February 2, 2011 - 9:08am
Your guide to making the best dining hall dishes at every meal.

What better way to relax and indulge at your mid-week meals than with pear oatmeal for breakfast and buffalo wings for dinner?

February 1, 2011 - 8:18pm

If you aren't sick of leafy greens after our lineup of spinach-heavy entrees this past week, this spinach lasagna makes for an easy yet delicious dinner to last in your fridge for a week or share with housemates.


16 ounce tub of cottage cheese
2 eggs
3 cups mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
10 ounces spinach (roughly one large bag)
1 jar tomato sauce (or more, if you're like me and you like your pasta and pizza extra saucy)
9 flat lasagna noodles (Hodgeson Mill makes a delicious...

February 1, 2011 - 8:11am
Your guide to making the best dining hall dishes at every meal.

Try going vegetarian today and sample the fresh flavors those greens have to offer.

January 31, 2011 - 6:19pm
Kale loses its intimidation factor when you bake it into irresistibly crunchy veggie chips.

This winter, I promised myself to expand my vegetable horizons. Kale is a scary vegetable. Raw kale is bitter and has a reputation of being too healthy to be delicious. This baked kale breaks the stereotype. The recipe is easy, and relatively healthy if you can skimp on the cheese (I can't). Just substitute nutritional yeast for the cheese, and you have a great vegan snack.

Are there any vegetables you're scared to take on this season? Let us know in the comments!

1 small bunch kale

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

January 31, 2011 - 5:48pm
A round-up of food-related articles and recipes we're digging into today.

What we're reading:

Koi Fish

(Anncoo Journal) I couldn't help but squeel in excitement and coo in aw when I saw this blog post about making jelly Koi Fish from agar agar powder. Used as a quick setting base for Asian desserts, agar agar powder helps recipes set without refrigeration and won't melt in heat. This made it the perfect base for these cute Koi Fish jellies, which are almost too adorable to eat! Fun fact: Koi fish symbolize surplus in China, making them a popular...

January 31, 2011 - 9:33am
Enjoy a spicy, midday pick-me-up with zesty tacos garnished with jalapenos and banana peppers!

1 biscuit
1/2 cup scrambled eggs
2 sausage links
1 medium banana
1 cup milk

Hot ‘n Spicy Tacos
-place all ingredients evenly inside taco shells and enjoy!
2 hard/soft taco shells
1/2 cup taco meat
1/4 cup lettuce
1/4 cup onion
1/4 cup refried beans
1/3 cup tomato
1/2 cup shredded cheese
2 tablespoons jalapeno peppers
2 tablespoons banana pepper
2 tablespoons sour cream
dash of hot sauce

1 cup pineapple chunks


January 30, 2011 - 10:44am
A bowl of easy-to-make oatmeal with bananas and peanut butter is just what you need to wake up on a Sunday morning.

Omelet with -
green peppers
diced ham

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal
-mix all ingredients in a bowl
1 cup oatmeal
1 small/medium banana, chopped into small pieces
2 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tablespoons walnuts
sprinkle with cinnamon

Manicotti with Italian Side Salad
2 pieces manicotti
1/2 cup Italian mixed vegetables, on the side

side salad-
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup cucumber

January 29, 2011 - 11:02am
Start the weekend off right with an apple-pancake brunch!

Apple Pancakes with Cran-Apple Fruit Salad
2 pancakes
1/4 cup apple topping
1/4 cup whipped cream
3 bacon slices, on the side

1 medium apple, chopped into small pieces
1/3 cup grapes
2 tablespoons dried cranberries
2 tablespoons walnuts
dress with a splash of orange juice for added flavor

1 piece grilled chicken
1/2 cup broccoli rice bake
1 cup vegetable soup
1 piece cheesecake

January 28, 2011 - 1:04pm
A round-up of food-related articles and recipes we're digging into today.

What we're reading:


Chefs and the (other) "F" word

January 28, 2011 - 9:06am
Sausages, salmon, and scallops - oh my!

Create your own delicious sausage and pepper bagel for lunch and indulge in a seafood feast at dinnertime!

2 blueberry waffles
1 small egg white omelet
1 cup cantaloupe
1 cup apple juice

Open-Faced Sausage and Pepper Bagel
-place all ingredients atop bagel halves and enjoy!
1 bagel, sliced in half (preferably wheat or onion)
1 polish sausage or bratwurst, sliced
1/2 cup peppers and onions
2-3 tomato slices
sprinkle of oregano and red pepper flakes