October 23, 2016

@HotForFood's Tofu Feta (Vegan)

I recently shared my results from following +hot for food's cheesey chive biscuit recipe, and I'm back with their Tofu Feta (from their Greek Salad) recipe.

October 19, 2016

Redirection: #HannahsCornellStory

When we were younger, my grandpa used to tell us stories before bed. Most of his stories were Chinese fables that entertained and taught valuable lessons - this dual purpose of stories is something that I've always loved. 

I had an opportunity to try my hand at the art of story-telling for my communications class. If you'd like to learn a little bit more about me, find what I consider to be a pretty important story in my life here. Through this experience, I've redirected my academic path -- I'll let the rest of the story do the talking.

xoxo, han

October 16, 2016

@HotForFood's Cheesey Chive Biscuits (Vegan)

A few months ago, I discovered +hot for food, and have been loving their content ever since! Here's how my attempt at making their cheese-y chive biscuits (a take on Red Lobster's Cheddar Bay Biscuits?) turned out:

October 12, 2016

Redirection: Intentionally Doing Nothing

A few weekends ago, I had the privilege of staying at Camp-of-the-Woods in the Adirondacks with my new campus ministry. I don't think I've ever seen a campground this beautiful; I'll be bold and compare Zeitfuss Lodge to a hotel (it's also so much nicer than my dorm). You won't believe what's offered at Camp-of-the-Woods too: an indoor pool (a nice one, too!), mini golf course, rock wall, zipline, a hiking trail, tennis courts, kayaking/canoeing, indoor basketball/volleyball/soccer, the list goes on. 

October 11, 2016

Peanut Butter & Jelly Hand Pies

I'm a little behind, but I think it's better late than never ;).
I made these hand pies over the summer, and couldn't help but consider them to be great additions to any lunchbox or an afterschool snack. Pie season is upon us, and if you have any leftover pie crust dough (or if you'd like to try out my favorite recipe), consider the recipe below:

October 9, 2016

Banana Leaf Wrapped Pomegranate Molasses Glazed Chicken with Coconut Rice

"Banana leaf wrapped pomegranate molasses chicken with coconut rice".

What a mouthful.

Well, I'm sticking with this name, because I don't really know what else to call it. It's exactly what it is, and I'm not creative enough to come up with a fancy, shortened name anyways ;). I was inspired to make this dish after trying Asha Gomez's pomegranate molasses chicken, and decided that a Sunday night, before my dad's birthday, would be the perfect day.

This recipe was very labor intensive, mostly because it was an experiment. I'm not going to list exact measurements for the chicken part, because this was all purely a trial, but I will outline the process and the ingredients used:

October 5, 2016

Redirection: Closet Basics & a Closet Cleanout

In my last "Redirection" post, I discussed a growing interest in minimalism, particularly concerning clothing. I acknowledged that I didn't want to adopt the popular "capsule wardrobe" approach, because it feels too restrictive and isn't very practical for a student who has a variety of situations to dress for. At the same time, however, my new approach to clothing shopping has made me rethink my approach to daily styling: