Mango-Orange Ginger Smoothie: Hungry Student’s First Breakfast Recipe

1 June, 2009

“Stacy,” you’re probably saying, “what moved you to break out the microplane so early in the morning? And for ginger root!?”

Fear not. The mini workout of grating a piece of ginger into your blender will turn into the perfect way to start your day when you try this zinger of a smoothie. Read the rest of this entry »


Homemade Cranberry Almond and Walnut Granola

1 June, 2009

Phew.

Heck of a last semester at Rowan, but I am finally a college graduate! This hungry student now has her B.A. in journalism, a minor in psychology and an honors concentration. In fact, I’m now a hungry grad student: I’ll be pursuing my M.J. in online journalism at University of Maryland – College Park this fall! I’ve also been toiling away on StacyAnnJ.com, my professional portfolio and blog.

As my inaugural “Hey, I’m Back!” post, I present you with some homemade granola. In fact, as this recipe yields so much, I’d be happy to ship some to anyone interesting in sampling my creation. It’s very tasty, and like all granola recipes, completely customizable. Read the rest of this entry »


Hungry No More: Lobster Salad with Homemade Avocado Cilantro-Lime dressing

24 February, 2009

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No, in my absence I haven’t resorted to snapping photos of Saladworks creations. This, my dear friends, is a lobster salad with a homemade avocado cilantro-lime dressing!

The lobster and dressing are leftovers from a wonderful Valentine’s Day dinner that my boyfriend Shawn cooked for me. By the way, I can’t imagine that it surprises anyone that I’m dating someone who loves to cook. Read the rest of this entry »


Pancake mix: coming to a dinner plate near you

15 November, 2008

Friday and Saturday mornings in the Townhouse Complex are filled with the smell of breakfast foods. Understandbly so, this happens in the late morning to early afternoon. But once all the weary partiers arise, nothing quells the pains of a hangover better than a stack of pancakes, scrambled eggs and some bacon.

And what better to aid in the preparation of said meal than a box of pancake mix.

Well, it may be a weeknight, but go grab that box. I’ve got two one delicious and quick recipes that can be prepared with that mix, sans maple syrup: cheesy garlic biscuits like the ones served at Red Lobster!

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It’s About That Time

7 November, 2008

This hungry student has hit the usual mid-semester slump. The end still isn’t in sight. Projects and tests seem to be cropping up everywhere.

What’s that mean for my kitchen? Unfortunately, it’s meant some neglect. I had to perform one of these on the refrigerator yesterday. Ingredients I purchased with the best of intentions found their way to the back of shelves and weren’t looking to pretty. Read the rest of this entry »


Tangy-sweet plum-spiced chicken

27 October, 2008

Chicken thighs fried, then glazed with this sticky, sweet syrup-like sauce. Serve over some white rice, with  mixed veggies on the side for a flavorful meal. This tastes similar to general tso’s chicken you would get from a take-out place, but without the spicy kick. Read the rest of this entry »


Quick lunch: Pesto pasta

16 October, 2008