Healthy Eating in the Dining Courts

So, you like cooking, or maybe you just like to have some control over your meals. Unfortunately, thanks to classes, clubs, and other commitments, you’re stuck having meals in the dining courts. All seems bleak, the rigid menus forcing you to choose between mildly appealing and kind of appetizing. However, there is still hope! Even…

“How To” Make the Simplest Ingredient: Simple Syrup

Simple Syrup, aka liquid gold, holds true to its name being the simplest recipe to make in the kitchen. Equal parts sugar to equal parts water. Now, why even bother to make simple syrup when you can  just add granulated sugar? Simple syrup is completely customizable and can be dissolved into virtually anything liquid whether…

Mexican at Home; Tortillas

Having a Mexican side to my family has always been interesting. Between the quinceaneras and Christmas get-togethers spent making hundreds of tamales,  I have always been happily exposed to many cultural experiences and foods, but you don’t know cultural family cooking until you try in find the recipes… And by that I mean, what recipes???…

Mindful Eating

Mindful eating: Savor the Flavor We’ve all had those days where we seem to be rushing from one activity to the next, leaving little time to actually sit down and eat nonetheless, scarf down a quick snack in between those moment of precious “free” time. Perhaps you’ve simply grown accustomed to the rushed meal time…

How to: Be a cheater

Now, I must say that my parents didn’t raise a cheater. They taught me that it is more important to lose honestly and fairly, than it is to win dishonestly. And throughout my time at Purdue I followed those guidelines. Whether it was in my time spent studying through the night for my upcoming Micrometabolism…