Oh, England. Last month Chris and I spent a week in London for a much needed vacation and it was everything I thought it would be and more! It was my first time in Europe and we were traveling with two of our friends and now that I'm looking back on it, it was all … Continue reading What I Eat: London
It's been a while since my last Favorite Things roundup! I feel like I focus on food most of the time on this site (and in my life, let's be real) but there are so many other reasons why I started Open Book Kitchen. I think that at times we can all feel a little … Continue reading Brenna’s Favorite Things
I'm not gonna lie: creating recipes can be pretty intimidating. After all these years of cooking, I'm at a place where I can confidently improvise in the kitchen and know that my meals will come out tasting good (like 90% of the time!). I know what ingredients will taste good together, I know approximately how … Continue reading Recipe: Comforting White Bean Potato Soup
Ever since I was young, I've always loved grocery shopping. I always get really excited when I come home and I want to try every single thing right away! What can I say, I love my food! Now it's turned into one of my favorite ways to relax after a long, stressful day or week … Continue reading Groceries Got Game
I eat pasta for dinner wayyyyyy more than I should probably admit... But let's be real: pasta is delicious and filling and the perfect vehicle for any random veggies and sauces that you have lurking in your refrigerator. And it's so quick and easy to throw together after a long day at work so honestly … Continue reading Recipe: Creamy Cashew-Pesto Pasta
Four months. It amazes me that it's been four months since I last posted here, because it feels like so much longer than that. A lot of life has happened in the last four months, so much in fact that I couldn't wrap my head around writing it all down. Or writing about food. Or writing about … Continue reading Everything I Wanted/Nothing I Expected
Somewhere around 2006, at fifteen years old, I decided that I didn't enjoy eating meat. As a lifelong animal lover, suddenly it just seemed wrong to be eating the animals that I loved. I had a stuffed animal cow, pigs were my favorite animal, and yet they were both still on my plate everyday. … Continue reading Why Vegan?