Monday, February 28, 2011

Sunny Side Up Grilled Cheese

What's better than an egg over easy? An egg over easy with cheese! What's better than that? An egg over easy with cheese stuffed into a toasty piece of grilled Seven Stars bread. Mmmmm.

Sunny Side Up Grilled Cheese
1 slice whole wheat Seven Stars bread
1 egg, over light, with cheese

1. Order one egg, over light, with cheese from the omelette bar. Remember to smile and say thank you.
2. Panini press a slice of Seven Stars whole wheat bread in the panini maker until golden (2-3 minutes).
3. Create a pocket in the bread by slicing horizontally into the bread with a knife. When the omelette is ready, carefully stuff it into the pocket and enjoy!

Spinach Edamame Falafel Pocket

A green spin on the falafel pocket.

Spinach Edamame Falafel Pocket
1/2 pita pocket
2-3 slices tomato
2-3 onion rings
plateful of baby spinach
scant spoonful of edamame
2-3 falafels
2 Tbsp cucumber yogurt sauce
1 Tbsp tahini

1. Microwave spinach for 1-2 minutes or until slightly wilted.
2. Cut falafel into small pieces and mix with cooked spinach, yogurt sauce, edamame, and tahini.
3. Stuff a pita pocket with spinach mixture, tomato, and onions and enjoy!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Rice Krispies Banana Napoleon

This is more like a Rice Krispies sandwich rather than a napoleon, but who cares what it's called? It's delicious! This is how to eat it: Eat the three banana slices on top first. Pick up the rest of the sandwich, spoon some soft serve ice cream on top, and take a bite. Repeat!

Rice Krispies Banana Napoleon
1 thick Rice Krispies slice
1/2 banana
soft serve vanilla ice cream

1. Carefully cut the Rice Krispies slice into two thinner slices.
2. Slice the banana into thick medallions.
3. Layer the banana slices between the Rice Krispies. Put some bananas on top.
4. Attempt to coax the vanilla soft serve into a tame swirl on a small plate.
5. Enjoy as described above.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Caprese Salad with Roasted Portabello Mushrooms and Black-Eyed Peas

Steamed spinach is a perfect backdrop for the spicy flavors of the black-eyed peas with onions, sweet cherry tomatoes and mozzarella, earthy portabello mushrooms and basil-infused olive oil, and chewy nuttiness of the kashi salad.

Caprese Salad with Roasted Portabello and Black-Eyed Peas
1 cup of spinach
1/4 cup kashi salad (from vegetarian sandwich bar)
5 slivers of portabello mushroom
1/3 cup vegan spicy black-eyed peas
1/2 cup caprese salad (cherry tomatoes, salt and pepper, mini mozzarella, basil, extra virgin olive oil)

1. Put spinach on a large plate and put another plate upside down on top. Microwave on high for 50 seconds, until spinach is just wilted.
2. Carefully remove the top plate and add the rest of the ingredients. Toss to combine.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Banana Strawberry Ice Cream Sundae

Treat yourself once in a while with this decadent vanilla ice cream sundae, complete with sliced bananas, roasted strawberries, chocolate sauce, and crushed cereal.

Banana Strawberry Ice Cream Sundae
1 scoop of vanilla ice cream
chocolate sauce
roasted strawberries
sliced banana
crushed cereal (recommended: Golden Grahams and Cinnamon Toast Crunch)

1. Get a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
2. Ladle on some chocolate sauce.
3. Surround ice cream with strawberries and banana slices.
4. Garnish with a sprinkling of crushed cereal.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Provolone-Stuffed Toast with Ham and Broccoli

There's something very comforting about oozy cheese. If you eat it with some lovely green broccoli florets, you'll soothe your conscience too. The ham is not just for decoration - if you are skilled enough to cut a pocket in your toast without completely mutilating it, by all means insert the ham with the cheese before grilling on the panini press. Or you can just put the ham on top and eat it like an open faced sandwich, which is just as delicious and easier! Other possible toppings include sliced tomato, caramelized onions, a fried egg, and anything you personally find delicious (excluding soft serve ice cream).

Provolone-Stuffed Toast with Ham and Broccoli
1 thick slice wheat Seven Stars Bread
2 slices provolone cheese
1 thin slice ham
5 or so steamed broccoli florets
1 pickle wedge

1. Using a knife, carefully cut a pocket in the bread. (If it's too difficult, try toasting the bread first to get it crunchy on the surface, and then cut a slit)
2. Insert the cheese.
3. Lightly spray a panini press with nonstick spray, and press the bread with cheese inside for 1 minute, or until golden grill marks form and the cheese is melted.
5. Serve with broccoli, pickle, and ham. You can top the toast with ham or any other delicious toppings you can think of.

Berry Vanilla Parfait

Those plastic cups at the V-dub are just gigantic! If you make this, do plan to share it with some friends who don't mind eating ice cream in this icy weather. Sliced bananas are a great addition too. We recommend slightly under-ripe bananas because they lend a cooling contrast to the sweetness of the ice cream and berry compotes.

Berry Vanilla Parfait
strawberry compote
vanilla soft serve ice cream
blueberry compote
a mix of Golden Grahams and Cinnamon Toast Crunch, crushed
a sugar cone
whipped cream

1. Layer the fruit compotes, ice cream, and crushed cereal in a tall clear glass.
2. Add sugar cone and whipped cream for garnish.
3. Share with friends!