Spicy Chick Pea Wrap

Ok I’m sorry I can’t help it, we just keep making the best dinners! Sautéed chicken, Feta Cheese, Lettuce, and spicy chick peas rolled in a tortilla. YUMMMM!!

Everything is pretty straight forward, including the chick peas.  Take a couple tablespoons of flour, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, garlic powder and mix them together in a bowl.  Toss the chick peas in the mixture and sauté in a saucepan with a little bit of olive oil until they have a golden brown, and crunchy coating. Enjoy!!

I’m NOT a Waste of Life!!!

I’ve been super stressed applying for internships and figuring out what to do with my life.  I sent out at least 15 different cover letters and resumes, and was freaked out by how few responses I received, so I sent out another 20 applications.  I’ve had a couple interviews, and a few offers, and now

OFFICIALLY HAVE AN INTERNSHIP FOR SUMMER 2011.

I’m going to be working for Haute Living Magazine in NYC three days a week writing, editing, blogging, and interviewing, and I can’t wait. They cover celebrities, influential people, travel, food, fashion, sports, basically everything so I get to dabble in all sorts of writing. My official letter of acceptance was emailed today, and the position was cleared with SJU so I will be getting credit for it.

Zucchini and Goat Cheese Pizza

 

YUMMM!!!

My roommate and I were brainstorming dinner ideas and decided to make a pizza since we already had pre-made dough.  We also had some chicken breast and zucchini that we wanted to finish up, but didn’t think it would taste good with tomato sauce.

Result: White Pizza with Goat Cheese, Mozzarella, Chicken, Zucchini, and garlic.

 

Recipe

  • Pre-made pizza crust
  • Chicken Breast
  • Creamy Goat Cheese (the spreadable kind)
  • Shredded Mozzarella
  • 1 Clove of Garlic
  • 1/2 a Zucchini

Follow the directions on the pizza crust to bake it. While it’s baking, salt/ pepper the chicken breast and sauté or grill until cooked.  Dice or shred Zucchini and chicken into small pieces. Mince garlic. Remove crust from oven, and spread an even layer of Goat Cheese. Sprinkle garlic evenly across the cheese.  Add zucchini and chicken. Top with shredded mozzarella and bake until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown.

¡Buen Provecho!

St. Patty’s Day

Saint Patrick’s Day found us in Dublin, Ireland.

Where do I even begin?

The Irish are a breed all their own, and have turned drinking into an art form.  Obviously the holiday brought a mix of locals and tourists together into one chaotic wonderful mess and we had a blast.  My friend Colleen who is studying in Barcelona, has an Irish friend who lives in Dublin, and we were lucky enough to be able to stay with her.  Having someone who knew her way around the city and knew what she was doing was a huge help. We were dead by the end of the weekend because they literally do not stop.

They were already drinking when we arrived on Thursday afternoon, drank all day and night, and when we woke up the next morning to go sightseeing they were still drinking.  They napped during the day and were already drinking by the time we got home Friday evening.  After going out, we woke up Saturday morning relieved to see that they had actually slept the night before. They were prepared to go out again Saturday night.  We, however, had to leave for the airport at 4:30am Sunday morning and thankfully were able to convince them to stay in, where they proceeded to drink and stay up until we left. Did I mention that almost everyone we met in Ireland chain smokes cigarettes?

It’s now a full week later and I’m still recovering from that experience, and I think there is still an excess of second-hand smoke in my lungs. I guess I don’t have what it takes to hang with the Irish..
P.S. Not liking Guinness is NOT acceptable in Ireland. When my dear friend Kim asked for a complimentary water instead of the complimentary Guinness at the Guinness factory, she was given a questioning look and told, “But love, there’s water in Guinness?!”

Islas Canarias

Ahh the Canary Islands! Granted we were going for a Volcano field trip and not to a luxury resort, but I still had high expectations of beautiful weather and scenery.  I also figured I’d at least have a great tan by the time we came back…

wrong. wrong. WRONG

The Canaries supposedly have one of the driest climates in the world and only rains three days a year there.  Just our luck we happened to be there for those three days!

Although our beach time was ruined, we hiked to the top of a volcano and through volcanic tubes and really cool things I would never had done on my own.

Upgrade!

Living with a host family abroad has advantages and disadvantages.  One major advantage is supposed to be that someone cooks delicious meals for you every night.  Unfortunately this has not been the case for my roommate, Irene,and me.  Every night our 90-year-old senora would cook something along the lines of:

After two months and multiple meeting with residence life and the housing coordinator, we have finally moved! This time around we thought it would be safer to request kitchen privileges, which means we live with a family but have free use of the kitchen and cook all our own meals. Can you say UPGRADE?! Seriously, just look at the type of meals we’ve been cooking for ourselves:

Needless to say..we are much much MUCH happier and healthier on our own!