Steak Salad!

Steak Salad!

I love salad. I love steak. Marry the two and you can’t possibly go wrong.      I prefer using chuck steak because of the price. This is almost two pounds of steak and only cost me $6.86. If it had been a better cut of meat, the price would easily be double or even … Continue reading

How to properly chop an onion

Celebrity Chef, Gordon Ramsay, is a critically acclaimed chef and TV personality. Among his restaurants, he has been awarded 15 Michelin stars. In the culinary world, these stars are reserved only for restaurants that purchase produce seasonally, are kept to the highest standards in the world, and provide a unique dining experience.  Onions are one … Continue reading

Meatless Omelette

Meatless Omelette

I am not a vegetarian. However, I can certainly appreciate a meal every now and then that doesn’t contain actual meat. When I lived on Busch Campus my sophomore year, I had class at 9 am on a different campus. This meant going to the dining hall and grabbing some breakfast before hopping on the … Continue reading

Noodles Galore!

Noodles Galore!

I make noodle bowl’s like these fairly often. For a few different reasons: They taste 500x better than your typical college ramen noodles. It’s another great way of utilizing produce that’s about to spoil. Asian noodles like these are a great carrier of flavors so you’ll get some experience flavoring broths and such as well. … Continue reading

Fried Dumplings and Curry

Fried Dumplings and Curry

Quick and easy snack I made late night last semester. Critical to add water when pan-frying dumplings…as weird as that may seem. It’ll keep the dumplings from sticking to the pan and ripping the dumpling skins. Here’s a great video on how to make some simple pan-fried dumplings. Again, this is an example of the … Continue reading

Endless Salmon Sushi

Endless Salmon Sushi

Made these over a year ago. Wish I had started blogging back then so I could have recorded the steps for everyone. This is just an example of the limitless boundaries of cooking for yourself. They may not look like restaurant quality sushi rolls…but making your own sushi is a great experience. Plus…it cost about … Continue reading

Crabcakes!

Crabcakes!

First ever attempt at crab cakes. I tried this recipe right after this past thanksgiving. My parents had leftover king crab legs that I got to take back to school with me.  Crab cakes are an excellent appetizer for a cook-at-home date night. You can make the mixture a few hours beforehand and stick it … Continue reading

Manwich # 1- Panko Chicken and Spicy Mayo

Manwich # 1- Panko Chicken and Spicy Mayo

Oven-baked panko chicken, Sautéed onions and mushrooms, fresh baby spinach and green peppers, homemade spicy mayo/chipotle sauce on ciabatta bread.   STEP ONE: PREPARING THE PANKO CHICKEN -I regularly prepare panko chicken because it’s relatively simple, satisfies that deep fried craving, and you can always store some in the freezer. Since they’re fairly thin, even … Continue reading