Collegian Cooks: A succulent summer

Christina Vessa and Hannah Ditzenberger

With summer in full swing, the new Collegian Cooks staff prepared a refreshing meal that brings summer vibes. It’s easy to prepare and delicious to eat.

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Many college students, especially those who are traveling over break, may not have access to fancy kitchen appliances. For this meal, a stove top and a toaster are the only necessary appliances. Additionally, the food is fresh, healthy and appetizing.

Citrus Chicken

  • 1 cup of orange juice
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano
  • 3 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of rosemary
  • 4 thawed chicken breasts

Step one: Unwrap chicken and place into a dish.

Step two: Pour the ingredients into the dish.

Step three: Let the mixture marinate for two hours and cook in a pan on high heat.

Step four: Pour the juices into the pan and cook until desired (approximately 20 minutes).

Rice 

  • 4 cups of water
  • 2 cups of rice

Step one: Boil the water.

Step two: Add the rice.

Step three: Cook until desired (approximately 20 minutes).

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Avocado Toast

  • 3 tomatoes
  • 1 avocado
  • Basil to taste
  • Reduced balsamic vinegar to taste
  • A loaf of bread

Step one: Toast the pieces of bread.

Step two: Cut of the vegetables, add balsamic vinegar, stir.

Step three: Place the vegetables on the toast.

Salad

  • 2 tangerines
  • 1 cup of dried cranberries
  • Pecans to taste
  • Feta cheese to taste
  • Lettuce or spinach
  • Fig or balsamic salad dressing

Step one: Slice the tangerines into quarters.

Step two: Add the fruit to the lettuce, sprinkle on pecans and feta cheese to taste.

Step three: Add dressing to taste.

Honey Lemonade

  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 1 1/2 cups of steaming water
  • 1 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 cups of ice

Step one: Combine ingredients.

Step two: Stir and serve.

Collegian Chefs Christina Vessa and Hannah Ditzenberger can be reached at entertainment@collegian.com or on Twitter at @chrissyvessa and @h_ditzenberger.