French Onion Soup

Image via Wikipedia This type of soup is my favorite! In high school, I use to work at San Francisco Oven and helped make this daily. I have not made this soup in a couple years because it takes some time, but it is well worth it. I do not have the exact recipe from the place I use to work, so I am going to try a new one. It is approaching fall and soup is always a wonderful meal once it cools down 🙂 French Onion Soup Recipe Ingredients 6 large red or yellow onions, peeled and thinly
Read More

Under the weather

Since I am up at school again and very busy, I just got sick. I have been waking up everyday at 6:30 to have class, work out and work almost everyday. I like keeping busy, but with this busy lifestyle, I am drained and not feeling so good. I was wondering if anyone had “family tricks” or special foods to eat to get better quickly. I can rest sometime, but need to start feeling better soon because of work and class. I can not afford to miss any of this. Thanks for all your thoughts :))
Read More

Eating Just to Eat

Image by Alesist via Flickr So I never thought I did this because I don’t really snack on foods or eat too much, but since school started a week ago I have noticed to eat less because of my schedule. I have class from 11 to 5 twice a week so it pretty much cuts into my lunch and almost my dinner. So instead of packing a lot of food to eat during my classes, I usually have one fruit and one veggie I bring, on top of my cereal I had for breakfast. From 11 to 5 I barely
Read More

All Grown Up

Peering into the Past When I was a kid, around age 4 or so, my grandmother had a clean-your-plate rule. I was a pretty good eater back then (oh, for that metabolism these days, right?) so compliance wasn’t usually a problem. Except for 2 foods: Brussels sprouts and turnips. In the case of the Brussels sprouts, I had a traumatic experience with them. I didn’t particularly care for the taste but, in the interest of pleasing my elders, I wolfed one down. Whole. And it got a little stuck. I don’t think life-saving measures had to be employed (if so,
Read More

Healthy eating tips and easy pizza recipe

Image via Wikipedia Healthy eating tips Del Monte Senior Nutritionist Sarah Ludmer (RD, LDN) sent Circle of Food some tasty and healthy eating suggestions along with a recipe that I’m going to share. From Ms. Ludmer: •         Eat a vegetable with every meal—white potatoes don’t count. •         Have emergency meals ready—flatbreads in the freezer, cheese, canned veggies and StarKist tuna; dinner’s ready in 5 minutes! •         Eat out less •         Drink water, skim milk and beverages without sugar.  Limit juice to ½ cup to a 1 cup a day •         Be savvy when buying quick, convenient items—grab Del Monte fruits
Read More

50 Shots of America–Iowa

BioFuel One day shy of a year after the admission of Texas via treaty, Iowa becomes the 29th state on December 28, 1846. Though considered mainly agricultural (it is in the midst of the Corn Belt, after all), manufacturing makes up the greater part of industry in the state with food production being the largest portion of that–General Mills, ConAgra, Heinz, Hostess, Quaker Oats and Blue Bunny (just to name a few) are all headquartered in the Hawkeye State. But if agriculture isn’t their main focus, what do they do with all that corn? Iowa happens to be the national
Read More

Slow Food Los Angeles: Food Rendezvous – August 28

Image via Wikipedia Los Angeles food news The Food Rendezvous begins this Saturday:  August is a busy month for food-focused events in southern California, and this year a new event is coming to the Los Angeles community: The Food Rendezvous. Offering a monthly marketplace for makers of artisanal and handcrafted foods, the initial Food Rendezvous event will include a range of cooking demonstrations, a cookbook swap, the opportunity to purchase food products, a themed movie screening, and a jam and jelly contest. Authors (and Slow Food supporters) Amelia Saltsman, Martha Rose Shulman, Judi Gerber will attend to discuss and demonstrate
Read More

Never Ending Pasta Bowl

Image via Wikipedia Olive Garden just recently re-released there unlimited salad, bread sticks, and pasta!  Even though we don’t need all this food in such a large portion, it is a great deal. For $8.99, you get so much food and usually they even let you take home all the extra pasta. You can pick different meats, pick different sauces and even get to try different noodles. I am very excited this is back. Another great thing about this meal is it is cheaper than most of the other menu items and it is unlimited. There are also over 40
Read More

Fettuccine Alfredo

Image by kawaface via Flickr This recipe is NOT healthy, but is nice treat every once in awhile. I made this recipe for my little sister in the sorority last night as a treat for her, but even after eating it for one meal, it is very rich and thick. Ingredients: -2 sticks butter -small container of heavy whipping cream -Parmesan cheese -salt & pepper -nutmeg -pasta noodles -garlic First, boil the pasta and set aside when done. In a saute pan, start frying the garlic. Then add butter and the whipping cream. Cook until it starts to get thicker.
Read More

I-Crave

Image via Wikipedia I Crave is a dining hall type convenience store with a grill and pizza station. This is my new home at the University of Toledo where I am employed. I not only enjoy this job because I have a lot of experience working in the food industry, but it is a great solution to saving money because I get free meals when I work. For the meal, I can get either pizza, an entree salad, a burger, grilled chicken, or grilled cheese. For sides, I also can pick fruit, yogurt, salad, fries, bread sticks or something else.
Read More