Wednesday, September 14, 2011

My First Post!

Hello all!
Today started out rough with my 8am food science class. Although I enjoy it, I look around in disbelief every morning that everyone looks alert and awake. How do they do it!? I'd love to walk in happily with a coffee every morning, but who am I kidding? I barely have time for that.

Anyway, breakfast today started with a pear and my favorite Kashi bar. Both of which I grabbed running out the door. My delicious pear is not pictured because I ate it like a mad woman while I took Riley out before I left.
Speaking of Riley, say hi to the crazy pup! She thinks she can eat chocolate. Poor baby.

The rest of the day was a lot of running around trying to fit in lunch breaks between my labs and other classes. I somehow managed to make it home between them all AND get pictures. For lunch I had:
  • One medium baked yukon gold potato topped with some roasted homemade salsa
  • Huge mixed romaine salad topped with feta and light balsamic dressing
My last classes were very uneventful, we went over measuring different ingredients and defined different cooking methods. Something I do daily obviously. So we'll skip right on to what I just inhaled for dinner and I'll get back to my Chemistry homework and watching Food, Inc. for an upcoming research paper. Yay! I love that movie. And by love, I definitely don't mean what it shows about our food industry, but what it exposes about our food industry :) ignorance is not bliss after all people. Anyway, dinner looked like this:

  • Panko and parmesan crusted tilapia that I baked at 350 for about 15 minutes, then cranked up the broil to brown the parmesan
  • Leftover homemade spicy mac and cheese (delicious!)
  • A smaller version of the salad I had at lunch minus the feta
Very delicious. Especially the giant glass of wine that I'm still enjoying. Oh, and immediately after I snapped this photo, I smothered the fish in sriracha....what can I say? I LOVE the heat. And definitely not the weather. It was 105 degrees here in Texas today. Seriously!?

I'm signing off for the night folks! It's time to be a slave to the school work. Here's my go to salsa recipe. I usually always have some stocked in the fridge.

Roasted Salsa
16 roma tomatoes, halved
25-30 serranos, halved (or as much heat as you'd like, you can use jalapenos too!)
2 yellow onions, peeled and halved
1-2 red bell peppers, halved
9 cloves of garlic, peeled
2 bunches of cilantro, chopped

Cut romas, serranos, red bell peppers, and onions in half and lay on a baking sheet. Peel the garlic cloves and throw them on there too. Cover everything with a thin coat of olive oil and a little bit of salt. Roast at 350-400 for about 35-40 minutes until the tomatoes and onions are soft and everything else is sort of blackened. Just watch them after 30 minutes! Let everything cool a bit then blend it all up in two batches with the cilantro. Season with salt to taste. Make sure you taste with chips!


P.S. Bear with my pictures for the moment! I'm working with my iPhone before I can afford a fancy shmancy camera. You understand.

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