Five Tips on Saving Money in Everyday Life

Lets face it: most of us are constantly looking for more ways to save money. Unfortunately, we get so wrapped up in ways to save on outings, products, and activities that we just end up overlooking the budget investments we can easily make in our everyday lives.

It’s simpler than we think to save on things we want to, and it’s also important to save on the things we have to. Saving money is just one of those inevitable pet peeves, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be a mundane task. Set your good old piggy bank in the back of the closet, because these five nifty ways of cutting back will make the whole ordeal at least ten times less painful.

 

  1. Extract Cash

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Thinking up of a budget can be a pain in the butt, but there are definitely ways to do in a more enjoyable manner. Instead of relying on your debit/credit card for transactions, take out some cash at the beginning of the week for a fresh start. First, decide on a specific amount you are willing to spend per week. After you are ready, extract the cash, and leave your account alone for the rest of the week, let alone even think about it. This method will keep you from overspending any time soon, which can easily be done with a debit card (never underestimate the power of the debit card – ever). Not only that, but also it will help you make sound decisions on what to/what not to spend on. With limited weekly funds, eating out four times a week won’t seem so appealing anymore. Think money, think rational.

 

  1. Pay for Bad Habits

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Not surprisingly, this is probably a tactic that may not appear as fascinating to some people. The whole idea is quite simple – once you’ve taken out the cash, decide on a denomination to save. To start off, choose a habit you cannot break but you’d like to get rid of. Have a jar and label it with that bad habit, then choose a denomination to put in the jar every time you find yourself partaking in the particular habit. Take swearing, for instance. If you want to correct this habit by cutting down on profanity, label the jar “Cursing Habit”, and deposit $1 in the jar every time you catch yourself dropping the f-bomb. Hopefully, you’ll earn a reasonable amount of profit that way and get rid of the habit as well. After all, who wouldn’t want to kill two birds with one stone?

 

  1. Do-It-Yourself Household Cleaning Supplies

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The DIY lifestyle is rapidly dominating the media and the boundaries of homeware industry, and the rising culture is there for a reason. If you’re fed up with reaching for cleaning products of heavy price tags and names you can barely pronounce, then head to your local grocery store for several basic materials, and just make your own! From oxygen bleach to dry fabric softener, you’ll be astonished at how effortless these DIYs are to pull off. To top it all off, the homemade supplies cost pennies per concoction to create, with better results. Through some research and the help of Pinterest, the making of cleaning supplies is extremely cost-effective, and totally eco-friendly.

 

  1. Use Your Points Wisely

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Many of us cannot live without a credit card safely tucked in our pockets. Sometimes, it’s better to just satisfy your cravings rather than getting stressed about not having them. So if you plan to use your credit cards, make sure to actually take advantage of the given rewards. Most card companies have a point system that you can use to earn free goods, gift cards, and even cash back. Use your credit or debit cards for what you’d normally spend on- snacks, school supplies, books, etc. A note of reminder here is to never put off paying back your credit card bills. Place the cash aside to pay off the credit cards immediately, and you save yourself from interest charges while still getting the free points. One word, eight letters: s-o-l-u-t-i-o-n.

 

  1. Take Advantage of Public Transportation

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Although it might be a clichéd idea that is stressed upon everyone all the time, it’s never wrong to go back to the basics. Public transportation can save you a bundle on commuting costs because you won’t have to spend money on parking spaces, gas, and auto maintenance. Plus, you can probably get a lower insurance rate for driving less (a little advice for all the commuting teachers out there). So rather than pestering your parents for a car ride, take the subway or the bus to get to your desired destination. If that is not possible, remember: at least two heads are better than one when it comes to commuting. To reduce gas costs, you can always carpool around with your friends. However, if all fails, walking is always an option, too. It’s never too late to go green and save your bank account along the way. Hop on the bus, Gus!

 

Everybody loves a good deal, but they don’t want to sacrifice comfort nor quality at the same time. So try out these five tips on how you can cut your costs – without having to compromise your standards!

 

– Ashley Kim (‘18)

Simple Homemade Treats to Try This Fall

Make these desserts for the upcoming Halloween party, or just to celebrate the beginning of fall.

Fall blew in strong this weekend, with the signature chilly breeze and the arrival of fleece jackets winking their hellos. Autumn flavors abound – sharp cheddar, maple syrup, cinnamon and sweet pumpkin. Welcome fall with open arms and a warm, piping kitchen with one or more of these fun, simple treats you can easily make at home. From sweet to salty to crispy – you name it, it’ll be there, specially hand-picked for the beginning of autumn.

 

1) Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispies Treats

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Rice Krispies Treats were always a crowd-pleaser, but what about adding a fun autumn twist to make it even better? One can never go wrong with pumpkin spice on a breezy autumn day. Flush with the flavors of fall, because these munchies will blow you a dose of warmth straight to your stomach with the combination of pumpkin, cinnamon, and soft, gooey marshmallows. Guaranteed, you will practically swoon as you take a bite out of this sweet, sticky delicacy.

  • Prepare canned pumpkin.
  • Cut up 1/4 cup of it.
  • Mix the pumpkin with two tablespoons of cinnamon powder.
  • Melt a bag of marshmallows and mix it in with the pumpkin and cinnamon.
  • Distribute the batch evenly over the Rice Krispies Treats (as many as you would like).
  • Let it cool in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes, and voila!

 

2) Maple Butter Syrup Popcorn

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(Real Food Co.)

Wave good-bye to the standard popcorn flavors you can get at the cinema – this one’s golden. Even though syrup is produced in spring, maple always feels like such a fall flavor to us. It also goes really nicely with other fall flavors like ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg. This popcorn has a little of each and will become your snack of choice as the leaves start to change and the weather gets cooler.

  • Pop popcorn following your preferred method.
  • Combine two teaspoons of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg in a bowl.
  • Melt half a butter in the microwave and whisk in the maple syrup .
  • Add the maple syrup into the bowl.
  • Drizzle the mixture over the fresh popcorn, stirring it so the mixture gets evenly distributed.
  • Saran-wrap the bowl and shake it, then pop a kernel in your mouth for the taste test.
  • Add more spices if you’d like, then eat immediately! The warmer, the better.

 

3) Salty Cheddar Crackers

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Everyone probably shares the nostalgic memory of munching bags and bags of Goldfish Crackers at recess time in their childhood, as it is a universal snackage enjoyed by children worldwide. And who says you can’t enjoy it now too, and even better – made in your own kitchen? Sure, these bite-sized treats will take a few more steps and a bit of patience to make, but the end result makes it all worth it. Wake up your dead fall senses to the warm aroma of savory homemade nibblers that will make you fall in instant bliss.

  • Mix 1 cup of flour, 3/4 tsp. of salt and pepper, then add half a butter and mix well until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
  • Add 5 cups of grated cheese.
  • Add 3 to 4 tbsp. of water until dough forms into a ball.
  • Wrap the bowl in plastic, and let it sit for about 20 minutes up to 12 hours (best if overnight).
  • Roll the dough out to about 3 cm thickness directly onto the baking sheet.
  • Use cookie cutters of your preference to cut out pieces.
  • Bake at 177 °C for 15-20 minutes until crackers turn golden brown.

 

The verdict’s in – first of all, I’d love to get these in my trick or treat basket and on my breakfast table on a crisp autumn day (or any day for that matter). Second of all, luscious baked goods can still fit into busy fall schedules. So enjoy these fall-licious snacks while you watch the leaves flutter and turn brown.

 

– Ashley Kim (‘18)

Recipes for Leftover Halloween Treats

Some tasty treats for all that leftover Halloween candy

Trick or Treat! Halloween is also that time of the year for some delicious snack. Hopefully you’ve earned more treats than tricks from your peer monsters, ghosts, vampires, and fairies. But wait! Don’t fill your tummy with all that sweet junk yet! There are even better, quick and easy recipes that could create the most beautiful harmony from your dozens of treats.

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Cartoon Network

 

1) Halloween Candy Bark

Spread some melted chocolate on foil and top it with the chopped up Halloween candy. You can use assorted candy such as but not limited to Snickers, M&Ms, Reese’s Pieces and candy corn. In the picture, Reese’s Pieces, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Reese’s Fast Break Bars and Butterfingers were used.

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Halloween bark (Cooking Channel T.V)

Ingredients:

Assorted Halloween candy, about 15 pieces or packs (1 to 1 1/2 cups chopped candy) 20 ounces milk chocolate

Directions:

Line a baking sheet with foil, shiny-side up; smooth out the creases.

  1. Crush all the candy bars into pieces. (You can put them inside a plastic bag and smash them against the table, or just use a coffee mug to crush them in the bag.)
  2. Put a glass or metal bowl over a saucepan of gently boiling water, making sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Stir the chocolate until they are melted. But make sure to don’t overheat the chocolate or it will seize.
  3. Remove the bowl from the pan. Spread the melted chocolate onto the prepared baking sheet, into a 10-to-12-inch circle, about 1/4-inch thick.
  4. Assort the candy pieces into the chocolate so that they are all well blended in flavor, color and texture. After that, freeze your chocolate into the refrigerator for 1 hour so they solidify before breaking it into pieces. You can even store the chocolate in a container at room temperature for 1 to 2 weeks.

 

2) Candy Corn Parfait

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Candy Corn Parfait (My Super Foods blog)

Ingredients:

1 box of instant chocolate pudding (or homemade of course)

1 box of French vanilla pudding (or regular vanilla)

Cocoa Puffs

Whipped cream

Candy corn

Yellow gel golor

Orange gel color

Halloween themed sprinkles

Directions:

  1. Make the chocolate and vanilla pudding. Divide the vanilla in half. If you are using French vanilla, it is already yellow, but if you are using plain vanilla, add a few drops of yellow to it. With the other half, use the orange food coloring to make it orange.
  1. Now all you have to do is create your own layers! The order laid out in the photo is: Cocoa Puffs, yellow pudding, whipped cream, candy corn and Cocoa Puffs, chocolate pudding, orange pudding, candy corn and Cocoa Puffs (again), whipped cream, sprinkles, and a few candy corns for garnish

Then finally chill for about 30 minutes to an hour or until the puddings are set!

 

3) 5-Minute Jolly Rancher Suckers

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Jolly Ranchers Suckers (Pinterest)

Ingredients:

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Sucker Sticker

Cookie sheet lined with a baking Mat or Parchment Paper

Directions:

  1. Crush all the candies
  2. On the silicone mat, creatively arrange the candy pieces in any way you want.
  3. Watching, bake the candy in 350º for 3-5 minutes. There will be a small candy puddle and place the sucker sticks into each of them. Roll the sticks in candy to coat the stick.
  4. You can finally cool and peel away the finished lollipops from the silicone mat. 

 

4) Twix Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

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Twix Cheesecake Bars (Bakers Royale)

Ingredients

1 16-oz. package of ready-made chocolate cookie dough

1 16-oz. package of ready-made chocolate chip cookie dough

16 Twix bars (8 packages of regular size bars, containing 2 each)

For the cheesecake: 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature

1/3 cup sugar

1 large egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/3 cup caramel sauce (recipe follows)

1/3 cup mini chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Line a 9×9 pan with foil so that there is a one-inch overhang on each side. Spray the foil with baking spray. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Using a rolling pin, flatten the chocolate cookie dough into a 9×13 inch rectangle with a 1/4 inch thickness. Also, pinch off bits of chocolate chip cookie dough and drop them on top of the original chocolate cookie dough.
  3. Add cream cheese, sugar, egg, vanilla and caramel sauce into a small bowl and beat until blended.  
  4. Place Twix bars directly on top of the crust and then pour the cheesecake mixture on top. Sprinkle the remaining crumbles of cookies dough on top of the cheesecake layer with chocolate chips.
  5. Transfer the pan to the oven and bake for about 30-40 minutes at 375 degrees F.
  6. Finally, remove the pan from oven and you can cool it!

So do these recipes make your tummy growl? Now stop stuffing yourself with leftover twix bars, candy corns, lollipops, jellies, and chocolates! Just put them altogether into these delightful mix and share them with your friends, families, and teachers! Happy Halloween!

 

– Sammie Kim (’18)

Last-Minute Genius D.I.Y Halloween Costumes

Halloween comes in less than a week, don’t have any ideas? No worries, take a look at these super easy DIY Halloween costumes!

October is finally here! It’s only a few weeks before Halloween—the exciting time of the year where you can show off all your creativity, spookiness, and cleverness with your costume. But oops! Don’t have the money to buy a costume? Can’t work with makeup? Or did you already outgrow from your last year’s witch-dress?  Don’t worry. Here are some of the top “genius, witty, humorous, and comfortable” D.I.Y Halloween costume ideas that will take you no more than 5 minute tops.

 

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All you need is your black sharpie, white t-shirt, and that “cool, nonchalant” attitude.

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“Costume Not Found” (Vitello, BuzzFeed News)

 

2. Become a Stick Figure from your old comic book.

Dress up in full white, and with a strip of black duct tape, make yourself some arms, legs, and a spine. Oh and remember to print out your favorite cartoon face!

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Stick Man (Pinterest)

 

3. You can be Max!

Do you remember Where the Wild Things Are from your sweet childhood memories?  Simply jump into your grey hoodie and cut out that big, golden paper crown!

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Max costume (Liao, PopSugar)
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Max (Rice, Pinterest)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Boo from Monster’s Inc!

If you’re looking for a cute, girly costume, Boo is here for you. Tie your hair into two adorable pig tails, then slip into your boxy, pink shirt, purple leggings, and white socks. Don’t forget to smile!

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Boo costume (Nicole, Pinterest)

5. Yummy sushi outfit!

If you have any colorful pillows you don’t use anymore, paint them into delicious salmon, tuna, egg, crab, or even mackerel! Then, put black duct tape as the seaweed around your stomach with the pillow at your back. Moreover, white shirt and black leggings will finish the job, adding some sour, white rice to your sushi. Congrats! You are now a walking, talking sushi!

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Salmon Sushi Costume (Mintlaces, Youtube Channel)

 

6. Egg

Pretty self-explanatory – just cut out a piece of yellow, circular paper and paste it on a white shirt. If even this too hard… we don’t know what to tell ya.

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Egg costume (Monalv)

 

7. Sweater Monster

You could turn yourself into a monster in less than a minute! Glue black pupils on your ping-pong balls. Then tape those ping-pong eyeballs onto the back shoulder of a baggy knit-shirt, or any loosely fitting sweater. Pull up your shirt over your head for the final transformation!

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“Costume Not Found” (Vitello, BuzzFeed News)

 

8. Grape

Blow some purple balloons and affix them all over your shirt. You could even collect some green leaves to put them on your head.  

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Balloon Grapes (Liao, PopSugar)

 

9. Ultra-Static Man

Clip on some dryer sheets, shirts, socks, and handkerchief from your laundry for the ultimate, ULTIMATE last minute halloween costume.

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(Vitello, BuzzFeed News)

10. Lady Bug

You can be a cute lady bug— just paste some black dots all over a red outfit, and maybe make yourself an antennae with black wire and headband. Get ready to fly!

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Cute Ladybug (Vitello, BuzzFeed News)

So what do you think? These were just some brilliant, clever Halloween costumes recommended by Internet bloggers that you can easily make from your household objects. Happy Halloween!

 

– Sammie Kim (’18)

7 Tips to Save your Money and Save the Earth

Are you freaking out over the threatening piles of trash bags on your front porch? Before you journey off to the junkyard, have some fun with upcycling, which is converting old junk into new items with better quality and function. For example, did you know that used toilet paper tubes can become great tools for organizing electric cords? With upcycling, the diversity of garbaged objects—plastic bottles, tissue rolls, old clothes, and even old furniture—can be transformed into brand-new treasures. And we’re not talking about building random art projects, but reusing the used objects in an efficient and useful way. Here is a collection of clever, easy tips from various innovative bloggers. Refresh your house and contribute to saving the environment by upcycling!

 

1. CD Spindle Case →  Bagel holder

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Nicole de Boar/Pinterest

An empty plastic, CD/ DVD spindle case can make a great portable lunch box. You can carry bagels, sandwiches, and even hamburgers! But make sure to wash the case first!

 

2. Cassette Tape →  Coin Wallet

 

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Autostraddle Blog by Hansen

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All you need is a cassette tape, 14-inch long zipper, fabric, scissors, and a hot glue gun. It is best to use cassette tapes without screws. First, gently open the cassette tape and extract the insides (take out the tape roll; everything). You may want to clean the cassette by rubbing a little alcohol with a q-tip. Second, trim your zipper around the cassette tape (usually 13-inch long). Third, dab hot glue at the cut-end of the zipper line, so that the zipper has an end to fasten on.  Finally, attach the zipper onto the cassette one side at a time. Be sure to put hot glue on the cloth first before sticking it on to the cassette tape. Don’t worry about the inside of the cassette; you can cover it up with your favorite fabric!

 

3. Used Paper Roll →  Electric Cords Organizer

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“43 Ways to Reuse Old Broken Junk for New Treasures” by Pixel Pete

No more laying out dozens of thick white electric cords on the floor, or stuffing them in your drawer! Let’s neatly roll up extra cords around the used toilet paper tubes.

 

4. Bottle Cap →  Crayon Tea Lights

 

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You’ll need bottle caps, crayons, and a 2-inch cotton string. To make colorful miniature candles, you only need a maximum of 10 minutes! First, puncture the bottle cap with a knife/nail so that the hole is big enough for the cotton string to go through. Second, tie a simple overhand knot at the near end of the 2-inch string. Thread this 2-inch string through the bottle cap so the knot is at the bottom. Third, with low burner heat, melt the crayons in a tin can/pot. And finally, once the crayons are melted, pour the liquid into the bottle cap!

 

5. Skateboard → Picnic Table

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“Skateboard Furniture” by Mark Mapstone/Pinterest

 

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Old skateboard decks without wheels can become beautiful decorations for your child’s picnic table. By nailing the skateboards onto the benches and table, you’ve just created an amazing table set!

 

6. Folding Chairs → Foldable shelf

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Do you have folding chairs that you don’t sit on anymore? By attaching some of those chairs on a bare wall, you have built yourself a foldable shelf!

 

7. Salvage your broken Flip-flops!

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Once in a while, the straps on our flip-flops wear out, and finally rip off. But good news; you can salvage your shoes in no time!  All you need is a random plastic bag. First, tightly twist the handles of the plastic bag. Second, create a small opening on the twisted ends and loop it around the toe peg. Third, twist the remaining plastic handle so that it can fit through the flip flop hole. Finally, once you insert the handle into the shoe hole, tie one/two small knots. You can snip off the remaining plastic bag!

 

– Sammie Kim (’18)

Header: Upcycled plastic bottles into plant pots by Sugru

How To: The Detox Juice

Find out the healthy way to lose weight — just in time for prom, too!

Last year, the famous Korean comedian, Kwon Mi Jin, earned the title of “Diet Master,”  when she lost 51kg in one year. Her dieting secret was not plastic surgery, drug use, or unhealthy fasting. But it was “Detoxifying Juice,” also known as “해독주스,” in Korean.

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(Kwon Ji Min)

Kwon introduced her personalized recipe to the public, and this soon prompted various TV shows to feature her and her juice, which gained approval from not only the public, but also from Korean doctors. Now, Kwon’s detox juice has launched a new trend in health and diet with its “cleansing method” that introduces a healthy approach to weight loss and body refreshment. The juice cleanses the body of compacted food and toxins, relieving constipation and aiding in vitamin deficiency, cardiovascular health, and even acne.

Detox juice works best when consumed everyday: thirty minutes before breakfast and thirty minutes before dinner. However, be warned! Never replace all your meals with the detox juice, hoping to lose weight. The primary purpose of the detox juice is to filter the waste in your body for improved health. If your sole purpose is to lose weight, then it is advised that more vegetables should compose the detox juice rather than fruits or other sugars. Kwon Mi Jin, the “Diet Master,” took her diet a step further by eating all her meals along with the detox juice, and even exercising daily.

With notable experience from drinking the detox juice for many months, I would like to point out that this juice not only produces amazing results in weight loss, but that it has a simple, convenient recipe, adding onto its charm. The only thing to do is chop and boil the vegetables, then dump all of them to the blender machine, Try it yourself!

 

Here is the recipe to the “Detoxifying Juice.” (Courtesy of stacefacelovessushi):

Ingredients: 1 long carrot, 1 bunch of Broccoli, 1 Tomato, 1 Cabbage, 1 Apple, 1 Banana, Water

1. Chop up all the vegetables (Carrot, Broccoli, Cabbage, and Tomato)

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2. Put the vegetables in a pot and add water.

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3. Start the stove in Medium Heat, slowly cooking the vegetables. When the water starts boiling, leave the pot for 15 minutes, stirring the vegetables once in every 5 mins.

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4. Use a blender to blend the cabbage, carrot, broccoli, and tomatoes together. Add 1/2 Apple and 1/2 Banana as well in order to improve the taste.

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– Sammie Kim (’18)
Header: Healthfirst

Cures For Your Sweet Tooth

The #TREATYOSELF saga continues.

Cake, cookies, ice cream. YUM. Every once in a while, you need to #TREATYOSELF to a sweet snack. We asked some students for their favorite sweet treats and found recipes so you can make it yourself!

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“Brownies!” (Ji Sun Jeon, ‘17)

Simple brownies are rich, decadent, and full of chocolate. A perfect snack for when you’re running low on energy and happiness.

You will need:

½ cup vegetable oil

1 cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 eggs

¼ tsp baking powder

⅓ cup cocoa powder

¼ tsp salt

½ cup flour

 

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC)
  2. Blend the oil and sugar until they are well mixed
  3. Stir in eggs and vanilla extract.
  4. Mix the dry ingredients (baking powder, cocoa powder, salt, flour) together separately.
  5. Slowly stir in the dry ingredients and blend until the batter comes together.
  6. Pour the mixture into a greased 9×9 pan (if you double the recipe, use 9×13 pan and bake for longer)
  7. Bake for 20 minutes, cool the brownies, and enjoy!

 

(recipe by food.com)

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“Chocolate sea salt caramel cookies.” (Faith Choi, ‘16)

Mmmm, now that sounds good. What is this delectable treat? Warm, chewy, rich cookies that are all gooey with caramel, with a surprise of salt for extra flavor.

 

You will need:

1 ¼  cup all-purpose flour

¼ tsp baking soda

¼ tsp salt

5 tbsp butter

7 tbsp cocoa

⅔ cup sugar

⅓ cup brown sugar

⅓ cup plain yogurt

1 tsp vanilla extract

Soft caramels (rolled into little balls)

Sea salt

 

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC) and prepare 2 baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
  2. Sift and mix together flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Separately, melt butter over a saucepan. Removing it from the heat, stir in cocoa and sugars until it looks kind of like wet sand.
  4. Mix in the yogurt and vanilla until well blended.
  5. Stir in dry ingredients and continue to mix
  6. Wrap the cookie dough around the balls of caramel and sprinkle sea salt over each one.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes, cool cookies, and enjoy!

 

(recipe by twopeasandtheirpod.com)

 

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“Umm peppermint cookie thing. Oh wait, it’s.. ahh peppermint bark!” (Lina Oh, 11)

What is peppermint bark? Only the easiest, but most delicious snack for lovers of the chocolate-peppermint pairing! A layer of bittersweet dark chocolate, a layer of buttery white chocolate, and a layer of crunchy zingy peppermint. The perfect combination.

 

You will need:

12 oz plain white chocolate

12 oz plain dark chocolate

½ cup crushed peppermint candy

 

  1. First, line a 9×12 pan with parchment paper.
  2. Melt the dark chocolate. You can use the double boiler for this, where you boil a pot of water and place a heat-proof bowl over it, constantly stirring until the chocolate is smooth. Or, you could microwave the chocolate 15-20 seconds and a time, stirring in between.
  3. Spread a layer of the dark chocolate in the pan.
  4. Now, melt the white chocolate using whichever method you prefer.
  5. Quickly, while the chocolate is still hot, pour the mixture over the dark chocolate.
  6. Put peppermints into a ziploc bag, and crush with a rolling pin or a hammer.
  7. Sprinkle the crushed peppermints over the chocolate
  8. Put in the refrigerator to harden. Once it’s ready, break them apart and enjoy!

(recipe by food.com)

Whatever the case, remember to take a break once in a while from vigorous studying, and indulge your sweet tooth! All these recipes await you! YUM.
– Sarah Chin (’16)

Header: Healing The Body