Inspiration often strikes at strange times. In my case, it happened to be in the middle of a four-hour bus ride to Virginia for a living-learning trip in April 2014. I was talking to a friend (who also happens to be a blogger) about my desire to write more. I had kept a blog while studying abroad in London, but I hadn’t had anything to post in the nine months since I’d returned. My friend suggested starting a food and nutrition blog to combine my love of writing with my major, and the proverbial light bulb instantly went off. I started brainstorming potential titles and topics and even drafted a few posts. In mid-August, Dorm Room Dish was born.
Dorm Room Dish’s tagline is “Nutrition tips and tricks for college students, by a college student.” I started Dorm Room Dish to help fellow college students eat well and make the most of their meal plans or tight budgets. I still live and eat on campus, so I understand the struggles many students face when trying to put together healthy meals and snacks. Through my blog, I’ve been able to share recipes and tips that have worked for me and highlight some of my favorite healthy options on and near campus. The feedback I’ve received so far from my peers and professors has been very positive, and I’ve had a lot of fun working on each post.
I publish a new post every Monday morning at dormroomdish.wordpress.com. If you’re interested in making healthier food choices, cooking in a dorm, or simply adding a little more variety to your diet, I encourage you to check it out!