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Welcome Cooking with Groot*

During the global COVID pandemic, I began to get bored with the same meals I typically rotate with our dining out and fast food junk. We were even tired ordering out to support local restaurants but got bored with that also.

On a random, bored afternoon, I started watching YouTube videos about budget, frugal dinners to get inspired. After trying a few, I started down a rabbit hole. This blog is about that rabbit hole. You can also see pics on my Instagram, llama.and.groot.

Stay safe everyone and please wear a mask.

*I am in no way connected Marvel or Guardians of the Galaxy. My little Groot planter is just in every picture as he sits near my airfryer.


And adventure to reduce food waste


Also, a believer in doing what I can to save the planet and observing how much food I had been wasting, I have also begun to try to reduce food waste by using up just about all I can, freezing leftovers, and taking scrapes to the community garden.

You can also check out our travel blog at www.travelswithllama.com. Travel is a bit on hold right now but dreams and memories are still out there! Be safe all and stay healthy.

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Flat Enchiladas

Adventures in Learning to Cook (me) came up with Sonoran-style Flat Enchiladas for Taco Tuesday. Still working on the pantry challenge we looked to see what we had. We found about 1/2 lb of meat substitute, corn tortillas, black and pinto beans, frozen onion and peppers, cheese, and enchilada sauce. Ingredients:1/2 lb of meat ofContinue reading “Flat Enchiladas”

Eggroll in a Bowl

Adventures in Learning to Cook knows everyone does this but it was our first time making Eggroll in a Bowl. We had seen this idea crop up on a lot of easy dinner ideas videos on YouTube. As we wanted something kinda Asian, decided to give it a try. As we continued our January PantryContinue reading “Eggroll in a Bowl”

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