Blueberry Almond Waffles

Weekends, or in this particular case, canceled classes, mean waffles. In college, waffles have been a saving grace for me, as they’re pretty simple and cheap to make, but offer a feeling of comfort, luxury, and overall hominess. For this recipe, I used Melissa Clark’s Easy Weekend Waffles recipe as a base to customize from….

Blood Orange Margaritas

Inspired by National Margarita Day last week (Feb. 22 in case you want to mark your calendars for next year), I decided to make use of some clearance produce at my local grocery store — blood oranges. Blood oranges are in season from December through May, so they’re a great winter citrus to brighten up…

The Healthyish Feel Good Food Plan: Week Two

After week one, I was feeling pretty invested in the Feel Good Food Plan, as we had really enjoyed the recipes, they were very produce-heavy, and with sizable portions, they left me feeling full but light on my feet. The only thing that was really tiring me out about the plan was the way that…

The Healthyish Feel Good Food Plan: Week One

To kick off the new year and a new semester of college, I decided to challenge myself to complete The Feel Good Food Plan by Bon Appétit’s new platform Healthyish. The plan included 10 dinner recipes, lunch prep recipes and breakfast ideas; all produce-forward for a healthy take on meals. The site included a handy…

Afternoon Tea

Now that summer has arrived, I feel comfortable in saying that readers should expect a plethora of posts and photos.  (At least in comparison with what they’ve been seeing lately)  Summer is finally here, and I have 3 months off to enjoy it this time!  I don’t have many far away travels scheduled this time…

The Conclusion of the NSLC Conference

On the very last day of my conference, they held a closing ceremony and a final TA meeting before checkout. During the ceremony, we all watched a slideshow of the 10 days that the TAs had put together with their own photos, followed by a 5 minute hugging session. I don’t think I’ve ever gotten…

Restaurant Simulation

Today, was the moment of truth. It was our final day at the Institute of Culinary Education, the restaurant simulation. Everyone was incredibly nervous: we had to create a restaurant with floor plan, hours, menus, etc, and cook three or more items from that menu in three hours. We needed to professionally plate a servomg…

Per Se & The Market Basket Challenge

Today was another one of our big days. This morning we all geared up in our professional attire and recieved an in-depth tour of Thomas Keller’s New York restaurant, Per Se. We were all quite excited to visit a restaurant of such a high caliber. The manager and a couple of other upper-level staff members…

Chelsea Market & Anthony Rudolf

Today was my favorite day of the program so far. I loved Chelsea Market. Honestly I could care less about having that free time at Times Square if we could’ve had more free time at the market. We went on an NYC food tour through it, and all got super stuffed. It started out at…

Sushi & Casino Night

The sushi class many of us had been awaiting was today. We made a coconut milk mango rice pudding that was very sweet and tropical. We made various sushi rolls with imitation crab, real crab, salmon, tuna or smoked salmon with our own different twists on them. We also made summer rolls with shrimp, scallion…