Taylor Morris

game designer & programmer

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Recipe: Side - Pesto Spread

It's turned out to be a surprisingly hot summer, so traditional pesto doesn't work nearly as well as this cool, delicious spread with that same basil taste. Check the recipe notes for a quick deconstruction of this into an actual pesto-for-pasta pesto but do give this one a shot. It's great on toast, crackers, or any other spreadable you've got in your pantry. 

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Recipe: Entree - Greens & Beans

This is an extremely simple recipe that I've made several times over the last few months. There haven't been many changes to the basic ingredients, just experimenting with different types of greens and different types of beans. So far, all the varieties have been at least pretty good and I'm glad to have another super-quick, super-nutritious recipe to add to my regular rotation.

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Recipe: Entree - Fried Lentils

This one’s an old favorite for me, one of the first recipes that I started making repeatedly as a stop-gap between more ambitious recipes. It’s the very definition of what I look for in the entree’s that I post to this site: simple, short prep times with dirt cheap ingredients. Lentils are such a super-healthy foodstuff that this makes for a great re-heated lunch and the recipe can easily be scaled up to make even more leftovers to save time in the future.

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Recipe: Dessert - Chocolate Mousse

This one is an old classic and always a nice one to pull out when you're scrambling for a dinner party/holiday dessert. The ideal version of the recipe requires a bit of equipment but when it comes to desserts, it really doesn’t matter how you get it done. If you plan ahead of time, this recipe is an extremely cheap and quick way to impress guests at an elegant dinner party.

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Recipe: Beverage - Lemon Iced Tea (Lana Polansky)

Editor’s Note: As a bonus follow-up to the Pancakes post from a couple days ago, we have another recipe from this week’s guest contributor, Lana Polansky. I just made this yesterday and dang if it isn’t the perfect iced tea recipe, just in time for the summer heat.

Worth making a batch of this each Sunday evening so you have iced tea waiting for you all through the week…

Here’s an easy but tasty recipe for iced tea that’s great for summer. It’s sweet and refreshing and quite a bit more nutritious than what you usually buy in a can. It’s also pretty inexpensive to make, too, especially if you just stick to using tea, water, lemon and sweetener.

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Recipe: Entree - Basic Pancakes (Lana Polansky)

Editor’s Note: It’s our first ever guest post, thanks to Lana Polansky! Lana is an accomplished games writer who self-publishes work through her site, Sufficiently Human, as well writing for more traditional venues such as Kill Screen. She also recently co-edited the excellent collection of short stories, Ghosts in the Machine. I haven’t had the chance to make this recipe yet but it looks easy enough and I bet it’s pretty tasty!

Check out Lana’s site and her Patreon for more food and video game related happenings. Take it away Lana…

This is a relatively simple pancake recipe that can be made using either buttermilk or a mix of milk and yogurt. They’re tasty, versatile, and you can make extra batter and stick it in the fridge for another time. I like this recipe because it doesn’t involve a ton of technique—just stick everything in a blender or processor and scoop it onto a hot pan.

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Recipe: Side - Guacamole

Perhaps the ultimate “side” or appetizer, Guacamole and tortilla chips will brighten the eyes of any guest you are entertaining. This recipe is meant to be scalable up to the number of people eating it, with the base amount serving around 3 or 4 people, depending on the amount of other appetizers on offer. Be careful about not making enough though, as guacamole will always be the most popular item on any table its placed upon.

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