Thursday, March 6, 2014

Healthy Fried Brown Rice

Healthy Salmon Fried Brown Rice with Kikkoman Soy Sauce (not low-sodium.)
I love Chinese-American food, and I love making Chinese-American food. In the past I have made Orange Chicken, Lemon Chicken, and Chicken Fried Rice. At Chinese-American restaurants, I usually order Orange Chicken or Fried Rice; however, these dishes are usually high in fat and sodium due to the amount of oil, sugar (in the sauces), eggs, and soy sauce.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Reese's Peanut Butter Egg Double Chocolate Brownies

It's funny how I made these brownies almost exactly a year ago. I know it was about a year because Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs were on sale in time for Easter, and I decided to use these eggs in a brownie recipe that I had made 2 or three times previously.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

La Pizza Mariangela

While reading my previous post about Mariangela's Pizza dough, my boyfriend and his parents went through a range of emotions: Upon seeing the title of the post, they became excited. Once they saw the first photos of the dough, their expectations continued to soar. However, as soon as they saw the turkey "pepperoni", mushrooms, and yellow cheese, their hopes were quickly dashed.

I could just see them - my boyfriend sitting in the office chair in front of the computer, his parents standing behind him looking over his shoulder as he slowly scrolled through my blog post only to reveal one "horrific" photo after the next. *sigh*

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Mariangela's Pizza Dough/Mushroom and Turkey "Pepperoni" Pizza






Freshly kneaded dough comprised of all-purpose and white-wheat flours, yeast, milk, oil, and salt

While living in Reggio Calabria, Italy, I met my now boyfriend and later his family. Every time I went to their house for lunch and/or dinner, his mother would spoil me with so many yummy dishes. In fact, to this day, one of the reasons my boyfriend wants me to return is so that he can eat that well again :).

Friday, December 6, 2013

Mexican Chocolate Cheesecake

For the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences of my university hosted a celebratory luncheon where each department within the college was required to bring a certain type of dish. The languages department was in charge of desserts. I eagerly signed up and scribbled simply "cheesecake" below a scanty list promising a batch of chocolate chip cookies, a gluten-free dessert, and a plate of brownies all on behalf of my fellow colleagues.