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Rainbows make me happy

Rainbows make people happy. Food can make people happy. Put the two together and I am pretty sure that is a recipe for world peace.
I’m always on the look out for eclectic recipes. If you have read my past blog posts, you know that I am not the best cook. Alright, alright, I’m horrible, but [...]

Rice Noodle at Taste of Asia

It’s a taste of home.
Taste of Asia is one of my favorite place to get home-like food. For me, it’s even better than many Chinese restaurants — it has a taste of home, which I don’t always get from other places.
Taste of Asia offers food from parts of South East Asia such as, Vietnam, Philippines [...]

To live and eat in Dixie

Spoonbread. It may not sound excessively appetizing, but… Who am I kidding? The concoction is not one of the South’s most obviously attractive fares. In fact, strong Dixie roots are almost a prerequisite for digestion, let alone enjoyment, of the antebellum cuisine.
The starchy side proves exactly as it sounds: the gritty-textured bread that crunches between [...]

The great outdoors of dining

When flipping through college brochures, prospective students almost always find pictures of college kids enjoying a lazy day on campus basking in the warm sun.
As a senior in college, however, I’ve noticed that few students take advantage of outside opportunities – especially when it comes to dining. Now that winter is over and spring has [...]

Sandwiches on the cheap

Sandwiches and burgers can serve as swift and thrifty options for famished college students – and they don’t have to come off the value menu.
Several area establishments offer discounted burgers and sandwiches, which can be a perfect solution for on-the-go students.
Rick and Carolyn’s Burgers and Fries, located at 549 Ambler Avenue, offers $1 dollar burgers [...]

‘Crunchetize’ me, Chaplain!

We’ve all been there, silently cringing as our stomachs rumble loudly through Chapel Guy Mark Lewis’ list of prayer requests. Unfortunately, hunger rarely respects holiness, and on occasion, even the most reverent Chapel attendee needs a snack in order to make it until we can swipe out of Moody.
But to what foods can Moody munchers [...]

Video: Nikki’s Swirl Shoppe serves Abilene’s sweet tooth

New to the North side Abilene, Nikki’s Swirl Shoppe offers self-serve frozen yogurt and an array of toppings.

Video/editing by Kristin Goodspeed

Rice Noodle at Taste of Asia

It’s a taste of home.
Taste of Asia s one of my favorite place to get home-like food. For me, it’s even better than many Chinese restaurants — it has a taste of home which I don’t get from other places.
Taste of Asia offers food from South East Asia like Vietnam, Phillipines and Thai Land. The [...]

Students should experience local restaurants

The road trip rulebook clearly states: while on a road trip, travelers should only eat at restaurants they do not have in their hometown.
However, I’m putting a new spin on this classic rule. This month I’m trying to skip the chains and eat at restaurants unique to Abilene.
And it won’t be difficult. What Abilene may [...]

A Feast With Gourmet Food From All Over the World

In Abilene, a place offers gourmet food from all over the world made by professional cooks – the international dinner at the Greens’ house takes place every Friday afternoon during school.
The Greens have been hosting the international dinner for more than eight years. The purpose is to offer international students in Abilene home-like food and [...]

Life lessons learned in the kitchen

Today I set out to turn culinary chaos into divine dinner. I ended up with something more valuable than becoming a better cook.
If you recall, last week I decided to embark on becoming a better cook. If you can’t recall, check out my last blog entry.
So anyways, back to the kitchen. I chose a recipe [...]

Enjoy your homemade colorful gourmet

A good way to select vegetables is to look at the color — the darker and more colorful a vegetable is, the more nutritious.
Beautiful colors add flavor and enjoyment to a dish, and fried celery beef is a good example. It’s also one of the easiest Chinese dishes to make.
For this dish, you’ll need:
3-4 small [...]