Stumped by the contents of her fridge, the author is inspired to recreate a Chinese takeout standard.
Fresh asparagus and peas contrast nicely with the chewy rice, in addition to providing color.
The author arrives at the market expecting to buy eggplants. But they're all gone. Now what?
A warming and filling meal--a wonderful, autumnal comfort-food sort of recipe, ready to be made with whatever might be lying around your kitchen.
The author was never a huge fan of the crustaceans--until she tried these lettuce and rice wraps.
In the middle of a busy week, the author winds down by mixing up her favorite dip.
This is an easy, comforting sort of meal--good for when you're almost too busy to cook. And, of course, it's really all about the guacamole.
The author decides to make fried chicken and potato salad. Will she be able to replicate her mother's cooking?
This is one of my favorite comfort meals. The potato salad recipe is from my grandmother on my mother's side.
No more dining hall chicken breasts. The author impresses her skeptical friends with this simple dish.
The creaminess from the mayonnaise and Greek yogurt mixed in with the fish tastes delicious and helps hold everything together in the tortillas.
At home for the summer, the author gets ready to ditch the dining hall and start cooking for her roommates.
Here's the recipe with some of the changes I've made added in, as adapted from the original in Instant Gratification by Lauren Chattman.