I'm your gluten-free friend who wants you to know that gluten-free does not mean taste-free, proving it through delicious gluten-free recipes and tips. 

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  • Sema Dibooglu



Needless to say, the last few weeks of school have been a whirlwind. Between class, extracurriculars, and internship recruitment, you could say that I'm quite busy. That means that I have less time to prep for meals, and more importantly it means I have less time to eat. You should always prioritize meals, even if it means that you wake up a little earlier to pack that extra snack for the day. This recipe is one of the easiest things I can throw in the oven, and after making it with a few of my friends, they can attest to how delicious it is. It disappeared off the plate within a few minutes (we were supposed to have it with the spaghetti we were making, but we never even made it to that point). It also requires minimal ingredients, so as a college student, I can definitely appreciate that.

Ingredients

One Gluten-free Baguette (I used Schar)

One clove of garlic, minced

A handful of shredded cheese

Two tablespoons of olive oil

Procedure

1. Cut up the gluten-free baguette.

2. Sprinkle the minced garlic evenly across the baguette.

3. Sprinkle the olive oil evenly (you don't have the cover the whole piece of baguette, just make sure some gets on each piece).

4. Sprinkle as much cheese as you want!

5. Bake it at 350 degrees F for 5 minutes and then set it on broil for another 4 minutes (the time might depend on your oven, so just makes sure the cheese melts before you broil it).

You can also whip up some tomatoes, onion, parsley, olive oil, and salt to create a small salsa that is very refreshing and pairs perfectly with the cheesy garlic bread.

Enjoy!

-Sema


  • Sema Dibooglu


In a little over one week, college life starts back up again. It's crazy to think that instead of hiking up a mountain and sipping a cup of tea with a good book, I'll be scurrying from class to class without any time to sit down and relax. But it also brings a sense of excitement, as all of my college friends will finally be back!

In the mean time, I haven't done very much cooking while in Norway, but I have done a lot of adventuring and hiking, which has made my appetite immensely larger. I've been able to enjoy everything from fresh fish to the delicious Norwegian chocolate, and have enjoyed many cups of tea! One of the ~fine cuisines~ I was excited to eat was actually the gluten-free bun at McDonalds.


Being gluten-free in the US means that I can't go to McDonalds and have an unhealthy meal, which is probably for the better. But that doesn't mean I don't want to have that experience! That's why I was smiling ear to ear as I ordered my gluten-free hamburger with a side of fries.


So the next time you're in Norway and are craving a bite of junk food, you can get your gluten-free hamburger at McDonalds. But beware, it'll be a bit more expensive than it is in the US.

Enjoy!

-Sema


  • Sema Dibooglu


I am currently sitting in the airport in Copenhagen, Denmark, ready for a new adventure. Since I spent the whole summer in St. Louis on top of being in St. Louis over the school year, I was starting to get cabin fever. Going to school in your hometown means you practically never leave unless you decide to vacation somewhere. In my case, I had taken a few weekend trips, but nothing major since last summer. Which is why, as I write this in a corner of the Copenhagen airport, I have butterflies in my stomach.

That being said, school is right around the corner, so this is the perfect time to gain inspiration on how to decorate your dorm room! Using a few tips and tricks, you can customize the space to be your own, taking it from a generic dorm room to a home. Your dorm room is where you will decompress after a long day of classes and activities, so you want to make sure you utilize the space to create a cozy atmosphere.

Here are some tips and tricks I picked up my freshman year:

  1. I was a huge fan of turning my bed into a sitting area with the limited space I had freshman year, so I added a ton of pillows onto my bed. They also added some color to the otherwise beige room.

  2. Wall clings will transform your wall in a way that posters never can. They are easy to put on and take off, so you won't be getting in trouble for putting something sticky on your walls!

  3. Putting your pictures in frames and attaching those frames with command strips to the walls prevents them from curling. I noticed that when my friends would hang pictures up without frames, the bottoms would begin to curl up.

  4. Indirect lighting will always make a space cozy. Using that glaring overhead lamp will not create the ~stress-free~ environment you are looking for.

  5. I recommend a mini fridge (most people have them in their dorms) to make sure your food will never be taken from the community fridge

  6. You can't light candles in your dorm room, but you can use LED ones! These create the atmosphere of candlelight without posing a threat to your surroundings.

Aside from that, if you can loft your bed, it enables you to add additional storage underneath, something that's very important when you are sharing a small dorm room with another person. While I'm going to be a junior this year and won't be decorating a dorm room, it brings me back to the pre-college jitters, when you are embarking on a new chapter in your life. As for now, I'm embarking on a different kind of chapter, but an exciting one nonetheless.

Enjoy!

-Sema