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Single seriving recipes: Meals in a mug

Microwave chilaquiles (above) and omelets (below) are some of the easy-to-make mug recipes college students can try out in their favorite coffee cup.
August 27, 2014

I have never successfully used an oven before. In fact, the first and only time I tried cooking a frozen pizza, I ended up getting sick. Because I am a self-proclaimed terrible cook, I usually end up getting...

Cookie dough balls made healthy

These vegan chocolate chip cookie dough balls not only taste great and satisfy that sweet tooth, but they are also packed with protein and serve as a healthy alternative to store-bought, highly-processed cookie dough.
March 17, 2014

Cookie dough is arguably every woman’s best friend — and immortal enemy. While cookie dough can provide a world of comfort for a stressed student during midterm week, once that first bite is taken,...

Dish of the Week: Four-ingredient Saltine Toffee Crisps

Consisting of four ingredients, Saltine Toffee Crisps are simple and delicious treats that satisfy both one’s sweet and salty cravings.
January 28, 2014

When the wind chill hovers around minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit and walking to class becomes a serious workout, it’s perfectly normal to find yourself in hibernation mode. If the idea of leaving a source...

Dish of the Week: One-ingredient banana purée ice cream

Banana purée ice cream serves as a healthy alternative to sweet, sugary desserts. The dish only requires three frozen bananas and a blender or food processor.
January 21, 2014

Delectable ice cream made from a single ingredient, and it’s healthy? I didn’t believe it either — until I tried it for myself. To make one-ingredient banana purée ice cream, all you need is three...

Dish of the Week: Spaghetti Squash

Topped with marinara sauce and parmesan cheese, spaghetti squash contains a quarter of the calories of its pasta counterpart. 
December 4, 2013

As Thanksgiving break has come to a close, students may have noticed their jeans fitting a bit more snuggly than usual and their belts needing to be buckled notch or two looser. While the surplus of unhealthy...

Dish of the Week: Candied Sweet Potatoes

Candied sweet potatoes simmer until their middles are soft. The dish can be served right out of the skillet.
November 19, 2013

With fall break quickly approaching, I have found myself daydreaming in class about all food of Thanksgiving’s past. I can hear the whir of the electric carving knife as my dad cuts his classic turkey...

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