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25 November 2005 @ 05:20 pm
I've used this lunch several times - it may make you carry a slightly bigger lunch bag then usual, but it's a nice alternative to a sandwich or buying food - not to mention a good way to use up left over chicken.

You'll need 3 small tuperware containers and a plastic bag, plus a microwave to heat the chicken.
~In the largest tupperware (preferably a large, shallow one) prepare a salad of greens - lettuce, whatever else you want.
~In another tupperware container, pack a chicken breast, sliced, and peppers/any vegetable you want warm.
~Fill the smallest tupperware container with your favorite salsa (or dressing).
~In a plastic bag pack a handful of your favorite tortilla chips.

At lunch time, microwave the chicken/veggies. Add the chips to the salad mixture, dump the warm chicken and veggies over it, add salsa and enjoy!
 
 
25 November 2005 @ 06:03 pm
Make an old favorite in a new shape.

Ingredients
4 8-inch flour tortillas
1/2 cup tub-style cream cheese
1 cup deli tuna salad
3 leaves iceberg lettuce
4 cherry tomatoes

Directions
1. Spread three tortillas with cream cheese. Top each with some tuna salad, then a lettuce leaf. Stack tortillas; top with remaining tortilla.
2. Cut stack into wedges to serve. Pierce each wedge with a a toothpick topped with tomatoes. Makes 3 servings.
 
 
19 November 2005 @ 04:54 pm
I had completely forgotten about this, something my Mum used to make when she was busy and had no time to prepare dinner properly.

You'll need to like salsifies however. My Mum used to call them 'Frites de Montagne' (=Mountain Fries, lol) to make my brother eat them =P

- Salsifies (from the jar / tin)
- Cheese
- Salt, Pepper

Well. Throw the salsifies onto a plate, add salt and pepper, cover with cheese. Microwave for 2 minutes, till cheese is nicely melted, enjoy. =)

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03 November 2005 @ 02:30 am
Ok, so the quintessential problem.

I am hungry. I am carless and stuck on campus (even if there was anything open in this crazy town to eat at after 11:00 pm). I don't have much space in the fridge and my roommate sleeps lightly so I can't go banging around with the microwave.

I'm limited to an electric teakettle and food that is easy to store. I'm looking for milk-less, sugar-less, hot-boiled-water gourmet.

HELP.
 
 
24 October 2005 @ 04:15 pm
I like meat... And I like to cook my own meals... But I live in a dorm room with a dorm fridge and a community kitchen... This makes it difficult to cook or even own much meat... Meat seems to come in packages meant for more than one person, and I don't have a real freezer to store meat I'm not ready to use. Does anyone have any suggestions?
 
 
 
19 October 2005 @ 10:27 am
Since we're not dead here, I want to share a recipe I just made yesterday. It's a really easy, flexible recipe so don't woryr if you use a little more or less of some of the ingredients (like broccoli, cheese and chicken).

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19 October 2005 @ 01:30 am
I have a few recipes I don't mind sharing:

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Enjoy! I know that my friends and I certainly have.
 
 
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18 October 2005 @ 10:58 pm
So this community is going to be revived soon.... I've invited irishrose26 to co mod with me and we're actually going to post things.

And since a lot of us have graduated, consider this a "cheap, quick and easy cooking community" rather then strictly college.

Questions/comments/thoughts are welcome. I'll post a recipe for you all tomorrow :) One topic I want to address is packing lunches for work on a budget and quick breakfasts.

What do you all want to see here? Questions you want answered?
 
 
24 August 2005 @ 04:44 pm
http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=collegeironchef

Here goes shameless promotion of my new community, "Iron Chef: College Style". Basically, what I'd like the community to eventually be is a sort of forum to post new recipes for college students that want something other than dorm / residence hall food, but are low on cash.

Hey, you'd be surprised what the local dollar stores offer, plus random specials on meat.
 
 
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09 April 2005 @ 08:34 pm
It's time for another update in Selie's "Painfully Obvious Cooking Ideas."

This is for those of you with access to an oven but limited dishes. I'm pretty sure this happens, that some dorms have a floor oven or something in a floor kitchen, or something. Anyway. It's very simple. You need tinfoil and you need some chicken breast (I like going to Costco and getting one of those huge freezer bags of them, cheaper that way, but I have a freezer to store things in) and you need some spices. Season your chicken and wrap it in tinfoil. Put it in the oven. Mostly-thawed chicken requires about 30-40 minutes to cook. It's probably upwards of an hour if it's frozen, but I haven't tried that. Anyway, it's nice and simple and afterwards you don't have any dishes to clean up - just throw the tinfoil away. You don't even need to marinate because the way the tinfoil traps things in makes it so the chicken gets pretty well-flavored.

Spice suggestions ... seasoned salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, tarragon (just tried it, it's good), dill, soy sauce, brown sugar ... it goes on.

You can also stick some chopped up potato and onion in with the chicken if you want. Mmmm. Meal in foil. It's pretty fast preparation too.
 
 
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