Premiere Release of Food Literacy Project’s Cookbook

This week, keep an eye out for the appearance of the newest FLP Cookbook. The cookbook serves as a compilation of recipes that can be made in any HUHDS dining hall.
Dining hall cookbooks are nothing new at Harvard. Pfoho published a similar cookbook, then Mather followed shortly thereafter. FLP even came out with a collection of recipes housed in binders in dining halls. And people have tried their hand at publishing culinary creations before, like on a CS50 project called or on Flyby’s Dining Delights mini-series. Yet, this marks the release of the first hardcover cookbook, and FLP has even incorporated some of the recipes from these other sources.
This year, we had 72 recipe submissions from students and tutors. Part of the incentive to enter your recipes was the promise of a top prize. A committee of FLP Reps chose a winner based on uniqueness, creativity, and taste.
This year’s winner is…drum roll…Natalie Padilla! Natalie, a junior in Leverett, invented a recipe for a “Brain-Boosting Cooking.” This delicious cookie is made in the microwave, and the recipe can be found below.
While we did pick a winner, the FLP Cookbook is full of delicious recipes that are creative and easy to make in the dining hall. Keep an eye out for its appearance in your dining hall, flip through, see if anything appeals to you, and try it out! FLP reps will also be hosting tables at various meals featuring some of their favorite recipes.
So the next time you’re looking to spice up your dining hall meal, head on over to the FLP Cookbook and have fun!
Brain-Boosting Cookie
Natalie Padilla, Leverett ‘12

Place a peeled banana in a cereal bowl and smash with a fork until creamy. Add to the bowl: ¼ mug of crispy rice cereal, ¾ mug of rolled oats, 1 Tbsp. peanut butter, a splash of soy milk (apple sauce can be substituted if necessary), a handful of raisins, and 1 tsp. each of maple syrup and brown sugar. Mix well (mixture should not be liquidy- add more oats if necessary). Microwave on high for about 1 minute or until mixture is firm and chewy. Enjoy!
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