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Recipes to Try in 2022

If you’ve ever been looking for good and healthy recipes to try for this new year, I got you covered! Today, I’ll be giving you a rundown of my three favorite recipes that I highly recommend.

Gnocchi Soup 

This Olive Garden-inspired Gnocchi Soup is my favorite soup to make when it's cold outside as it's very creamy and warm, and it makes enough for leftovers.

Ingredients: 

  •     2 tbs butter 
  •     1 ½ cups of chicken broth
  •     2 ⅕ cups of half and half
  •     3 ⅕ cups of milk 
  •     Gnocchi (I get mine at HomeGoods) 
  •     Spinach, carrots, and/or onions

Directions: 

  • Melt the butter and cook vegetables until desired tenderness
  • Add the chicken broth, half and half, and milk and bring to a boil
  • Add desired amount of Gnocchi and cook for another 3-5 minutes until you are able to cut the gnocchi in half with a fork (careful: Gnocchi cooks very fast)
  • Salt to taste

Chicken Curry

This recipe is perfect for when you’re feeling a more special dish! Complete with some spice and a little leeway for you to add your own.

Ingredients:

  • 1.52 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½  onion, finely chopped
  • 500g / 1lb chicken thighs, sliced 
  • 2.5 tbsp curry powder 
  • 270 ml / 1.25 cups coconut milk, full fat (9 oz) (Note 3)
  • 1.5 cups (375 ml) chicken stock low sodium
  • ½  tsp salt
  • ¼  cup coriander/cilantro leaves, chopped

Directions: 

  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Then cook desired vegetales for around 3 minutes. 
  • Add chicken until cooked 
  • Mix in curry powder and cook for 2 minutes 
  • Add coconut milk and chicken stock. Allow it to simmer for 10 minutes then salt
  • If curry isn't thick enough, add a few pinches of cornstarch 

Steak Stir Fry

This is my favorite recipe to make as Asian food is my favorite. This recipe has a very nice blend of spices and flavor. 

Ingredients: 

  •     Steak
  •     Desired Veggies 
  •     3 cloves of garlic 
  •     2 tsp of sesame oil 
  •        ⅓ Soy Sauce 
  •     1 tbsp of Brown Sugar 
  •     1 cup of chicken broth
  •     ¼ cup of flour 

Directions: 

  • In a skillet cook veggies until soft and brown. Then add steak (I like to add butter and worchestire sauce with the steak) 
  • In a separate saucepan add garlic, sesame oil, brown sugar, chicken broth and soy sauce and stir until warm
  • When broth is warm, ass flour and whisk until the flour is mostly dissolve
  • Add veggies and steak and stir until they are thinly coated
  • Serve over rice!

Hopefully, if you’re in need of comfort food, you try one of these three amazing recipes that I absolutely adore!

Lauren Welch is a junior at Michigan State University studying Political Science pre-law with a minor in Law, Justice, and Public Policy and Creative Writing. Lauren Welch is currently the secretary for the Michigan State University chapter and loves to write articles that relate to the college experience and tips on how to survive college in the most fun way. You can reach her through email at welchla3@msu.edu
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