BGSK Contributor

BGSK Contributor
In addition to our regular staff of contributors, we've got writers who will submit posts from time to time. You can browse through the archives of our contributors' articles here.

Healthy Homemade: The Meat Lover’s Veggie Burger

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Photo by Tricia White

I wasn’t always a believer in veggie burgers. I usually scoffed at my friends who opted for Boca Burgers at cookouts and have never shied from eating meat. When I was little, my parents thought it fitting to nickname me “Little Carnivore,” a nickname I’ve since grown out of but that sometimes comes back to haunt me at dinner parties. When I finally let down my stubborn guard for a moment and tried one, I fell for veggie burgers’ charm instantly.

Veggie burgers are championed for their health benefits, having all the fiber and vitamins of …

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SKC Contributor: Prevent A Dorm Fire

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This post comes to us from our friends over at College & Cook Magazine, a brand new publication written by and for college kids who are “tired of being stereotyped by easy mac and cold pizza.” Frankly, we couldn’t have said it better ourselves. This article is from their premiere issue, and it’s a valuable PSA to boot.

Sometimes even the best of college cooks can find their kitchens in flames. If things go awry in your kitchen, would you know what to do? I didn’t.

It was one of those this-only-happens-in-the-movies kind of moments.

During a photoshoot for …

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How to: Plan Healthy and Delicious Meals At College

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This post came to us from an enthusiastic reader who has some opinions on eating healthy and delicious meals in college. Obviously, this is a mission we have in common, so we wanted to share her thoughts with all of you! Plus, on what better week than Slow Cooker Week could we address the challenge of planning easy, tasty meals ahead of time?

There’s nothing better than a hot meal on a cold autumn day: a hearty stew, a juicy pot roast or maybe just a grilled cheese sandwich with a bowl of soup. But if you’re in …

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Foreign Cures For The Common Cold

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This post comes to us from a familiar male contributor, Chris Duffy, who has spent significant amounts of time in Korea, Greece, and Africa. With him, he brought back not only the occasional parasite (ew), but some knowledge of everyday foreign culture you might not learn on spring break. For example: how the locals cure their common cold. With cold and flu season upon us, we thought we’d share Chris’ knowledge with all of you sneezing and coughing in class today!

Whenever the snow starts falling outside, I inevitably come down with a winter cold. But just because you’re …

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Table For Two: One Man’s Go-To Recipe For Love

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This recipe came to us via a male friend/SKC reader, Chris Duffy, who wanted to prove that he can successfully seduce women in the kitchen…and he has the recipe to prove it. After testing the recipe ourselves, it was clear that he was telling the truth. While making, we added a bit of sherry during the simmering process because we just couldn’t resist, plus a little chili powder and cayenne for heat. These are optional. Anyway, if you’ve always wanted a man’s perspective on that first date, pay attention!

There’s a lot of grey area in college relationships, …

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SKC Guest Post: Cookie of the Week: French Macaron

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Paris is known as the city of love. And I’m in love in Paris. Did I mention that I happened to be in love with a macaron? Well, no one ever specified who or what I would fall in love with! And really, after you’ve taken just one bite from this creamy cookie, you will understand my love affair…and be jealous of our relationship.

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SKC Guest Post: Banana “Fro Yo”

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This post comes to us from Samantha Jones, a Small Kitchen College guest contributor. Sam is a health-conscious journalism student at the University of Alabama, whose enthusiasm for this recipe was contagious. Wishing we had had this in college, we just had to share it.

— The Small Kitchen College Team

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For the majority of my college career, I lived with a roommate who could eat anything she wanted and not gain a pound. She especially took advantage of desserts, with regular calls to Domino’s late at night for a delivery of CinnaStix. While I usually have the willpower …

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A New Equation: Sweet Plus Savory Equals Love

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Today we are excited to bring you a great reflection on sweet and savory eating from someone who’s been loving this flavor since long before it was a trend. Whether you’re choreographing a meal for yourself, feeding your favorite sweet-toothed friends, or deciding how to order at a restaurant, Dasha’s tips for savory-ing up your sweet fare and adding sugar to your main course are fun and will make your mouth water.

Dasha Barannik is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania who works as a management consultant in New York City. She collects balsamic vinegars from around the world,

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Penne Alla Vodka

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I believe that if there were only one recipe you could ever learn, it should be homemade pasta sauce. I was spoiled growing up because my grandmother was an Italian immigrant who loved to cook, but honestly I believe there is nothing better than fresh sauce. I love all kinds of food and I am not a picky eater by any means, but if there is one thing I strongly dislike, it is canned sauce. This may be a sweeping generalization, but I think it’ s safe to say that most college students resort to using Prego or Ragu. I …

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How To: Snack Well While Traveling

Today we are excited to bring you a great travel eating tips from someone who knows what it’s like to try to eat well when you’re far, far away from your kitchen. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure this summer, Dasha’s tips will serve you well in making the most of your time away. Don’t forget to send your stove a postcard!

Dasha Barannik is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania who works as a management consultant in New York City. She collects balsamic vinegars from around the world, swears by gooey chocolate and peanut butter desserts, has

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