Alexia Detweiler

Alexia Detweiler

Alexia Detweiler is a freelance food writer based in Lancaster, Pa. She married her high school sweetheart in June 2011 and has been using him as a guinea pig for her cooking since. Her newest cooking phase is the Paleo diet (caveman's diet), but she still leaves room for the occasional chocolate chip cookie. When she's not in the kitchen, Lexi can be found sweating it out in Bikram yoga class or beating the crap out of a heavy bag at boxing, depending on her mood.

 

Most Worthwhile Class: Soc 119: Race Relations

Best Breakfast: Swedish Oatmeal Pancakes with Bananas from the former Wish You Were Here

Tastiest Travel Experience: Belgian frites with sauce Brasil

Culinary Pet Peeve: dull knives

Ideal Date Meal: sushi, you can’t get anything stuck in your teeth (so tried and true it was served at her wedding!)

Study Break Snacks: PB&J Smoothie, A Tribute

PB&J Smoothie

Snack: PB&J Smoothie
Brain Booster Rating: 9 out of 10. High in protein and no added sugar, this smoothie is also a great recovery shake post-workout. The berries have antioxidants which have a number of health benefits.
Equipment: blender, bullet or food processor
Ingredients: peanut butter, frozen or fresh mix of berries (I use frozen for a thicker smoothie), skim milk, protein powder (optional), ice

With Black History Month right around the corner, and New Year’s resolutions in the distant past, I thought of no better time than now to pay tribute to one of my favorite …

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This Week at College: Learning Greek

Every week we give you the latest in college news, trends, and lifestyle tips. If you have anything juicy, make sure to post it here on the Small Kitchen College facebook page, and we’ll include it in next week’s edition.

–Alexia Detweiler, Small Kitchen College Contributor.

**SKC Picks**

If you’re thinking about pledging a sorority, make sure you consider a few things first. Namely, why? If you’re doing it because you feel pressured to, or you feel like that’s just what college students do, you might want to reconsider.

So you’ve made the decision and you’re going to …

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Recipe Round Up: Snacking on the Go

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Now that you’ve nailed your class schedule, (after dropping that boring 8 a.m. and picking up a much easier afternoon gen ed) you probably feel pretty good about yourself. Everything seems to be under control…except for your eating schedule. It’s hard to plan your meals when you have homework to do, club meetings to go to, and frat parties to attend. Sometimes you might not even get to eat dinner until late at night. That’s why it’s important to keep some healthy snacks in your backpack, if you happen to get cravings throughout the day. These snacks can be made …

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This Week at College: Lessons to be Learned

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Every week we give you the latest in college news, trends, and lifestyle tips. If you have anything juicy, make sure to post it here on the Small Kitchen College facebook page, and we’ll include it in next week’s edition.

–Alexia Detweiler, Small Kitchen College Contributor.

**SKC Picks**

If you’ve never seen the sitcom How I Met Your Mother, you’re missing out on a lot of important life lessons. Like “the closer you live to the bar is directly correlated to the likelihood of getting someone to go home with you.” So, turn on the tube and start …

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Recipe Round Up: Apples

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Remember back in the day when you would bring an apple to your teacher as a gift? Neither do I. Maybe I just watched too many episodes of Wonder Years. Those were the days, though. When you could give a teacher an apple and she wouldn’t be worried about whether it was organically grown or genetically modified. Or whether it was locally grown or harvested on the other side of the world. When she didn’t question your motivation, and thought, “Oh, what a nice apple.”

SKC has left summer behind and embraced the fall fruit. We pulled together some …

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This Week at College: Wired In

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Every week we give you the latest in college news, trends, and lifestyle tips. If you have anything juicy, make sure to post it here on the Small Kitchen College facebook page, and we’ll include it in next week’s edition.

–Alexia Detweiler, Small Kitchen College Contributor.

Think all you have to look forward to after college is a 9 to 5 cubicle job? Not for Drew and Christine Gilbert who consider themselves “digital nomads.” Read about their transition from a stationary to a mobile work environment and check out their upcoming film, The Wireless Generation. 

Sometimes you just spend …

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Recipe Round Up: Labor Day Leftovers

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Does anybody know what we actually celebrate on Labor Day? No school? No work? Picnics? If you’re a blind sheep like I am and obediently follow the herd to the next picnic or party regardless of what is being celebrated, you probably didn’t know that Peter J. McGuire, co-founder of the American Federation of Labor, was its creator. He stated that the holiday was created to honor those “who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold.” I’m not sure I fit into that category…but I plan on celebrating it anyway.

As for how to celebrate …

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Procrastination Cooking: Homemade Tomato Sauce

Tomato Sauce Mixture

There are only two things I can think of to do with a 5-lb bag of plum tomatoes: make jars of salsa or a pot of spaghetti sauce. If I make fresh salsa, I run into the inevitable corn-chip-to-salsa-ratio problem where I run out of corn chips, buy a new bag, then run out of salsa. You can never have the perfect amount of chips and salsa. If I make spaghetti sauce, I can freeze it and have delicious, homemade sauce in the fall.

As you may have already figured out, in this week’s CSA box I got a …

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This Week at College: Moving In

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Every week we give you the latest in college news, trends, and lifestyle tips. If you have anything juicy, make sure to post it here on the Small Kitchen College facebook page, and we’ll include it in next week’s edition.

–Alexia Detweiler, Small Kitchen College Contributor.

If it’s your first year living in the dorms, you’ll probably need to go shopping. Bed, Bath & Beyond, Target, and Walmart will become your new hang out spots as you stock up necessities and decorations for your dorm room. Bring this list with you and you’ll be prepared for dorm life.

No …

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Recipe Round Up: Quick or Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Back to School

Quick Breakfast

No matter how many times you hit the snooze button, there’s no escaping it: you’re gonna have to start waking up before 11 a.m. If you’re not a senior or an athlete, you probably haven’t scored the ultimate schedule, where your first class doesn’t start til afternoon. So you’re gonna need your energy before that brutal 9 a.m. class. But bagels and schmear can get old after awhile. Spice up your morning routine without having to wake up any earlier with these quick or make-ahead recipes.

**SKC Picks**

If you live in a house with a bunch of roommates, breakfast

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