I'll be honest, 'ramen donuts' sounds kind of gross. And I've seen some on Instagram that have the whip cream in the middle and chocolate frosting all over the top...yikes. The kind that I decided to make are savory so I guess it's technically more of a bagel? Calling it a donut is more fun though so let's go with that.
To make them you do need a donut mold baking pan. Unless you want to go all Mac Gyver on the ramen and try to think of a way to mold it yourself.
I've eaten all kinds of chicken tacos before but there's something about the way I make these chicken thighs that tastes really different in the best way. I brine the chicken (aka soak it in salt water + seasonings for about 30 minutes before I cook it which makes the meat really juicy and so flavorful. The main seasoning I use is pre combined, called "butter mesquite" and it is from the West Side Market in Ohio City. I'm sure you could find it somewhere else, but from a market type place would be your best bet in terms of quality!
I don't like it when bloggers type on and on all about their day and I'm frantically swiping through paragraphs of text to try and find the recipe so that I can recreate some sort of goodness that I came across on the gram. With that said, here's what I made and how to make it!
This one's for those times when you're feeling lazy AF. Who wouldn't appreciate 5 minute macaroni and cheese on that kind of a day?
I love a good meaty sauce, my favorite recipe is from Chrissy Teigen's cookbook, Cravings. You can buy it for less than 20 dollars on Amazon. (I feel obligated to tell you that there's bacon in it. Because that's important. Bacon is important AF.) The best part about this whole thing is that it's a low-carb recipe. It's the best when healthy things don't suck, am I right?
I used giant pizza cutter to slice 3 large zucchinis, down the middle longways and then scooped out the pulp with a rounded metal teaspoon which worked like a charm. This recipe is pretty much foolproof! Let me know if you have any questions.
I LOVE dumplings. Making them however, is a challenge and it only happens every once in a while. I'm really into spicy Asian sauces that involve chili oil so I made some sort of spicy oil mixture to serve with the dumplings which upgraded the taste big time.
Making ravioli with wonton wrappers is quite the game-changer. They are sort of thin and whatnot but it all worked out and I didn't have to make it rain flour in my kitchen while attempting to make my own pasta sheets.
This recipe makes enough filling for about 12 raviolis and they are pretty large so it's more than than you would think. Comment below if you have questions!
This all happened because I didn't have English muffins or Canadian bacon..but I really wanted eggs benedict. And I usually would of poached my eggs, but I was in the mood for crispy. That's why I fried the tortilla pieces and the eggs so this is sort of like a crunchy-ish vegetarian eggs benedict option. The addition of Sartori's Black Pepper BellaVitano cheese takes it all to a whole new level. SO GOOD, the perfect lazy Sunday breakfast.
Healthy things are happening! I started consistently running a little over a month ago and I've decided to incorporate healthier things into my diet every now and then. I would like to point out that there are in fact chocolate chips in this smoothie bowl, people. I really don't really know a whole lot about eating or cooking healthy meals, last time I had a kale salad it actually made me sick for a whole day, lol. I do know that honey is a good natural sweetener, and that flax seeds are good for your digestive health and high in fiber. I'm learning and what I do know is that I just want to feel better inside and out.
I'm not going rogue on you guys, I'm still gonna eat pasta and grilled cheese, and pizza. I just want to be more careful about how often I eat such things and be kinder to my body. Even if at first it's just in small doses. When I first started food blogging a couple years back I was able to eat whatever I wanted and didn't gain a pound. That's not the case anymore now that I've entered the second half of my twenties, lol..but I don't care about the scale, I won't be reporting out how many lbs I've lost. I'll just be feeling better and I'm excited about it.
With that said, expect to see a few healthy recipes sprinkled into my blog and Insta feed!
This is one of those recipes where I had to try and figure out how to make things work on the spot, so basically I was running around the kitchen like a crazy person spilling boiling water everywhere and burning my fingers while trying to perfect this outrageous idea. At one point I almost cried because I thought I wasn't going to be able to make things work. I seriously think I scared my sister who was witnessing all of this go down. Oh yea, the pierogi recipe I used made about 6 pierogi buns, so there's that before I forget.
So it was really hard to get the pierogi buns to curl up in order to hug the hot dog, they ended up just staying flat. When I picked up the assembled deal it basically ended up being eaten like a taco and I guess there's really nothing wrong with that, right? I actually did put a taco holder into the large pot of water in which I was boiling the dough, to see if the buns would stay sort of folded..but nope. And I even tried to put the pierogi buns back into the taco holder and bake them in the oven for a little but nope, again. They truly wanted to be as flat as Kyrie Irving thinks the earth is. Lol.
Polish boy sandwiches are huge staples in CLE. I'm pretty sure they are traditionally made with kielbasa, but I'm indifferent to that tradition because well, you know how I feel about hot dogs. I'm always sort of hesitant to post photos of these things because there's always 1-2 trolls who will ream you out for not making it right. TO EACH THEIR OWN. Let's just leave it at that, people. Seriously, check my insta post. I bet there's at least one comment calling me out.
Comment if you have questions! This is a tricky one!
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