At first it was the Great Recession causing us young’uns to cook at home more, but now, according to this article, it’s become the hip thing to do. As social networking and other online platforms like cooking sites such as All Recipes, it’s become easier than ever—and lots of fun—to trade recipes and search for new and interesting ways to make do with what’s in the fridge. Cooking classes have also become increasingly popular, and even the hosts of cooking shows are looking a little livelier these days, reflecting the younger generation of at-home cooks.

Sometimes when I mention the weird stuff I make (for example, a recent pumpkin, peanut butter, flax meal, and banana sandwich) to avoid letting food go to waste, my supervisor will tease me by saying, “You’re such a housewife, Jess!” Maybe a wee bit (at least I don’t pack Chris’ lunch), but now I can just say, “No, I’m with it, I’m hip!”

Or, you know, something like that.

Speaking of weird foods, I am still on a green smoothie & cereal kick. This morning’s creation involved kale, plain yogurt, half a banana, vanilla, and a little soy milk. It tastes better than it looks, I promise! One day, my photography skills will improve.

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