Sunday, May 3, 2009

Semi-Homemade Pizza


1 whole wheat boboli pizza crust

pre-made pesto sauce


chicken breast tendorloin

turkey sausage


olive oil

Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees.

First dice chicken tendorloins into smaller cubes. With a splash of olive oil on pan, put chicken inside to sautee as soon as oil is heated. Take out chicken. Slice turkey sausage into smaller pieces and then sautee also on pan quickly. Then put spinach in pan and sautee quickly as well.

On pizza crust spread pesto sauce. Then add mozzarella (you can dice it, shred it, or in big chunks, all up to you!). Lastly add chicken, turkey sausage, and spinach onto pizza crust. You can also then add more cheese if you like!

Put in oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Then slice, serve, and eat!

This was really easy to make and have been meaning to try this out for a long time.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Sesame Soba Noodles

I love to eat food that is super simple and super quick to make. One of my go to quick fixes is sesame soba noodles, that I also like to dress with oyster sauce (if I have some in the pantry still)


- 1 bundle of soba (buckwheat) noodles
- sesame oil
- chinese oyster sauce
- nori flakes (bonus!)

Boil water in a pot. Once its boiling dump soba noodles inside. I like to put a little bit of sesame oil in the boiling water as well so that the noodles don't stick to each other. soba noodles cook really quickly so in about 2 minutes or so they should be done already .

Strain noodles and put in a bowl, pour more sesame oil in it to your taste. You can stop here, but I also like to add a little bit of oyster sauce on top and then mix all together.

Finally, I like to add japanese nori seasoning ontop for more flavoring.

You can add meat to this as well like chicken pieces or beef.

The ingredients to this are mostly found in Asian or Japanese supermarkets, but make such a quick and great meal that makes it well worth the trip.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Semi-Homemade Banana Bread


1 box of banana bread mix
2 eggs
1/4 cup of vegetable oil
1 cup milk
3 very ripe bananas

I had 4 very ripe bananas left in my apartment after a recent Costco trip (on a side note, why do my costco bananas always ripe up so quickly???). It was easy to go online and search for a semi-homemade banana bread recipe!!!! It turned out pretty well too and tasted quite good!

Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees.

First mash the three bananas in a large bowl. I just used a fork and mashed it till it was mushy. I couldn't get all the lumps out.

Next put in the banana bread mix, the 2 eggs, 1/4 cup veggie oil, and milk into the large bowl with the smashed bananas. Mix together until all ingredients have been incorporated well.

I used two disposable bread loaf container to fill in all my batter (which was about half way through) and then put them inside the oven.

It took a long time to bake!!! The box said 50-60 mins, but it wasn't ready yet when i checked so I must have left it in there for around an hour and a half!

It turned out moist and delicious though. If you want a less cakey texture, use one cup of water instead of milk!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Fall Spaghetti


- 1 box of whole grain pasta
- 1 bottle of vodka pasta sauce
- 1/2 lbs of ground turkey
- 2 smallish yellow squash
- bundle of white asparagus

Prep your veggies! Dice the squash and chop the asparagus!

Begin to boil water for pasta

Heat pan with oil (olive oil) and then sautee ground turkey. Add in veggies.

Put some EVOO in the boiling pot of water and some salt, add pasta once the water is boiling (BOIL FOR SEVEN MINUTES)

In different pot put sauteed veggies and turkey then add vodka sauce.

Once pasta is done, toss it in a little more EVOO, plate it and then put some sauce on top! You can also add some grated parmesan cheese.