Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Buffalo Chickpea Salad

Between work, school, and my internship, I am constantly busy. This salad was perfect for me to make the night before, toss it into a Tupperware container and move on with my life. Not to mention that this recipe (originally from Betsy Life) makes two servings, so you can share or have leftovers all for yourself! Enjoy!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Homemade Ketchup

I have a friend that loves ketchup. Like, the put-it-on-everything kind of love. For his birthday this year, I made some homemade ketchup with the guidance of skinnytaste. This recipe makes about 10 ounces of delicious, and slightly spicy ketchup. Making ketchup yourself allows you to decide on the flavor (more sweet, less sweet, more spicy, etc.) and allows you to control the ingredients (no high fructose corn syrup or "natural flavoring," whatever that means). In that case, enjoy your homemade ketchup!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Chik'n Fried Rice

Making fried rice at home is always something that daunted me. Until now, the closest I got was buying the frozen fried rice and tossing it into a frying pan. Last night, I conquered my fears. It actually turned out really well! There were a few things I want to work on (see "notes"), but overall it was a huge success. This recipe makes 4-5 servings and was inspired by this post by Rachel Schultz.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Goat Cheese Polenta Bites

Last weekend was the Super Bowl, also known as "the only day of the year that I actually watch football and use that as an excuse to eat everything in sight." I was perusing my favorite blogs for a good appetizer to bring to my Super Bowl party & came across this delicious appetizer from The Kitchn. Because I was in such a hurry to get them over to the party, I forgot to take "finished" photos, but they looked as awesome as they tasted. This recipe makes 16 bite-size servings.