BRODY'S RECIPES: Two easy, dorm-friendly recipes, no kitchen required!

With many dorms on campus lacking access to a full kitchen, it can be a hassle to feed yourself without submitting to the wrath of Bates. The heat wave this past week has only made the idea of toiling away in a steamy kitchen all the more unappetizing. While the gazpacho requires a blender and the granola bars require a microwave, neither recipe involves being a slave to the kitchen and can be accomplished in the comfort of your dorm room. If you can work up enough courage, for extra air-conditioned comfort, I have recently witnessed someone wielding a blender in the Pub. Though I am not sure how advisable that is, their ingenuity was admirable. The recipes below are perfect for the broke student on the go. All the ingredients can be found close to campus and both recipes are vegetarian.


  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled
  • 2 pounds chopped tomatoes 
  • 2 or 3 slices bread, crusts removed, torn into small pieces
  • ¼ olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • Salt and black pepper


  1. Combine tomatoes, cucumber, bread, oil, vinegar and garlic with 1 cup of water in a blender until smooth.


  • ¾ cup honey
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ neutral oil
  • 3 cups granola
  • Optional: nuts, seeds, dried fruit bits, chocolate chips


  1. Combine the honey, sugar and oil in a microwave safe bowl; melt ingredients together by putting the ingredients in a microwave in 20-second increments
  2. Combine the granola to the sugar mixture
  3. Press the coated granola into an 8 or 9-inch square pan and let cool in the fridge
  4. Cut into rectangles to serve


The recipes seen here were inspired by Mark Bittmans cookbook, “How To Cook Everything”

by Ariela Brody '16

Graphics by Nabila Wirakusumah '17
Web Editor

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