Pausing for Now…

Alas, I have to put the blog on hold for now. I have about 30 days to find a new place to live, and that’s something that’s going to be sucking up a lot of my mental energy. But once I have a place, I’ll resume!


More General Shopping Advice

So you’re a would-be cook, and you need to get food. Food is pretty useful, since it is rather hard to cook without it. This leads to an obvious question: where should you shop?

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There are many different grocery stores, and it’s hard to know what ones are the best. So I’ll do what I can here to evaluate which one you should go to.

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Experiment 002 – Steak Fajitas

Well, here we are. Sorry I haven’t posted anything in the last couple of weeks. Life has been busy. But I’m back now, and I’ve come with a new experiment! Yes, I went all Mexican-ish, and tried to make steak fajitas!

Note the word “tried”. The fact that we don’t have a picture of the finished product should be a warning sign here.


Though maybe not this particular sign.

You will need:

1 average-sized steak for each person

1 red pepper

1 green pepper

1 onion


Chili powder

Cayenne pepper




A pan

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 2 hours

Let’s begin!

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General Shopping Advice

And now let us discuss how to buy groceries.

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And let’s not shop here, shall we?

Shopping intelligently for groceries is like any other skill: you have to learn it and maintain it. My friend Jasmine knew almost literally nothing about how to properly buy groceries until I walked her through the process. Now she’s a champ! So let’s go over some suggestions.

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General Cooking Advice

Cooking is, as I am going to emphasize over and over again, dead easy. It really is just basically a matter of gathering ingredients, following instructions, and paying attention. Do all that, and you can have win.


Even making a turkey is way easier than it seems!

But there are certain little tips and tricks. Things that can help make your life in the kitchen just a bit easier. And I am going to share some of those with you. Here are a few.

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Welcome to Very Clever Cooking!

I love to cook. I’ve been doing it as far back as I can remember, and even back in the day when all it involved was boiling some water and throwing in a box of macaroni, I liked doing it. Cooking can be fun, easy, and very rewarding.

And despite what you might think, you can do it!


It’s so much easier than you think!

You won’t ever be likely to be a 3 star Michelin chef, but if you’re a beginner and you follow my blog, I’ll guide you through how to make some of the best, most delicious foods you’ve ever tasted! How do I know I can do this? Because I’m doing it in real life.

I have a friend who is in her mid-twenties and had almost no cooking experience prior to meeting me. Over the last year, she’s learned how to make homemade bread, shepherd’s pie, homemade burgers, homemade french fries, and so much more! I’ve taught her a lot of the basics, and she’s enjoyed every minute of it.

I hope you will, too. Whether you’re an expert cook or a total newb, I hope you find something here that interests you!

Also, I’m going to try to make recipes that people send me, so if you have one you’d like to submit, please email me at

Now normally most people would end this sort of introduction by saying bon appetit, but I am not most people. So there.