Food Chronicles

I’m getting so used to cooking at home now that I’m actually enjoying it. Now if only I could find someone that enjoys cleaning up the kitchen afterwards. Anyway, here’s what my tummy’s been up to for the past week or so. The first three entrees were inspired by a girl named Pam whose blog I frequent from time to time, and from the looks of it can throw the fuck DOWN in the kitchen.

Mixed egg omelette (2:1 ratio) w/ arugula, tomato basil sauce, and ricotta cheese.

Honey dijon salmon and seasoned asparagus. Click on image for recipe.

One of Pam’s food posts introduced me to cooking with lavash bread. I shouldn’t be eating so much bread but it’s cheap, and so versatile. I’ve been messing around with different toppings. So far my favorite is ricotta cheese, red onions, zucchini, and chicken basil sausage!

Chicken basil sausage, asparagus, and ricotta pizza.

I’ve also been experimenting with salad ingredients, and DIY salad dressings. I don’t have a picture of it, but I made a red onion, avocado, tomato, feta cheese, and arugula salad with just a lemon and olive-oil dressing and it was delicious.

Asparagus, cucumber, and arugula salad with honey-OJ-olive oil dressing.

I always wanted to try cooking with quinoa, but it just seemed so taxing. I’m glad I gave it a go though, it’s really filling and healthier than rice (I think. I could also be making that up). I forget where I found this recipe, but I’m glad I did. Google “quinoa black bean recipe” and I’m sure it’ll come up.

Quinoa with corn and black beans.

Unfortunately, the honey chicken recipe I found online as well wasn’t as great. Merp.

Quinoa paried with honey-garlic chicken and parsley.

Furikake salmon is easily the most simple (but tasty) salmon dish to make. Season salmon as desired with salt and pepper, spread a layer (I didn’t make it as thick as I would’ve liked wah) of mayonnaise on top, sprinkle furikake, and bake. Done dada!

Brown rice and furikake salmon.

This tilapia recipe was so simple, and sooo delicious. I also discovered that sweet potatoes are really healthy for you, so I’m incorporating them into my meals. This pairing didn’t exactly “go” together lol but everything tasted good nevertheless.

Tilapia with lemon, parsley, and capers with seasoned sweet potato slices.

One of my only slip ups, but I can’t say no when Rach is cooking!

Parmesan encrusted chicken with asparagus and mash.

Of course I saved the worst for last. This meal is probably more calories than all my home cooked meals in one day combined, but sooo worth the food coma and the extra work I put in at the gym. In my defense, the meal was free and it was four to one for chicken and waffles so I had no say.

Mimi's Surprise: fried chicken, cornbread, mac & cheese, and greens. But of course I had to order a side of grits, sugar and milk please!

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