Sunday, December 18, 2011
For those of us who are done with finals, almost done with finals, plowing through those last four pages of that final paper, not leaving until the 21st, in need of dessert, missing the snow, missed the NDR, in need of sleep, tired of the same old vanilla soft serve in a cone - we offer this humble, three-ingredient ice cream sandwich. Happy (almost) holidays
Lemon Cookies & Cream Ice Cream Sandwich
2 lemon cookies
vanilla soft serve ice cream
Dispense soft serve into a bowl and sandwich between two cookies. Shower liberally with crushed oreo topping.
Friday, December 9, 2011
With finals approaching, it may be tempting to skip lunch for that review session, but listen to your stomach and brain when they cry out for nourishment. Try whipping up something quick such as this Fruity Chicken Caesar Salad, inspired by the talented chef Yanqiang Tan. Crispy bites of chicken pack the protein and energy while raisins and fresh cherry tomatoes give a vitamin-rich boost. Your brain (and maybe even your GPA) will thank you.
Fruity Chicken Caesar Salad
1 plateful of shredded romaine lettuce
5-8 cherry tomatoes
2 tablespoons raisins
2-3 pieces chicken fingers
2 tablespoons Caesar salad dressing
With a butter knife, dice the chicken fingers into 1/2 inch cubes. Toss the lettuce, tomatoes, and raisins with Caesar salad dressing and top with croutons and diced chicken.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
A huge thanks to the Brown University Dining Services staff for making AAHS Stir Fry Night possible! Stir fries were inspired by East, Southeast, and South Asian cuisine and included Beef and Broccoli Szechuan, Pineapple Fried Rice, and Vegan Chana Masala along with condiments of lime, chili sauce, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, garlic, and ginger.
We owe a lot to the talented chefs who cooked batch after batch of aromatic stir fries this evening.
If you have comments or ideas for future AAHS events, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, October 17, 2011
What's the difference between regular ol' grilled chicken and Gourmet Grilled Chicken? The secret is in the Mushroom Sauce. There might be a few secrets in the grilling too, but for those of us who aren't in charge of the grilling, we can still make a hot buttery sauce to dress up our bird.
With some white space on the plate and a healthy dose of imagination, you might just trick yourself into thinking you're dining at l'refectorie Sharpe.
Cilantro Grilled Chicken with Apple Butter Mushrooms
1 large piece of roasted sweet potato
1 Cilantro Grilled Chicken breast
Apple Butter Mushrooms (see recipe below)
Scrape out the flesh of the sweet potato and mash with a fork. Discard the skin. Place mashed sweet potato on plate, then top with broccoli rabe and grilled chicken. Finish with a spoonful or two of Apple Butter Mushrooms.
Apple Butter Mushrooms
1/4 cup apple juice
2 butter packets (1 Tbps)
5-6 mushroom slices
Put all ingredients in a bowl and microwave for 1 minute or until butter melts and mushrooms are cooked.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
When Providence weather gives you the chills, make yourself a Muenster Muffin Melt. Thanks to our friend Yanqiang for yet another oozingly scrumptious creation!
(I confess that I personally did not taste the finished product but who really would doubt hot melted cheese on toasted English muffins?)
Yanqiang's Muenster Muffin Melt
slice of muenster
1 English muffin, sliced and toasted
Toast the English muffin. Place bottom of muffin on a plate, and top with veggies, beef, and cheese. Top with other half of muffin. Microwave for 40 seconds or until cheese is melted and oozing onto the plate. Eat on a chilly autumn day.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Dessert: Honey Balsamic Drizzled Vanilla Soft Serve with Pepitas (inspired and approved by renowned pastry chef Yanqiang Tan)
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Ah, the start of another year.
Gotta take advantage of those stone fruits while they're in season.
Green, Purple, and Orange Salad
sliced green bell pepper
apple cider vinegar
Mix up the veggies, fruit, and cheese and drizzle with olive oil and apple cider vinegar.