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Genius with Stephen Hawking

Feb 3rd, 2016 | By | Category: Current Topics of Interest, International Appearances, Tele-Explorer

Hey Everyone, I recently had the amazing opportunity to work on a science series called Genius and the press release for Genius has just come out: “January 18, 2016 – PBS President and CEO Paula A. Kerger announced today at the PBS portion of the Television Critics Association Press Tour that PBS, with National Geographic […]



HI-SEAS Recipe Contest Winner

Feb 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Culinary-Explorer, Meal for Mars

The HI-SEAS crew would like to thank all the individuals who contributed recipes to the HI-SEAS 2013 recipe contest. The crew really enjoyed making and eating each recipe during their 4-month mission. Here are the top recipes in each category as voted by the crew. Recipe contestants will be contacted via email after the HI-SEAS […]



Recipe Contest: Tibetan Tsampa Porridge

Feb 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Culinary-Explorer, Meal for Mars

Tibetan Tsampa Porridge submitted by Tsezom Yuthok Before the 4-month mission began we held a recipe contest. I asked our audience to submit recipes we could make during our mission that used shelf-stable ingredients from our pantry list. The response was overwhelming. We received a large number of submissions and decided to make 25 of them, five […]



Recipe Contest: Martian Skin

Feb 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Culinary-Explorer, Meal for Mars

Martian skin – yes, the title is intriguing. That’s why we were all glad when it became a finalist for our contest. So Simon and I got together to make this simple, fun, and easy to make dessert. Simon has a young nephew and we both agreed that this is one recipe he’d really enjoy. […]



Recipe Contest: Moroccan Beef Tagine

Feb 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Culinary-Explorer, Meal for Mars

  Today Yajaira and I decided to make Moroccan Beef Tagine submitted by Paul Obarowski. At first glance we thought this recipe was going to be long and complicated. But to our surprise, the recipe was fairly easy to make. Paul is a professional chef. Here is what he wrote about his tagine dish: A […]



Recipe Contest: Lemon Dill Pasta Salad

Feb 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Culinary-Explorer, Meal for Mars

Kate and I got together to make a recipe we knew the crew would really enjoy: Lemon Dill Pasta Salad submitted by Diana Zeimen. The best part about this recipe is that it’s easy and yet flexible. Diana recommended some veggies to put in our pasta salad but we switched it up based on our […]



Recipe Contest: Spam Musubi

Feb 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Culinary-Explorer, Meal for Mars

I got together with Yajaira to make a special celebration dish to mark our 1 month anniversary in the Hab. Yajaira really wanted to make sushi so we decided to do it with a twist. Spam musubi was submitted to the HI-SEAS recipe contest by Sarah Rose.  What we loved about this recipe is it […]



Recipe Contest: Oatmeal Thickened Beef Stew

Feb 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Culinary-Explorer, Meal for Mars

Yajaira and I got together to make Oatmeal Thickened Beef Stew, a recipe was submitted by Jared Jones.  Neither one of us had ever used oatmeal in a soup or stew so we were both excited to see how this would turn out. The ingredients are basically beef, oats, and veggies. Here’s what Jared said […]



Recipe Contest: Omega Patties

Feb 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Culinary-Explorer, Meal for Mars

In this episode of Meals for Mars me and Angelo make salmon patties using ground flax seed. This recipe was submitted to the HI-SEAS recipe contest by Aquilla Elfindale.  This is what Aquilla said about her recipe: These hardy salmon patties are filled with omega fatty acids from both the salmon and the flax seed. […]



Recipe Contest: Dark Matter Cake

Feb 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Culinary-Explorer, Meal for Mars

Dark Matter Cake with Stardust Frosting Submitted by Aquilla Elfindale I finally got a chance to cook with Oleg. It was Yajaira’s birthday giving us the perfect opportunity to celebrate with a cake. I knew it was the perfect choice when I read Aquilla’s description of her recipe. This is a heavy dark chocolate cake […]