Spicy Tomato Sauce with Shrimp, Chickpea and Roast Asparagus

For the first two to three years of MyLifeRunsOnFood.com, I was partially or fully unemployed. My hours were spent writing cover letters, resumes and recipes. The food blog enabled me to have a routine, stay creative and hopeful. The recipes created during that time period, continue to be my favorite meals.

During that time period, I recall a conversation with several friends about how process food isn’t as fast as preparing a home cook meal. Then there’s a lone voice among us who disagreed with us as she explained, “…for working families… it’s difficult to prepare healthy meals, join a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) or a food co-op…” I was curious about her statement. Despite being unemployed, I wondered if my concept of time management around healthy eating was within the realities of single parents and families working full-time.

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Saffron Butternut Squash Soup with Grilled Salmon
Saffron Butternut Squash Soup with Grilled Salmon

My Brooklyn apartment doesn’t have access to a backyard, nor does it have a fire escape next to my windows. If someone follows my blog during the warmer months, I will occasionally express my need, desire and wish for a grill. Are you familiar with an expression of saying what you want to the wind and to everyone, for your wish to come true? It happened to me. A couple months ago, T-fal’s PR representative contacted me about their OptiGrill… the email message basically reads: “Want it at no cost? What’s your address?”

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