Couscous Shakshuka

Couscous Shakshuka

Besides hiding from the heat, I've been doing a lot of cooking for one lately.

Cooking for one is one of those things that I don't remember how it feels like until I dive back into it for a while. It starts off with the excitement of trying something new and different. I'll peruse my bookshelf for new recipes to try or look up random ingredient combinations. I'm all about using up things in my freezer, fridge and pantry so if it includes that, extra bonus points! Then, it's a trip to the grocery store where I revel in the super high AC and talk myself out of buying too many things for one person to eat. These days, my weekends have been dedicated to cooking since it's nice to be able to heat things up during the week. Meal prep really does work! 

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Chicken and Spam Musubi

Chicken and Spam Musubi

I've had intentions to blog about musubi for some time now and I finally got to it.

Actually, I got to it way back in September when I was working on content (see below) for a contest, which I sadly didn't win. But, that's okay because I am now able to share these recipes. 

So, we're going to take a little break from pumpkincranberryapples and more pumpkin and more apples for a little trip to Hawaii.

I never knew of musubi's existence and specifically Spam Musubi until I moved to Hawaii and was attracted to the illustrations on this bag. Not only that but they are pretty much everywhere–at every corner ABC store, Foodland, food court, potluck, party and picnic lunch. Spam Musubi is a local staple there and here on the Mainland, people usually fall in the category of: 

  1. Have heard of it and love it
  2. Are turned off by the word SPAM 
  3. Have not heard of it but are willing to try it. 

Kudos to you if you land in category 3. 

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