Gyro-ish

Not quite a gyro, not quite sure what to call it. Recipe by my boyfriend, C!
Cost: ~$6 for 3 of these bad boys (assuming you have all the spices already)
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Skill level: Advanced beginner (only because of the chicken)

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Wanna be gyro

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Secret sauce ingredients

Sauce Ingredients:
• Plain greek yogurt
• Salt – only a little
• Pepper – season until desired
• Thyme – season until desired
• Garlic powder – season until desired
• Lime juice – 1/2 lime
• Fish sauce – 3/4 tablespoon
• Cilantro – finely chopped

Sauce instructions:
1. Mix ingredients into yogurt
2. Store in air tight container to keep fresh for later use!
** Sauce should be good for 3-5 days. Throw out if it smells or looks funky

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Chicken spices

Chicken spices:
• Salt
• Pepper
• Cayenne pepper
• Oregano
• Basil
• Parsley
• Thyme
• Garlic powder
• Olive oil (I usually use a spray)
• Chicken tenderloin (or breast, but we used tenderloin)

Chicken instructions:
1. Wash chicken
2. Season chicken with ingredients above for 15 minutes or longer
3. Grill chicken on stove or grill (we used a George Foreman) for 10-15 minutes until center is white (cut it to make sure or use a meat thermometer)
4. Remove from grill, cut into pieces

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Mmmm chicken

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Wanna be bread

Extra ingredients:
• Lettuce – chopped
• Green onions – chopped
• Red onions – chopped and grilled
• Sandwich slims – toasted
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Nomz

Voila!

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Sorry…

Apologies for being MIA yet again. WOW it’s been awhile!

Updates:
• I was galavanting around Europe for 4 months.
• I graduated from the best university in the world (UT) in May!
• I am now unemployed (ish).

Which means… I will be updating again!

xx
H

Rando Food I Made This Week

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Dinner for 2

Shaken Beef -
1. Cut beef into cubes
2. Cook beef until grey on high heat
3. Throw in oyster sauce, soy sauce, black pepper
4. Mix
5. Cook for 1 minute
6. Remove from heat

Market Stuffed Clams – Sprouts (probably not healthy but they were on sale and I wanted to try them)

Fresh corn – grilled in the oven and cut from the cob, seasoned with pepper and garlic salt

Spring mix – probably organic

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Homemade Chipotle 

Homemade “Chipotle” Salad Ingredients:
• Spring Mix
• Ground turkey – cooked
• Tomato – chopped
• Corn – fresh, roasted in oven, cut from cob
• Avocado – sliced
• Salsa – got mine from Sprouts
• Sour cream – fat free, or sub Greek yogurt

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Chicken and salad

Basically ingredients for the Chipotle salad above with baked chicken!

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I’m baaaack!

Okay, I’ve been back “home” for a few weeks now so I’ve decided to start posting again because I’ve been making some awesome food I want to share.

Sorry for the super long hiatus! I was in San Diego hanging out for a month then I got the wonderful opportunity to go work at Sony Pictures in LA! It was so much fun and I really miss the environment and people there. I met so many amazing people and ate so many amazing things. I will have to make a post about my favorites soon.

I really need to learn how to take better pictures of food lol. Also, I’m still living in the same apartment as last year with the terrible kitchen lighting so my pictures will still be ugly :( womp womp. Anyway! Thanks for reading!

Hey!

Wow I can’t believe people still look at this thing. Sorry I’ve been MIA y’all! I’ve been in LA working and chillin. Lovin it. Still meal prepping and working on my fitness over here (who isn’t), but no time to document it all! I’ll get back on it when I return to Austin. Hopefully… Anyway, thanks for coming by  :)

Meal Prep Monday – April 22

This is going to be a busy week for me, so I finally prepped MOST of my meals… It’s hard for me to prep all of them because I don’t have good tupperware so my food isn’t as fresh after a few days. I really need to make the investment and just go ahead and buy the the good tupperware!

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Part of what a REAL meal prep should look like. This is only for half of my week.

Top left corner: pork ribs my mom made

Middle left: quinoa

Bottom left corner: tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, lemon juice, pepper, salt

Top middle: 1 large sweet potato (cubed) and sweet onion hash

Left middle: Avocado chicken salad pockets with mandarin oranges

Right middle: Baked chicken with sweet potato quinoa hash

Right: Spinach salad with cucumber, tomato, shredded carrots, baked chicken

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Sweet Potato, Spinach and Quinoa Hash

Ingredients:
1 large sweet potato
Spinach
Quinoa
1 clove minced garlic
1 teaspoon coconut oil
Salt
Pepper

1. In a skillet over medium heat, warm 1 teaspoon coconut oil 2. Saute cubed sweet potato for about 5 minutes 3. Cover skillet and cook sweet potatoes until desired softness 4. Stir in spinach, garlic, pinch of salt, desired amount of pepper 5. Saute until spinach is wilted. 6. Add 1 cup of cooked quinoa and heat through.

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Salad Pocket

Ingredients:
Salad pocket
Hummus
Spinach
Avocado
Chicken

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Cantaloupe with Greek yogurt, blackberries, and crushed almonds

1. Cut cantaloupe in half 2. Scoop out the seeds 3. Fill with yogurt 4. Add crushed almonds 5. Add blackberries (or any berries)

This was pretty hard to eat actually. The juice kept squirting everywhere! I guess that’s what I get for taking the lazy way and digging the fruit out with a spoon. Maybe next time I’ll just cut the cantaloupe up and add the other stuff on top…

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I won this awesome Life Factory water bottle from a raffle at the Earth Day Carnival at my school! Woo!

HAPPY EARTH DAY!!!!! But remember, every day is Earth Day.

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Weekend Eats, Cheats, and Adventures

Yes, yes… I know… I “cheat” every weekend. There’s just too much good food to try here in Austin! That, and I just suck.

Well, the weekend started with reverse happy hour with my girlfriends on Thursday night. We went to Sullivan’s Steakhouse downtown. Everything on the bar menu is $6! Yes, $6!

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Tavern Sliced Steak

Friday night I went to Magnolia Cafe for dinner with a friend.

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Queso and salsa

Everyone suggested the queso, but I didn’t think it was anything special.

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Crawfish Quesadilla

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Delicious

This crawfish quesadilla was awesome though. That sauce was magical.

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Tropical Turkey Taco – smoked turkey, jack cheese, avocado, pico de gallo, pineapple in whole wheat tortilla. Could probably make this at home.

Why haven’t I thought of making this kind of taco?? So simple, so good…

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Keeping Austin Weird on 6th

So this happened…

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Pigging out with my lovely boyfriend at Salt Lick

Breakfast/lunch with my boyfriend at Salt Lick! He’s never been so we had to go.

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All you can eat BBQ!

The first batch was okay, second was better. I think the food at the Driftwood location is better though.

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Trying this Kombucha Tea. I’m on an escalator that takes your cart down to the garage. (not sure if they have it at other locations but I’m at the Whole Foods in downtown Austin)

Took my boyfriend to Whole Foods downtown because he’s never been. Got some tea that tastes like wine. It was alright.

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Beautiful day in the ATX! Taken at Mozart’s on Lake Austin

Awesome weather this weekend!

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Trying out Lick!

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Cute logo

Finalled tried Lick. Will post a picture of what I got later. Loved it!

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Checking out the Capitol at 2 a.m. with the roomie

Walked around the Capitol at 2 a.m. Surprisingly a lot of people there.

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Japanese Tirol chocolates my bff got me from California. Soooo good!

I have the biggest sweet tooth…

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Cute interior of La Condesa in downtown Austin

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Pretty margarita la clasica. Make sure you eat something before you have one of these…

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Huevos Condesa. Raised-right rotisserie chicken, fried eggs, poblano rajas, duck fat-braised potatoes, grilled onions, bacon, spinach, tortillas. Tiny!

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Huevos Y Carne Asada: wood-grilled hanger steak, chimichurri, fried eggs, duck fat-braised potatoes, cebollitas. Also tiny!

Went to brunch at La Condesa with some friends! Everything was tiny, but tasted pretty authentic (according to my Mexican friend who went). Two thumbs up from me.

Anyway, for more detailed reviews check out my Yelp! Might take me a week or so to post the reviews because I’m kind of behind.

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Meal Prep Monday – April 15

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This week’s meal prep brought to you by my mother! I visited home last weekend and she packed some food for me. My parents are actually vegetarians now but my mom cooks me meat because she knows I’m not a veg.

Top left corner: Ginger chicken

Top right corner: Brown rice with quinoa

Bottom left corner: Egg noodles with chicken and stir fried veggies (broccoli, carrots, mushrooms, spinach)

Bottom right corner: Stir fried tofu with tomatoes and green onions (my favorite!!!)

Er… no recipes for them (yet). She makes these pretty often so check back for a future post with recipe details!

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Meal Prep Monday – April 8

Okay so my last post didn’t really get as many hits as my previous posts, so I’ll keep it short and sweet because I have some reading to do. Last week I ate A LOT of junk food. Don’t judge me! It was delicious. But yeah, I need to get that out of my system haha.

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Detox Water

Left: 1 thinly sliced apple, 1 cinnamon stick, water

Right: mint leaves, 1/2 a cucumber and 1 lemon (thinly sliced), water

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Baked Chicken Breast

Marinated with Mrs. Dash Table Blend, 2 cloves of garlic, a little olive oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees, put chicken in baking dish or pan, pop it in the oven for 20-25 minutes. Voila!

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Vegetable Hummus Wrap

Ingredients:

Wrap of your choice (I used Mission’s Zesty Garlic Herb wrap because I couldn’t find the 100 calorie ones at the store)
Hummus of your choice (I used roasted pepper)
Vegetables of your choice (I used baby spinach, shredded carrots, peas, avocado)
Lime Juice

1. Spread the hummus on the wrap (I used 2 table spoons) 2. Evenly spread the vegetables on the wrap 3. Roll the wrap tightly 4. Cut into pieces (optional)

TIP! If you’re going to cut it into pieces, cut them into thicker pieces. It’s really hard to cut them in thinner pieces. Also, roll it REALLY tightly or it will fall apart.

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Half of my meals for the week… I’ll be making salmon later this week.
Also made mango salsa (ish) to eat with my chicken!

Mango Salsa:
2 small mangos, 1 tomato, 1 large avocado, cilantro, lime juice, sea salt, ground pepper

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Also made these beauts to snack on. They are DELICIOUS!

Ingredients: 
2 ripe bananas
Greek yogurt
Crushed almonds
Cinnamon (optional)
Popsicle sticks

1. Peel and cut bananas in half 2. Cover bananas in yogurt 3. Cover bananas in almonds 4. Sprinkle cinnamon on 5. Freeze

These were kind of difficult to make haha. I had to crush the almonds myself with a ladle. I couldn’t figure out how to effectively coat the bananas in yogurt. Eventually I just figured it was easier to dump spoonfuls of yogurt on it and spread it around with the spoon. Dipping the banana in the yogurt did not work out for me.

OH! You can also mix the cinnamon into the yogurt before you put the yogurt on the banana if you want…

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