10 Foods Inspired by Video Games that You Can Make at Home

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Have you ever played a game that featured some unique or interesting food and wished that you could make it at home? Here are ten foods featured in video games that you can make yourself. Some are easy; some aren't - but any of them will make your next LAN party (or evening on the couch in front of your console) a huge success.

The Cake is a Lie - from Portal

The cake may not be a lie, but it can be a lot of work. Still, when sitting down to another play-through of Portal, what else would you want to be eating than this? This cake is great - it's so delicious and moist.

Image and recipe courtesy of Gourmet Gaming

Lava Cookies - from Pokemon

Okay. Seaweed on a cookie sounds crazy, right? Don't let that stop you. If you've jumped on the salty-sweet craze, you may just like these chocolate chunk cookies with their salty nori garnish. I hear they're a hit in Lavaridge Town.

Image and recipe courtesy of Gourmet Gaming

 

Sea Salt Ice Cream - from Kingdom Hearts II

This salty-sweet treat is great in the summertime (or anytime). A bit tricky to make if you've never made ice cream, but it's as nostalgic for fans of Kingdom Hearts as it is for Roxas.

Recipe courtesy of The Geeky Chef

Healthstones - from World of Warcraft

Feeling a little low on health and inclined to reach for a sugary power-up? Grab a few healthstones before your next raid, instead. Delicious and nutritious! (And did I mention they're really easy to make?)

Image and recipe courtesy of Eat Game Live

Rock Sirloin - from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, and Twilight Princess

Ever get a hankering for a nice, tasty slab of rock? Well, neither have I, but The Geeky Chef has an amazing take on this Zelda fan favorite - an easy-to-make beef wellington.

Goopy Carbonara - from The Sims

If you're not a complete noob in the kitchen, this recipe is easy-peasy. If you are, turn on your smoke alarm and start leveling up that cooking skill - this is worth all the anxiety (and the kitchen fires) you put your Sims through. Why shouldn't you have some, too?

Image and recipe courtesy of Gourmet Gaming

Murloco Taco Supreme - from World of Warcraft

Are you sick of eating bear meat and hearing the irritating cries of Murlocs? Time to make some delicious fish tacos.

Recipe courtesy of The Geeky Chef

Caitlyn's Yordle Snap Trap Cupcakes - from League of Legends

Laying traps for the opposing team but don't know what to use as bait? There's nothing better than a delicious cupcake to lure them in. Served with kierpanda's other LoL-inspired hors d'ouevres, (Ahri's Charmed Onigiri and Amumu's Shrimp Lettuce Wraps), these perfect little nibbles will keep your team fueled in your next League match.

Image and recipes courtesy of Eat Game Live

Yeto's Superb Soup - from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Why settle for a simple soup when you can make a good one? Better yet, why make a good soup when yours can be superb? This soup may take you a bit of time, but there's nothing better when it's cold outside.

Image and recipe courtesy of Gourmet Gaming

Minecraft Pumpkin Pie - from Minecraft

Who's ready for some pixelated pumpkin? Half pumpkin pie, half cheesecake, this recipe is all delicious.

Image and recipe courtesy of Gourmet Gaming

Tried any of these recipes, or created some of your own? Know some fantastic game-inspired drink recipes? Feel free to share in the comments!

Published Jan. 25th 2015

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Jessa wears a lot of hats - anthropology graduate, mother, obsessive book nerd, writer of both fiction and non-fiction - but her favorite hat is that of the gamer - a hat she's worn since owning an Atari was a "big deal."


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