Priya Krishna

Priya Krishna

Priya Krishna is a senior at Dartmouth College, where she studies Government and French.  Her love of food began at age four, when she decided she would rather have the portabella mushroom ravioli than the kid’s cheese pizza at the Olive Garden.  She writes a food column for her college newspaper, in which each week, she comes up with a gourmet dish that can be made with ingredients only found in Dartmouth dining halls. Her hobbies include Bollywood dance, journalism, and eating copious amounts of Reese's minis.

Greatest Kitchen Disaster: I tried roasting almonds once and nearly set my apartment on fire.

Best Breakfast: My mother’s chocolate chip pancakes with maple syrup.

Ideal Date Meal: Pesto Pasta or Seafood Risotto

Best Meal You’ve Ever Cooked: I made a pretty delicious Rosemary, Chestnut and Parmesan Stuffing for Thanksgiving when I was studying abroad in London this past fall.

Daytime Indulgence: Maple Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Eat Under $10: Tofu Scramble

Tofu Scramble

My roommates love eggs. In fact, I just counted how many eggs are currently in our fridge, and there are 27. Don’t get me wrong: I like eggs – they are super healthy and really versatile. But sometimes, I’m just not in the mood. Sometimes, I want something a little heartier, a little more filling. Enter tofu – a delicious, nutritious protein that can be the star in dishes as different as bagels with tofu cream cheese and tofu vegetable cassoulet. Tofu often gets a bad rep in the culinary world (particularly among meat eaters) as mushy and tasteless, but to those people I would ask, do you find uncooked, unseasoned chicken appealing and full of flavor? No.

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The Supper Club: Sweet and Savory Pizza Party

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My favorite kinds of dinner parties to host are the ones in which I, the hostess, don’t have much work to do. Seems obvious, right? Unfortunately, many of the dinner parties I have attended involve a very stressed out host or hostess who ends up being too busy making arrangements for the party to actually have the opportunity to socialize with his or her guests.

But what if you could throw a dinner party that was easy to plan, had no reason to buy expensive pizza dough, and in which the guests did most of the work? Enter the sweet …

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Look Ma, No Oven! Oatmeal Yogurt Breakfast Pudding

Oatmeal Yogurt Pudding

My freshman year of college, I made oatmeal for ten months straight in my dorm for breakfast. I am not exaggerating. It was almost robotic. I would wake up, put the hot water to boil, measure out nine tablespoons of oats, add two packets of sugar and pour myself a glass of milk.

One thing about me that you should know is that I am a stickler for breakfast. I hate brunch. I have to have three meals a day. When my friends and I would stay out late, while they would wake up at 11 and go to …

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One Pot Stop: Indian Spiced Chickpeas

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Cooking Indian food can seem extremely intimidating. Trust me, I know. I spent 20 years watching my mother cook up all sorts of Indian delicacies in our kitchen yet always remained too scared to try any of the recipes myself — that is, until this past term. I finally got around to asking my mother for her recipes and making Indian food for my friends. And guess what? It’s not that bad. In fact, the only things that really matter are patience, the right spices, and a little confidence!

This recipe for spiced chickpeas is super healthy and works as …

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SKC Abroad: Best Student-Friendly Restaurants in London’s West End

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Contrary to popular belief (over-cooked veggies, over-cooked meat), London’s restaurant scene is absolutely incredible. As one of the most international cities in the world, you can find just about any type of cuisine in this hotspot.

London’s West End is known not only for its amazing restaurants, but also its amazing theaters, shops, and landmarks. Unfortunately, it is notoriously the most expensive part of London as well.

As a college student living in the West End my junior fall, I spent my term searching for ways to eat well in London without…well…going broke. Here are my top five picks (and a special dessert extra) for the best college student-friendly restaurants in the West End that offer great food, superb atmosphere, and most importantly, reasonable prices.

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College Town Tours: The Best of Hanover, NH

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Nestled amidst the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the bucolic town of Hanover has much to offer by way of restaurants, entertainment, and outdoor activities. Though Hanover’s location may be rural, the range of activities of which students and visitors alike can avail themselves is anything but limited. From amazing hikes to delicious food, Hanover offers the perfect escape from big city life.

**SKC Picks**

Best Brunch
Lou’s Restaurant and Bakery
30 South Main Street // 603-643-3321

For any breakfast enthusiast, Lou’s is the go-to spot. The weekend morning lines may be long, but their tasty offerings such as Multi-berry …

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