Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Tatyana's Sunday Dinner

Basic Sunday Dinner :

in this blog post i will be giving a step by step collage of how to prepare a simple sunday dinner consisting of  fried Pork Chops, Rice and beans , and String beans.

step one : thaw out and and season the pork chops


2 packs of Goya Sazon
Lawry's Seasoned salt
Black Pepper
Onion and Garlic powder
Diamond Crystal Salt

Step Two : batter Pork Chops in flour getting them ready for frying

ingredients: Flour


Step Three : After letting cooking oil heat for three to five minutes place floured pork chops into the oil

Ingredients : Conola Cooking Oil

Step Four : While waiting for pork chops to fry begin cooking the rice and beans add ingredients then add water

ingredients : Parboiled Rice , Red Kidney Beans, Chopped Garlic , one pack of Sazon , water

Step Five : While waiting for rice to boil and pork chops to fry , add green giant canned string beans into a pot with butter for 20 minutes

Completion :

Malcolm's Slammin Salmon Ramen

For this project, I decided to make a simple Salmon soup with a twist- we'll use Ramen instead of vegetable broth. This recipe is great for the cold weather and takes about 15 minutes to prepare!

What you'll need:
1/2 lb Salmon (cubed)
1/2 Large onion (sliced)
1/2 Bunch spinach
1/4 Tomato (diced)
Bowl of Ramen
Saute Onions in Olive Oil until Carmelized

Prepare Ramen according, then add to Onions

Add Salmon. Bring to a boil.

Turn heat low. add Tomatoes and spinach. Simmer for 10 minutes  

ENJOY! Feeds 2-3 or one hungry freshman!


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Mexican Tostadas

Mexican Tostadas, fried tortillas, is a typical dish anyone can make for holidays, birthdays, or as a meal for any day occasion. The great thing of this dish is even if you have a friend or family member who is a vegetarian they could still enjoy this meal. It consists of vegetables, shredded cheese, smashed or blended beans. Also sour cream, salsa, and meat can be added, it's up to the person's taste. I personally don't eat my tostadas with meat, however I do apply sour cream from the deli and salsa homemade.


  • A pack of tortillas
  • A can or two of beans
  • Oil
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Radishes
  • Avocado
  • Sour Cream (Optional)
  • Salsa (Optional)

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Grab a pan, be conscience of its size, if you only want a few fried tortillas go for a smaller pan but if it's for a group of people go for a bigger pan, such as a disposable tin pan
  2. Place the pan on your stove with low flames
  3. Grab your oil and pour it onto the pan, pour enough for a tortilla to be fully covered
  4. Flip the tortilla with a spoon, fork, knife, or spatula (As you flip the tortilla be careful as to place them because the boiling oil could bounce onto your skin or clothes)
  5. Once the tortilla has hardened place it onto a plate with napkins all over for the grease to be absorbed or use the dish on image and have a plate under for the dripping grease
  6. Wait until the tortillas dry
  7. As you wait, cut out the lettuce, avocado, and tomatoes into small pieces
  8. Slice the radishes, just as in the image shown
  9. Shred the cheese in which you use, I personally use a dried mexican cheese that is actually made in Mexico, if not I use a cheese that is called fresco, which means fresh
  10. As you come to realize the tortillas are nearly dried, open the can of beans
  11. Pour them into a pan and add a small amount of water
  12. Smash them with a spoon or blend them
  13. As you heat them, and you see the beans are boiling taste the beans to make sure they are warm, in no longer than a few minutes would they be ready
  14. As you turn off the stove, grab a plate and display the fried tortillas
  15. Apply with a spoon the smashed or blended beans first on top of fried tortillas
  16. Apply small cut out portions of the meat you desire (Optional)
  17. Then, apply the small pieces of lettuce, tomatoes, and avocado
  18. After, sprinkle a dash of cheese
  19. Next, apply sour cream and salsa (Optional)
  20. Last, display the radishes at the center of the tostadas (Optional)

Steps 1-4:

Steps 5&6:

Steps 7&8:                                     

Step 9:

Steps 10-13:

Steps 14-20:

Project #4: Culinary Design MANGU! Marlenes


Mangu is a traditional dish from the Dominican
Republic. The Mangu is made with plantains and after
the plantains are mashed up we add some flavor. To
make the Mangu have a good taste you can add onions peppers
or even salami as an option. The sauteed onions and peppers add a touch
to the Mangu towards the end.

-A teaspoon of salt for the plantains
- plantains
- onions/peppers
- A small amount of salt for the sauteed onions/peppers
 -A cilantro

1) Peel plantains, boil them in water
2)Add a small amount of salt with a teaspoon into the water-Let it boil for 20 min until the platains are tender
3)Peel the onions and peppers
4) Take out a separate pan for the onions/peppers - add a bit of oil/ a bit of salt, FRY IT!
5) Take out plantains from water and mash them with a fork
6 ) Mix the sauteed onions/peppers with the MANGU! DONE :) ENJOY!

Polish Dumplings "Pierogi"

 Polish Dumplings "Pierogi" 

Pierogi is a polish dish. They can be stuffed with many different fillings like potato,cheese, sauerkraut, ground meat or fruit. You can purchase Pierogi's at every polish, russian, ukrainian restaurant. The reason I chose Pierogi as the dish I want to present is because it is a traditional polish serving and has been around for centuries. My favorite type of pierogi are ruskie pierogi which consist of potato's mixed with farmers cheese and fried onions. 

Dough Ingredients
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 table spoons of oil
  • 1 cup of warm water
Filling Ingredients
  • 1/2 lb of cooked and grinded potatoes
  • 1 1/2 cup of farmers cheese
  • vegeta
  • pepper
  • onion 
Cooking instructions
1. Take dough ingredients and  knead them in a bowl.
2. Flatten the dough using a dough roller.
3. Cut out circles out of the dough using a glass.
4. Place one teaspoon of mixed filling ingredients on the circle made of dough
5. Next take the dough circle with the filling and close it in half, pinching the edges with your fingers.
6. In a boiling pot of water put the pierogi's in and take them out when they start to float up. (2-3min) (add some salt in the water)
7. Finishing touch you can serve them with fried onions and sour cream.

                                        Making the dough
After kneading the dough
Rolling the dough
Mixing the filling
 Filling in the dough
Cook in a pot
Ready to serve
Enjoy :D

Chocolate Banana Milkshake

Chocolate Banana Milkshake
     I chose to make this simple beverage because its been one of my favorite choices when having to buy from Mister Softee as a younger kid. Every time me and my cousins would play in the park and hear the ice-cream truck we would run to it and buy milkshakes. Up until now if I'm roaming the streets of New York and happen to come across a Mister Softee truck memories of my childhood would rush back. With this being said, after i started purchasing my own milkshakes and realized they are pretty expensive so I realized I could attempt to make my own.

Ingredients (Serving for 2 or 3)
(1). [2] Frozen Banana's
(2). Two cups filled 3/4 full of milk
(3). Blender
(4). Knife
(5). Chocolate Syrup (can also be chocolate bars)

Cooking Instructions
(1). Prepare the Banana's by peeling them
(2). Cut the Banana's into big chunks (as shown below)
(3). Place the Banana's in the Blender first to avoid splashing milk
(4). Pour both cups of Milk into the blender
(5). Pour the amount of chocolate wanted
(6). Turn on blender for about 10 seconds then turn off
(7). Pour into a cup (straw is optional)
(8). Pretend its a Mister Softee milkshake and Enjoy.
If it didn't live up to your expectations I'm sorry for wasting your time and you may now go look for Mister Softee and purchase his milkshake.

Banana Shake

 This is an ingredient for a refreshing drink which is not only nutritious but it requires minimal effort, (it tastes good too). My recipe doesn't need to be followed strictly as everyone can modify the drink to their liking. Personally I like to make it feel as artificial as possible without compromising nutrition. The  ingredients are as follows for an individual glass:

- 1/2 of a Banana, cut into fractions (you may want to use a funnel with a screen to avoid any pulp from peel)
- 1 to 2 scoops of Vanilla ice cream
- 1 to 2 cups of milk
- 2 to 3 teaspoons of sugar
-1 ice cube crushed via spoon
*and if im in the mood ill toss in a tiny bit of peanut butter