Ramen Shrimp Pad Thai (30 minute recipe)

I know what you're thinking - Ramen? Gross! I'm not in college anymore.

It's all about deliciousness and ease, though - and it's not terribly unhealthy for you (tip: ditch the packet of seasoning filled with sodium) but you can't escape the simple carbs.

And... maybe you are in college, and in that case - here's a gourmet ramen recipe - you're welcome.

Recipe steps:

1. Cook the Ramen as you normally would, either in the microwave or in boiled water for about 2-3 minutes, set aside.

2. Peel, rinse, and set aside shrimp (you can get them frozen or fresh)

3. In a bowl, mix together (or whisk) chunky peanut butter, sri-racha or spicy chili garlic sauce, and soy sauce. This shouldn't take more than 5 minutes. I generally measured equal parts for the soy sauce and peanut butter, and then gauged spice based on my tolerance.

4. In a pan, start sauteing your favorite vegetables in medium heat for about 3 minutes in vegetable oil and a bit of chopped garlic.

5. Add the noodles, shrimp, and sauce to the mix, and saute around for about 5 minutes (lower heat and extend time if you need to) until everything is mixed evenly.

OPTIONAL STEP: Crack an egg and saute around until scrambled in.

6. Garnish with lime and fresh bean sprouts, and voila! (Crushed peanuts is optional)

Homemade Brunch | NYC










So I was visiting my best friends in NYC, and my friends & I decided to make a homemade brunch! So we were pretty used to always heading to some drunch situation in Manhattan (which is still fun & makes me a bit nostalgic)... but we figured we'd try something homemade and super simple. It's seriously easy.

FOR THE MIMOSAS:
We coated the rims with strawberries & dipped the glass upside down in sugar!
Ingredients: Champagne + Orange/Pineapple/Mango Juice

FOR THE "ENTREE":
{Bought Pastry-bought bread from Sullivan Street Bakery}
1. Slow-scramble some eggs (on low-heat basically) and add dill for extra touch.
2. Scoop above onto bread, add shaved manchego & bake on 350F for about 5-8 minutes.
3. Mix black bean + tomato + goat cheese for a nice mix
4. Chop avocado and add a little bit of salt + pepper
5. Add it all on top and voila! 

It was frickin' amazing for the amount of effort we put into it. And it wasn't too unhealthy so I didn't feel crappy for not working out afterwards! For a healthier option, opt for whole wheat bread & egg-whites.