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Avgolemono (Greek Lemon-Egg Soup)

Avgolemono (Greek Lemon-Egg Soup)

Waking up to the sound of rain on the window makes mornings that much harder. I think I see a 150% increase in the number of times I hit the snooze button if it’s raining outside. On the other hand, when it’s snowing, I jump up to look outside my window at the peaceful white blanket on the world. Navigating the sidewalks outside has been a nightmare the last few days. First snow, then a thick layer of ice, then 1-2 inches of water on top of the ice layer. On my long walk home from campus, all I could think about was a bowl of soup. One that wouldn’t take too long, but would leave me satisfied through a long Sunday night of homework.

This Greek lemon-egg soup brings all of the comfort of a rich and creamy winter soup with a bright pop of lemony sunshine that reminds me of warmer days! It starts off as a simple chicken soup… you know, carrots, celery, onion, chicken, rice and broth. All the good stuff that makes your kitchen smell wonderful. Then, adding the lemon-egg mixture at the end suddenly transforms the soup into this luscious, silky broth packed with flavor. I thought half a lemon would never be enough to flavor the entire pot, so I could hardly believe the flavor of that first bite. I still couldn’t get over it after the third bowl.
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Sweet and Spicy Scrambled Eggs

Sweet and Spicy Scrambled Eggs

Confession: I never owned nor understood sriracha until a month ago. I still have never even bought the stuff; my roommate bought the bottle (sorry I’m using it all, Meredith). Now I can’t stop putting it on top of every dish I make, and I’m constantly looking up others I could use it in. This sweet/salty/spicy combo with sriracha, brown sugar, and soy sauce has been my one and only craving lately. Top it off with fresh cilantro and the crisp bite from green onions, and it’s absolute perfection.

I got home from the gym dying for protein today, and I made Beth from Budget Bytes’ Dragon Noodles. They were delicious, but I needed more food afterwards. I wanted to eat the same thing, but had no more noodles! So I got a little creative and put my own spin on it by using the same flavors to make sweet and spicy scrambled eggs. This dish would make a great breakfast, lunch, or late night snack. And it can be easily doubled, tripled, quadrupled… heck, make it for a crowd! Oh, and it takes less than 5 minutes. You’re welcome.
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Stuffed Zucchini, Turkish Style

Stuffed Zucchini, Turkish Style

Adventures with my Dad’s old copy of The Moosewood Cookbook. This isn’t the NewMoosewood Cookbook either. No, sir — this one came from 1977 when my dad was a student at Cornell in Ithaca, NY (where the Moosewood restaurant can be found). “It was a great restaurant, but not an all-the-time restaurant” for poor college student Dad. Fortunately, the majority of the recipes are interesting, tasty takes on affordable ingredients.

Stuffed Zucchini, Turkish Style

I was planning to cook on Wednesday night, but remembered halfway through the day that I had made dinner plans with a friend that night! I had to make the heartbreaking phone call to my mom to tell her that, no, I would not be cooking dinner for her that night. But the seafood risotto I had that evening was a good replacement for home cooking.

Okay — fast forward to Thursday. Time to tackle three recipes from Moosewood. Stuffed Zucchini, Turkish Style (the one I will be sharing), along with Spicy Tomato Soup and Carrot Loaf for dessert. They were all delicious and incredibly straightforward recipes. Just how I like it!

Stuffed Zucchini, Turkish Style

Stuffed Zucchini, Turkish Style

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