A good grilled cheese can be one of the most simple yet delicious things you can make. I’ve discovered two really good grilled cheeses that are easy to make in Val: -) Turkey, Provolone (I prefer Cheddar bc the Provolone can be a little shady sometimes), Pesto, Tomatoes, and butter on the panini’d bread … More How to Make Val Decent, Take 6: Grilled Cheeses
It’s going to sound weird but get yourself a bowl (or cone, if you’re feeling ambitious) of vanilla frozen yogurt, drizzle olive oil on it, and then sprinkle on some sunflower seeds. It sounds REALLY weird, but it’s REALLY good. Olive oil is just good for you in general and so are sunflower seeds. So … More How to Make Val Decent, Take 4: Froyo with a Twist
Full credit goes to Maddy Sung for introducing me to this delicious and healthy-ish dish. Take whatever pasta you like, some butter or olive oil as a healthy alternative, lots of cheese, and edamame and put it in a bowl. I also added sunflower seeds, which I do for pretty much everything in Val, to … More How to Make Val Decent, Take 3: Yummy Pasta!!
If you’re like my friend who gave up sweets until Halloween or like myself who lives by the mantra “butter makes everything better,” you might want a healthy dessert here and there when you do need a “palette cleanser.” I think this one is common knowledge, but I was SO thrilled (kind of) when my … More How to Make Val Decent, Take 2: A Healthy Dessert
After three years at Amherst, I’ve had to learn the subtle art of making Valentine Hall to my taste. As much as I love Jambalaya (I don’t), I have to be a little more creative sometimes. The other day my friend Claire came over to the table with a baked potato, and it looked and … More How To Make Val Decent, Take 1: The Baked Potato
It’s really refreshing to get off campus occasionally. It’s also refreshing to go on a drive somewhere. I had an interview scheduled in Boston on the Friday before Easter Sunday, but apparently they were closed, so I decided to go anyway and at least do a little shopping and eat something other than “Chili Fritos” … More An “Interview” in Boston