Hot and Healthy September: The perfect breakfast scramble

It’s been proven that there is no better way to start your day than with a solid breakfast. It will help you pay attention better, give you more energy and help you kick the rest of your day in the butt. But there are so many breakfast options—the fried egg, the burrito, the omelet…what do […]

Hot and Healthy December: Tortilla Soup

My biggest problems cooking for myself are as follows: I’m busy and don’t have time to cook. When I’m not busy, I’m lazy. Pizza rolls, egg sandwiches, and bagels are not an uncommon dinner. However, turns out that when I actually have time to cook, I can successfully make foods such as this soup.  Mom’s […]

Hot and Healthy October: Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie

Moving out of the dorms often results in being asked a multitude of questions: How much is the rent? Do you like your roommates? How close is the apartment to campus? There’s one inquiry, though, that always seems to pop up more than others: Is the apartment nicer than the dorms? And, just throwing a […]

Hot & Healthy April: Grilled Chicken Breast with Avocado Salsa

We’ve finally made it to summer again. After all the classes, projects and finals, why not relax by making yourself a nice meal? Okay so for a lot of you this doesn’t sound relaxing, but maybe tuck this recipe aside and make it sometime after you de-stress. It’s a great meal to kick off summer. […]

Hot & Unhealthy March: Melting Chocolate Cakes

So I’m going to admit it, this was my first cooking failure. Usually I have someone supervising me in the kitchen like a toddler, but this time this toddler was running around in the kitchen by herself, cracking eggs and spilling chocolate everywhere. The recipe was simple enough, and the instructions seem straightforward. In the […]

Hot & Healthy January: Pork Chop Milanese with Arugula Salad

All right boys, this one is for you. While I was making the recipe for this month, I was thinking, “Some guy could totally make this for his girlfriend and earn unlimited back rubs or something.” Guys, do you want unlimited back rubs!? I would suggest making your girl some fine food. But okay, before […]

Hot & Healthy November: Thai Herbal Noodles

Hello Big Green readers! This month I decided to try out some Asian-fusion and make Thai Herbal Noodles. I figured everyone would be heading home to your momma’s cooking pretty soon, so there was no point in competing with that. So before Turkey Day, let’s head out east! And if you’re Asian, well, sorry. There […]

Hot & Healthy October: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

All right guys, it’s fall. And fall means pumpkin flavored everything. Pumpkin flavored coffee, pumpkin flavored bagels, even pumpkin flavored ice cream (which is actually really good. Seriously, go try it). So instead of laughing at all the weird things the pumpkin fairy blesses this season, I decided to jump on the bandwagon and make […]