Posts Tagged: cooking in an apartment

3 Ways to Keep Meals Interesting
3 Ways to Keep Meals Interesting

3 Ways to Keep Meals Interesting

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re not a natural chef, it’s easy for dinner time to become a chore when you first start cooking for yourself after a lifetime of meals that someone else prepared. Not only is this a shame—food is one of the best parts of life!—it potentially hazardous to your health (pizza for dinner four nights…
Easy Ways to Eat More Veggies and Promote Healthy Living
Easy Ways to Eat More Veggies and Promote Healthy Living

Easy Ways to Eat More Veggies and Promote Healthy Living

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Part of moving into your first apartment is realizing that not only is your living situation in your control, but so is your nutrition…meaning no one is forcing you to eat your veggies! No more home-cooked meals waiting for you on the table or dining hall convenience! Healthy living is up to you. The good…
How to Cook for One without Wasting Your Time or Money!
How to Cook for One without Wasting Your Time or Money!

How to Cook for One without Wasting Your Time or Money!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Scored a solo apartment? Next challenge: How to cook for one. I grew up in a family that loves to cook. My mom goes to the grocery store every day, both for emotional well-being (there’s something so soothing about grocery stores) and for her food obsession. As I got older, I learned to cook mostly…
Cooking 101: Storing and Using Spinach
Cooking 101: Storing and Using Spinach

Cooking 101: Storing and Using Spinach

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Was your New Year’s resolution to start eating a healthier diet? A common complaint by health specialists about the American diet is that we eat far too few vegetables. When I first moved out, I thought I was going to hop right on the health food bandwagon- I was no longer constrained by what my…
How to Host for the Holidays with a Tiny Kitchen!
How to Host for the Holidays with a Tiny Kitchen!

How to Host for the Holidays with a Tiny Kitchen!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s that time of year again, where friends and family travel from all over to visit loved ones. Some you saw just yesterday, whereas others haven’t been seen since three Christmas’s ago! Somehow, you’re the one hosting all these people even though your apartment isn’t quite as big as you’d like. Don’t fret, here are…
How to Host An On-Budget Friendsgiving Party with Roommates
How to Host An On-Budget Friendsgiving Party with Roommates

How to Host An On-Budget Friendsgiving Party with Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Thanksgiving is just around the corner (what?!) and for a lot of us, that means the 3 F’s: food, friends, and family. Even if you get to head home for the holiday, host a little Friendsgiving get-together with your roomies and take this opportunity to sit down for a fun meal and remind yourselves why…
Soup 101: Healthy Eating on a Budget
Soup 101: Healthy Eating on a Budget

Soup 101: Healthy Eating on a Budget

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
For many of us, being a first time apartment renter also means cooking on our own for the first time.  Before I moved out on my own, I had never done my own grocery shopping or had to plan for all of my meals and snacks.  It’s been a month since I moved out, and…
Save or Splurge: The Kitchen
Save or Splurge: The Kitchen

Save or Splurge: The Kitchen

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One of the best parts (or worst, depending on your skillset) of moving into your own apartment is having free reign over your kitchen, meal plan, and cooking schedule. For those that love to cook, this freedom is thrilling! For those that don’t, it can be a bit daunting. Here’s a our list on what…
Five-Step Meal Prep
Five-Step Meal Prep

Five-Step Meal Prep

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re anything like me, one of your New Years Resolutions was to start going out to eat less and cooking more. Again, if you’re anything like me, that’s a lot easier said than done. I don’t have much experience cooking (read: none) but I’m excited to venture into this uncharted territory. It’s hard sometimes…