Archive | November, 2010

Citrus-Glazed Chicken Thighs

29 Nov

Chicken thighs cook quicker, cost less, and stay more moist and tender than chicken breasts. This recipe takes at least an hour to marinate (or you could just stick it all in the fridge before class so it’s really flavorful when you get home) and about 16 minutes to cook.
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Baked Pork Egg Rolls

18 Nov

You can often get egg roll wrappers at the grocery store, and definitely at an Asian market. In Dublin, the closest markets are on S Great George St. and Drury Street; in Montreal, Chinatown is right next door on Rue Clark!
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Sloppy Joes

17 Nov

There’s more to Sloppy Joes than a can of Manwich! Grab the last of the ingredients on your way home from class, and have a fun roommate dinner tonight. Continue reading

Buttermilk French Toast

11 Nov

Easy, delicious breakfast. The buttermilk gives the French toast an extra, down-home zing. If you can’t find buttermilk or don’t want to buy any, it’s quite simple to make: 1 cup of milk + 1 tablespoon of distilled white vinegar or lemon juice. Stir together and let sit for five minutes, stirring again right before you add it to the recipe. (It’s the perfect way to use up the rest of that milk that’s so close to the best-by date, you just don’t want to risk it.)

Serves 6, assuming that everyone will eat 2 pieces of French toast. So realistically…serves 4. Maybe. This stuff’s good. (On second thought, maybe you should double the recipe!) Continue reading

Grilled Cheese

11 Nov

One of the ultimate comfort foods. Toasted, buttery bread and lots of melty cheese? Yum. And wicked easy. Perfect to make when you don’t feel like “really” cooking. Continue reading

Coconut Lime Mussels

8 Nov

Mussels: delicious and easy to prepare. The best part is that no one ever thinks to make their own, so preparing this dish yourself is ultra-impressive! This recipe is fresh and a little tropical with the coconut and lime flavors. Grab a bunch from the Temple Bar Food Market or Marché Atwater. Dubliners, take a quick DART ride to Howth for the day and bring some mussels back with you!

Make sure to read our tips on dealing with mussels if you haven’t before.
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Bruschetta: Easy Italian Beauteousness.

8 Nov

For how good it is, bruschetta is easier than it should be. Honestly. Bread, tomato, garlic, olive oil, basil, mozzarella if you can find it. Something magical happens when you toast the bread and assemble the ingredients. Coming back from two weeks in Italy over Spring Break, I lived on bruschetta. It’s cheap. It’s delicious. And it’s pretty good for you, as far as a light lunch or snacks go. It’s perfect for entertaining, and the best way to use up some slightly stale bread.

Italian 101: In Italian, “ch” is pronounced like a “k” sound: bru-SKET-ta.
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