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My new favorite: rotisserie chicken   2 comments

I found a new favorite last week: rotisserie chicken.

so I made broccoli (I like green veggies), chicken, and rice (of course. so easy!)

For the recipe, all you do is make the rice according to package directions, cut up the chicken (which you can warm up cold- or not), and steam the broccoli.

To do this, you cut about 1/4-1/2 head of broccoli (depending on its size and your hunger) and add about three tablespoons of water. Cook this for about 3-5 minutes in the microwave. Dump out the water and add 2 tablespoons of butter  (or more or less, this is about what YOU want. You could also use olive oil) and salt to taste. Bon Appetit!!

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Posted March 22, 2010 by hungrybeccers in Uncategorized

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Nice and Easy   1 comment

Alright. So I came across a really good new idea for delicious, easy microwave-food: soup! I know it sounds obvious, but until recently I had actually not found a good and easy soup. Enter the non-canned soup from the deli section. There are definitely some on the nastier side (I’m not a fan of the baked potato soup- that’s a personal opinion, though) but the one that one of my friends found was awesome. It’s a coconut and red curry bisque. So good! Just thought I should point your way to awesome food.

Today’s recipe:

Baked sweet potato, sugar snap peas, and dessert

Ingredients:

1 medium sized sweet potato (you can use any type of baking potato)

8 oz. sugar snap peas

2-3 tablespoons butter

salt

pepper

sour cream

Procedure:

Wash and prick the (sweet) potato. Cook it in the microwave for about 3-4 minutes, but the time really depends on the size of the potato. When that’s done cooking let it sit for a couple of minutes. While that’s sittin, put the sugar snap peas with a few tablespoons (about 1 inch in a normal-size mug or bowl) in the microwave. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until tender. Drain the water and add about 1-2 tablespoons of butter, or however much you want. Salt them to taste. Slice the potato down the middle (not all the way!) and add butter, sour cream, salt and pepper. And/or cheese. You can really put anything on baked potatoes. Serve with the sugar snap peas.

Serves 1

Dessert:

Baked Apple

Make sure you use a firm apple, otherwise it might get too mushy.

Ingredients:

1 apple

1 tablespoon butter

2-3 tablespoons sugar (white or brown- brown is better), or honey, maple syrup.. something sugar-y

A sprinkle of ground cinnamon

2 tablespoons cranberry juice (or cran-apple, or any acidy juice..)

Procedure:

Wash the apple and cut the core out, leaving the bottom of the apple completely intact. Put it in a mug and add the other ingredients. Microwave for 3-6 minutes depending on how cooked/mushy you want your apple.

Serves 1

Posted February 3, 2010 by hungrybeccers in Uncategorized

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Microwave Cook   Leave a comment

So, I am a college student living in a city with only horrible dorm food and expensive and/or delicious and greasy food that will make your stomach hurt after a few days.

I have been trying to cook as much as possible, but with only a mini-fridge and microwave (and a disgusting kitchen with no supplies) it has been a challenge. Here I am trying to share cheap and delicious food that is easy to cook with very few appliances (i.e. a microwave, most of the time).

When I go home to visit, I like to enjoy the beauty of a stocked kitchen and my beautiful knives to cook more complex meals. I will also share photos and ideas then.

Posted January 28, 2010 by hungrybeccers in Uncategorized

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