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Buffalo Chicken Wontons

7 Feb

OOOOOOO baby do I have a treat for you.

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I think the only healthy ingredient in these was the water I used to seal each wonton.

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These were obviously a super bowl hit! I followed Jenna’s recipe over at Eat, Live, Run and they came out perfect.

First I deboned/skinned a rotisserie chicken and chopped her up in little pieces. Next I melted 1/4 stick butter over medium heat in a regular frying pan, added the chicken and two cloves minced garlic. Because the chicken was already cooked I heated it through making sure every little piece was coated in buttery goodness.

Next, remove from heat and add 1/3 buffalo sauce. Franks will do but I used this:

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This stuff was amazing! Thank you Whole Foods.

Stir in sauce and let cool. Add 2 cups mozz and 1 cup cheddar cheese.

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If I ever make these again, I will most definitely  add crumbly bleu cheese to the mixture and not as much mozzarella.

Now is the fun part! Heat an inch or so of vegetable oil in pan over medium high heat. Then lay out your little wonton wrappers and put a scoop in the middle.

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                 Fold                          and                       fry!                   

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Finally eat them all share with your loved ones!

This is the second recipe I’ve made from Eat, Live, Run, check out my channa masala!

I’ll be burning these off for days but oh well … it was worth it.

An Indian Affair: Channa Marsala

31 Jan

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I wish I could take credit for the above photo but it’s from the foodie, baker extraordinaire Jenna at Eat Live Run. I’ve been dying to make this but was lacking in the spice department. After a trip to Trader Joe’s and the deli down the street I had everything but the coriander. I had come this far and was not looking back.

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Now that’s mine! Bam, spam, thank you mam. Jenna’s recipe was VERY easy to follow and my roommate was laughing at me during the pinceing process. Read the post, you’ll understand.

          Onions take 1.                                    Onions take 2.

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Hmmmmm sautéed onions how I love you. If you’re into Indian food then get to the kitchen stat. This is pretty easy to make and pretty healthy for ya. Load up on the spices though. You’ll need: cumin, coriander, garam masala, cayenne pepper and tumeric. 

I put too much cayenne in it, hence the photo below. But I’m a huge wuss when it comes to spicy. I might but another can of diced tomatoes and add to take the edge off.

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Much better.

I’ve got to say that seltzer is my new thing. I used to think it was vile, but I’m becoming quite the fan. I feel like it’s healthy soda.

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Ah I’m nothing but class. Matches in the background and everything.

Cake, Chili and Beer

28 Jan

The cake was a success! To be honest, I’ve definitely had better but this wasn’t half as bad as I thought. It’s a dark chocolate cake which it probably why I wasn’t too crazy about it, but the coworkers liked it 🙂 I used this recipe exactly.  

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It’s going to be different with out our amazing intern.

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(He’s on the left) Our small but mighty department went to lunch to celebrate his last day. We stopped in the beautiful snow covered Madison Square Park for some pictures.

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Isn’t Manhattan gorgeous?

So my birthday is coming up! I’m a leap year baby, so not “technically,” but I’ll be celebrating the big 23 this year. Weird. And for those who are thinking in their head, “Leap Year! OMG I never met anyone with that birthday! When do you celebrate?” Personally, I say March 1 because I was born the day after February 28th. So there.

That being said, I have been putting lists in my Google calendar thinking about what I want.

1) Crock Pot – Come home and dinner’s ready? Check.

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2)  French Press – Super strong coffee? Yes please.

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3) Magic Bullet – Blend things i.e. smoothies, banana ice cream, alcoholic beverages, etc? Sign me up.

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4) Mac Book Pro – Duh.

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See a wee bit of a common theme? Besides the Mac Book of course which is wishful thinking.

My kitchen game needs to step up STAT and I must say these three lovely appliances would be a fantabulous beginning. (Side note: a red squiggle didn’t show under the word “fantabulous”)

In other food news, I made chili tonight!

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The ingredients above was the core of the dish if you will but I was throwing every thing in this bad boy.

I started by sautéing the onion, pepper and garlic. Was out of olive oil so I used cooking spray. Gross at first, but in the end I couldn’t tell and there was not as many calories right?

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Then dump the glorious beans in; I used black beans and red and white kidneys. Then I added the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and left over salsa that was chillen in my fridge. Then I poured the contents of this box atop.

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Salt, cumin, chili powder dried onions and garlic, and masa powder. Oh and how can I forget. Rather then the broth I used …

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Topped with a little …

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I really just eye-balled everything and am proud of myself that it came out so good. And now I have chili to last me till the end of time.

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God I’m attractive. There wasn’t a shot in hell that beer was going to waste.

Midnight Cake Baking

25 Jan

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A little inspiration for your Tuesday morning.

I was given permission to come into work today at 10! I had to staff a New York Knicks game last night. Darn it all. Really me? Go to a Knicks game for free? Aw shucks.  Oh and there’s a $10 food and drink voucher included? FINE. I’ll go.

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GO KNICKS!

I was impressed with the social media person for the Knicks

Well done! I had some re-tweets in there to give them credit.

So when I got home at

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I did this.

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Yes that’s a cake. A dark chocolate cake made from scratch. If you’re knew to Freshman Year of Life, you’re unaware of my superb, expansive history of baking things from scratch.

It’s our amazing intern’s last day on Thursday so we’re having a party for him on and because I don’t have ounce of time tonight I had to prep it last night and bake it this a.m.

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I was a bit nervous this morning when I pulled the batter out of the fridge and it looked like the above photo.

Enter: panic mode.

So what’s a 22 year old girl who’s slowly discovering her inner domestic goddess to do?

Call mom!

She reassured me it’d be fine if I just let it warm up to room temp. Fingers crossed kids.

I’ll be reporting back tonight between my 6:30 vinyasa class and my 10:15 basketball game.

Yup 10:15 p.m. it starts. Hence no time to bake cake.

Peace out cub scouts.