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Oatmeal with Blackberries

9 Aug

I love blackberries. I enjoy oatmeal. So when I had a craving for a sweet breakfast this “morning” -ehm, 11 am-, I decided to put the two together!  I initially couldn’t find the brown sugar, so I decided to get creative and sprinkle some cinnamon on top instead.  It wasn’t exactly the sweet satisfaction I’d been hoping for, especially since the blackberries were a wee bit sour.

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As I was putting the oatmeal away, I came across the brown sugar (hurray!!).  I took the box, ran over to my bowl of oatmeal, and sprinkled some on top.  Needless to say, my breakfast was 1000 times better.  My sweet craving was ultimately satisfied.

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Mmm breakfast.

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Kevin’s Kale

20 Jul

So, apparently kale is growing like wildfire in our family friend Kevin’s garden.  When I heard this exciting news, I quickly claimed a bunch to experiment with.  I remembered having kale chips at the Foggy Bottom Whole Foods one day during the school year.  I decided to give it a go, with a few leaves of kale, a little bit of olive oil and some coarse salt.  It took about 2 seconds to prepare and about 8 minutes in the oven at 400 degrees and it was ready to eat! It’s a nice crispy alternative to unhealthy, sodium saturated potato chips.

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Giant kale leaf!

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After a quick prep, the kale is ready to be crispified.

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The final product.  🙂

Scrambled Omelette

18 Jul

I love eggs. Especially in the form of an omelette.  However, when such a breakfast doesn’t exactly go as planned (which is usually the case…), I just decide to scramble whatever’s in the pan.  Thus, the scrambled omelette is born.  Now, there’s nothing special about this dish besides the fact that it’s a scrambled conglomeration of eggs and veggies (and in this case, left over duck from a Chinese restaurant).  However, I like to think of a scrambled omelette as a hipster omelette, straying from society and not needing to have that perfect, circular circumference.  It’s weirdness almost makes it better.

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Scrump-diddlyuptious.

Omelette

14 Jul

I was craving an omelette for breakfast this morning, so I decided to make one.  And one for my mommy and grandma.  I don’t mean to brag, but they were pretty tasty.  I made mine with 2 egg whites and 1 whole egg (enriched with omega-3!), mushrooms, red and green bell peppers, and a scoop of spicy salsa.  This was also a great challenge for me.  In previous attempts to make an omelette, I always end up with scrambled eggs with goodies intertwined in the dish.  However, this time, I was determined to get it into a perfect circle.  The most terrifying part was the flip, because that is where things could have taken a wrong turn.  My mom and grandma’s omelets weren’t perfect, but on my last try, I got it!! Third time’s a charm!

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Yummy Breakfast

12 Jul

This morning, I was craving avocado.  So I made scrambled egg whites and mashed up half an avocado and put it on top of a piece of toast! It was surprisingly filling and the chili flakes sprinkled on top were a nice addition to a fairly plain breakfast. Mmm

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I love me some avocado

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The finished product.

Chicken Wraps with Mango, Basil, and Mint

11 Jul

I decided to go grocery shopping today.  Before I went, I decided to I wanted to make a yummy lunch for myself and test my non-dessert-cooking abilities, since I don’t cook that much savory food.  I decided to go for Martha Stewart’s Chicken Wraps.  Just reading the recipe made my mouth water.  It was a fairly short and easy cooking process and makes enough for a few wraps (if I could eat this for lunch forever, I totally would).  This recipe is also nice and light for the hot summer weather- nothing seems fresher than fresh basil and mint picked straight from the garden.

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So amazingly yummy!