This semester marks the first time that I am off of the Macalester meal plans since becoming a college student. No more unused meal swipes (yay)! No more over-seasoned potatoes (yay)! No more undercooked rice (yay)! No more people cooking my meals 🙁 !
My Personal Dietary Goals
From this semester onward, I am hoping to not become the stereotypical college student with a ramen diet. I want to incorporate more vegetables, various forms of protein, and fewer carbohydrates in my meals (I tend to overeat carbs). When I grocery shop now, I try to be more health conscious, aiming for less processed and packaged foods and adding more gluten-free (read easy-to-digest) and organic options.
So, here are some photos to document the beginning of my cooking journey. Please excuse the terrible green dishware; they belong to the Summit House (my dorm building).
Rachel’s cooking journey:
Spaghetti with shrimp, broccoli, and artichoke hearts tossed in olive oil (and red chili flakes). This pasta dish was partially inspired by Gabie Kook, a Korean chef/YouTuber (wife of Josh from Korean Englishman), and her one-pan pasta dishes. I think I will try to find more one-pan recipes so that clean up is super easy.
That’s it for now! Maybe I’ll post some more updates later in the semester of my cooking; stay tuned 🙂 If you know any awesome recipes or cooking websites, share them with me in the comments! I will definitely check them out! 😀
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