‘Food’ Posts

Intro to Cooking: Sesame Broccoli Salad

an class="full-image-block ssNonEditable">Image courtesy of Eating Out Loud. This guest post is courtesy of our good friends at College Candy

It may have been the vegetable non grata at your childhood dinner table, but now that you’re a super-chic college chick there’s no reason to balk at broccoli. Of all the greens with which to fill your plate, broccoli has a unique varied texture that soaks up yummy sauces, and is robust and filling, too. Now is the peak season for the veggie, so it’s a great time to stock up on its calcium and folate.

 Snack Ideas:

  • Awesome as a crispy, fresh vehicle for hummus spread or paired with Laughing Cow cheese.
  • Steam in boiling water and serve drizzled with Thai peanut sauce (available in the ethnic foods section of your grocery store)
  • Chop and scramble with eggs and ham for an omelet twist.

The Recipe: Sesame Broccoli Salad

By now, you’re probably tired of the caf salad bar and its endless iceberg lettuce. Whip up this salad at home and it will serve you for a week. Sometimes I add chunks of steamed chicken for a protein boost and to make it a complete meal. Crunchy, sweet, and savory!

3 Small Dorm or Apartment Worthy Kitchen Tools

an class="full-image-float-right ssNonEditable">Image via Flickr user: kamath_lnThere comes a time in nearly every college student's life to stretch their culinary wings, and fly away to a place where there is no cafeterias. Here are some small (and cheap) tools to help you get settled after you come in for a landing. (I apologize for the terrible metaphor)

Rice Cooker

Rice  has two qualities that are hard to find together, at least when it comes to food.  It's cheap and healthy.  Unfortunately, to cook it you need a stove. Even if you have stove it's still hard to cook. There is a solution that solves both of the aforementioned problems.

The Best Way to Reheat Pizza

We know you love that cold pizza for breakfast — but what if you want to get a little classy? Let’s make that pizza hot! Putting pizza in the refrigerator will break down the chemicals inside the dough, which gives it that bummer, tough texture the next day. (I know what you’re thinking: Do not ...