Thursday, October 21, 2010

Typical Meal of an University Student

So every since I moved out for school last year, I've transformed into a food lover. With living away from home, majority of the time I have to cook for myself. As lazy as I get sometimes, I really do try to carry out a healthy lifestyle. Most of the time, when I do cook, I cook in bulk. So I don't have to worry about my next couple of meals.

Roasted Veggies
- cauliflower 
- broccoli 
- onions
- garlic
- yellow/orange peppers
- any other vegetable you want
- olive oil
- mixed herbs and spices 
Preheat your oven to 400F
After washing them, chop up all your veggies into bite-size and place them in a mixing bowl.

Add olive oil and herbs&spices of your choice. In my case, I just used some basil and lemon pepper. Mix it around well to coat all the veggies.

Put the a single layer of veggies on a pan and pop it into the oven for 45 minutes.

But as an university student, there are times where I rely on packaged meal, like this...
But I do try to add some sort of goodness into it. 
Sadly, not all my meals look as good as this one. 
The chickpea salad were lunch leftovers.
And that's just a honey glazed balsamic pork-chop.

Monday, October 18, 2010

It's been a while...

Wow, it's been so long since I've last blogged. The stress of university is seriously getting to me. Second year is so much tougher than first year. I've been piled in work since September. In the last while, I've still managed to go out and eat lots of yummy food. Just haven't had time to post any of the pictures or reviews. That's going to be my goal for November: update blog once a week!!

The weather's getting cold these days. So what's the perfect dinner for an university student after a long day of classes? Tomato Soup! It's oh so yummy and quite easy to make! I got the original recipe from Being Chelsea, but I tweeked it a bit here and there with my limited supplies. The picture is her's too. I was too busy eating to take a picture of my soup.

Tomato Soup:
- 3 pounds of tomatoes (I mixed cherry tomatoes, plum tomatoes and vine tomatoes)
- 2 medium onion, chopped
- 4 medium carrots, chopped
- 10 whole garlic cloves
- 3 TBSP olive oil
- 3 cans Chicken Stock
- 2 tbsp of mixed spices and herbs (pepper, basil. oregano, thyme, salt)

1. Pre-heat the oven to 400F
2. Mix the tomatoes, onions, carrots and garlic with olive oil and spices/herbs
3. Spread evenly in pans and bake for 30 minutes
4. After 30 minutes, pour everything into a big pot
5. Add chicken stock
6. Simmer for 15 minutes, occasionally stirring
7. Taste & flavor to your liking
8. Turn off the heat and pour soup into food processor/blender
9. Blend
10. Serve :)

If you find the soup too thick, you can always add some liquid (water/stock)