Posted in April 2012

Honey Teriyaki Stir-Fry Chicken

I’m not going to lie to you – I didn’t feel like cooking anything today. After thinking through two exams and finishing a final project Wednesday, I took a well-deserved mental health break on Thursday by sleeping in late, watching hours of my favorite TV shows on my laptop and tanning. In other words, the day consisted of no homework, no … Continue reading

Summer Salad with Cinnamon Chicken

The story behind Monday’s dinner is quite interesting, so let me set the scene for you: Hungry and tired gator gal comes back to her dorm room after riding her bike back from the last iBurn class of this year. Said girl wastes 30 minutes resting, jamming out to music and wasting time on Pinterest. Her stomach really starts … Continue reading

Chipotle Chicken Salad

Warning – this recipe is a HOT one! Actually, this chipotle chicken salad is cold, but the flavors lit my taste buds on fire. After devouring honey roasted chicken salad about a week ago, I realized that Greek yogurt provides an endless number of opportunities for making chicken salad. A craving hit around lunchtime yesterday, but I was too … Continue reading

Breakfast of Champions

No, I didn’t eat Wheaties, and I’m not an olympic athlete. However, this morning’s batch of über-chocolately overnight oats made me feel like I won the gold medal. Not to mention, the shuffle on my iPod decided to wake me up with Queen’s “We Are the Champions.” Coincidence? I think not. Needless to say, I felt like I could do anything after … Continue reading

Grilled Chicken Pita Pizzas

Like many families, a lot of Friday dinners included pizza when I was growing up. Sometimes my dad would pick up $5 Hot-N-Ready pies and cheesy bread from Little Caesars. Other times we enjoyed slices of Dominos Brooklyn style or a Papa John’s pizza with green peppers, which is my mom’s favorite. Personally, I love Joto’s, a family owned pizza … Continue reading

My UPF internship – that’s a wrap

I thought I’d share an easy workday lunch sandwich with you considering Tuesday was my last day as an intern for the University Press of Florida. I’m still  in denial about the fact that I won’t walk in late every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:05 a.m. ready to update publication announcement lists, process review copy requests or send about 250 … Continue reading

New takes on old favorites

I woke up this morning and checked my email to find a wonderful surprise – both of my morning classes were canceled! So what did I decide to do with my free time? Blog, of course! I could work on my final writing project for my public relations writing class. I should complete the study guide for advanced principles of … Continue reading

Honey Roasted Chicken Salad

Why have I suddenly fallen in love with yogurt? This is what I asked myself as I inhaled a pita pocket stuffed with honey roasted chicken salad for dinner. Mid mouthful, the answer came to me: oh, I forgot  – I lived on crap until I was 18, so my taste buds couldn’t handle the healthiness of unprocessed, … Continue reading

Must-have healthy food items

I know it’s only Wednesday, but I can already tell that cooking new recipes is low on my priority list this week.  My schedule is so full that every minute of each day is already planned until Saturday. I like organization and knowing what is next, but the lack of spontaneity is making me feel like a robot. … Continue reading

Homemade Fire-Roasted Salsa

First, let me just say that food processors are AWESOME. The person who invented this magical kitchen appliance should be praised by foodies and chefs across the globe. So why are food processors so wonderful? Besides allowing mothers to sneak veggies into pasta sauce, food processors allow you to create delicious, inexpensive salsa in about 5 … Continue reading