Posts tagged ‘beans’

February 26, 2012

Happy Birthday to me

It’s not actually my birthday.. but my own cookware set!? Seriously?!!? YESSS! THANK YOU! ūüėÄ Using it this summer : )

Just finished clearing up after dinner, and watching the amazing race while writing this. My friend Tammy and I are determined to be on that show someday! ūüôā

On another topic, I had picked up some whole what orzo pasta at Whole Foods last week since I’ve never tried it, but had seen some delicious-looking recipes that used it.

Ingredients: Whole wheat orzo pasta ~ Chicken ~ Capers ~ Cumin ~ Tomatoes ~ Salt & Pepper ~ Lemon juice

Directions: Sautee the cumin and capers for a few minutes, then add the orzo and the rest of the ingredients! Most of these ingredients can be found in your pantry Рand if not, replace it with something that is Рjust jumble ingredients that you think will work together : )

For a side, we had this random mix of random beans and celery. it was interesting.


~ Chickpeas, Barley, Black turtle beans, Adzuki beans, Kidney beans, Celery, Pasta, Onions, Salt, & Dressing.

And for desert, Quinoa cake!!


~ 3 eggs ~ 1/4 cup sugar ~ 1 cup quinoa flour ~ 1/4 cup orange juice (about 1 small orange) ~ 1/3 cup of grated, unsweetened pure chocolate ~ 1/2 tsp salt 

~ Beat the eggs, and add the sugar gradually. Mix the chocolate and salt into the flour. Add the chocolate-flour mix, and orange juice into the egg/sugar mixture – alternating between the two. Then.. pour into pans and bake for about 35 minutes! ūüôā

Is there a reality show you wish you could be on?! 

January 23, 2012

Preparing for a 14 hour school day

The thing with living off campus, is that it’s not worth commuting back and forth between classes or meetings.. which means.. a long day at school. I don’t really mind, actually, it’s not ever day, and it gives me some good study time. And I can definitely use any study time, being my first midterm this semester is this Friday! Tomorrow, I’ve got a morning class, and an economics SOS session at 7-10pm.. it all adds up to 14 hours at school. Definitely a record for me.

A few days ago, my parents went grocery shopping for our Chinese New Year dinner, and brought home some coconuts! : ) I’m finally getting around to drinking/eating it : )

Keep shaving off the tip until you can put your straw in.

Like so : )

Drink it all, then chop it in two!

mmm : )

Making lunch/dinner to bring tomorrow was pretty easy, since my mom had already cooked some beans, so all I had to do was mix them together.

~Adzuki beans
~Black turtle beans
~your favourite dressing : )

Mix it all together : ) Pretty easy, huh?

Ready to take on these 14 hours : )

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