5 ways to vamp up that vegan burger at Crossroads

Eating at Crossroads is hard. Eating vegan at Crossroads is hard. Let’s be real — being vegan in general is pretty hard. It doesn’t take long before you get sick of the options Crossroads has to offer — there are only so many days you can eat salad with hummus
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DIY project: Homemade almond milk

Previously, Eating Berkeley praised the flavor of and gave tips on what to do with the almond, a popular type of nut that can be found in many places, from Hershey’s chocolate bars to the pantries of nut lovers. The trend has only been growing as the dairy aisle experiences the
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5 moments when you realize, coffee loves me!

1. It’s the evening before a midterm, and you need to get through the last episodes of “Breaking Bad” before you can focus and really study. So you go down the street and order a cup of coffee. 2. It’s a grand sunny morning in Tuscany. After brushing your teeth
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Image courtesy of Hodo Soy Beanery.

A quick look at why Hodo Soy tofu is delicious

Started by Minh Tsai in 2004, Hodo Soy Beanery has grown from a small business selling at Palo Alto Farmers’ Markets to the ever growing company it is today with their products in places ranging from Berkeley Bowl to Chipotle. The people at Hodo Soy Beanery take pride in creating
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Image by John Ragai under Creative Commons

10 food events worth checking out in October

Looking for something to do after midterms? How about some food? Berkeley has 10 events this month that just might make your stomach happy and lighten your spirit! 1. Foods of the Americas exhibit Oct. 2 to 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: UC Botanical Garden A display of
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Rose tuocha at Far Leaves.

The best among 4 tea houses in Berkeley

What contains enough caffeine to help you plow through the midterms but also keeps your brain relaxed in a meditating state? Tea. Tea contains theanine, which reduces mental stress and boosts cognitive functioning. But forget all that boring chemistry! Just ditch your coffee, drink tea and see for yourself how
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Cranberry crumb bar at the Berkeley Student Food Collective. Photo by Josh Escobar.

4 autumn treats around campus

Blackberries, oranges, grapes and walnuts are all in season. Check out these scrumptious treats that you can have for breakfast or during a study break. All of them cost less than $5 and can be found a block from campus! Mixed berry scones at Babette These gluten-free scones, available on
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16 fruits and vegetables to buy in October

Summer is gone, and along with it, the beautiful California Hass avocados and heaps of ripe plums have left as well. Every season has its bounty to share, however! Fall has just begun, and because local grocery stores are piling up autumn’s best harvests, why not take on October with
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Reading of Homeroom’s ‘The Mac + Cheese Cookbook’

Erin Wade, co-chef of Oakland’s beloved mac ‘n’ cheese restaurant Homeroom, gave a reading from “The Mac + Cheese Cookbook” ($16.99, Ten Speed Press) at the bookstore Mrs. Dalloway’s last Wednesday. The book begins with a few blurbs about Homeroom and the co-chefs/owners/authors Wade and Allison Arevalo. It offers many
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Image by Harsha K R under Creative Commons.

The almond: toasted, candied, milked and a great study break

When putting off homework, we tend to look for justifiable distractions or means of procrastination, and when in search for those, some of us turn to the kitchen. This year was no exception, with the discovery of the ultimate study break: the almond. Almonds are relatively cheap and healthy for
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