Recipes aren’t written for one serving and cooking for one is daunting. I’ve tried. After a few attempts at cutting the ingredient quantities in the proper amounts for one serving, I realized that measuring out to 3/16ths of a cup and 2/5 of a tablespoon is not worth it. Additionally, it’s kind of depressing, and a lot of work. So I stopped trying.
Just because I stopped cooking in portions [...]
Beans have a bad rep—remember singing, “beans beans the musical fruit…” in elementary school? Beans are quite a magical food—but not for the reasons that elementary song lists! Beans offer a boatload of fiber and protein at a fraction of the cost that meats do. They also provide a healthy dose of antioxidants, something that meat doesn’t. By eating beans a few times a week, interns can [...]
You’re hungry and it’s dinnertime. You’ve promised yourself to cook something instead of ordering in, but after looking at some recipes, you realize you’d have to trek out to the grocery store before cooking. When your belly is already rumbling, this is not a good situation. I’ve learned to stock my kitchen with pantry staples that can ensure a quick, easy meal without the run to the store [...]
It’s cliché, but true: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day—especially for us working to be our best on a daily basis. Incorporating a quick breakfast into your morning routine has been proven to increase focused thinking and improve productivity.
At one of my internships, the owners of the company felt so strongly about breakfast that they provided a variety of healthy breakfast choices [...]
Keeping a steady diet of takeout is convenient, until your bank account starts shrinking and your waistline begins to expand. After I moved from the dorms and into an apartment, it didn’t take long for me to realize that without a meal plan, I was lost in the kitchen. Instead of learning to cook, I relied on Chinese delivery for a few months. Until my bank account and waistline both took turns for [...]