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…

Blow off Some Steam: 30 Minute Fried Rice

  Fried rice in half an hour, eh? Think it’s impossible? I hear your cries. Fear not, we have the power of pressure on our side! This is a series I’ll be doing about pressure cooking, which is one of the coolest, well, actually one of the hottest, ways to cook in a flash. That’s…

Bailey’s French Toast

This one is going to be short, sweet, and to the point. Because that’s exactly how this recipe is. Ingredients 1/4 cup Bailey’s, any flavor 1/4 cup half & half 2 eggs A splash of vanilla 4 slices of bread Instructions Mix Bailey’s, half & half, and vanilla. Beat in eggs. Pour the wet mixture…

Tabbouleh: Mediterranean Cooking

    Now that the weather here has finally decided to warm up…knock on wood…I find myself craving cool, crisp greens. I enjoy consuming delectable kale, arugula, and fresh spinach from local farmers markets, but after a while sometimes I need to change it up and add some spice to my life. Introducing you next…

Post-Finals Recovery: Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake

Oh man, finals are over. Thank goodness, it’s time to celebrate. And to all of you new graduates, you get to do adult things now! Three cheers for responsibility! Now that it’s all over, let’s have something indulgent and easy. And what better way to do that than with a mug cake? Well, here’s the…

Nectar of the Gods: Chocolate Caramel Hazelnut Latte

Chocolate. Caramel. Hazelnut. Coffee. Four words that already induce salivation at their very mention, but string them together and you may start to drool a little. This is a recipe I adapted from Bobby Flay….and what makes my recipe better is when you store the extra chocolate-caramel sauce in the fridge, it crystallizes and makes…