Holy Guacamole

I saw this a while ago, and I thought it was amazing so I wanted to share it with everyone. Guacamole and chips are always great to bring to a get together with friends, or even a all night study session to keep you going. Here is a great recipe to go along with this video!

Ingredients:

*Makes 2 cups*

  • avocados
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 ripe tomato, chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

1) Peel and mash avocados in a medium serving bowl. Stir in onion, garlic, tomato, lime juice, salt and pepper. Season with remaining lime juice and salt and pepper to taste. Chill for half an hour to blend flavors.

It is as simple as that! Although, who am I kidding, buying an already made jar of it is probably way cheaper! But, if you really want to make a great dip, nothing better than making it fresh!

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Easy Grilled/Baked Salmon Recipe

Although I wanted to keep my posts to simple recipes and pictures, I wanted to share what I made today and the recipe to go with it! I know the majority of college students –well at least the ones I know– do not like fish. However, I love fish, especially salmon. I discovered this recipe one day while babysitting when the mother informed me that she wouldn’t be home in time for dinner, and to make the children salmon using the recipe she had hanging on the refrigerator. It is very simple to make, and once you have the ingredients you can use them multiple times after for different recipes or this one. This will save you a lot of money and its simple, perfect for a college student!

Personally, I added caramelized onions to it, with a side of mashed potatoes and a side salad which really completed the meal!

Ingredients:

*Note this recipe makes 2 servings, so you can share with a friend!*

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2  tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoons lemon pepper (If you can’t find this in the store, use pepper and a lemon. This swap worked just fine for me!)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 (6 ounce) salmon fillets

Directions:

1) Whisk together the brown sugar, olive oil, soy sauce, lemon pepper, thyme, basil, parsley, and garlic powder in a bowl, and pour into a resealable plastic bag (or any desent sized bowl). Add the salmon fillets, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag (or bowl). Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, turning occasionally.

*Steps 2 & 3 are for people with a grill, but if you don’t have a grill like we didn’t, skip over these steps.*

2) Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and lightly oil the grate. Remove the salmon from the marinade, and shake off excess. Discard the remaining marinade.

3) Grill the salmon on the preheated grill until browned and the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 5 minutes on each side.

For people who only have an oven:

2) Place marinated salmon into a medium baking dish and cover with any extra marinade.

3)Preheat your oven to about 350 degrees F.

4) Cook for about 15-20 minutes until fish flakes easily with a fork.

I hope you like this recipe as much as I do! I found this recipe from allrecipes.com, here is the link that goes directly to the salmon if you want to check it out: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/heathers-grilled-salmon/

I finally know what it is like to be a broke and hungry college student.

Image              Before I came to Ireland to study abroad, I had it quite good in my university at home. I had a dinning hall that was loaded with decent food, and plenty of on campus food places that included foods like sushi, create your own pasta dishes, panini’s and so on. The only thing I had to worry about was if I had enough dinning dollars on my card to eat for the whole semester, and if you plan out your meals right, you always did. So, I definitely understood the whole broke college student part, but I never had to worry about if I had enough money for food that week. Now that I’ve been at a university which does not have a typical meal plan, I completely understand. Not only do I have to worry about the money, I also have to worry about trying not to burn my kitchen down every time I attempt cooking. I’ve been doing good so far, but it has been hard! This blog is for all those college students looking for easy meals to make with a low-budget. Enjoy 🙂