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Mango Chicken Salad

The mangos in the fridge were sort of going bad so to save them I put them in a salad.

Chopped greens (any kind), sliced radishes, minced garlic, mangos, and chicken.
I cut my chicken into strips and just threw them into the pan with olive oil and pepper, nothing fancy.
For my dressing I squeezed half a lemon and drizzled olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Unnecessary Brunch

Why am I surprised? I’m in LA, Miracle Mile. It was my first time to Mixt Greens and we ordered a salad which was 19 dollars (because of extra ingredients added) and a sandwich for 10 dollars. Plus, I indulged in cookies which were 2 something each and I got 3! I devoured my sandwich…so I guess it was worth the money? Or I was really hungry so it didn’t matter what I ate.

 

I know, I know, I’ve fallen off the wagon for a bit. I can’t promise that I’ll blog everyday, but I will try to as often as I can…

I’ve noticed lately that cauliflower crust pizza has become popular, so I decided to give it a go. Here’s the link to the recipe I followed http://www.eat-drink-smile.com/2011/04/cauliflower-crust-pizza.html

I didn’t follow so well with the measurements because A) I’m korean and I LOVE garlic, B) I’m not in my own kitchen so I’m missing necessary utensils, and C) I eyeball everything anyways.

I originally wanted to make a BBQ Chicken topping but was lacking some of the ingredients so I settled for onion, bell peppers, and cilantro. It was SO delicious. I don’t think the topping would have mattered because the crust was so good. I highly recommend. Give it a go ya’ll!

P.S. I made an asian style slaw to go with my pizza. Just cabbage and sliced apple dressed in lemon, vinegar, and sesame oil.

 

Yes! Finally back online…

Finals last quarter, spring break, and the start of spring quarter kept me busy, but I’m back in the kitchen (:

I don’t know whether I should call these pineapple beef skewers or teriyaki beef skewers? It’s not quite teriyaki sauce…I’ll go with pineapple beef skewers. Ha!

What you’ll need:

2 lbs. beef (I used tri-tip)
1 bell pepper (I used orange since it’s sweeter)
2-3 cups cut pineapple
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon sesame oil
pepper
bamboo sticks (or metal skewers for outdoor grilling)

1) Trim any fat and cut beef into 1-inch squares. As for the thickness, I kept my squares 1/2 inch thick so they would cook faster. (The beef, pineapple, and bell pepper should all be close in size and thickness so it cooks evenly.)

2) In a large bowl mix soy sauce, sesame oil, and honey. Add MEAT ONLY and mix so it marinates evenly. Put plastic wrap over the bowl and let the meat sit in the fridge for 15 minutes.

3) If using a fresh pineapple go ahead and core it and cut it to desired shape. I did triangles, you can do squares. You can also use store bought, already cut pineapple.

4) Cut bell pepper into 1-inch squares

5) Be careful with the skewers because sometimes they have splinters. Also, the bell peppers are tricky because it’s crispy. It’s okay if some of them are barely hanging on. Alternate between meat, pineapple, and bell pepper on the skewer.

6) I have an indoor grilling pan so it came in handy, but these can definitely be grilled on an outdoor bbq. Cook both sides 2-3 minutes or until you see grill marks; longer if your meat pieces are thicker. Pepper liberally while grilling! I love pepper.

Back to Reality

So spring quarter has started! I really thought I would have had a lot of time to cook during spring break, but as it turned out I enjoyed the laziness a little too much. I still have NOT gone grocery shopping so I don’t expect to start cooking anything until later in the week or maybe not even until the weekend.

I made one meal over break, for my brother (:
Alfalfa salad on a bed of tomato and cucumbers with kiwi vinaigrette and ginger soy salmon over sautéed  onions and kale

 

Busy Busy

Sorry for the lack of posts! Or lack of cooking. We haven’t gone grocery shopping yet and our fridge/pantry is literally, no joke, empty.

More importantly, finals start tomorrow so I’ve been buried in my studies.

After finals = spring break = lots of time = lots of cooking!

Lazy Sunday

I can’t help but be lazy on sundays, especially when I know I have a lot of stuff to do. Finals are just around the corner and I can’t believe how time flies. Anyways, my roommate and I tagged along with the boys to go to the “park”, but ended up at the local high school down the street. Luckily we found a patch of grass to frolic on.