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March 10, 2016
AUTHOR: Emilie
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I’ve got a confession to make: I don’t use recipes.

Wow, Emilie, you must be such a talented chef. No. That’s a hard no.

You see, I’m not very talented in the kitchen. I’m very good at cooking for myself. I eat almost all of my food at home. And you don’t get to have a waistline like mine without the ability to make and eat decent food. But I’m certainly not creative in the kitchen. As you can see from my Foodstagram, my meals are pretty simple.

Here are my meal formulas:

Breakfast = Eggs + Cereal or Oatmeal

Lunch = Soup or Leftovers

Dinner = Protein + Side

Frankly, I’m not very adventurous when it comes to my food because I don’t invest the time or energy in doing more. Cooking one chicken breast and some rice, my go-to meal, takes 10 minutes, most of that spent cooking the chicken.

Following a recipe on the other hand involves:

  1. Collecting ingredients
  2. Preparation time
  3. Waiting while the meal prepares
  4. Eating the meal

That is more time than what I have time or energy to dedicate on a regular basis. The last time I tried a recipe I made a variation of these chocolate chip cookies and it was during the Baltimore snow storm that left me trapped in my apartment for three days.

That being said, here are some of my favorite recipes that we’ve shared on Burke Does:
Banza Chili, Chicken Salad, Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins,  Banana Ice Cream, and Rachel‘s Sour Cream Banana Bread.

In case you can’t tell, most of those were written by Laura because she’s way more talented in the kitchen than I am. She’s creative and intuitive about food. She understands flavors, layers, and textures. I know yum.

Please take this as a call for recipes! Share your favorites with me in the comments please! Maybe, just maybe I’ll try it!



Emilie is a data engineer by day and lifestyle blogger by night. A Jersey girl at heart, she is currently living in her fifth home in three years, Savannah, GA with her college sweetheart. She’s learned the hard way that home is wherever the Army sends them. She enjoys eating food, cuddling with her dog, and binge watching HGTV.