Traditional Western Omelet

Category: Senior Year/Gluten Free
Servings: 1 person
Prep-Time:  2 minutes
Cook-Time: 10 minutes

Why is this a survival recipe?

I can make my own western omelet in my own kitchen in about 20 minutes, instead of rushing in and out of line in the dining hall and consequently being late to class.

I use the traditional ingredients which are so good and always in my fridge, but if you just don’t have them you can throw tradition out the window and make a “must-go” omelet with the same technique.

If you have a Gluten Allergy, make sure all of your products and brands are gluten free.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Egg White
  • 1 Splash of Milk
  • 1 tsp of Onion
  • 1 tsp of Green Pepper
  • 2 tsp of Ham
  • 1 slice of Cheese
  • Salt/Pepper to taste

Step one: Saute your leftover onion and pepper until tender

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Step two: Warm up your ham with the onion and peppers

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Step three: Beat your eggs with milk, salt and pepper, and pour them into your warm pan. Cook until the omelet is almost entirely opaque

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Step four: Add your slice of cheese to one side of your omelet

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Step five: Fold your omelet in half to melt the cheese

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Step six: Transfer to a plate and enjoy your delicious western omelet.

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Twice Baked Potatoes

Category: Senior Year/Gluten Free/Vegetarian
Servings: 2 people 
Prep-Time:  1 hour and 10 minutes
Cook-Time: 15-20 minutes

Why is this a survival recipe?

Making twice baked potatoes is just as easy as making loaded potato skins; all you need to do is mix together the toppings you usually dollop on top of your skins right into the meat of the potato. It’s so easy, and a delicious way to make your baked potatoes extra filling.

If you have a Gluten Allergy, make sure all of your products and brands are gluten free.

Ingredients:

  • 1 baking Potato
  • 1-2 tsp of Sour Cream
  • 1/4 cup of Shredded Cheese

Step one: Bake your potato, scoop out the inside and mix it together with your cheese and sour cream (See: Crisp and Fluffy Baked Potatoes)

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Step two: Stuff your potato and return your potato to the oven and bake until the cheese is melted. Enjoy!

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Tomato Egg Bake

Category: Senior Year/Vegetarian
Servings: 1 person
Prep-Time: 15 minutes
Cook-Time: 20-25 minutes

Why is this a survival recipe?

There’s nothing than popping your breakfast in the oven and casually sipping your coffee while you wait for your breakfast to cook perfectly. I always have eggs, tomato, spinach, and feta, so one day I decided to put them all together. This is incredible easy and very delicious.

If you have a Gluten Allergy, make sure all of your products and brands are gluten free.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tomato
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp of Feta Cheese
  • 1-2 tsp of Spinach
  • To taste: Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder

Step one: Preheat your oven to 425; remove the seeds from your tomato and roast it for 10 minutes to remove some of the extra juices

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Step two: Drain your tomato and stuff it with your thawed spinach, feta, and seasonings

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Step three: Crack your egg into your tomato. If it over flows, just pick up the tomato and put it onto a new plate; the excess will fall away. Add more feta to the top.

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Step four: Bake for about 20-25 minutes until the egg white sets. Push up your tinfoil so the tomato doesn’t split. 

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Step five: Enjoy!

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Cheesy Broccoli Stuffed Baked Potato

Category: Sophomore Year/Gluten Free/Vegetarian
Servings: 1 person
Prep-Time:  1o minutes
Cook-Time: 5 minutes

Why is this a survival recipe?

This is as simple as heating up a delicious potato and cheesy broccoli. Now that you know how to make baked potatoes in the microwave, all you need to do is make your baked potato and heat up some savory cheesy vegetables. I always have them in my freezer for side dishes with my main courses.

If you have a Gluten Allergy, make sure that all of your products and brands are gluten free.

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of Cheesy Broccoli
  • 1 baking Potato

Step one: Make your Lazy Man’s Baked Potato and cut it open

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Step two: Cook your cheesy broccoli according to the package and pour over your potato. Enjoy.

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Peanut Butter and Raisin Oatmeal with Sausages

Category: Freshman Year/Gluten Free
Servings: 1 person
Prep-Time:  5 minutes
Cook-Time: 10 minutes

Why is this a survival recipe?

Oatmeal is another quintessential food that everyone should know how to make, and it’s a perfect base for delicious flavor combinations. I make mine with peanut butter, maple syrup and some raisins with a couple of sausages, but just like sweet and savory cream of wheat, you can put almost anything into your oatmeal.

If you have a Gluten Allergy, make sure all of your products and brands are gluten free.

Ingredients:

  • 1 bowl of Prepared Oatmeal
  • 1 tsp of Peanut Butter
  • 1 box of Raisins
  • 1 tsp of Maple Syrup
  • 2 Breakfast Sausages

Step one: Prepare your oatmeal according to the package. If you’re using peanut butter, take into account the saltiness when you’re seasoning your oatmeal

Step two: Cook your breakfast sausages and stir in your peanut butter, raisins, and maple syrup. Enjoy your hearty oatmeal breafast

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Spice Rubbed Roasted Salmon with Sauteed Veggies

Category: Senior Year/Gluten Free
Servings: 1 person
Prep-Time:  5 minutes
Cook-Time: 15-20 minutes

Why is this a survival recipe?

I love cooking with fish, and when I can afford it I always get fresh fillets.  This spice rub paired with fresh lemon makes your fish taste delicious, and it’s always flaky and light and wonderful.

If you have a Gluten Allergy, make sure all of your products and brands are gluten free.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Salmon Fillet
  • 1 whole Lemon, juiced
  • To taste: Cayenne Pepper, Paprika, Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Roasted Vegetables Seasoning
  • Zucchini, Broccoli, Summer Squash etc

Step one: Preheat your oven to 400; squeeze half of your lemon over your fillet and cover it liberally

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Step two: Make your rub and massage it into the salmon fillet

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Step three: In a baking dish, roast your salmon for 15-20 minutes, depending on how you like your fish. 15 minutes will be medium, 20 minutes will be well done. Saute your vegetables while your salmon is cooking.

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Step four: Let your salmon rest covered for 5 minutes.

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Step five: Plate and squeeze the second half of your lemon over your fish and enjoy

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Almond Breeze Breakfast Smoothie

Category: Senior Year/Vegan
Servings: 1 person
Prep-Time:  2 minutes
Cook-Time: 3 minutes

Why is this a survival recipe?

I love using almond-coconut milk in breakfast smoothies, because it is so light and fresh it really gives that extra element to a traditional breakfast smoothie. I use fresh or frozen fruit depending on what I have in the fridge, and I’ve got a substantial, quick, and easy breakfast in under 5 minutes.

If you have a  Gluten Allergy, make sure your brands and products are all gluten free.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of Almond-Coconut milk
  • 1/2 a Banana, sliced
  • 4-5 large Strawberries, sliced
  • 1/4 cup of Blueberries
  • 1 handful of Ice cubes

Step one: Prepare your fruits and put them in your blender

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Step two: Add your almond-coconut milk and ice

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Step three: Blend and serve

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Roasted Shrimp with White Rice

Category: Senior Year/Gluten Free
Servings: 1-2 people
Prep-Time:  5 minutes
Cook-Time: 15 minutes

Why is this a survival recipe?

Shrimp and rice are another classic combination that is surprisingly filling. White Basmati rice cooks insanely quickly; it’s finished in about 15 minutes, and is perfectly light and well matched with the lightness of the shrimp.

If you have a Gluten Allergy, make sure all of your products and brands are gluten free.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of  Basmati rice, cooked
  • 6 shrimp
  • EVOO
  • Salt/Pepper to taste
  • Butter to taste

Step one: Put on your rice and cook  according to the directions on the package

Step two: 5 minutes into your rice, preheat your oven to 400 and devain your shrimp

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Step three: Season your shrimp with EVOO, salt and pepper and lay them on a lined cookie sheet

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Step four: Roast your shrimp for 5-8 minutes

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Step six: Melt a bit of butter over your rice, place your shrimp on the rice and enjoy!

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Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Root Vegetables

Category: Senior Year/Gluten Free
Servings: 3-4 people
Prep-Time:  3 hours
Cook-Time: 35-40 minutes

Why is this a survival recipe?

Pork tenderloin is extremely affordable and can be prepared in so many different ways, but my favorite is the marinade with this lovely dijon mustard sauce. It’s so simple to make, and it makes for a delicious entree and an even better leftover meal.

If you have a Gluten Allergy, make sure all of your products and brands are gluten free.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Pork Tenderloin
  • 1 clove of Garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 Lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 cup of EVOO
  • 1 tbsp of Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Potato, sliced thin
  • 1/2 Onion, sliced
  • 2 Carrots, sliced

Step one: Combine your garlic, olive oil, lemon, and mustard into a freezer bag; add  your pork tenderloin and marinate for at least three hours in the fridge

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Step two: Slice your root vegetables and cover them with EVOO, salt and pepper; coat the vegetables evenly

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Step three: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees; lay your tenderloin over the vegetables and cook for 35-40 minutes

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Step four: Cover and let rest for 5-10 minutes, slice your pork and serve

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Chicken Sausages with Mushroom Spiced Couscous

Category: Freshman Year*
Servings: 1 person
Prep-Time:  15 minutes
Cook-Time: 5 minutes

Why is this a survival recipe?

I love sausages and couscous, and since the box of couscous makes about 5 servings, I thought I would switch up my traditional vegetarian combination and add in some yummy cooked chicken sausages. This recipe is outrageously easy and even easier to store, re-heat, and enjoy.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cooked Sausage, sliced
  • 1 cup of Couscous, prepared

Step one: Prepare your couscous according to the box and transfer it into a bowl

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Step two: Warm up your sausage and slice it into bite-sized pieces.

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Step three: Mix the two together and enjoy

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*this post originally stated this recipe was gluten free. it has since been updated.