Cultural Series: Feast from the Middle East

Herb Falafels – 8 servings – 2 falafels each Ingredients: 8 ounces chickpeas, drained ½ onion, coarsely chopped 1 jalapeño, coarsely chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed ¾ cup chopped fresh cilantro ½ cup chopped fresh parsley 6 tablespoons chickpea flour 2½ teaspoons kosher salt 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon ground cumin Vegetable oil (for…

Cultural Series: Platos De Mexicano

Cilantro Lime Brown Rice – 8 serving – ½ cup Ingredients: 2 cups of uncooked brown rice                      Juice of 1 lime 4 cups of water                                               ½ TBSP salt ½ cup chopped cilantro                                  1 can of Mexican seasoned black beans Instructions: Rinse the brown rice before cooking. Combine rice and water in a large saucepot…

Cultural Series: Authentic Italian

Caprese Salad – 7 servings – 2 tomato and mozzarella slices Ingredients: 1, 16 oz. Fresh Mozzarella Log (or 3 large fresh balls) 3 Roma Tomatoes 1 cup of fresh basil 3 TBSP Olive Oil 2 TBSP balsamic vinegar 1.5 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper Instructions: Slice the mozzarella and tomatoes in ¼ inch slices….

Dine Like the Dutch

Dine Like the Dutch (**Allergens: Dairy, Wheat, Eggs) Bitterballen Ingredients: 1 tsp vegetable oil 12 oz. cap steak 8 TBSP butter For the breading: 1 cup flour 1 cup flour 1 cup beef stock 2 eggs, beaten ¾ cup onion, minced 1 cup breadcrumbs ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped 1 bottle vegetable oil Instructions: In…

Brain Foods for Finals

Vegetable Frittata with Avocado Herb Sauce – 8 servings – 1 slice Ingredients 2 Tbsp vegetable oil 1 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cups chopped onion 1/2 cup chopped broccoli 1/4 cup spinach 1 tsp Italian seasoning Salt and pepper to season Red pepper flakes (optional) 7 eggs 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 1/4 cup milk…

Savor the Flavor: Sweet and Tangy Quesadilla

Sweet & Tangy Quesadilla Ingredients:   ½ tbsp honey ½ tbsp Sriracha 4 thin slices of Granny Smith apple 1 whole wheat tortilla 1-2 slices turkey breast deli meat ¼ cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded Directions: Mix honey and hot sauce together and set aside. Wash and core apple. Thinly slice apple. Place tortilla in…

Savor the Flavor: Ravioli Wonton Bites

Ravioli Wonton Bites Ingredients:   15 small fresh mozzarella balls 5-7 fresh basil leaves 30 fresh Wonton wrappers ½ TBSP Garlic powder 1 tsp Red pepper flakes Oil to pan fry Jar marinara sauce Directions: Cut each ball of mozzarella in half. Set on paper towel to soak up some of the moisture.   Rinse…

Wok Your World

Vegetarian Pot Stickers Ingredients: 2 teaspoons oil, divided 1 cup onion, finely diced 1 teaspoon dried ginger 1 cup mushrooms, finely diced 2 cups coleslaw mix 1 cup scallions, finely diced ½ teaspoon white pepper 1 teaspoon salt ¼ cup chopped cilantro 1 package round dumpling skins, Nasoya brand Spicy Soy Dipping Sauce: 1/3 cup…

Super Salads

Roasted Vegetable Salad – 10 servings – ½ cup Ingredients 5 beets                                                       1 tsp salt 6 tri colored carrots                     …

Healthy Eating in the Dining Courts

So, you like cooking, or maybe you just like to have some control over your meals. Unfortunately, thanks to classes, clubs, and other commitments, you’re stuck having meals in the dining courts. All seems bleak, the rigid menus forcing you to choose between mildly appealing and kind of appetizing. However, there is still hope! Even…

“How To” Make the Simplest Ingredient: Simple Syrup

Simple Syrup, aka liquid gold, holds true to its name being the simplest recipe to make in the kitchen. Equal parts sugar to equal parts water. Now, why even bother to make simple syrup when you can  just add granulated sugar? Simple syrup is completely customizable and can be dissolved into virtually anything liquid whether…

Savor the Flavor: Apricot Goat Cheese & Pistachio Crostini

This recipe is all about texture! Eat this one slowly and really notice the differences in texture between the warm, cripsy bread and the creamy goat cheese. Notice the toughness of the apricots and the crunch from the pistachio. Revel in the flavors of the tangy goat cheese mixed with the sweetness of the honey…