Harvest Moon is a game series by Natsume Inc that I have been playing for well over a decade now and I absolutely love it. It’s a peaceful, non-combat game that focuses on farm life and starting a family. I tend to prefer the story of a game over the combat, so Harvest Moon is the perfect series for me.
I got my start with this series on Harvest Moon 64 for the Nintendo 64 and have played several other games in the series since. There is so much to do, especially in the newer games, that it can take quite a while to complete the game. That is fine by me though, I’m perfectly happy to take my time with this game series and enjoy every minute of it.
One of my favorite aspects of Harvest Moon games is the number of cooking recipes. There are HUNDREDS that you can make throughout the multitude of games in the series. Today I decided to focus on Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands for the Nintendo DS. One of the recipes that you can make in the game is a Lassi, which requires milk, yogurt, and a fruit of your choice. For this particular recipe, I decided to go with pineapple. This is a tasty, healthy, and sweet breakfast or snack drink that is packed with protein from the Greek Yogurt. My kids loved it!
Thanks to my best friend Val aka 8bitmom I have been playing and streaming a ton of Don’t Starve and the multiplayer version of the game, Don’t Starve Together with both her and The Pixel Pirate. Which means that I have had plenty of opportunities to check out all of the recipes that the game includes for cooking.
Don’t Starve is a super fun survival, crafting, and exploration game by indie developer, Klei. Your character basically starts in the middle of no where with absolutely nothing and must survive the dangers of the wilds and build a camp and make it as long as possible without dying. Thus far I’ve only made it to 24 days solo and about the same in Don’t Starve Together, but I’m working on it! I just need to be able to survive winter, darnit! That’s my downfall. I am just never prepared enough for the frigid temperatures and murderous walruses that come with that season.
Yep, yet another Guild Wars 2 recipe coming at you today! I can’t help it. Guild Wars 2 has so many amazing Chef recipes that I want to try that it will probably make an appearance on Eat a Byte quite often. Today’s recipe is for the Loaf of Rosemary Bread found in the game. To make this game in game, your character will need to be a Chef and have a cooking skill of at least 150.
I bake my own bread at home fairly often (because honestly there is nothing better than homemade bread) as I find that it comes out much tastier and crustier than store bought so I figured I’d change up my regular recipe a bit and add in some dried rosemary and some garlic powder. SO TASTY. This recipe bread would be perfect for roasted veggie sandwiches, Italian Grilled Cheese sandwiches (something I do here a lot: use mozzarella as the cheese and dip the sandwich in pasta sauce), or just by itself with a small dab of butter.
Starbound is a game that I have been playing a lot lately, especially since the Winter Update went into the unstable branch. It’s incredible how much was added in this update. New quests, missions, ship AI, upgradable ships, boats, new biomes, and most importantly (for me) new recipes. Carrot Bread has been around in Starbound for a while now, but it’s always been a recipe that has intrigued me. I imagined it tasting a bit like a less sweet and denser version of Carrot Cake, so that is what I set out to make with this recipe.
In order to make the in-game version of the Carrot Bread players will need a carrot and some wheat. The real-life version that I have made requires a FEW more ingredients than that, but it is so worth it. I’ve already made this recipe twice since coming up with it and it is a huge hit with my family. Best of all, my kids are eating vegetables without even realizing it… SCORE!
This recipe will make an excellent breakfast. Add a dab of butter or cream cheese to it and it will be a super tasty morning treat. The shredded carrots and raisins add a hint of sweetness without making it too sweet, so don’t think that this will be like eating dessert for breakfast. It won’t be!
I hope to add more Starbound recipes in the future. This one was such a huge success in my family and guinea pi… I mean friends that I think I might have equal success with other recipes from the game.