Hello everyone! Today’s recipe is yet another recipe from Guild Wars 2. This time I am making the Super Veggie Pizza from the game. Veggie pizzas are basically my favorite kind of pizza in real life, so I jumped at the chance to recreate this recipe that is loaded with veggies both in game and in real life. You can use either store bought pre-made pizza crust, or follow Alton Brown’s instructions on Food.com to make your own (I HIGHLY recommend this recipe as I use it whenever I make pizza, but you do need to have a stand mixer, such as Kitchenaid, to make it properly). Yeah, I could have attempted to come up with my own pizza dough recipe, but I’ll be honest, there is no way that I could top Alton Brown’s. NO WAY.
The Super Veggie Pizza can be made in game with a level 400 Chef and requires a Fancy Veggie Pizza, an eggplant, and an artichoke to make. I made sure to include all of the veggies that the in-game version of the pizza uses to make my own. The only thing that I did someone differently is to mixed the spinach into the sauce rather than put it on the top with the rest of the veggies. The results were quite delicious!
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.
Transistor by Supergiant Games recently went on sale on Steam which prompted me to buy this little indie game that I had heard so many good things about recently.
The game itself is nothing short of incredible. The music is amazingly beautiful (I could listen to it all day!), the graphics are colorful and bright, the story is phenomenal, and best of all (for the purposes of Eat a Byte anyway) there is food! That food comes in the form of various flatbreads (including the Harvest Garden Flatbread that I am featuring today) from Junction Jan’s.
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.
It’s Valentine’s Day this week so I thought that it would be the perfect time to make a recipe for The Sims 4 Flirty Heart Cookies. This recipe can only be made in game when Sims have the “flirty” emotion and require level three in the Cooking Skill. Like I mentioned in my Black and White Cookies recipe, I don’t typically make cookies for my Sims as Sims 4 Sims tend to gain weight super quickly. However, this recipe looked way too adorable to pass up. So I fattened my Sims up for the sake of seeing how this recipe looked in game.
Looking at these cookies in game, they reminded me a lot of heart-shaped jam sandwich cookies, so that is what I did when making these. They will require both a large and a small heart shaped cookie cutter. I recommend this set from Wilton.
Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I am SUPER happy with how this recipe came out. It’s probably one of my favorites that I’ve made so far. The cookies are sweet, soft, and gooey from the jam filling. If I could eat a whole tray in one sitting, I would. But that would cause me to gain weight faster than my Sims do when I make them cookies… probably not a good idea, haha.
It’s been a typical cold and snowy winter where I live and nothing is better than a bowl of soup when the weather is chilling you to your core. I came across the Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup recipe in Guild Wars 2 when leveling up the Chef craft on my Necromancer. I thought that it sounded unique and delicious so I decided to make up a recipe for it.
The in-game version of this soup can be made by characters that have the Chef crafting profession and a skill of 400. I tried to stick to the in-game recipe when considering ingredients for the real life version. The in-game version of recipe calls for apples, a bowl of butternut squash soup (which includes a stick of butter, cream soup base, cayenne pepper, and butternut squash), pile of pumpkin pie spice, and ghost peppers. The real-life version has similar ingredients and is nice and warming on cold winter days.
The addition of cayenne pepper to the soup adds an extra kick of warmth to the dish as well. The apple adds a hint of sweetness as well which adds a nice depth to the dish. Even my picky husband enjoyed this tasty soup.
Oh Guild Wars 2, I’ve missed you so. I took a six month long break from the game when Sims 4 released, but the recent news that an expansion pack is going to be released for the game has brought me back. Guild Wars 2 has it all: an amazing storyline, fun professions, an amazing community, and most importantly for the purpose of Eat a Byte, one of the most in-depth crafting systems I have ever seen. My little Asura Necromancer is a Chef and I drool every single time I work on leveling this craft up. So… many… recipes! You can be certain that there will be more Guild Wars 2 recipes on Eat A Byte in the future.
Since my birthday was this past weekend and to celebrate the announcement of Heart of Thorns, I decided to make the Guild Wars 2 Chocolate Raspberry Cake. Oh my Melandru you guys. This was delicious. Chocolate cake with chocolate raspberry buttercream and fresh raspberries on top. Om nom nom nom.
To make the in-game version of the Chocolate Raspberry Cake your character will need to be a Chef and have a skill of 375. I tried to stick to the in-game version as much as possible when making the real life version. The in-game version requires a bowl of baker’s dry ingredients, a bowl of baker’s wet ingredients, a chocolate bar, and raspberry frosting. I decided to go a little overboard with the frosting and make it chocolate raspberry (because really… can you ever have TOO MUCH chocolate?) instead of just plain raspberry.
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.
If you’ve played The Sims series for as long as I have, then you probably remember the Sims 2 Santa Cookies recipe. This recipe was available through the Sims 2 Holiday Stuff Pack, and if you were lucky enough to receive the Sims 2 Ultimate Collection for free from Origin, then you already have this recipe available. If your Sims made these cookies and then went to bed, Santa would appear to bring them gifts (and also pee in their toilet several times).
It was always fun to decorate my Sims 2 Legacy family’s house for Christmas, bake the Santa Cookies, and then eagerly await the arrival of Santa in the middle of the night. Sure there was a chance the Christmas tree would catch on fire, but hey, the anticipation was worth it!
This week’s recipe is not actually a recipe from the game, but rather something that I came up with to put a festive spin on the most recognizable icons of the Sims… the plumbob! Since the holidays are gingerbread season, I thought gingerbread plumbobs might be a fun little cookie to make.
The plumbob has been around since The Sims 1 and is used as a device to identify the mood and needs of your Sim. Each game has changed the mechanics of how the plumbob works (The Sims 4 changed it to reflect the emotional state that your Sims are in for instance) but has never changed what its shape. It has always maintained its elongated diamond shape which easily identifies it, even outside of the game.