BlogDH “Epic Meal Time” presents: The Pizza Cake

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Some of you may have recently seen photos of the rare and outrageous pizza cake floating around the internet. This delicacy is exactly what it sounds like – layers of pizza stacked on top of one another, meant to resemble a layer cake. We here at BlogDH are all about #internet and insane recipes, so we decided to conduct a BlogDH “Epic Meal Time” experiment to see the pizza cake in action. Try out the recipe for yourself.

The Pizza Cake from Brown Daily Herald on Vimeo.

Video by Frida Perez ’17 


Sans Meal Plan: Sweet Potato Quinoa Burgers

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We’re off meal plan, and when it’s gross and cold out (I’m sorry, what exactly was coming from the sky this past week?) we can’t help but hole up in our apartments and take to the kitchen. Cold weather is the perfect excuse to eat some hearty root vegetables, and our favorite is the sweet potato. There are several ways that you can transform sweet potatoes into the perfect, satisfying meal—we opted for this delicious Sweet Potato Quinoa Burger recipe.

Sweet Potato Quinoa Burgers with Crunchy Guacamole (Serves 3):
(adapted from Made to Create)

What you’ll need:

Burger Ingredients

  •  1/3 cup quinoa
  • 2/3 cup filtered water
  • 1 cup cooked sweet potato (about 2 medium potatoes)
  • 3/4 cup white kidney beans
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon chipotle or chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic power (or 2 cloves minced fresh garlic)
  • 1/2 cup panko crumbs 
  • Olive oil for cooking

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Chow Down Brown: Insanely simple two-ingredient recipes

Looks easy enough, right?

If you’re a procrastinator student, you probably already know all of the possibilities of intrigue that BuzzFeed has to offer. Among the multitude of cuteness-overloads and eye-opening trips down memory lane, I was delighted to find an article on the site that would, with all success, satisfy my taste-buds as well as my desire for shameless entertainment.

Similar to how everyone wants to learn how to open a beer bottle without touching it, we all want to be able to cook something delicious without having to spend excessive amounts of money or time to do so (in reality, there’s not really a more relevant audience for either of these things than college students). Taking this up a notch, BuzzFeed compiled an extensive list of “34 Insanely Simple Two-Ingredient Recipes,” yes, two-ingredient recipes that actually work. Skeptical? Me too.

Logically, I decided that the best way to verify the truth in this claim was to test out a couple of them myself. No off-campus food shopping was necessary, no recipes were expected to take longer than 30 minutes, and the final products looked promisingly delicious. Sure, the results weren’t exactly what I expected, but you never quite know what you’re going to get when diving into the unknown abyss that is the Internet. Check out the results after the jump.

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Blog Cooks Things: Quinoa edition

We are Brown students. Brown students love to eat. In order to eat, we need to cook things. Enter Blog Cooks Things, a new series in which we share the yummy things we cook with you.

One cold October night, three bloggers got together to cook up every Brown student’s favorite grain: quinoa. The best thing about quinoa: it’s versatility. The worst thing about quinoa: deciding which version to make. We considered several recipes in our quest to create the best batch ever (!), and our cooking crew decided on “toasted quinoa with mushrooms and Asian flavors.” With an abundance of scallions, mushrooms, and broth, not only was this batch of quinoa easy to make, but it was also delicious. Like, the best we’d ever had.

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