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Protein Packed & Energizing Breakfast Ideas

All of the ingredients of the chocolate chip mint smoothie in the cup before getting blended (left) and the smoothie blended together (right).

Nora Fox, Arts and Culture Editor

May 22, 2020

Breakfast can make or break your morning and even your day. Without the proper nutrients, you may find yourself feeling tired and lazy. So, it’s vital to eat a protein-packed, energizing breakfast to stay awake and motivated. Here are a few breakfast ideas to start your day off right:   Min...

Making Homemade Pasta and Pesto Proves to be Laborious yet Rewarding

The finished cut and cooked pasta mixed with pesto.

Jackie Weyerhaeuser, Staff Writer

May 17, 2020

I’ve never made homemade pasta before, so this was a very interesting experience. It was going well until it came time to roll out the pasta. I don’t have a pasta roller, so I had to do it by hand. It was the most intense workout I have had since being at home. It was so hard to get the pasta t...

Some of the Spectrum Staff’s Favorite Smoothie Recipes to Try

Maggie Seidel's '22 smoothie  (bottom left) with the ingredients she used (top left) and Sara Richardson's  '21 smoothie (top right) and the ingredients she used (bottom right)

Sara Richardson and Maggie Seidel

May 9, 2020

In an attempt to brighten our morning and begin our days with a nice breakfast, certain members of the Spectrum Staff have been perfecting their personal smoothie recipes to share.  Maggie’s Recipe:  1 Cup Frozen Strawberries ½ Cup Frozen Pineapple 1 Cup Tazo Passion Tea ½ Water ...

5 Healthy Snack Options To Satisfy Your Cravings at Home

Avocado toast is one of the many healthier snack ideas that is perfect for quarantine.

Jackie Weyerhaeuser, Staff Writer

May 3, 2020

While stuck in quarantine, many of us have found ourselves with lots of free time and with free time comes snacking! It’s easy to turn to unhealthy and processed foods so here are a few simple and quick ideas for snacks to make. Avocado toast is a delicious and healthy option. I like mine on whole wheat to...

Making Matcha at Home

Matcha has numerous health benefits, including having a much smaller caffeine concentration than coffee.

Nora Fox, Arts and Culture Editor

April 23, 2020

Matcha is definitely my go-to drink. It’s creamy, a tiny bit sweet (depending on your taste), and refreshing. It’s also high in antioxidants and has numerous other health benefits, which, I think, makes it even more appealing. In the last year, I’ve noticed that matcha’s popularity (especial...

Avocado Toast Proves to be a Nutritious Lunch Perfect For Quarantine

Avocado Toast Proves to be a Nutritious Lunch Perfect For Quarantine

Maggie Seidel, Features Editor

April 18, 2020

We are so lucky to enjoy an array of nice entrees, sides, and salads for lunch when we are at school. Since our school experience has been altered significantly these past few weeks, it can be easy to be at a loss for what to prepare for ourselves for lunch. I, however, have found myself preparing one...

Easy, Delicious Banana Bread

Easy, Delicious Banana Bread

Nora Fox, Arts & Culture Editor

April 2, 2020

In my free time, I love to bake! One of my favorite foods to bake is banana bread. Not only is it tasty and satisfying, but it’s also a great way to use old or mushy bananas that would otherwise be thrown away. My favorite banana bread recipe comes from the Madeline Island Historical Cookbook and ...

Small Batch of Cookies, Don’t Waste Key Ingredients

The cookies after they had cooled

Noor Naseer, Sports Editor

April 2, 2020

My go to cookie recipe is the one on the back of the Nestle Tollhouse Chocolate Chip bag. I live and die by this recipe; it has never turned out badly for me, but it makes about 60 cookies. I usually freeze some of the dough, but making that much dough can be a lot of work, and right now especially ...

Favorite Ethnic Dishes from Students’ Diverse Backgrounds

Melanie Sun '21 makes Ha Cao, which is similar to shrimp dumplings.

Nya Manneh, Staff Writer

March 9, 2020

With countless ethnicities and backgrounds represented in the Blake School, it’s nice to know more about them. Specifically, from Asia, some Blake Students represent nations such as the Philippines, China, Japan, India, Thailand, Cambodia, Nepal, Pakistan, Laos, and many others. Favorite Asian foo...

Chocolate Lovers’ Double Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Anisa Thompson '22 altered the original cookie recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction to what she thought would taste best.

Anisa Thompson, Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp unsweetened natural cocoa powder 1 tsp of baking soda 1/8 tsp salt 1 stick unsalted butter, softened to room temperature 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup packed light or dark brown sugar (I like dark best) 1 large egg, at room temperature 1 ts...

Chocolate Covered Strawberries with White Chocolate Drizzle Recipe

Maggie Seidel '22 creates these festive white chocolate drizzled and chocolate covered strawberries from the original recipe by Driscoll's berries.

Maggie Seidel, Features Editor

February 7, 2020

Ingredients: 1 package Driscollís Strawberries 1 bag Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Flavored Melting Wafers (Any chocolate will do) 1 cup of White Chocolate Baking Morsels 1 tbsp 'Rose Mix' Sprinkles Directions: 1. Melt the dark or milk chocolate in a microwave. (I used Ghirardelli Melting Wafers...

Food Features Meets Minnesota State Fair

Sage Marmet, Creative Director

December 12, 2019

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