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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Toasted PB&J with Banana

Category: Junior Year/Vegetarian
Servings: 1 person
Prep-Time:  5 minutes
Cook-Time: 5-10 minutes

Why is this a survival recipe?

Warm peanut butter on toast is just delightful, and I love the traditional PB&J so I decided to spice it up by grilling it. I added in the banana for some extra kick and it really brightened up the whole dish.

It is so filling, so quick to make and it’s still just as delicious cold. I definitely recommend drinking a glass of milk with this meal.

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices of Bread
  • 2 tbsp of Peanut Butter
  • 2 tbsp of Jelly
  • 1/2 a Banana
  • Butter

Step one: Butter the outside of your bread

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Step two: Spread your peanut butter on both sides and slice your banana onto one side of bread

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Step three: Spread your jelly on the opposing side

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Step four: Grill your sandwich until it is golden brown

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Step five: Cut your sandwich and dig in

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Spinach Stuffed Portabello Mushrooms

Category: Freshman Year/Vegetarian
Servings: 1 person
Prep-Time:  10 minutes
Cook-Time: 21 minutes

Why is this a survival recipe?

This is actually one of the first recipes I ever made up. I was hosting my parents and I had no idea what to make, so I grabbed the first thing I could find: mushrooms. It ended up being absolutely delicious, and I make it all the time.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large Portabello Mushroom Cap, cleaned
  • 1/4 cup of Frozen Spinach
  • 1 slice of Cheese
  • 1/4 cup of Breadcrumbs
  • To taste: Cayenne Pepper, Black Pepper, Salt, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Paprika
  • EVOO

Step one: Preheat your oven to 425; coat your mushroom with olive oil fairly liberally

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Step two: Stuff the slightly thawed frozen spinach into the mushroom cap

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Step three: Season your mushrooms

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Step four: Lay your cheese on top of the cap

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Step five: Cover the whole cap with breadcrumbs

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Step six: Roast your mushroom for 18 minutes covered with tin foil, and remove the covering for a final 3 minutes

Step seven: Enjoy your delicious stuffed mushroom

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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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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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Salsa and Cheese Quesadilla

Category: Freshman Year/Vegetarian
Servings: 1 person
Prep-Time:  3 minutes
Cook-Time: 2 minutes

Why is this a survival recipe?

I make quesadillas in the microwave all the time. For me, when I want a cheesy snack, I usually don’t want to wait for the oven to heat up.

I love putting hot salsa with my quesadillas, and if I’ve got any cooked chicken laying around I throw it in with the cheese and salsa. It’s a hot meal ready in about 30 seconds, and you’ve always got the ingredients in your kitchen.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tortilla
  • 1/2 cup of Shredded Cheese
  • 3 tbsp of Hot Salsa

Step one: Sprinkle your cheese on half of your tortilla

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Step two: Spoon your salsa on the cheese and maybe add a little more, then fold the tortilla in half

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Step three: Microwave your quesadilla for about 30 seconds

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Step four: Cut up and top with more salsa and enjoy

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Steamed Vegetables with Mushroom Spiced Couscous

Category: Freshman Year/Vegan*
Servings: 1 person
Prep-Time:  5-10 minutes
Cook-Time: 5 minutes

Why is this a survival recipe?

Couscous is so good  and ready to eat in about five minutes in the microwave. It’s a perfect base for your veggies, meats, even eggs, and it’s ready in a snap. I could eat this meal all week, and since the box makes about 5 servings, I get to, and it’s awesome.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of Mushroom Spiced Couscous
  • 1 cup of frozen Steamed Veggies
  • 1 tsp of Italian Dressing

Step one: Prepare your couscous and steamed veggies according to the packaging; stir in your dressing and enjoy.

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

Poached Eggs with Tomatos over Spinach

Category: Senior Year/Vegetarian
Servings: 1 person
Prep-Time:  5 minutes
Cook-Time: 10 minutes

Why is this a survival recipe?

When I learned how to poach eggs, I started putting them on everything. I eat them on toast, I eat them in Eggs Benedict, I even eat them with some warmed risotto.

I have always wanted to make them and this is the step by step guide to make perfect poached eggs. This recipe’s combination is savory and works well for breakfast or for dinner.

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

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 Eggs, for poaching
  • 1 tbsp of White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 dash of Salt
  • 1 dash of Pepper
  • 1/4 cup of Frozen Spinach, thawed and seasoned
  • 1 slice of Tomato

Step one: Fill a non-stick pan with 1-2 inches of water. Bring the water to a low boil, with the bubble just beginning to form on the bottom of the pan, like this:

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Step two: Add your white wine vinegar and swirl away the bubbles from the bottom of the pan

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Step three: Crack your egg into a shallow cup and pour it gently into the simmering water. You may need to gently splash the water over the egg yolk; use a slotted spoon for this.

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Step four: Cook your eggs for 4.5 minutes and remove them from the water with a slotted spoon.

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Step five: While your eggs are cooking, defrost your spinach and season with salt and pepper; slice your tomato and lay it over your spinach

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Step six: Assemble your dish, season, and enjoy your delicious meal

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Almond Breeze Overnight Berry Oats

Category: Freshman Year/Vegan
Servings: 1 person
Prep-Time:  5 minutes
Cook-Time: 8 hours

Why is this a survival recipe?

I see overnights oats everywhere online, and the best thing about them is you can make any kind you want, with practically any ingredient that you want, and all you need are oats, a mason jar, and about 8 hours.

I prep these the night before and then I never have to worry about making breakfast the next morning. Sometimes I make them with milk and yogurt, and other times I use delicious almond milk and fruit.

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

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup of Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1/2 cup of Almond Milk
  • Fresh or Frozen Berries
  • 1 tsp of Sugar

Step one: Mix together your milk and oats

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Step two: Add in your fruit, cover your jar and shake the oats to mix them

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Step three: Refrigerate them over night 

Step four: Top with sugar and eat them cold or warm them in the microwave

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