Making your own sourdough bread

Love bread? So does Vincent Wu, a third-year graduate student working toward a degree in microbiology, who has been making his own bread since his undergraduate years. We at the Clog chatted with him to find out his secrets to his delicious bread. Check out his tips and recipe below
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Salmon with mango salsa recipe

Make your dinner feel tropical by switching up how you normally prepare salmon, and use a mango salsa topping instead. This topping will be fresh since mangos are in season now! You can even pick some up at the Downtown Berkeley Farmer’s Market on Saturdays. The ingredients listed below are for
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How to make your own jam

Who makes their own jam? Really, other than huge companies and provincial fruit farmers who have stands at the markets on Saturdays, who does? Unlike, say, guacamole or hummus, jam isn’t something that you process as a spread you can make yourself. Maybe it seems cumbersome or time consuming, but
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Avocado milkshake recipe

It’s the season of California’s favorite food — the avocado. Avocados have an enormous amount of benefits. They help maintain a healthy heart and are high in monounsaturated fat, which is one of those “healthy fats” that people say you should be eating. Additionally, avocados are full of antioxidants and B
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Mini almost-vegan cheesecakes

If you’re looking for a healthy dessert — perfect to for all of summer’s activities, from picnics to barbecues — try mini almost-vegan cheesecakes. They’re “almost vegan” because we used an egg but substituted all the dairy. If you’re totally vegan, however, we’ve read that silken tofu can work as a
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Somewhat healthy chocolate chip cookie recipe

For those of you who suffered a school year full of ramen, macaroni and cheese, and bowl after bowl of sugary cereal, we have a recipe you are definitely going to want to try. Summer is the perfect time to switch gears and focus on your health, whether that means going to “the
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Recipes for April: Grilled Cheese Month

If you don’t all know (but how can you not?), April is National Grilled Cheese Month. So take a break from stressing and embrace what is the wonderful concoction of gooeyness and a bit of crunch: the grilled cheese. Whether you’re into the simplicity of the sandwich electric grill and
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Fail-safe rice and beans

Rice and beans is a meal that can easily become your staple food, if it isn’t already. It’s a dish that’s incredibly hard to go wrong. If you can boil water, you can cook up a pot of beans and a bunch of rice. Together, the 20 essential amino acids in
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Homemade masala chai recipe

Masala chai is a magical elixir of sorts that somehow — in its spicy, milky depths — contains the path to relaxation and comfort. It begs to be sipped while you’re bundled up in a cozy blanket and reading a book. But it’s it’s hard to get a good cup of
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‘Nana ice cream recipe

I scream, you scream, we all scream for (banana) ice cream!  Now that the weather is looking up, you won’t look like such a fool eating your ice cream (or frozen yogurt).  But instead of spending all that money on frozen yogurt (piling ours up high with cookie dough certainly adds
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