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‘Dip’ into summer with this baked spinach dip recipe

There’s nothing better than chips and dip for a quick pick-me-up or to munch along with the latest movie or show you’re watching. If you’re tired of guac and salsa dips, you’ve come to the right place. This tasty baked spinach dip recipe is a low-cost, simple dish using accessible store-bought ingredients. And it gets even better — there are no cooking skills involved. Word of caution to all the dairy-friendly, garlic-loving and pretending-the-spinach-makes-this-healthy readers: You won’t be able to stop eating after you’ve started.
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8 local food gems in Oakland’s Chinatown

Eight is said to be the number of prosperity, so here are my top eight locally owned eateries in Oakland’s Chinatown. Hopefully, this list gives you the best luck in satisfying your cravings. A mere 30-minute bus ride away, Oakland’s Chinatown is both an accessible and wonderful place to explore a quintessential landmark of Chinese American culture in the East Bay. Try to arrive early in the day if you can! The most popular delicacies are the first to sell out each day.
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Affordable, plant-based backpacking food: Lunch and snacks

After learning the basics of backpacking food and some breakfast tips, you’re almost ready for that trip you’ve planned. Now things are going to get a bit trickier. In my experience, lunch and snacks are the most difficult backpacking food to get right, but they also allow for the most creative freedom. I simply cannot overemphasize the importance of a strong lunch and snack lineup. A good snack can get you through any tough climb or mid-afternoon slump, so it’s important to get it right. Let’s start by talking about hydration.
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