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Cooking on campus made easy

   Delicious meals on campus can be made easily. There are numerous ways to start—take baby steps.

        There is not just one specific way to create a tasty meal. If you are in your dorm room using your microwave or in the kitchen on the first floor, if you reside in the Towers, EMR, Claudius or Gabrielle, if you live in the apartment-style residence halls in Niko Njotorahardjo, there are no excuses not to use the kitchen that the University has provided.

       The first thing to think about when wanting to cook is, “what sounds good enough to eat?” Many items are in the price range for a college student, especially when you want to watch your intake and eat healthy. It is easy to get stuck in the mindset that cooking isn’t fun and very difficult to handle. If a student loves to blow off stress and anxiety, grocery shopping and cooking is a solution.  

        Below are some simple guidelines for preparing your plan before sitting down to enjoy what you just whipped up.

 

– Have a budget

– Create a grocery list

– Plan to cook for yourself or friends

– Get creative

– SMILE and HAVE FUN!

 

Just like everything in life, preparation is crucial. You will have to create a grocery list and decide what you can purchase that is compatible with your budget. The first two steps are the most important because once you get to the store, especially when you are super hungry—you talk to the ingredients and don’t let them speak. Invite some friends to have a dorm cooked meal instead of going out to a restaurant. Cooking in your dorm room or the kitchen will help your college budget stay intact. Lastly, have fun with it. 

        Grocery stores that are near campus that will help you save; with wholesome quality:

Aldi- 8205 S. Olympia Ave, Tulsa, OK (Tulsa Hills)

Braums- 1545 E. 71st St. Tulsa, OK

Route 66 Save More Food Market- 4229 Southwest Blvd, Tulsa, OK 74107

 

 DayRonda’s Stuffed Bell Pepper Recipe 

1 per person- whole bell pepper

1 or 2 lbs- ground beef

1 cup- diced onions

1t- garlic salt

1t- pepper

Unlimited -Fiesta shredded cheese

Wash and cut out, hollow out, the bell pepper to no seeds or white inside. Set it aside. In a pan, brown the ground beef on the stovetop on (5 or 6) until cooked thoroughly, mix in diced onions, garlic salt, and ground pepper. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Strain the ground beef. Place the ground beef into the bell pepper along with the unlimited amount of shredded cheese. Then on a small sheet pan, place the stuffed bell pepper and insert it into the oven for approximately 10-20 minutes until the bell pepper is brown. After the timer goes off, please put it on a plate and enjoy! Caution: contains deliciousness!  

 

* Chicken, sausage, ground deer, or tofu can substitute for ground beef. 

* Ingredients might vary.