DIY Lunches


Emilie Ma

Let’s face it: most students probably don’t have enough time in the morning to get dressed and brush their teeth, let alone have enough time to make a lunch. Whether you slept in because you pressed the snooze button one too many times, or you didn’t go to sleep until 2 a.m., these do-it-yourself lunches, which can be made the night before, will save you precious time and energy in the morning.

Caprese Sandwich

Juicy heirloom tomatoes; Sweet mozzarella cheese; Flavorful aioli made with fresh basil — all colorfully sandwiched between two layers of fresh bread. This sandwich is simple, delicious and easy to make. Pro tip: to avoid soggy bread, wait until you’re ready to eat before you put the spread in your sandwich. Recipe by Laura Ma.


What you’ll need:

  • Brioche Bun
  • Basil Leaves
  • Heirloom tomatoes
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Mayonnaise


An interesting take on the traditional pasta salad, soba is a slightly chewy Japanese noodle made with buckwheat flour that can turn into a refreshing salad when flavored with soy sauce, lemon juice, sesame oil, and mixed with cucumber. Adapted from a recipe by Daniel Gritzer,


What you’ll need:

  • Soba noodles
  • Small cucumber
  • Canola+sesame Oil
  • Soy Sauce
  • 2 small lemons