s favorite food, and guys, I’M FAILING.

Instead I have a child who eats peanut butter crackers for breakfast, French toast sticks for lunch, broccoli “flowers” for dinner and throws all of her burrito on the floor.

I mean,

I just,

I. CAN’T.

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