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Count on Dividends

Even if you haven’t been in the Farmer School of Business, surely you’ve heard of the iconic Dividends. And inside that iconic Dividends, everyone knows of the salad bar on the left-hand side. You might as well run over there now because that is home of a Traders’ Greens salad bar station.

Traders’ Greens offers a wide variety of options to place in a to-go salad bowl, which is a staple for Miami’s on-campus dining options. From tangy-flavored creations to loaded bowls of meat with a little amount of salad, you have countless possibilities and combinations. Just to start out, this salad bar has over 50 toppings to choose from! Just think about it. You could go there every day for months on end and get an entirely different salad combination. Talk about decisions.

Do you want fruit in your salad? Done. Do you want chicken, bacon, and ranch in your salad? Done. Do you want to feel like you can make it however you want it? Done. You can mix and match the type of lettuce you prefer, add toppings on toppings, then drizzle or douse your salad in whichever dressing you fancy. You might indulge in some salad bowls, or you might want to be a healthy salad eater for a day. Either way, it has you covered.

Now we know there are days where you are rushing to get to a meeting or class and you have NO time to stop and make your own salad. At every market and numerous dining locations there are convenient pre-made salads you can grab to-go with salad dressing choices galore on the side! Try not to get overwhelmed by the options available. Just grab it, swipe it, and you’re out of there.

Notice throughout this entire article the idea of variety and the endless possibilities are reassured. That is because Miami strives for excellence and perfection when it comes to the variety of options and choices in dining. We hope by the end of this article you are in line for a sensational salad bowl at Traders’ Greens or zooming through a market for a pre-made salad!


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Holiday Recipes

Cooking over the holidays is stressful enough. Finding the perfect recipe shouldn’t have to be. We have compiled a few easy recipes to share with you this season. Enjoy these for any occasion!

Roasted Applesauce

For a richer twist on a classic snack or side, try this recipe. Bake apples with butter in a covered pan in the oven for 15-30 minutes or until they soften. Bake uncovered for 10 minutes after turning up the heat. Then, stir up the softened apples and season with salt and sugar. This no-fuss recipe will help save time when there are other things to stress about this holiday season.

Fried Chickpeas with Sage

This delicious snack might just replace holiday cookies! Dry out chickpeas and toss in a mixture of flour, salt and paprika in a large bowl. Fry the chickpeas in a ½ olive oil, ½ canola oil mixture. Once they have stopped popping and have turned golden brown, remove the chickpeas with the skimmer. Next, toss the sage in flour and fry it, once again removing the product with a skimmer. Toss the chickpeas and sage together and they are ready to serve.

Tangy Spiced Brisket

Once these ingredients are in the slow cooker, you can leave to go gift shopping and come back to a delicious, hearty winter meal. First, caramelize onions and sauté halved garlic. Mix in paprika, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, cayenne, oregano and thyme. Stir together beef stock, ketchup, chili sauce and brown sugar in a large bowl. Once the brisket is in the slow cooker, spread onion and garlic mixture over it and pour the sauce on top. Cook on low for about 10 hours. Once the brisket has cooked, chill it for a few hours. Then, heat it in the oven for about 30 minutes.

Apple Cake

This apple cake is the multi-tool of holiday recipes. It can be eaten for breakfast or dessert and it can be frozen and saved for later. First, beat oil and sugar together and add in eggs. Then, sift together flour, salt, cinnamon and baking soda and stir into the sugar mixture. Add in vanilla, apples, walnuts and raisins until combined. Bake for one hour and 15 minutes.

Snowman Cupcakes

Start with cupcakes of any flavor. Don’t worry, we won’t tell if you use a boxed mix. Spread white icing on top and dust with decorating sugar or shredded coconut. Once sufficiently coated, use chocolate and butterscotch chips to make the eyes, mouth and nose!

Sausage Rolls with Caramelized Red Onions

Serve these sausage rolls at your holiday get-together and you’ll have people coming back for more next year. Cheat a little and use store-bought pastry puff to cut down on stress this holiday season. First, caramelize onions in olive oil, adding cranberry sauce and balsamic vinegar as you go. Then, mix together the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and fry. Roll out the pastry to a rectangle and roll the filling into a long cylinder in the middle, adding the caramelized onions on top. Brush the pastry with an egg wash and seal. Portion out the roll and chill it for about 20 minutes. Then, bake the roll for 15-20 minutes.

Slow Cooker Gingerbread Lattes

No gumdrop buttons here, just delicious, caffeinated beverages! Pour all the ingredients into a slow cooker and cook on low for about 3 hours. Turn it up to warm for another 2 hours and stir again before serving. For a special twist, dip the rims of cups in caramel sauce and graham cracker crumbs. Top with whipped cream and caramel syrup and enjoy!

Eggnog French Toast

Combine a classic drink with a classic breakfast food for a winning combination! Whisk together eggnog, eggs, nutmeg and rum extract. Pour the mixture into a shallow dish. Dip slices of bread into the mixture, making sure to coat both sides. Toss them on a griddle and cook until golden brown. Top with whipped cream for an extra-sweet treat.

Cranberry and Feta Pinwheels

Tide guests over before the main event with these scrumptious snacks. Combine cream cheese, feta cheese, dried cranberries and green onion. Spread the mixture on tortillas. Roll them up and refrigerate for about an hour. Slice up the wraps to make a festive hors d’oeuvre.

Rosemary Garlic Crusted Roast Beef

This dish will make you look like a professional cook, even though you just use your slow cooker. Rub roast beef with olive oil. Chop up some rosemary and combine with garlic, salt and pepper. Create a crust on the roast beef using this rub. Sear roast on each side in a skillet. Use balsamic vinegar to deglaze the pan and toss everything in a slow cooker. Cook for 8-9 hours.

Quirky Gadgets Your Kitchen Needs

Make your kitchen into a treasure trove of cool, useful utensils all of your neighbors will envy.

Dragon Cake Pan

This pan brings your favorite cake recipe to life in the form of a dragon protecting its eggs. Bring a festive cake to your next Game of Thrones viewing party, and you’ll be the Khaleesi of the group.

Samurai Sword Cake Cutter

Channel Samurai Jack to portion out your next cake. No one will dare question your cake slicing skills with this sword.

Cake Decorating Pencil

Up your presentation game with this useful tool. Unfortunately there’s no eraser if you mess up.

Emoji Pancake Pan

Express your emotions with breakfast food! You won’t have to have your phone at the table to use emojis with this fun addition to any kitchen cabinet.

Pancake Bot

This is a little more high tech than the pan above. The pancake bot will “print” out a pancake in an image you request!

Sprouting Scoop Jar

The sprouting scoop jar is a beautiful way to store loose teas, herbs, and spices. The sprout is also a scooping spoon!

Color Changing Mugs

Never burn your tongue again with these ~magical~ mugs. They change color based on the temperature and come in a variety of styles. Cute and helpful, what more could you ask for?

Star Trek Enterprise Pizza Cutter

If you’re having a Star Trek marathon, you’re going to need some food to go along with it. If you’re having pizza, you’re going to want this Enterprise pizza cutter to really stick to the theme.

Tetris Sandwich Cutter

It’s finally acceptable to play with your food! This useful tool will turn your favorite sandwich into your favorite game.

CTRL, ALT, Delete Cup Set

What better way to hold the coffee at your desk than with these cheeky mugs. Plot twist: they also hold soup and cereal! You won’t want to press escape on this eccentric gift.

Dragon Egg Cookie Jar

Winter is coming. Store all the extra holiday cookies in this Game of Thrones themed cannister. Apparently dragon eggs make a good wedding gift, just be careful who you give this to.

Super Mario Pipe Mug

Level-up your morning coffee with this Super Mario mug. You’ll feel like you just found a superstar after sipping coffee from it.

Pixel Hand Glove

These gloves are pixel-perfect. If you can’t handle the heat, protect your hands with these awesome oven mitts!

GameBoy Fridge Magnets

Turn your refrigerator into the portable gaming system of your childhood. Unfortunately, you can’t play Super Smash Bros. on it, but it’s good for the mems.

Muffin Top Muffin Cups

Accessorize your baked goods with these punny baking cups. Everyone knows the best part of the muffin is the top anyway.

Scrabble Trivet

It’s like Words With Friends in real life! These trivets are great for your most loquacious acquaintance.

Bread and Butterfly Serving Board

How do you make a butter fly? You throw it! Or just put it in this beautiful, wooden serving board. It’s up to you.

Quick Armstrong Tutorial

For students both new and old,

To make trying new things a little more comfortable….

 

In all of the restaurants in Armstrong, walk up to the register first to order your food. From that point, you’ll either get a number, get a table card, or have to listen for your order nearby. Because Armstrong is so delicious and convenient, it’s always a bit busy, but don’t let that intimidate you! During peak hours, multiple registers are open.

 

All your food is hot and made to order. As if that isn’t amazing enough, all of the eating utensils and to-go boxes are biodegradable and Armstrong composts the food waste. Yay, Earth!