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Easy and healthy meals to make off-campus

Easy and healthy meals to make off-campus

Isabella Alessandrini, Culture Columnist

September 20, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

If you are living off-campus with no meal plan, don’t worry! Here are a few satisfying and speedy recipes based around healthy complex carbohydrates and veggies that will come together in 40 minutes or less. For plant-based protein sources that are sustainable for the planet and slim budgets, ...

A comforting, quick pasta dish

A comforting, quick pasta dish

Charlotte Fisher

November 9, 2016


Filed under Life

As temperatures drop, warm and comforting meals are essential. This vegetable-pasta dish is just that. And with a big basket of organic veggies, this recipe is the way to go. It’s great for a quick meal with a bunch of vegetables to just toss everything together, cook and serve. Ingredients: ...

A new use for your squash

A new use for your squash

Charlotte Fisher

November 3, 2016


Filed under Life

Why waste a dish when nature can provide you with one? It was hard to miss the large buttercup squash that was sitting in my Intervale Food Hub basket this week. This squash has a dark green skin and a bright orange flesh and is a perfect substitute for boring ceramic bowls. INGREDIENTS: Oliv...

Keeping the dish simple

Charlotte Fisher

October 27, 2016


Filed under Life

This week’s lesson is in simplicity. The Intervale Food Hub delivered another beautiful basket: Bright green Brussel sprouts,  crunchy carrots, crisp spinach, sweet pears and fresh-from-the-ground potatoes. But I was strapped for time this week with midterms hitting hard. I decided to sizzle som...

A pizza made from fresh, local ingredients

A pizza made from fresh, local ingredients

Charlotte Fisher

October 19, 2016


Filed under Life

This week’s basket from the Intervale Food Hub brought together butternut squash, zesty arugula and sweet yellow onions. And I brought them even closer atop a whole-wheat crust. Easy to assemble, fast to cook and great to feed a group or for leftovers, homemade pizza is one of my favorite go-to mea...

Easy fixes for your growing pile of produce

Charlotte Fisher

October 14, 2016


Filed under Life

It’s week five of Intervale Food Hub’s fall season and if you’re anything like me, you have a growing pile of shallots, carrots, peppers and apples sitting on your kitchen table with no idea what to do with them. These fresh ingredients are coming so fast it can be hard to keep up. But let me h...

The season for squash

The season for squash

Charlotte Fisher

October 5, 2016


Filed under Life

Fall is upon us and I think we all know what that means: pumpkin everything. But let’s not be closed-minded, people. There are plenty of other squash varieties, like the Delicata Squash;, a winter squash often used as a pumpkin substitute, that could use some love too. With that in mind, I chos...

Fresh ingredients for the perfect summer salad

Charlotte Fisher

September 21, 2016


Filed under Columns, Life

Tuesday afternoon with a bag in hand I arrived to pick up my first basket of the semester from the Intervale Food Hub. The day before I had received a newsletter that detailed what I should expect to find inside. I was pleased to find a basket sitting perched on a table labeled “Fisher.” Ins...

An off-campus quick fix made in just five minutes

Charlotte Fisher

September 2, 2016


Filed under Life

The fall semester is upon us and for many upperclassmen this will be their first year living somewhere other than the dorms. Moving out of the dorms and into an apartment or house off-campus can be thrilling. Finally, no more twin beds, shared rooms or hearing your neighbors through paper thin walls late at nig...

Gourmet dessert fix in minutes

Gourmet dessert fix in minutes

Charlotte Fisher

March 18, 2016


Filed under Life

It’s 2 a.m. after a long Friday night. You just trekked back home from a frat party that got busted by the cops. You’re tired, slightly intoxicated and most of all, hungry. And we’re not talking cheese and crackers hungry.   It’s the kind of hungry where you want anything and everything...

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