Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Tonight's dinner was from Pancho Villa's in Huntington-vegetable fajitas and chicken soup

And of course we had to stop by Crumbs afterwards...YUM

Monday, April 29, 2013

Now I can't take credit for this since I Googled how to make it. My mom bought a head of broccoli (the size of a hand) and I decided to look up how to make it burnt.
It is so crispy it melts in your mouth.
Burnt Broccoli:
1 head of broccoli
oil (I used grapeseed but whichever floats your boat)
2 cloves of garlic, grated
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
2. Grate the garlic right over the broccoil.
3. Add pepper and oil. (Coat the broccoli)
4. Set in oven for one hour.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

My lunch yesterday with my grandma and friend at the Plainview Diner. The ultimate panini-grilled chicken, spinach and fresh mozzarella with a side of stewed string beans.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Friday, April 26, 2013

How many of these bizarre vegetables have you guys heard of? #strangevegetables
I am in no way a baker. In fact, the total amount of items I have baked could be counted on one hand. Desserts are not my thing, just give me a few slices of pizza and I am set. My last trip to Fairway may have changed my mind about this whole baking dilemma.
I noticed coconut sugar sitting on the shelf in the aisle waiting to be sold. When I read the ingredients, that's when the thought came to me-healthy cookies! Obviously the idea is out there and there are one thousand recipes floating around the web, but I wanted to make it 1001-is that so bad?
My banana creme coconut honey cookies
2 1/4 cups flower
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups fat free banana creme yogurt
1/2 stick unsalted butter-softened
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1/4 cup coconut oil-melted
1 tablespoon honey
2 eggs
Mix the flour and baking soda in a bowl.
In a larger bowl, combine butter, yogurt, sugar and honey. When mixed together, add coconut oil.
Combine wet and dry ingredients.
Add both eggs.
Mix until smooth.
Spray baking sheet with cooking spray
Spoon out heaping spoonfuls of batter
Place in 350 degree oven for around 12 minutes.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Today's lunch was a veggie burger from Schnipper's. Veggie burger, arugula, pickles and schnipper's sauce on a whole wheat bun. Ironically enough, I walked past it yesterday on my way back from Port Authority.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

I have been searching for different ways to use up the coconut oil. When my friend mentioned to me that coconut oil goes great on popcorn, I knew I had to try. After purchasing my salad for lunch today I picked up some organic popcorn by Fairway itself. I melted the oil in a pan and glossed it over the snack. It was sweet and coconutty, reminding  me of kettle corn but with a hint of coconut.

Monday, April 22, 2013

This is the result of my quick trip to Fairway.
Orecchiette, unsalted mozzarella, fat free banana creme yogurt, baking soda and flour.
For lunch I cooked up the pasta and added some of the fresh mozzarella and unsalted butter.
Dinner last night was a good one. Ignore the fork, I just couldn't seem to stop eating!
Massaman Peanut Curry and Singapore Style Mai Fun from Galangal in Syosset.
Whether it is coconut flavored, coconut milk, oil, water I love it all! The curry was infused with coconut which made the dish absolutely delicious!

Friday, April 19, 2013

I apologize for the quality of the picture.

These are ADDICTING. I cannot take full credit for this, because I heard about them from a friend. They are just too good not to share!

Roasted chickpeas (I call them chickpea chips)

1 can of chickpeas
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
extra virgin olive oil

Spread the chickpeas on a baking sheet and add pepper. You may want to adjust the pepper depending on how spicy you like it.
Drizze liberally with olive oil.
Mix the chickpeas around until they are evenly coated.
Place in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes.
They come out crispy, tasty and gratifying.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

We ordered Indian food for lunch today and it was SO GOOD. (Channeling my inner Sophia Grace). I decided on chicken tikka masala and it was everything I thought it would be. Creamy, spicy savory sauce that went great with the chicken, rice and Naan bread. I went online and found a recipe. You guys need to try this!
How to make the best bacon every time:

Place tin foil at the bottom of a baking sheet.
Add a slotted broiler tray on top.
Put down the bacon on the sheet.
Pop in a 350 degree oven for thirty five minutes.
When it is finished, the bacon will come out crispy, crunchy and pretty much will be the best bacon you will ever have.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

I have become obsessed with grilled cheese. It is now my go-to food and eat it almost every day. There is just something phenomenal about melted cheese sandwiched between two slices of bread. I recently ordered a variety of cheeses from the deli counter to which have proven successful. Today I made a grilled cheese with munchee and monterey. Despite the fact the flavor was lacking, it was as creamy as could be. I also picked up some horseradish cheddar which gives it a definite kick and could clear up your sinuses.
Yesterday's lunch: spicy salmon roll and spicy tuna roll with a side of spicy mayo from Kumo.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

We just did a product review on That's It fruit bars and I must say they are delicious. Yesterday I tried a Larabar for the first time and have no regrets. They resemble many of the same characteristics to That's It fruit bars, but they are more leaning towards dessert flavors. The bars are all natural, conatining just the ingredients themselves, and they couldn't be more healthy. I tried out the apple pie one, but they all look divine. Check them out here.
My dad came home from the grocery store last week and threw asparagus on the table. He told me to do something with it. I didn't hesitate and went over to the counter to see what I could come up with.

My quick-fix asparagus:

1 bundle of asparagus
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
2 cloves garlic, grated
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon garlic and herb seasoning
olive oil

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Place asparagus in pan and add seasonings and garlic.
3. Liberally drizzle olive oil over the asparagus
4. Toss the asparagus until evenly coated.
5. Place in oven for thirty five minutes.
6. Take out and enjoy!

Monday, April 15, 2013

First and foremost.. I would like to send my prayers out to those who were affected by today's event. <3

Here is some gluten-free food for you guys to check out...

Saturday, April 13, 2013

I was trying to upload a picture from this restaurant, but it was a fail. It was carbonara made fresh in front of me at Vapianos. AMAZING.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Yes this is a corn dog. Yes this was my dinner last night. Yes it is a turkey hotdog from Trader Joes. And yes it is DELICIOUS.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

This is pasta I ordered the day before Nemo. Pasta primavera from Rachel's in Syosset, New York. Would you like some pasta with your vegetables?

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Today's salad is from Fairway. Spinach, feta, baby corn, chick peas and bean sprouts. Honey mustard on the side. Less than $5.00!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

My chicken waldorf grilled cheese:

1 BBQ rotisserie chicken
1/3 cup light mayo (more or less to your liking)
1 green apple
1/4 cup craisins
2 slices of weight watchers rye bread
2 slices muenster
1 slice havarti

1. Renove skin and chop up chicken.
2. Chop up green apple and add both apple and craisins to the chicken.
3. Mix in the mayo.
4. Place cheese and chicken on bread
5. Add some butter to a pan.
6. Cook grilled cheese for around 4 minutes on each side, more or less depending on how dark you like it.

Since my chicken salad recipe serves a large group, save it up for later usage or invite some friends over and serve on crackers.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Last week I ventured down to Orlando to which I ate many delicious meals. Here is a list of what I enjoyed:

Tuesday lunch: Asian chicken sandwich Animal Kingdom
Tuesday dinner: Rasta pasta with spinach and broccoli from Rainforest Cafe
Wednesday lunch: French onion soup from Belle's castle in Magic Kingdom
Fire roasted corn with cheese and a side of corn cakes and roasted vegetables from Paradiso 37 in Downtown Disney.

I forgot to take a photo of my lunch from Thursday.. but it was mac n' cheese from Harry Potter in Universal. It basically looked like Stouffers. However I do have this: 
Butter Beer!!!!
Thursday Dinner: veggie fajitas from Senor Frogs
Friday lunch: turkey and cheese sandwich and a cheesecake from MGM studios
White pizza with truffle oil and artichokes from Epcot-Italy
Veggie burger with lettuce, sauteed mushrooms, sauteed onions and pickles with ketchup from Universal
Lobster mac n' cheese from House of Blues

Disclaimer: I am now broke.