Finessing The Fine Art Of Cooking

Recipes, tips and tricks on how to prepare meals here at Kean

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Finessing The Fine Art Of Cooking

Anyone can learn to cook, whether at home or on campus.

Mary Linen, Editor

Looking for something to eat other than fast food? Have a taste for the home-cooked meals mom used to make? Well stop the search and make way for the Bi-weekly Recipe Report. Here, one can find recipes, tips and tricks on making meals on campus.

On this week's report, students will find recipes for quick breakfast meals that are all affordable. 

Breakfast Burrito

For students that wake up in just enough time to get to class, and not enough time to run to the cafe or dash to the kitchen for a meal, this breakfast burrito recipe is a perfect grab-and-go choice. This can be frozen for up to a week, popped in the microwave for a minute and 30 seconds, and eaten on-the-go!


Mary Linen


Ingredients (1 serving)

  • 1 Flour or whole wheat tortilla
  • 2 Large eggs, scrambled
  • 1/4 cup of Bacon, chopped or in strips
  • 1/4 cup of Red and green peppers, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup of Tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup of Onions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon butter

Directions:

First, place bacon on a cool frying pan and place on stove on low heat. It is best to cook bacon on low heat and slowly to insure that it will be cooked properly and to the desired crispness. Cook bacon until fully cooked, remove, place on a plate and set to the side. 

Next, using left over grease from previously cooked bacon, add chopped onions, tomatoes and red and green peppers. Cook these ingredients until fragrant and slightly browned. Remove them from the frying pan and onto a plate and place to the side. 

When cooking the eggs, it is best to clean the skillet of all bacon grease, for this can over power the flavor of the eggs, unless that is the desired taste. Set skillet on the stove and set to medium heat and add teaspoon of butter. When butter has fully melted in skillet, add whisked eggs and cheese, then start to stir eggs with a rubber spatula or fork. Cook eggs until they are no longer runny, remove them from the skillet, place on a plate and set to the side. 

Take two paper towels, wet them with water, and ring them out releasing all excess water. Place tortillas between the two paper towels and place them in the microwave for 30 seconds. Take the tortillas out of the microwave and place them on a plate. 

Now it is time to assemble the breakfast burrito by placing all the ingredients on the tortilla, folding the sides and rolling the tortilla in one direction. This burrito can either be eaten right after it is cooked, or wrapped in aluminum foil and put in the freezer for up to a week.

Enjoy!

Cup of Oatmeal

Looking for a breakfast recipe that will give a filling satisfaction for the entire morning? The answer is in this heaping bowl or cup of oatmeal. Not only is oatmeal a filling breakfast choice, it is extremely healthy. 

Oatmeal is an oats-based meal that is activated with warm milk or water. To add some flavor, one could do any of the following recipes to add any kind of taste to this easy breakfast. These recipes are so fun and easy, one could make many cups of an assortment of oatmeal flavors, store them in the refrigerator or pantry, add hot water to them and go! 


Mary Linen


Apple Raisin Instant Oatmeal (1 serving)

  • 1/2 cup of oats
  • 1/3 cup of dried apples
  • 1/4 cup of raisins
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • Up to 2 teaspoons of sugar (for taste)

Combine all ingredients in a canning jar (for storage) or a bowl (for instant eating). Then pour 1/2 cup of boiling water, stir and go!


Mary Linen


Orange Cranberry Instant Oatmeal (1 serving)

  • 1/2 cup of dried oats
  • 1/3 cup of dried cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon of dried orange peel
  • Pinch of salt
  • Up to 2 teaspoons of sugar (for taste)

Combine all ingredients in a canning jar (for storage) or a bowl (for instant eating). Then pour 1/2 cup of boiling water, stir and go!


Mary Linen


Mocha Instant Oatmeal (1 serving)

  • 1/2 cup of oats
  • 2 teaspoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons of espresso powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Up to 2 teaspoons of sugar (for taste)

Combine all ingredients in a canning jar (for storage) or a bowl (for instant eating). Then pour 1/2 cup of boiling water, stir and go!

All of these oatmeal recipes and more can be found on the Wholefully website.


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Mary Linen, Editor
linenm@kean.edu

Mary Linen is majoring in communication with a concentration in media and film. She works as an Editor for The Cougar's Byte. Linen is now entering her sophomore year at Kean University and hopes to gain experience for future  journalistic opportunities. Not only is Linen focused on sustaining good grades, she also takes time to be involved with campus life. Linen is a part of multiple organizations on campus and enjoys cinematography and writing. She also aspires to become a film director or a journalist.


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