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Aug 7, 2011

The Newbie's Guide to Owning the Gym

Okay, so I guess I’m a gym rat. I am the one who loves to get to my campus fitness center when it opens at 6:30 in the morning (and who was infuriated when the opening was delayed from 6:00 a.m.). And I have tried just about every class and machine offered on the commercial market. At various times in my life, I have been the yoga class-clown who slips out of downward dog -- and eventually the student fellow classmates look to as a model. I like to say I’ve seen a lot of different ways of exercising and done a lot of different exercises, which means I’ve made every mistake imaginable along the way.

Apr 3, 2011

Intro to Cooking: Buttermilk Dressing

Since we’re all in the habit of eating our veggies now, I figured that this week I’d offer up a recipe for my new favorite salad dressing. Trust me, this stuff is absolutely divine, especially on a bed of kale.

Mar 27, 2011

Intro to Cooking: DIY Granola

Maybe because it’s supposed to be spring and it’s currently snowing outside, I’ve been thinking an awful lot about Christmas recently. Then I got hungry. That’s because my go-to homemade gift for Christmases of yore has been homemade granola. What’s not to love? It’s healthy, hip, cute, and – well – tasty! So if the weather’s got you down, stay in and make some of this stuff!

Intro to Cooking: Rice-Leftover Pudding

Okay. I’ll stay away from chocolate this week, but my sweet tooth has been absolutely aching. The only thing that will satisfy it is one of those hearty, straight-from-momma’s kitchen kind of recipes. I present you with my super-easy Rice-Leftover Pudding recipe!

Intro to Cooking: Sweet Dijon Carrots

Okay, so we now know asparagus can be really yummy. Let’s keep yummifying vegetables, shall we? The next victim I bring to the chopping block: carrots.

Intro to Cooking: Parmesan Asparagus

Okay, ladies. I’ll take a break from chocolate. So let’s stock up on our veggies, shall we? It would be so much easier to trade fudge for asparagus if it were really tasty --- and great news, it can be! Follow the simple steps below to a tasty, healthy, and filling sidedish.

Feb 27, 2011

Intro to Cooking: Minimalist Fudge

Even after last week's recipe, I'm still on a chocolate kick. I hope none of you ladies will object to learning the recipe for the fastest, easiest, cheapest fudge ever.

Feb 20, 2011

Intro to Cooking: Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Following the healthy-but-good vibe, I bring you this week my spin on a recipe that has been making healthy foodies gaga for years: chocolate avocado mousse.

Feb 13, 2011

Intro to Cooking: Potato Chickpea Stew

Super Bowl detox is now in effect. I won’t tempt you with my cheesecake bar recipe or my cheeseburger pie casserole this week. But one of our lovely commenters last week had a great idea: all day stew! This week we’ll look at a veggie-based stew that you can savor slowly and that will keep you full all day (sans chocolate).

Feb 6, 2011

Intro to Cooking: Cheeseburger Casserole

When the weather outside is frightful, there's only one that warms me up. And it's not a Snuggie. It's food. Warm, gooey, delicious comfort food, to be exact. And there's nothing warmer, gooier, deliciousier than Cheeseburger Casserole.

Jan 30, 2011

Intro to Cooking: DIY Thai Coconut Tofu

Coconut is rich in protein. It’s a favorite among fitness freaks (and CollegeCandy writers) for its ability to promote muscle growth. Coconut is also rich in Calcium, Vitamin A, and (good) fats. Studies show that it also helps maintain proper thyroid and kidney function.

Jan 23, 2011

Intro to Cooking: Potato Chip Chicken Tenders

I have a feeling there are lots of half-empty bags of potato chips around our rooms now that we are coping with the stress of a brand new semester. (Or...er....uh....always?) Perfect. You have the not-so-secret ingredient for this week’s fun, tasty, and super-easy recipe:

Jan 16, 2011

Intro to Cooking: Cheesy Potato Soup

After shoveling out our cars, going sledding on stolen cafeteria trays, and launching snowball wars, the only foods that can possibly satisfy our mad hunger must fulfill the following three adjectives: tasty, fatty, and hot! Today, pull out the stops pots and enjoy my favorite winter recipe.