Greek Turkey and Orzo Skillet

I’m back from a long hiatus! Things in Spring quarter ended up getting really crazy and even when I was cooking, I rarely had time to actually sit down and blog. Then I moved back to California and started my internship while finishing up finals. So, it was a crazy first month, but I am…

Roasted Cauliflower & Jalapeno Mac n Cheese

Well March got reallly busy….between my internship and Machine Learning class, I didn’t end up having much time to update here, but I’m hoping to get back on the bandwagon. Since I skipped updating what was in season, will just briefly mention as follows: Artichokes (a favorite of mine especially with any butter based dipping…

Salmon Cooked in Foil with Roasted Sweet Potatoes

I’ve been wanting to try cooking salmon in foil for the longest time as I’ve heard about how flavorful it can be. Cue my last trip to Marianos where the salmon looked so good, and I decided to bite the bullet! I decided to pair it with my last sweet potato although considering how quickly…

February Fatsmash Edition

Finally, getting a second to update here– I’m super excited at the moment as I was able to squeeze in a quick trip home with interviews to boot, so fingers crossed for the next couple of days! In any case, we’re already midway through February which is crazy, and I realized I needed to update…

Lemony Lentil Soup

So I totally intended to make this a Middle Eastern inspired lentil soup complete with 7 spice and sumac, but unfortunately those ingredients were nowhere to be found in the Loop at least….so I improvised. Luckily, it turned out to be delicious and very easy to make on a weeknight! I served it with naan…

Balsamic roasted Brussels Sprouts

This is just an easy but delicious side dish that I made one night while I was eating some leftovers. I always think of the cartoons when I was a kid and how poor brussels sprouts were demonized. I used to avoid them even though I’d never tried them, and it turns out they are…

Crab Cakes with Lemon Aioli

Phew! Finally done with my first wave of interviews so before its on to the next round of applications and interviews wanted to make sure to update you all on what’s been cooking in my kitchen! Since most crab apparently goes out of season by the end of February, I wanted to make sure to…

Grapefruit Bars with a Shortbread Crust

After getting out of a Pilates reformer class last week, I had a sudden odd craving for grapefruit juice, so I went to Trader Joes on my way home and got some. Needless to say, I had a couple glasses and then didn’t know what to do with the rest of the carton. Flash forward to yesterday evening when a friend invited me over to have dinner, and I was thinking of what to bring

Butternut Squash Soup

Continuing with my cooking from last week…we’re about 3/4 of the way done with January, and as I was looking at my in-season chart, I realized that there were a bunch of vegetables that I hadn’t touched yet.

Spicy Vegetable Fried Rice

This is a bonus recipe because I ended up cooking a ton last week since I wasn’t feeling well. So, I bought this frozen Panang curry dish from Trader Joe’s last week to eat on a night where I just did not feel like cooking.

Lemony baked cod with roasted potatoes and Brazilian kale

I’ve had lemony flavors on the mind for the past couple of days. I love the tanginess, the tartness, just the overall flavor that lemon can add. And as I was thinking, I remembered that lemon goes particularly well with seafood. I tend to prefer fish that doesn’t taste too fishy and since Pacific cod is in season, I thought I’d try a lemony baked cod recipe.

Spicy Mexican Sweet Potato Bake

Hey there! So after arriving in Chicago a couple of days ago, I’ve been trying to get used to how cold it is here and trying to get over the back-to-school blahs. The “Caution, watch out for falling ice signs” are out which means winter is definitely here, and classes and recruiting are in full swing.