Entree, Recipes, Soup

Avgolemono Soup

Avgolemono is a Greek chicken and lemon soup. It is perfect for those times when you have a cold, the flu, or want some fresh comfort food. It’s lemony, chickeny, ricey, and just plain delicious. I’ve tried more authentic recipes for avgolemono soup, but they don’t work for me. Some of them have no vegetables […]

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Baked Buffalo Chicken Tenders

Today I realized how little school I have left. I have only two weeks of classes left. My exam week is weak by most counts. I only have one presentation to do Friday evening, for which all of the materials are due a week before, and then a quick and easy exam Saturday afternoon. After […]

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Bolognese-Inspired Chili

I recently read The Food Lab by J. Kenji Lopez Alt, and I was mesmerized by his bolognese recipe. Since the boyfriend doesn’t care too much for bolognese, but he does like chili, I decided to make a bolognese-inspired pot of chili. The flavors are definitely chili, but the texture and cooking techniques are borrowed […]

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Chicken or Turkey Tortilla Soup

There many types of chicken tortilla soup types and they can be made as simply or complicated as you’d like. It all starts with the broth base, and there are a few directions you can go: poultry broth, tomato, creamy, and a few other variations I can’t think of right now. I’m a fan of […]

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Clam Chowder

Clam chowder is comfort food at its finest. I’ve made it a few times recently for football tailgates. I’ve tinkered with a few clam chowder recipes and landed on a few techniques that work well for me. Tips Ingredients Remove the skin from the salt pork. Dice it small and rinse in cool water. Add […]

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Cream of Mushroom Soup

Cream of Mushroom Soup Serves 2 1/4 c. dried morel mushrooms 1/2 tsp beef soup base 1/2 tsp chicken soup base 1 1/2 c boiling water 1 tsp olive oil 1 shallot, finely diced 8 oz. mushrooms, roughly chopped 1 tsp dried thyme 1 tsp bouquet garni spice blend 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes 1/4 […]

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Enchilada Casserole

Comfort food at its finest. I can eat this stuff for daaaaaaaaaays. Ingredients: 1.5 lbs lean ground beef 1 onion, chopped 4 cloves of garlic, crushed 1 poblano or pasilla pepper, chopped 1 yellow squash, chopped into half moons 1 zucchini, chopped into half moons 1 8oz carton of mushrooms, sliced 1-2 Tbsp chipotles in […]

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Giant Pot o’Chili

I made up this recipe before a big ice storm that we had in February 2010. Where I live has a knack for having the power knock out during any type of natural disaster. Over the years, we’ve learned to make a giant batch of food to munch on for 4-6 days if we think […]

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Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas Ingredients: 1 lb. cooked chicken, shredded 1 onion 1 poblano pepper 1 zucchini 4 oz mushrooms 1 tsp canola oil 2 Tbsp butter 1 1/2 Tbsp flour 1/2 tsp cumin 1/2 c vegetable stock 1/2 c sour cream corn tortillas 1 c Mexican blend cheese 1 packet Frontera green chile enchilada […]

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Mom’s Fajitas

Fajitas were a staple in our house when I was a kid. My mom marinated the meat the night before, and we cooked up a big pan of fajita meat and veggies for dinner. More often than not, I would eat the fajita meat and veggies mixed together in a bowl, smothered in melted cheese, […]

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New Years Hoppin’ John and Collard Greens

In my family, we have always had the tradition of eating black eyed peas on New Year’s Day for good luck. This year, I decided to up the game and make a full meal for good luck. I made Hoppin’ John, collard greens, and rice. I used the Trader Joe’s brown rice medley that I […]

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Quick and Easy Chicken Tikka Masala…kinda

We like Indian food, but don’t always want to go out to a restaurant. In the past, I’ve made chicken tikka masala from scratch with the yogurt marinade, tomato cream sauce, homemade naan, and rice that I try desperately to cook correctly. It was delicious, but very time consuming. So tonight, after I spent all […]

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Slow Cooker Vegan Black Bean Soup

This soup is delicious, filling, healthy, and vegan. The best part is that it requires very little work for you, and yields delicious results. Vegan Black Bean Soup 1 white onion, diced 5 cloves garlic, minced 2 Tbsp cumin 1 Tbsp oregano 1 Tbsp chili powder 1 bay leaf 1 tsp black pepper 1 Tbsp […]

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Spicy Orange Lentil Potato Soup

So tonight I had a craving for some of the same lentil soup that we ate at St. Andrews last summer. For some reason, this soup is so absolutely delicious even though it’s ridiculously cheap and easy. I liked it so much that I got the recipe for it while I was in Cairo. So […]

Entree, Recipes, Side Dish

Stuffed Eggplant

Here’s the stuffed eggplant I made last night. It was in the realm of comfort food, not too flavorful. Its taste was very reminiscent of stuffing. Next time I’m going to have to do something to give it a punch. 1 eggplant 1/2 red onion, finely chopped 1 stalk celery, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, […]