Welcome to Barely Cooking, where I tackle one real recipe a week(ish) in an effort to eat healthier and expand my skills in the kitchen, which are relatively non-existent. When I’m not attempting to create a new gustatory sensation, I rely on veggie burgers, grilled cheese, and frequent consumption of cereal for dinner. I cook in a tiny New York City kitchen that lacks many typical culinary accouterments, like baking dishes and a blender. I often substitute ingredients I shouldn’t, and I have a slight disregard for following directions. So, whatever I can do, you can do—better!