How to cook for 1 and what to do when you fail

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The “leftover party” is one our favorite types of parties — along with the “cookie party” and “beer party.” But cooking for one is nearly impossible, because apparently we’ve all been programmed to cook for many tummies bigger than just our own. Seriously, who knew 1.5 pounds of chicken turns into Read More…

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10 best foods to eat on a date

As the days get shorter and our tans begin to fade, it’s hard not to lust over finding that special someone with whom to carve pumpkins and tromp through the falling leaves. But we can’t get ahead of ourselves: before the sweater sharing and tea drinking, we must initiate the Read More…

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Baking healthy: zucchini banana muffins

It’s another day, which means another craving for baked goods. Today, muffins immediately came to mind — fresh out of the oven and full of cinnamon-y goodness. We didn’t just want a dessert, though. We wanted a muffin that we could eat for breakfast without feeling guilty and feeling like Read More…

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Spaghetti sauce: fully loaded

Cooking in college for your first time can either be exciting or terrifying. It is wonderful to get to cook exactly what you want, how you want it, without needing to consider other people’s preferences. But this can be also terrifying for many students who have never bought their own groceries Read More…

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Soup thickener and other ways to use chia seeds in everyday life

Chia seeds have taken over the nation. Last year, I didn’t even know what chia seeds were and now they can be found in almost anything: muffins, granola, pudding, and more. Even Berkeley isn’t immune; the Vietnamese food truck by Kroeber Fountain sells chia seed pineapple pudding and, during Caltopia, Read More…

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Eating seasonally: herbed spaghetti squash

We decided to experiment with several in-season veggies for our dinner this week with entirely delicious results. Our idea came from the Student Organic Garden Association (SOGA) where we were lucky enough to be gardening when the opportunity to take home a spaghetti squash presented itself. Having never cooked one of these before, we decided to consult the wisdom of the internet. This recipe got us started concocting a plan of delicious action. With cherry tomatoes already on hand from the Gill Tract, we decided to add zucchini and chicken and call it a meal.
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How to make homemade granola

We love granola. We love granola so much, we could probably eat it for every meal, and we already have it way more often than we should. What’s not to like? It’s delicious, sweet, goes with almost anything and — if made right — is healthy, too. But the absolute best Read More…

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The guide to the ultimate mug cake

When settling into my too-worn-in sofa, wearing pajamas that are also a little too worn in, I always feel as though I’m forgetting something. Cheesy romantic comedy? Check. Glasses on and makeup off? Check. Then, I realize I forgot a snack: the most important prerequisite for a movie night. Rummaging Read More…

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Quick pickling for the culinary underachiever

Walking around a shop of fine artisanal food products always makes us sad about the current state of our bank accounts. Spying jars of organic Asian pear butter and lofty rosemary focaccia loaves is enough to make us seriously question our spending habits. After all, who needs textbooks when you have baked brie? But Read More…