Reliving Quarantine Food Trends Through the Holidays

As much of the American young adult population unexpectedly found themselves in a lifestyle of seclusion in March, an interesting phenomenon arose. Naturally, out of no longer knowing how else to spend one’s time, people everywhere began tirelessly … whipping coffee.  But this was just the beginning.  Home kitchens suddenly became populated with sourdough starter, […]

The Miracle Mushroom: Why I am Now Obsessed With Chaga

You’re walking through a white birch forest in upstate New York in the heat of July. Surrounded by identical birches, your friend that’s a little too into environmental science picks out a tree in the crowd. Without warning, your friend scales the tree and uses a hatchet to dislodge a dark mass protruding from the […]

Five Healthy Desserts for Your Quarantine Sweet Tooth

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been baking nonstop during the coronavirus self-isolation. It’s a great way to pass the time. The results are delicious. Tender banana bread, melt-in-your-mouth cookies, and fudgy brownies are a great coping mechanism.  However, there’s only so much quarantine baking you can do without gaining the “quarantine fifteen” or the […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Banana Nice Cream

Creamy, sugary, delicious goodness—ice cream is probably one of the most iconic and popular desserts in America. It has come to permeate our culture in references from ice cream sundaes and banana splits to just about anything à la mode. However, with Earth Day just a few days away on April 22nd, it’s important to […]

Easy 3 Ingredient Cookie Recipes

If you’re in the mood to bake (or just the mood to eat sweets), but don’t have baking ingredients and can’t exactly go out to the grocery, check out these easy recipes for peanut butter cookies and banana chocolate chip cookies! Both have minimal ingredients and use pantry staples to make super yummy cookies. Enjoy! […]

Why is No One Talking About Tahini?

I love myself a night in, baking cookies and eating them warm right as they come out of the oven with a nice cup of tea or hot chocolate. This means I like to have regularly scheduled nights like these, and instead of going for the easy, store-bought Pillsbury cookie dough (these are still fantastic!), […]

I Have a Passion for (Sweet) Potatoes

Chelsea’s Messy Apron Every fall, pumpkins in the form of spiced lattes, pies, soups, and candles signify the transition between the seasons. However, as a lover of all things sweet potato, I have been shocked by the lack of recognition of this beautiful autumn root tuber. Many hours have been spent trawling through Google and […]

Cilantro Lime Salmon Bowl

Ingredients: red peppers 2/3 c. olive oil 1 tablespoon salt Freshly ground black pepper 1/3 c. lime juice 2 tbsp. finely chopped cilantro 2 tsp. honey 1 tsp. minced garlic 4 salmon filets 4 c. cooked rice 1 avocado, thinly sliced Recipe: Prepare and cut up all the ingredients. Preheat oven to 400°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Place […]

Black Bean and Egg Skillet

I really love beans not only because they taste good, but because they’re so versatile – they practically go with everything. Not gonna lie, they can give you some pretty bad gas if you’re not careful, but they’re also a great source of protein (especially if you’re vegan or vegetarian). Particularly, black beans are also […]

Kabocha Squash Ricotta Ravioli

The September equinox just passed, so that means fall has just arrived! As much as I’ll miss the warmth of summer, I’m sure many of us are ready for sweater weather, falling leaves, and pumpkin spice everything. I LOVE various types of squash, especially kabocha squash (also known as Japanese pumpkin), which really thrive in […]

Ravioli Dolci

Article by Ty Ciatto Feature photo by Leina Betzer Working in the railroads was an inevitable part of life for Italian immigrants in the early 20th century. This was the reality for my own family in the 1920s who, fleeing the oppression of Mussolini, traded in the shores of southern Italy for the Reading Railroad. […]