Chè Đậu Trắng Recipe

Growing up, my parents always made me a Vietnamese bean dessert called chè đậu trắng. It is something I look forward to at every family gathering. Now that I’m in college and away from home, I miss those kinds of comfort food. After doing some research on how to make this, I found out that this dessert is so ridiculously easy to make. The longest part of this recipe is cooking the dry navy beans, however you can get away with this if you use canned beans. Just put them in when the sweet rice is ready!

Today, I will be show you have to make this delicious dessert that can brighten anyone’s day!

Click on the link to learn how! Enjoy!

10 things I wish I knew before being in my 5th year as an Undergraduate

  1. Do your research on what grants and scholarships are only good for 4 years. This will help you plan ahead in your finances.
  2. Your financial aid works over summer term, it does not get divided into 4 terms but rather gives you a separate amount for summer.
  3. Access codes usually work for up to a year of when you take the class. If you are taking a series it saves you money if you take them all the same year. Also, if you fail the class (because we know it happens) retake the class before your access code expires. 
  4. Network and volunteer throughout your undergrad career, trying to fit everything into your senior year is very stressful. 
  5. That being said plan out your senior year know when your last set of classes are offered and most importantly don’t forget to register on time, classes do fill up.
  6. Do your own research on what classes you can double dip in. For example psych 201 counts for a bacc core but, it also counts towards a lot of degrees ‘s requirements. It might save you a fifth year.
  7. Apply for SNAP benefits, buying grocery adds up real quick and with the new SNAP requirements it has made it easier to qualify as a student. Stop by the HSRC if you need assistance with the application.
  8. Apply for scholarships such as scholar dollars every year. You would be surprised on the number of scholarships available that you can qualify for.
  9.  Find ways to save money on things that make you feel good, such as coffee and shopping without breaking your bank. Aka take advantage of student discounts using platforms such as pocket points. Stay tuned for a more detailed blog on all student discounts available. 
  10.  Lastly, taking advantage of the resources available at the HSRC. Sometimes you may think that you need the resource but do not realize the amount of stress that gets relieved once you are able to relocate your funds which reduces the financial burden. Check out our website for a full list of resources offered.

How to look up your textbooks on the HSRC website?

Textbook Lending Program(TLP) at the HSRC is a great resource for students to have their course textbooks for free. TLP ensures that students get the books that they need in the easiest way possible. All students have to do is come to the HSRC at Champinefu Lodge, show their OSU id and borrow the book for one whole term. To make this process even easier and efficient for students, we have an option for them on our HSRC website to look up their textbooks before coming to check it out. Looking up textbooks through the website ensures the student that HSRC have their book, and it is available for them to checkout. A student can look up their textbooks following these easy step guidelines:

  1. Go to the HSRC website at
  2. Click on the Textbook Lending Program Section top left
  3. Now you are on the main TLP page, and you will see the following four options:

4. Clicking the first button “Look Up My Textbooks” will take you to the page where you can easily see if we have your book or not.

5. On this page you can search your books by book title, or the class course name ex. MTH 251

6. This will give you all the information if we have the book or not, if it is available to checkout or not, and how many copies are available.

So this was an easy step by step guide to look for your textbooks sitting at home. So if you do find your book at the HSRC, just stop by and we will check it out for you 🙂

Pulled Jackfruit Tacos


Serves 4-6

Cook time: 10 minutes

Prep time: 15 minutes


  • 2 (14-ounce) cans jackfruit in brine, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped (optional)
  • 3/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest


1.Drain jackfruit and pat dry.

2. Partially shred jackfruit chunks into smaller pieces, using a fork or your fingers.

3. In a large saucepan over medium heat, warm the olive oil. Add the onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and jalapeño and cook for an additional 1 minute, until the garlic is fragrant.

4. Add the shredded jackfruit to the pan with the onions and stir well. Add the barbecue sauce, cumin, oregano, coriander, smoked paprika and salt to the pan.

Stir to evenly distribute the spices and cook for another 4 to 5 minutes, or until the jackfruit is browned and slightly crisped around the edges.

5. Fold in the orange zest.

6. Assemble the tacos: Warm the tortillas and add a large spoonful of cooked jackfruit to the center of each. Top with avocado, cilantro, cabbage, and a squeeze of lime.

Arroz Rojo: Easy to Make

Check out a full step by step tutorial online here:

Serves: 4

Time: 35 minutes


  • Oil
  • 1 cup of white rice 
  • 2 ½ cups of water 
  • ½ a white onion cut in half 
  • ½ cup of tomato sauce 
  • 1 knorr chicken bouillon cube 
  • Salt


  1. Place a medium frying pan over medium heat. Add oil to cover the entire surface of the pan. 
  2. Add the rice and onion to the hot oil. Stir and fry until they are a light brown color. 
  3. Add tomato sauce with the water to the pan. Place chicken bouillon cube and stir to make sure the cube dissolves. Add pinch of salt for taste.
  4. Allow for it to reach a boil, then lower the heat to low and place lid. Let cook for 20 mins.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

*Hack: use the same sauce base with a spoonful of sour cream for some yummy spaghetti*