medinaquirin:

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As a college student, currently really hungry with nothing to eat, I understand how hard it can be to get food. Sometimes you really just don’t have the money to eat and when you do, you waste it all on fast food instead of stocking up on cheap things because you’re so tired of Ramen Noodes and canned food you could barf. So, I’ve composed a list of recipes and resources that will fit a college kid’s budget and appetite. Don’t go hungry! <3
Ramen Noodle Recipes:
Ramen Noodle Stir Fry
Sirloin-Snap Pea Stir Fry
Chicken Noodle Soup
Chili Cheese Ramen
Egg Drop Ramen
Spinach and Ramen
Ramen Spaghetti
Ramen Alfredo
Cheesy Ramen Noodles
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Cheesy Eggs Mug
Cheese and Broccoli Mug
Mac and Cheese in a Mug
Meatloaf in a Mug
Nutella Mug Cake
Cheesecake Mug
Coffee Cup Quiche
Coffee Cup Chilaquiles
Mug Egg Scramble
Microwave Recipes:
Potato Chips
Corn on the cob
Scalloped Potatoes
White Rice
Fried Rice
Baked Potato
Chicken Casserole 
Garlic Chicken
Chicken Soup Casserole
Caramelized Onion Baked Potato
Soft Chicken Tacos
Pancakes
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Reblogging because lord knows college kids aren’t the only ones that are broke.

medinaquirin:

couple-a-hundred-of-em:

As a college student, currently really hungry with nothing to eat, I understand how hard it can be to get food. Sometimes you really just don’t have the money to eat and when you do, you waste it all on fast food instead of stocking up on cheap things because you’re so tired of Ramen Noodes and canned food you could barf. So, I’ve composed a list of recipes and resources that will fit a college kid’s budget and appetite. Don’t go hungry! <3

Ramen Noodle Recipes:

Mug Meals:

Microwave Recipes:

Recipe Generators

Other Resources

Reblogging because lord knows college kids aren’t the only ones that are broke.

Nikujaga - Mawaru Penguindrum, Hetalia, Gintama, and The Idolm@ster (I hope I didn’t accidentally leave out any other anime! xD)

animerecipes:

While simple to make, this dish manages to pack a lot of great flavour that soaks into the tender slices of beef, shirataki noodles, and chunks of soft potatoes, carrots, and onions. All that it really requires is a little time and patience. Nikujaga will require some initial prep work, but will spend most of the time just cooking away in the pot without much supervision. Just stir gently every so often to keep it evenly cooked. And, like all stews, it tastes even better the next day!

About the ingredients:

Thinly sliced beef is used in this recipe because it cooks faster than chunks of beef. It can be bought pre-sliced from a store or a butcher may be able to slice it for you. If you slice it yourself, cut across the grain. Partially freezing the beef before cutting will help make the cuts thin. Lean ground beef is an easy substitute that is commonly used instead of sliced beef!

Shirataki noodles are konnyaku noodles made from devil’s tongue yam (also called konjac yam or elephant yam), and while they don’t taste like much, they soak up a lot of the sauce flavour and have an interesting texture. Shirataki noodles can be found in Asian grocery stores, usually in packages full of liquid, similar to the way tofu is kept. The noodles may be tied into small bunches or loose, and may be either white or black. For this recipe, the loose noodles are preferable. Since the noodles tend to be very long, cut them roughly in half after sliding them out of the package to make it easier to work with and distribute evenly throughout the stew.

Snow peas are a nice addition that simply adds a dash of colour to the dish. They’re not essential, so if you don’t want to, you don’t have to add them! To use, just remove the tough strings along the top edge of the vegetable. If you can’t find snow peas, regular green beans (blanch in boiling water, and slice into 1 inch pieces) or peas (add with the mirin) work well too.

Here are a few tips for nikujaga:

Cut carrots in rolling wedges: this is a cutting technique used for hard root vegetables (such as carrots or burdock root) in which an angled cut is made every quarter turn. This results in uniformly cut vegetables with irregular cuts. The resultant multi-facetted vegetables give more surface area for any sauces or flavours to permeate.

Round off the edges of the potatoes: removing any sharp angles from the potatoes will discourage the potatoes from breaking up in the stew as they cook, making the sauce more cloudy than clear. Simply use a knife or vegetable peeler to shave off the edges of the pieces of potato.

Stir the stew gently: nikujaga cooks for a good while, which allows the flavour of the sauce to permeate all the ingredients. However, the vegetables (the potatoes in particular) tend to become fragile with all the cooking, and can start falling apart if stirred too vigorously.

Ingredients:

  • 1 onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 lb beef, thinly sliced
  • 1 large carrot, cut into 1 inch rolling wedges
  • 6 small yellow potatoes, peeled and cut into ~1.5 inch pieces
  • 1 package shirataki (konnyaku) noodles, drained and cut in half
  • 5 – 8 snowpeas, tough strings removed
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup dashi stock
  • 5 tbsp (1/4 cup + 1 tbsp) Japanese soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sake
  • 2 tbsp mirin
  • Salt to taste
  • Vegetable oil for the pan

Directions:

1. Bring a small pot of water to a boil. Rinse shirataki noodles in cold water and drain. Add to the boiling water, and boil for 2 – 3 minutes to remove the konnyaku smell. Drain and set aside.

Peel and cut potatoes into 1 – 1.5 inch pieces. Round off the sharp corners of the potato using a knife or vegetable peeler. Soak in cold water until ready to use.

Bring a pot of salted water to boil. Add snowpeas and blanch until bright green, but still slightly crunchy, about 1 minute. Remove from the boiling water and place into an ice bath to stop the cooking process. Slice at a diagonal into thin strips. Set aside.

3. Heat vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat until shimmering. Cook onions until translucent, about 5 – 8 minutes. Layer sliced beef over the onions, sprinkle sugar over top and cook, stirring occasionally until the beef is no longer red. Add potatoes, carrots, and shirataki noodles, and cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until the vegetables begin to soften slightly.

2. Add dashi stock, soy sauce, and sake. Bring to a low simmer. Skim off any foam that forms on the surface of the nikujaga using a spoon. Cook, occasionally stirring the stew gently, until the beef is tender, the potatoes are very soft, and most of the liquid has evaporated, about 45 – 60 minutes. Add mirin, stir gently to combine, and bring to a simmer briefly. Add salt to taste.

Serve with a bowl of rice on the side, and garnish the nikujaga with sliced snowpeas. Pairs well with miso soup.

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ohlookitscazz:

I got my computer updated today and I had everything backed up so when they wiped my computer I’d be okay, but I totally forgot about all my chrome settings and bookmarks and stuff so it’s like… ugh… I lost all my fanfics, recipes, and a bunch of other miscellaneous crap

which reminds me, do you guys have any recipe recommendations you could toss my way? I’m looking for new stuff to make, and I’m not too horribly picky, it just gets boring eating the same meals all the time

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FAVORITE CROCK POT MEAL: Slow Cooker Taco Chicken Rice Bowls

  • super cheap given amount of output
  • almost no work required
  • freezes REALLY WELL for on the go meals
  • if you’re feeling like a rich person buy an avocado and slice that sucker right on there, oh baby
  • cons: you need a crockpot…but i am sure there are ways to slow cook chicken without one.

FAVORITE OVERALL MEAL (you will have to go to the grocery store to buy the fundamentals, but the fundamentals last forever): Panang Curry 

  • SO TASTY
  • will burn your mouth
  • more coconut milk and/or less paste = less spicy
  • also excellent with light coconut milk (boyfriend makes me do half light and half regular because he doesn’t like it light; still works)
  • chicken not a necessary condition for excellence
  • when i make this i throw some sliced bell peppers and snow peas in there for extra crunchification

FAVORITE BREAD: Mom’s Zucchini Bread

  • idk whose mom made this but she needs an award
  • dont kid yourself about the nutrition of this recipe it is basically cake disguised as bread
  • also works with wheat bread
  • i literally was making this as i read this post and got excited about eating the bread and turned the pan upside down without letting it cool and it fell apart. LET THE PAN COOL OK? JUST FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS
  • your suitemates will love you if you share this with them

oH MAN OH MAAAN! THANK YOU!!!! I had a friend show me that taco chicken rice bowl recipe last year and HOLY SHIT IT IS LITERALLY THE BEST THING. And it’s so easy to just let it sit in the crock pot while you’re in class or whatever. I love it. I’ll definitely be trying the other two soon though! They sound so good, thank you! ;3;

liamdryden:

*STOMACH GROWLS AGGRESSIVELY*

wafflesex:

My Ochatomo Free! figurines are finally here! Each figurine stands 90mm tall and comes with a special coaster. These little guys are the most precious pieces of merch I’ve ever purchased and to celebrate the occasion I went ahead and put together a few tasty drinks to share with you just before summer draws to a close~

Haruka’s Drink

  • In a glass, pour your choice of lemon-lime soda and add crushed ice. (Optional: try adding blue jelly to the bottom of the glass before adding the soda!)
  • Over the ice, pour some non-alcoholic Blue Curacao syrup.

Makoto’s Drink

  • This one’s simple! We simply had a leftover bottle of melon flavored Ramune soda and poured it over ice~ For added taste, try adding flavored jelly cubes to the bottom~

Rin and Gou’s Drink

  • To the bottom of your glass, place a small amount of frozen strawberries or maraschino cherries.
  • Add your choice of syrup; for this drink, I chose to add the syrup from the jar of maraschino cherries, but strawberry syrup would taste just as great!
  • Add lemon-lime soda then top with crushed ice.

Nagisa’s Drink

  • Start by pouring in lemon-lime soda then topping with crushed ice. Adding the ice second ensures the drink won’t mix straight away, so you have a nice, layered effect to admire before enjoying your beverage~
  • Pour in mango or orange juice over the ice.
  • Top with red grenadine syrup, or with any red syrup of your choice! Grenadine is a popular, sweet, non-alcoholic and thick syrup used most commonly in alcoholic beverages to give them a lovely sunset appearance~

Rei’s Drink

  • You guessed it! Pour in lemon-line soda then top with crushed ice. Additionally, I would recommend adding frozen blueberries to the bottom of the glass!
  • Top that off with blueberry syrup for a nice, royal purple color!

Well, that’s about it! Hope the rest of your summer is relaxing, refreshing, and, of course, free. <3

swimclubboys:

So you wanna have Iwatobikkuri-pan…
…But traveling to Iwami just isn’t in your budget, well rejoice! With a few household staples (and a couple things you may need to pick up) you too can have your very own Iwatobikkuri-pan!!

Ingredients (for 2 buns):
Bread:
1 cup flour
1 tbsp  sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 cup milk diluted with water to 1/3 cup
1 tsp instant dry yeast
1 tbsp lukewarm water
1 beaten egg
2 tbsp soft butter
Filling and deco:
 1/3 a dark chocolate bar (approx 1/4 cup choco chips) melted
4 tbsp each jam and marmalade
1/2 cup whipped topping/whipping cream
2 cashews, 2 peanuts (halved)
optional: 1/2 cup custard or pastry cream
Combine the warm water and yeast and let sit as you gather your other ingredients. Combine the flour, sugar, and salt together in a bowl or food processor. Add the yeasty-water, 1 tbsp of the beaten egg and the diluted milk and pulse until combined. Add the butter and mix until the dough becomes smooth (took about a minute in my food processor). Shape into a ball (you’re gonna want to flour your hands) and cover with plastic wrap in a bowl and let sit for an hour or until it doubles in size (if you can poke a floury finger into the ball and not have it swell to fill it, it’s ready).
Once it’s risen enough, place on a floured surface and divide into two. From there, you’re going to want to divide each half into 2/5 (head) and 3/5 (body). Once everything’s divided up, place on a parchment paper covered cookie sheet, cover with a damp cloth, leave in a warm place, and settle down with your favourite episode of Free! (aka leave it alone for 20 minutes). 
After watching half-naked cuties, shape the larger dough balls into cylinders and attach the smaller balls into a roughly Iwatobi-chan-ish shape. Cover again and go watch another episode of Free! (before you do, preheat your oven to 400F/200C)
Brush the buns with the leftover beaten egg, and make the faces out of the peanuts and cashews. Place in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool. If you need to make some whipping cream, melt your chocolate, or wash your dishes, go do this now. 
Cut a “V” shape out of the body and remove the piece. Carefully, with a chopstick or finger-like tool poke a hole into the head from where it’s connected to the body. Fill the head-cavern with luscious cream, custard and/or chocolate. If you have custard, pipe a line of it down the body. Follow up with a layer of whipped cream next. Taking small spoonfuls, place the marmalade and jam on either side of the whipping cream. Get out a piping bag with a small tip (or a plastic bag with a teeny hole cut at a corner) and pipe on the pupils and chocolate drizzle.
That’s it! Tuck in and decide how you eat your Iwatobikkuri-pan!

(mun highly supports Rei’s preference of starting it from the bottom)

swimclubboys:

So you wanna have Iwatobikkuri-pan…

…But traveling to Iwami just isn’t in your budget, well rejoice! With a few household staples (and a couple things you may need to pick up) you too can have your very own Iwatobikkuri-pan!!

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Ingredients (for 2 buns):

Bread:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp  sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 cup milk diluted with water to 1/3 cup
  • 1 tsp instant dry yeast
  • 1 tbsp lukewarm water
  • beaten egg
  • 2 tbsp soft butter

Filling and deco:

  •  1/3 a dark chocolate bar (approx 1/4 cup choco chips) melted
  • 4 tbsp each jam and marmalade
  • 1/2 cup whipped topping/whipping cream
  • 2 cashews, 2 peanuts (halved)
  • optional: 1/2 cup custard or pastry cream

Combine the warm water and yeast and let sit as you gather your other ingredients. Combine the flour, sugar, and salt together in a bowl or food processor. Add the yeasty-water, 1 tbsp of the beaten egg and the diluted milk and pulse until combined. Add the butter and mix until the dough becomes smooth (took about a minute in my food processor). Shape into a ball (you’re gonna want to flour your hands) and cover with plastic wrap in a bowl and let sit for an hour or until it doubles in size (if you can poke a floury finger into the ball and not have it swell to fill it, it’s ready).

Once it’s risen enough, place on a floured surface and divide into two. From there, you’re going to want to divide each half into 2/5 (head) and 3/5 (body). Once everything’s divided up, place on a parchment paper covered cookie sheet, cover with a damp cloth, leave in a warm place, and settle down with your favourite episode of Free! (aka leave it alone for 20 minutes). 

After watching half-naked cuties, shape the larger dough balls into cylinders and attach the smaller balls into a roughly Iwatobi-chan-ish shape. Cover again and go watch another episode of Free! (before you do, preheat your oven to 400F/200C)

Brush the buns with the leftover beaten egg, and make the faces out of the peanuts and cashews. Place in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool. If you need to make some whipping cream, melt your chocolate, or wash your dishes, go do this now. 

Cut a “V” shape out of the body and remove the piece. Carefully, with a chopstick or finger-like tool poke a hole into the head from where it’s connected to the body. Fill the head-cavern with luscious cream, custard and/or chocolate. If you have custard, pipe a line of it down the body. Follow up with a layer of whipped cream next. Taking small spoonfuls, place the marmalade and jam on either side of the whipping cream. Get out a piping bag with a small tip (or a plastic bag with a teeny hole cut at a corner) and pipe on the pupils and chocolate drizzle.

That’s it! Tuck in and decide how you eat your Iwatobikkuri-pan!

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(mun highly supports Rei’s preference of starting it from the bottom)

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27 Pancakes Worth Waking Up For

I’m just gonna leave this here.

i came

JUST IN TIME FOR BREAKFAST!!

AND SECOND BREAKFAST.

AND ELEVENSES!

ELEVENSES !!

Hey, mate, if you’re having pancakes while I’m *snif* at work, can you eat one for me ?

wafflesex:

After watching the third episode of Free! Eternal Summer this week, I had an intense craving for cookies, specifically the cookies Rei gives Rin as a gift! So I decided to go ahead and recreate them to the best of my ability!

They’re definitely bigger than the ones in the show and probably softer too, but they’re SO TASTY and quite beautiful to look at. I think Rei-chan would be pleased~

If you’d like to make these babies yourself, then here’s a handy recipe!

Free! Lemon Butterfly Thumbprint Cookies
(Makes up to 2 dozen cookies depending on size of cookie cutter)

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (two sticks) butter at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp finely grated lemon zest
  • 1-3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Any flavored jam or jelly of your choice, though for this recipe, raspberry pairs really well with the lemon!

Directions:

  • In a small bowl, combine your flour, salt, and baking powder and whisk together until well combined.

  • In a larger bowl, beat together the butter and the sugar with an electric mixer until pale yellow and creamy. Add the egg yolks, lemon juice, lemon zest, and finally the vanilla extract until smooth. Depending on how lemon-y you want your cookies to taste, you can add as much juice as you want. You can even leave it out if you prefer! (I just added it because Nagisa and Rei mention lemon cookies during the episode 4 preview hahaaa.)

  • Now, add the dry ingredients to the wet in two parts, mixing well between each addition.

  • Cover the dough in plastic wrap and leave it to stiffen and chill in the fridge for 45 minutes to an hour.

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and line a cookie sheet with either parchment paper or a silicone mat made specifically for baking.

  • Cover a clean surface as well as a rolling pin in a light dusting of all purpose flour to keep your dough from sticking. Form the dough into a ball and roll it out to the desired thickness. 1 inch should be thick enough.

  • Using a butterfly shaped cookie cutter, cut out your cookies and place each one onto a prepared cookie sheet 1 inch apart.

  • Cover your thumb or index finger in a bit of flour and leave a small indent on each wing about a half inch deep.

  • Fill each indent about halfway full with jam/jelly.

  • Bake the cookies for about 20 minutes until the edges turn golden brown, then set them on a wire rack to cool completely before serving.

Simple, right? \o/ Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and remember to always bake freely! /SHOT

9prodlums:

Polygons measuring spoon

When I first started cooking back when I was 12 or so, my family adopted the policy that if it smells good, they’ll eat it. Because things cooked by a 12 year old for the first time are never going to look like the pictures in a cookbook no matter what she might wish.

While this is a convenient policy to have in effect, it means that the pride I feel having finally made chicken carbonara without curdling the eggs is a pride my family doesn’t really understand.

After all it tasted just fine even when I was messing up.

But anyways. I’m proud of me and Dad did say it was excellently done so.

A success.

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the-rain-monster:

A NYC grad student working on food stamps for her thesis has released a free cookbook for those living on $4/day.

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oooooh this is so nice!

I believe it’s important to eat well, even when you’re strapped for cash. It’s good for your health and energy! This cookbook is full of delicious and healthy recipes, the ingredients of which are fairly inexpensive.

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