Blueberry lemon cake

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While baking simple cookies and other quick bites during the semester may have been enough to satisfy our sweet tooth, with summer upon us, we at the Clog know we can get more complicated. But what should you make on your next lazy weekend? Luckily, we have an idea. Blueberries and
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The simplest summer salad

The whole point of eating a salad is to be able to taste every ingredient as it is, i.e. in its most natural, unaltered state. Indeed, that’s only possible when you keep your condiments or dressing to a bare minimum. Most incarnations of watermelon salads make use of a light vinaigrette dressing, which after you try our version, will seem completely redundant.
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Peach and blueberry pie

This isn’t an easy recipe. This will take you hours and you’ll learn a few new techniques. But we at the Clog think that summer is the time for experimenting in the kitchen and utilizing seasonal ingredients for more complicated recipes because we have the time. Leave the pot noodle and pasta with red sauce for the school year and embark on a culinary journey that’ll leave a crunch and sugary, bright sweetness in your mouth.
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Healthy summer smoothie bowl

Are you looking for a healthy summer treat that will beat the heat while packing in protein and other nutrients? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Smoothie bowls have quickly gained popularity in the past few years and are often seen on celebrities’ Instagrams and are mentioned by countless
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Corn and black bean guacamole

We’ve all been there — standing in line at Chipotle. We have succumbed to paying a couple more dollars for a small scoop of some delicious guacamole. Luckily, we don’t have to anymore. Not only is guac significantly cheaper to make on your own, it’s also surprisingly easy and fun to whip up. You can step up your game even further by adding surprises like corn and black bean, like we do in this recipe that serves three. Just be sure to share with your friends.
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Summer cocktails: berry gin fizz

Summer in Berkeley brings us warmer and sunnier days, a general feeling of lethargy and, best of all, berries. All we at the Clog want to do is pull out a towel, bake in the sun and sip on a sweet, refreshing cocktail full of the tastes of summer. This
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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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