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My picky boyfriend

I’m from California. I like avocado toast and anything dairy free, and I watch my added sugars. My boyfriend is from Connecticut, so burgers, mozzarella sticks, breakfast sandwiches and blue Gatorade are all up his alley.  We have a hard time eating food together.


Why food is worth studying

After finishing the assigned reading for my literary capstone, instead of just writing a discussion post or a paper, I roll up my sleeves and head to the kitchen. While I don’t consider myself a foodie, I am obsessed with eating and how we eat because it all means something more than just consuming.  


A pizza style contest: New York vs. Chicago

Being from Chicago, I find myself in many discussions with people at Miami that involve the words “Chicago pizza” and “New York style is better.” Everyone always wants to argue, and I can’t just back down — Chicago pizza takes so much heat and someone has to defend it. Yet on a recent trip to New York, I figured I ought to give their pizza another chance, to try once and for all to end an argument I previously believed had a clear winner.


Cocktail concoctions: Making vintage drinks with friends

One booze-based gift I got last Christmas stood out from the rest: a heavy glass cocktail mixer and a small paper booklet of drink recipes. As far as my roommates and I can figure out, the shaker and book are both from around the year 1960, so they’re basically artifacts from a lost age, I guess. And being the enterprising archeologists that we are, we sought to make use of these antique treasures. 


Armstrong’s restaurants, ranked

Armstrong has six different a la carte dining options, and I’ve eaten at all of them many times. Though I do like all of the options, some are undoubtedly better than others. So, without further ado, here is my personal ranking of all the eateries Armstrong has to offer.


The “Impressing-Your-Boss” Dinner

In the back of my cookbook, there’s an extended index of suggested menus for different occasions: New Year’s Eve dinner, hangover brunch, spring picnic, etc. One of them was called the “Impressing-Your-Boss Dinner.” As a soon-to-be-graduated senior who has never made a full, three-course adult meal and will hopefully have a boss to impress soon, I decided to try it out.


ASG asks students to “pick their portion”

  Miami University’s Associated Student Government (ASG) launched an initiative earlier this month to reduce food waste in campus dining halls by asking students to “pick their portion.” Dining halls across campus now display stickers on the glass in front of food stations prompting students to be specific about the amount of food they wish to receive. Options include double, full and half-portions, as well as “just a taste.”


An ode to pasta salad

Week in and week out, this dish was a staple of my diet for four fall swim seasons. Yet once I graduated high school and swim meets became a memory (aside from a short stint on Miami’s club swim team), I completely forgot about pasta salad.


Liz’s chocolate chippers

Affectionately called “chocolate chippers” by my little cousins, my mom’s cookies have been a staple in my diet for as long as I can remember. They’re perfect – puffy, impeccably textured and absolutely loaded with chocolate chips.


Hellooooo 2021 & Hello Fresh

Hello everyone! I want to start off by briefly introducing myself to those of you who may not have read any of my GreenHawks Media content before. My name is Sammy Harris and I am a Junior at Miami University pursuing a co-major in finance and entrepreneurship. In fact, it was the creativity and leadership course I took last spring for entrepreneurship that brought me here. Through a lot of introspection activities and practice, I unraveled who I am at my core, learning to pursue involvement in things that I genuinely am passionate about; food and creative writing are VERY prevalent passions of mine, so it made a lot of sense for me to become a Food Beat Writer for GreenHawks Media, and I have not looked back since! In the last couple of years, I have also become really passionate about mental health, so I shifted my column last semester to ‘MIND FOOD’ and began writing about all things food and mental health, separate and yet extremely interrelated at the same time. 


“Scuffed:” trying out “Chopped” at home

What’s a household to do on another long quarantined day when TV, video games and Uno just aren’t cutting it anymore? Well, if you happen to be my two roommates and me, and you happen to have just gone shopping and have a full kitchen, and you happen to be starved for novelty, then you just might play a DIY, homemade version of the Food Network’s hit show “Chopped.” 


Let them eat King Cake

Although my mom moved from New Orleans to Ohio in college and started our family, we still celebrate Mardi Gras every year. A big part of our tradition is sharing King Cakes — a giant cinnamon roll iced in the Mardi Gras colors of green, purple and gold — with our families and friends. 

Watch out DoorDash and OxfordToYou, College Meals on Wheels is looking to jump onto Oxford's food delivery scene.

College Meals on Wheels rolls into Oxford

  Coming soon to the students of Oxford: College Meals on Wheels. Beau Hiner, owner of Doughby’s, is spearheading the effort to launch this new meal plan delivery service.  Targeting college students in the Oxford area, Hiner is offering a variety of options for lunch and dinner meal deliveries.

At Thanksgiving, the dinner table can easily become a battlefield. But by keeping a few things in mind, it doesn't have to.

A tumultuous turkey day: surviving Thanksgiving 2020

Ah, Thanksgiving. A holiday known for family gatherings and decadent food. As the warmth of countless ovens pervade an equal number of houses, the rich smells of holiday feasts come wafting with it. The tables are set for lavish dinners, and the spirit of thanks and generosity abounds. 


My Semester Working at Miami’s CSA Farm

I’ve spent this fall semester doing volunteer work with Miami’s Institute for Food for my service project as part of the WST 341 class, Synthesis into Action. Every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. I went to Miami’s CSA Farm where I picked, sorted, washed, or bagged produce. The main produce harvested while I was there ranged from tomatoes, to greens, to squash, to beets, but it varies by season.


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