Megumi Sasada

Megumi Sasada

 

Megumi Sasada is graduate of Colby College in Waterville, ME and is now working at an ad agency in NYC. Her whole family groans when she nears the couch because they all know she's going straight to the Food Network or tivoed Giada At Home. An acapella singer, flautist, pianist, and failed guitarist, Megumi is passionate about music as well as food. She's health conscious and likes to stay in shape. 

Favorite Healthful Food: Frozen fruits. Banans, pineapples, strawberries, blueberries, mango, peaches- so many choices! If you blend it with some milk, pour into a bowl and let it freeze over again you've got yourself some delicious ice cream. You can top it with coconuts and chocolate too!

Tastiest Travel Experience: Baklava in Greece or B'stilla in Morocco. It's a toss up. Ooh, but that ravioli in Rome was unbelievable. This is an impossible question...

Best Breakfast: Greek yogurt topped with dried cherries and blueberries and homemade granola

 

 

Favorite Dining Hall Food: Miso BBQ chicken in Foss Dining Hall with sesame peanut noodles 

Most Worthwhile Class: Biology of Woman. Yes they made us watch birthing videos...

 

5 Ingredient Feast: Homemade Fruit Ice Cream

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Feasting…on dessert? Knowing that it only takes five ingredients to make healthy homemade fruit ice cream, why not?

Here’s the trick: Frozen treats don’t have to be bought at the grocery store, they can simply be made at home by blending a few key ingredients together. As summer approaches and the temperatures start to rise, I always look forward to making these creamy fruit concoctions. It’s easy to express your creativity through these fruit ice creams by testing out dozens of different and unique combinations. Some are tropical, while others are berry oriented. When making your personal fruit ice cream …

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Review and Giveaway: Baking Basics and Beyond

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**Giveaway Closed 4/5/12**

Want to bake but only know how to turn the oven on? This book is for you. As Gale Gand so eloquently stated, “This baking bible is the perfect mix of solid techniques, good advice and tried-and-true recipes.” Though the recipes in this book are on the easy side, I think it’s important to start out with these basics and perfect them. Then you can move onto harder and more challenging recipes that are complex.

This book starts out by explaining the equipment and materials you will need for baking–measuring cups, measuring spoons, blenders and the like. …

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Study Break Snacks: Fudge Babies

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I first found the blog Chocolate Covered Katie this past summer when I was browsing healthy dessert recipes. Some people have the “if I’m eating dessert, why not go all out” approach, but sometimes I just want to have a small bite of something chocolatey but not go completely overload. Here’s a perfect snack recipe that seems like you’re eating real chocolate fudge… but you know it’s healthier!

The 4 simple ingredients are natural with no extra funky preservatives or gunk. These “fudge babies” try to mimic real chocolate fudge and though I admit, they’re not exactly the …

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Healthy Homemade: Hummus Galore

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I have found that when some people think of hummus, they inexplicably crinkle their noses in disgust. Others may conjure thoughts of Mediterranean flavors, health food, detox… Where’d all this negativity come from? I happen to absolutely love hummus. Using beans in your cooking is a great way to get some extra fiber and protein, and there’s nothing wrong with that. In order to convince you all to start not just eating, but actually liking hummus, I’ve created 8 new ways to make hummus all on your own. You no longer have to rely on the supermarket brands …

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Simple Guideline for a Healthy Holiday Season

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In my religion classes this past semester, my professor started off the first lecture with a reference to Harvy Cox, a theologian, who says that we, as humans, have forgotten how to celebrate. This month, we’re coming together to “celebrate” Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa, but what are we really doing? Our generation is so caught up in getting and receiving gifts that we have lost touch with the reasons of why we celebrate. Therefore, this holiday season let’s appreciate the people we have in our lives and really treasure the time spent with each and every one of them.

December …

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One Pot Stop: Lentil, Kale, and Sausage Soup

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Now that it’s December, the snow will soon start falling. It’s been a pretty mild winter I admit, but on those cold winter nights all I want to do is cook up a big pot of hearty soup and cuddle up on the couch. I would rather snuggle near a fire place, but that’s sadly inaccessible to me at college…

I created this recipe to introduce myself to kale. I’d always heard about kale and how nutritious it was — so much fiber and vitamins, but I really didn’t know how to cook with it. Broccoli rabe, collard greens, …

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SKC Abroad: Japanese Snacks

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When you think of typical American snacks, Goldfish, Cheetos, Pringles, Oreos, Rice Krispies, and Milanos come to mind. Typical. Pedestrian, even.

The Japanese have taken snack food to a whole new level.

I think the most interesting aspects of Japanese snacks is the abundance of choice. Consumers dig the limited time products and companies come out with unique seasonal flavors throughout the year. They keep things exciting. The Japanese snack industry also uses unusual ingredients in its snack foods. They don’t just combine vanilla and chocolate, or salt on some chips but rather bring in different spices or textures into …

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Healthy Thanksgiving Fruit Crumble

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Thanksgiving Day. The holiday that everyone looks forward to in autumn. Celebrating with family, friends, and neighbors, it’s always a huge feast. From turkey to stuffing and, of course, cranberry sauce, it can be quite a filling dinner–to say the least.

But you want to save room for dessert, a little sweetness to finish off your meal. Something too rich can weigh you down and make you feel the dreaded “over-stuffed.” No one wants that! Though it is ultimately a given on Thanksgiving night, this healthy fruit crumble recipe has the potential to make you feel good about eating that extra bite, or two, or three..

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SKC Abroad: Japanese Bento Box

Though I grew up in the States, I usually go back to Japan every year to visit family and reintegrate myself with the culture and of course, explore the cuisine. I am surprised that every time I go back to find exotic foods and new, mushrooming trends. For those of you who either don’t want to spend a 14-hour plane ride in transit or are hesitant to travel across the world, here are a few pointers to familiarize you as a Japanese foodie. You’ll be one in no time, don’t worry

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SKC Abroad: Japanese Soda Vending Machines

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Vending machines. You’ve never really given them much though, have you? In America you see them occasionally scattered throughout malls, but in Japan you can’t walk a block without seeing at least two. Japan actually has the most vending machines per capita in this world, with one for every 23 people! And Japanese high-tech vending machines not only sell snacks and soda but also items as varied as beer, flowers, neckties, cigarettes, newspapers, and electronic games.

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