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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.


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.


Mmm breakfast.


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.


Giant kale leaf!


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


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.




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!


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


I love me some avocado


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.


So amazingly yummy!