It's been almost an entire week since I've posted!! Mid 6 weeks exams have gotten the best of my internet time and thus have taken priority over showing more recipes. But toil not, I'm back and ready to cook (or uncook- you'll see some of these soon) again! Today, how about a comforting bowl of omega-3 complete protein vitamins? No? Maybe you'll change your mind after taking the first surprisingly crunchy and sweet bite...
Spiced Oatmeal Apple Fritters... I've been trying to figure out what to call them all day! Every time I take a bite it's like I'm transported back when I was 5. My dad and I would walk in from the cold Washington drizzly outdoors to a warm bakery. Glass displays held stacked baskets filled with golden rolls, artisan scones, doughnuts, and muffins galore! Being a crazy little tyke I'd immediately press my face up to the shelves holding the fresh maple frosting-laden sugar pastries and monster glazed twists of apple cinnamon bread- Oh, if only I could share the smell here! All my recipe needs is a simple glaze and I'm drawn straight back into nostalgia!
"GRAAAINS!" It's not quite October, but I can hear the Zombies chanting. This recipe uses corn flour instead of traditional wheat flour tortillas- filling you with energy on the days class leaves you half dead! I also want to show you one of my favorite cooking channels called the Vegan Zombie (who makes vegan super fun so be sure to check them out) and thought their tortilla tutorial would be a great way to do so. Enough chat- onto the fajitas!!!
Openfaced toasts with this quick-fix tapenade is perfect for finishing up that essay (due next period during) lunch- you'll have a free hand while crunching and savoring the deep roasted flavors. I make this before Monday night band rehearsals because it's so quick and easy.
As summer draws closer to an end, my cravings for fall-inspired cuisine are beginning to bloom. Rainy days, changing leaves, and bald patches of grass (gotta love Texas' laser-beam scorching sun) are transforming the neon tank top + lemonade weather into something more rustic. What better way to welcome autumn than end-of-season fruit embraced in crispy spiced toppings? These baked pears take advantage of summer sweetness while staying light enough to be a healthy lunch.
I L-O-V-E pb & j sandwiches any day of the week. Crunchy peanutty strawberry stickiness between two thick homemade bread slices is mid-day heaven! But everybody knows how to make one and it's not very appealing. I stood in my kitchen naming off boring sandwich fillings for my VLC challenge- something that everyone has in the house. Got peanut butter? Yeah. Got jelly? Sure. And lots of leftover chocolate chips? Gimme! And what about... hot dog buns? What am I supposed to do with those? *Little annoying dancing banana starts singing "Peanut Butter Jelly Time" in my head*
About four months ago I made a huge pizza and I had tomato sauce left over. I thought "pizza would be perfect for VLC! It's fun and picky eaters can conveniently change the toppings and..." Then I checked the fridge. Upon opening said jar of tomato sauce a huge white fluffy mass of [mold] sat happily afloat my pizza base. How opportune! So I came up with the next best way to make mini pizzas with less sauce (Don't judge- I had to use ketchup in lieu of it. Still tastes great!). Now we have for you cute little pizza slider muffins! No joke, this is probably the easiest, fastest recipe I've done on here.
Pasta salad is one of the many wonderful leftover-type foods that get more flavorful the longer they sit in your fridge, so you can take some for Monday's lunch then dollop it aside Friday's dinner. It tastes just like the tangy cool macaroni sides you scoop up at the salad bar, only this time only fresh wholesome ingredients are used. But it wouldn't be 'salad' if it had to be made one way! Throw whatever your crazy heart desires into the mix to make it your own. Just don't get too funky and blame the nastiness on me... K?
Sushi is one of the funnest (wow- that's a word?) ways wrap up tons of good-for-you vitamins. just one roll can give you 6g protein, and provides your body iron, iodine, magnesium, calcium, zinc, copper, and amino acids. In other words girls, sushi = better hair & nails! This recipe skips the gross dead fish part with lovely veggies. Make a bunch of these and freeze them ahead of time for a neat lunch on a busy week. You cannot go wrong with this sushi! Sulu will be proud you tried it- and so will your appetite!