Surf ‘n turf

Meatless Wednesdays

The early bird catches the worm — or in this case, the freshest fish you can find. Secretly, one of my favorite childhood memories is getting up at 2:30 a.m. to go to the Saturday morning San Pedro fish market with my parents. I absolutely despised the pungent fishy odor
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5 ways to spruce up your ramen

As broke, hungry and busy college kids, we all know the struggle of trying to feed ourselves without breaking the bank. That’s probably why ramen was invented. And yeah, ramen might be decent tasting and all for the first few weeks or so, but those same super-salty, monotonous beef and
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Lub dub

Meatless Wednesdays

I’m at risk. I inherited this. I sure as heck didn’t ask for it. But then again, I don’t think anyone did — no one ever does. My dad didn’t. My mom didn’t. My uncle didn’t. My brother didn’t. My grandmother didn’t. It’s in your control to a certain extent,
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Almond citrus olive oil cake

My sister and I watched our mom try the olive oil cake we had just made. We held our breath as our mom looked up and stopped chewing. Worried that it didn’t turn out well, we waited for the verdict. My mom, however, broke into a big smile and exclaimed,
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Homemade pizza

Several years ago, my mom, sister and I used to watch “The Next Food Network Star” on occasion. We found one of the winners, Aarti, and her recipes relatable because of her Indian-American heritage. On one of the last episodes, she made a pizza using naan, an Indian flatbread, in place of
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Pasta primavera with spaghetti sauce

There are so many ways to get creative with pasta, but one of my go-to dishes is pasta primavera. After trying to cook in college, I’ve realized that the dish is convenient to make and also a great way to incorporate a lot of vegetables into your meal. I’ve also
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Nostalgic sugar cookies

It was Christmas Eve, and my sister and I hadn’t done any baking whatsoever, causing us to go into a frenzy: How can a holiday season possibly go by without baking? Since we were simultaneously eager to bake something and hesitant, given our previous homemade sugar cookie fiascos, we searched
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Non-alcoholic eggnog

With the weather finally cooling down, ’tis the season to enjoy some decadent eggnog. This rich drink is traditionally served cold, but we at the Clog prefer a warmer brew to get us through the chilly nights. Feel free to upgrade this non-alcoholic eggnog by adding a 1/2 cup of rum,
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Greek salad

Dining commons salads can get boring really fast, as can plain salads that you can find anywhere you go. This Greek salad is a modification of one my mom makes at home, and I love this dish because it’s a nice change from a normal garden salad. Ingredients like the tangy tahini
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