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MataMeals: Beef Stroganoff

MataMeals: Beef Stroganoff

Evgeniya Emolkina

March 13, 2018

As it often is the case with popular dishes, there are endless variations of beef Stroganoff. The key portions of the dish include finely chopped pieces of beef in a creamy sauce. INGREDIENTS 1/2 lb pasta 1/2 lb beef thinly cut or cubed 2 tablespoon oil (I use sunflower oil) 1...

DIY Valentine’s Rice Crispy Pops

DIY Valentine’s Rice Crispy Pops

Jessica Castellanos

February 13, 2015

Things you will need: Rice Crispy Cereal 1 package of marshmallows 3 tbs. of butter Heart shaped cookie cutters Lollipop sticks What to Do: Mix the butter and marshmallows together in a saucepan on medium heat. Let the mixture melt together. When fully melted, mix...

Fall in love with this berry twist

Fall in love with this berry twist

Adriana Celis

February 11, 2015

It’s Dinner Thyme! For this week’s blog we’ll be talking about…you guessed it, Valentine’s Day! The day to celebrate all that is love and friendship, especially between love birds. If you have been looking for a meaningful and unique gift that can’t just be bought in every store, you...

Quick, easy and cheap shrimp gumbo

Quick, easy and cheap shrimp gumbo

Nancy Oy

February 5, 2015

I love trying and cooking new foods. So, for this week’s food blog I decided to create and taste an African Heritage dish in honor of both Black History Month, and African Heritage and Health Week. Black History Month is an extension of Black History Week, which was created by Dr. Carter G. Woodson...

Make it yourself: Celery Root (Celeriac) Remoulade

Jake Fredericks

February 25, 2014

Remoulade is a classic French condiment with an affinity for pairing with seafood dishes, much like tartar sauce. Although the traditional version is more akin to a garlic mayonnaise (aioli), its nature as a basic sauce makes it versatile enough to incorporate a myriad of flavor combinations. Celery...

Make it yourself: Butterscotch-Ale Bread Pudding

Jake Fredericks

February 19, 2014

If you couldn’t tell by now, this writer has a pretty big sweet tooth. Donuts, cookies, ice cream, I love ‘em all. One of my favorite winter desserts, by far, is homemade bread pudding. I’m not talking about that gruel-style crap with the reconstituted raisins you were fed as a tyke in preschool....

DIY Vanilla Extract

Jake Fredericks

February 11, 2014

Baking fans will love this simple, two-set recipe to make homemade vanilla extract. All you need is a glass (8 fluid ounces) of bottom-shelf vodka and a half dozen (6) vanilla beans. Using a sharp knife, split the vanilla pods open by slicing down the spine starting just below the tip of one end all...

Beer and food: Holiday dinner menu

Beer and food: Holiday dinner menu

Jake Fredericks

December 4, 2013

Obviously, this holiday feast, and subsequent recipes, would be a logistical nightmare for even a seasoned culinarian to accomplish solo. Tracking down and preparing ingredients for an individual dish may prevent biting off more than one can chew, so to speak. Here’s a comprehensive list of what each...

Vegan black bean soup recipe

Jessica Jewell

April 12, 2012

Black Bean Soup This soup is another recipe from Vegan Yum Yum. I love this soup for a quick fix. It’s a one-pot meal—perfect for a college budget and for when you’re in a pinch. Black beans have the added benefits of being rich in antioxidants that benefit not only the health of your skin...

Healthy African Yam Stew recipe

Jessica Jewell

March 20, 2012

I recently picked up a copy of “Vegan Yum Yum,” a book published by one of my favorite vegan bloggers. The recipes in this thing are killer. So, naturally, I had to try my hand at one of the more interesting ones. Note, this is the first time I’ve ever had peanut butter in soup. I know, it sound weird, but the combination of sweet (raisins and yams) with the savory flavo...

Healthier option: Homemade black bean burgers

Jessica Jewell

March 15, 2012

As a vegetarian, I get bored and suspicious of freezer-aisle garden burgers, so I decided to try something new: black bean burgers. They require some prep and some care, but the end product is 100-percent worth the effort. The recipe is straightforward and amazingly flavorful. The leftovers can be u...

Vegan Jambalaya recipe perfect for Mardi Gras

Jessica Jewell

February 16, 2012

Vegan Jambalaya Mardi Gras! Beads, public nudity, debauchery and rich, rich foods, right? This is a hit anytime it’s made at my place. The turmeric powder in this recipe is an antioxidant. It’s an anti-inflammatory and has been used in India for thousands of years. Healing daily says that ...

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