Friday, February 11, 2011

More Easy College/Quick Recipes

Quick and Easy Recipes Anyone Can Make - Quick Pasta Sauce, Egg Omelet, Yogurt Kabab Chicken

I figured I'd dump some more quick recipes on you guys because I've been cooking for a lot of people lately. These are more recipes that I used when I was in school and anyone can make them. Impress your friends/family and yourself and master the art of the kitchen.

-Quick Pasta Sauce
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed

1 green/red pepper chopped
400g can of chopped tomatoes
Fresh basil or dried Italian herbs to taste
salt and freshly ground black pepper.

1) Simply cut onion and garlic into small pieces and fry until browned in olive oil. Then add pepper if desired.
2) Reduce heat and add chopped tomatoes then simmer
3) When it starts looking like a sauce (usually about 4-5 few mins) add salt pepper and herbs, stir and taste
4) Adjust seasoning to taste if necessary and serve over cooked pasta.

-Quick Omelet 
3 Eggs
Salt and Pepper

Onion/Green Pepper - amounts desired

Grated cheese (optional)
Mixed herbs (optional)

1) Mix the eggs in any sort of bowl or jug you like with salt, pepper and onion/green pepper/herbs if desired.
2) Heat the butter (or oil) in a reasonably large frying pan.
3) Pour in the egg mixture slowly and swirl the pan a little to even it out.
4) After 30 seconds or so the top should firm up, at this point add grated cheese if you like.

-Yogurt Marinated Chicken Kabobs
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I use 1/2 boneless thighs, half breasts)
1 T minced garlic or garlic minced to a paste
1/4 cup finely chopped garlic chives, regular chives or scallions
1 1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
2 T vegetable oil
1/2 cup cup plain yogurt

Cut chicken into 1 inch chunks and put into wide shallow bowl.
Mix garlic, greens, salt, pepper and oil into the yogurt.
Add to chicken and stir, cover and marinate for 1-2 hours - turn over once.
Broil 12 - 15 minutes, turning once, until cooked through.


  1. Sounds delicious. Thanks for these.

  2. dood, i freaking love you, made the omelet this morning!

  3. I'm gonna have to make that pasta tonight.