Friday, March 30, 2012

Hoisin and Garlic Baked Salmon

When I visit the parentals, I usually get a care package to take back with me made by my dad. It usually contains chicken, cheese and butter (as if I can't find that stuff where I live ahah). But this time, I got a real treat.

Salmon. 2 pieces to be exact.

Which used to be even better, but now I live with my bf and have to share the other piece with him. Dam... so many compromises.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Quinoa with Corn and Edamame

Last post we learned how super awesome quinoa is.

But, I also learned that on its own... is pretty plain Jane. Nothing against Jane or anything, but that is just not how we roll over here at the Gourmet Student.

We put the extra in extraordinary.

Plus I was bored and needed to use the edamame in my freezer because they were starting to look a little .. blah.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

New Food Challenge #5: Quinoa

Quinoa (pronounced keenwa). What a funky looking word eh? I know you have heard of it... it all trendy and shit nowadays. But it should be! Its a superfood!

It is a grain (well it is actually a seed) that is high in protein, rich in fiber and iron, it has a low glycemic index and contains a whole whack of amino acids. You can use it to replace any rice or grain dish you have. I have seen crazy stuff like quinoa muffins and quinoa pizza dough (soooo trying that in the future). It also keeps you fuller, longer.. which is pure awesomeness.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Baked Tomato with Egg, Bacon and Cheese

Breakfast can be fun no? Especially when you do fancy things on a dime. Like bake an egg in a tomato. Madness I know!!!
I saw this recipe on one of my favourite blogs Poor Girl Eats Well. I like her philosophy. It says it all in the title.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

How To: Take the BITE out of Raw Red Onions

Find yourself eating a lot of raw red onions? I know I sure do - mostly in salads. They are sweeter than white and yellow onions and in my opinion... prettier. Thats riiiiight.

But what I don't like about them is that they are called red onions, but in fact they are PURPLE. Make up your mind foo!!!

No seriously what I don't like about them is sometimes they are uber strong and have quite the bite to them. Then they overpower any salad I put them in and I have the unfortunate onion breath for the rest of the day.

So here is my little trick on how to take them down a notch:

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Coconut Milk

Butternut squash soup was one of the very first things I started making while in school that actually tasted good. I can't remember exactly when I started, or for what reason I chose this soup in particular, but it sure does have a lot of memories attached to it!

I've made this at my house, at friends house, for myself to freeze, for study parties. I've made this with many people together and I have made this on my own. I have taught people how to make this and I have made 100,000 versions of it.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Spiced Carrot Salad with Pumpkin Seeds

Are you that annoying person in class munching on carrots? Crunch, crunching away while the prof is lecturing.Chopping your jaw down on those orange nubbins? Crunch crunch crunch.... crunch... Please just stop, I can't hear what the prof is saying...I can hear inbetween crunches.... I can't hear my friend next to me.... I can't even hear my own thoughts!!!!!!! CRUNCH CRUNCH.

Not you? Okay... that is totally me. I admit I am a carrot munch cruncher. BUT I know I am not alone.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Butterless Butter Chicken

Do you love Indian food? Do you know what restaurants in your area serve the real stuff? The authentic dishes? Do you know how much butter is actually in butter chicken? Do you consider yourself a connoisseur when it comes to butter chicken? Really? You do??

Well good for you.

Because I don't.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Egg and Sausage Breakfast Pizza

Whoa nelly! It is pizza for breakfast again.

You know what the best part of this pizza was? The fact that when I made this I am pretty sure I was drinking a ceasar as a hangover cure... and then I spilt it on the pizza (post picture of course - or probably while I was drinking to juggle a camera and a drink is one hand). And I ate it anyways (clearly I did... I was hungover)

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