How to boil water successfully

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One recipe that you need to have in your repertoire is how to boil water. Boiled water can be used to make a variety of gourmet dishes: white rice, chicken soup and, most importantly, every pasta dish ever. Boiled water is a childhood favorite that will remind you of every Read More…

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Inspired by Whole Foods: how to make sweet potato quesadillas

Everything in the prepared foods section of Whole Foods looks amazing and professional. One item that stands out is the colorful sweet potato quesadilla. Why not try to make some yourself? Don’t be intimidated: Making one quesadilla only takes about 15 minutes, and you will only need access to a Read More…

Goodbye ketchup, hello Tzaziki

Do you ever get tired of ketchup and mustard? Does mayonnaise just not cut it anymore for your taste buds? Well, a different kind of side sauce, Tzaziki (also known as Cacik), has satisfied the taste buds of the former Ottoman nations for centuries. Today, it is often served as Read More…

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Transform your empty pantry into a feast with Yummly

College students give the term “creativity” a whole new meaning when all they have to eat is a can of corn and a slice of bread. Surviving on a budget often trumps getting nutrition when you’re in college, but one website comes to the rescue for those who want to Read More…

How to bake quinoa chocolate chip cookies

Quinoa, the super healthy protein-packed grain, is no longer just for dinner. It can also be incorporated into desserts! We have a recipe for what might be the healthiest and most delicious cookie you will ever have: quinoa chocolate chip coconut cookies. We took our inspiration from this recipe, but we Read More…

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A recipe for vegetarian jambalaya

Cajun and Creole cuisines include plenty of complex, spicy dishes that provide a kick compared to blander foods. In Berkeley, Angeline’s Louisiana Kitchen is probably the most well-known restaurant that serves delicious Cajun and Creole-influenced cuisine.  Jambalaya is a moderately spicy Creole dish that Angeline’s excels at. The restaurant serves Read More…

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How to make a delicious Nutella pudding for your friends

Nutella often plays the role of a college student’s one true love. Eating it straight from the jar is one of the best experiences you’ll have in college. But sometimes you’ll be asked to bring something to a potluck, and you’ll have to face the reality that you can’t just Read More…

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Try tabbouleh for a Caesar salad substitute

Sure, Caesar salad and mixed greens are delicious. But nothing really compares, in taste or healthiness, once you’ve tried Tabbouleh. Notoriously popular among vegetarians and nonvegetarians alike, Tabbouleh is an Arab salad that is easy to make, whether you’re using a dorm kitchen or your own, and it goes well Read More…

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Bake your way into someone’s heart

Today is Valentine’s Day, and if you’re a procrastinator, this post is for you. Baked goods are a simple way to impress your current (or future) lover, crush, the homeless of Berkeley, that hot GSI, roommate or whomever your heart desires with one of these five homemade treats!  1. Macarons    Read More…

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How to make hummus on the cheap

We have a love affair with hummus. We eat it on pita bread, pita chips and salad. We pair it with falafel and shawarma. We eat it at any time of the day. But when you spend that much quality time with hummus, it can burn a hole in your Read More…