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Readers, Digest: Quinoa kale salad

Readers, Digest: Quinoa kale salad

Christina Saschin
March 15, 2014
Filed under Features

Quinoa has become a popular seed and is a complete protein source, which means it contains all of the amino acids our body needs to build muscle and repair cells. Animal products, such as chicken and eggs, are complete sources of proteins, but beans and nuts are not. This quinoa salad is simple to make and can be taken on the go. This meal provides 8 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber a...

Readers, Digest: Irish corned beef sliders

Readers, Digest: Irish corned beef sliders

Christina Saschin
March 10, 2014
Filed under Features

Four-leaf clovers, luck and green beer come to mind when I think about St. Patrick’s Day. Corned beef, associated with St. Patrick’s Day, originated in Cork, Ireland. Cork is a port city; historically, people picked up provisions there before traveling across the Atlantic. Ireland was once the lar...

Readers, Digest: Southern seafood gumbo

Readers, Digest: Southern seafood gumbo

Christina Saschin
February 28, 2014
Filed under Features

Mardi Gras is celebrated with lots of food, music and parades in New Orleans. Since gumbo is one of the most popular dishes in Louisiana, I thought I should make my own seafood gumbo.While there are different versions, seafood gumbo and chicken and sausage gumbo are the most common. Traditionally, file and ok...

Readers, Digest: Simple spicy stir-fry

Readers, Digest: Simple spicy stir-fry

Christina Saschin
February 21, 2014
Filed under Features

Between studying for tests, going to the Wildcat Recreation Center and spending time with friends, having to make dinner can be daunting. After coming home from a late class, I like to make a simple dinner that is still as flavorful and delicious as something I would order at a restaurant. Eggplant is...

Readers, Digest: Mini mango fish taco bowls

Readers, Digest: Mini mango fish taco bowls

Christina Saschin
February 14, 2014
Filed under Features

Next "Taco Tuesday," make your own taco bowls from scratch. Fill the mini taco bowls with tilapia and mango for an additional twist. Adding mango is an easy way to add more fruit to your diet. Mangoes contain vitamin A, which improves eye health. FISH TACO BOWLS WITH MANGO AND TILAPIATotal time: 30 minutesYield: 2 filled mini taco bowls1 cup instant...

Readers, Digest: Romantic red velvet pancakes

Readers, Digest: Romantic red velvet pancakes

Christina Saschin
February 8, 2014
Filed under Uncategorized

Valentine’s Day is approaching and that means trying to plan something special for the person you love.I find that love can be expressed in many ways and it doesn’t always have to be with material things. This recipe will sweeten your Valentine’s Day morning. RED VELVET PANCAKESTotal time: 15 minutesYield: 16 small pancakes1 1/2 cups...

Readers, Digest: Dressed up chocolate pudding cups

Readers, Digest: Dressed up chocolate pudding cups

Christina Saschin
February 7, 2014
Filed under Features

  This Valentine’s Day, show your love for the special people in your life by making them homemade chocolate pudding in a martini glass. Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays because I can show the people I love how much I care for them. This treat includes dark chocolate, which reduces cortisol, a hormone that causes stress. Si...

Readers, Digest: Sochi salmon with sweet, salty Olympic rings

Readers, Digest: Sochi salmon with sweet, salty Olympic rings

Christina Saschin
February 4, 2014
Filed under Features

The Olympics are among my favorite events to watch on television. I am inspired by the athletes and the amount of time they spend training to reach their level and skill. Smoked salmon appetizers and snacks arranged in the shape of the Olympic rings are perfect for an opening ceremony viewing party.Although sm...

Readers, Digest: Sodium-savvy Super Bowl nachos

Readers, Digest: Sodium-savvy Super Bowl nachos

Christina Saschin
January 24, 2014
Filed under Features

Super Bowl Sunday is approaching quickly. If you're throwing a Super Bowl party and don't know what to make, try this recipe for grilled chicken nachos. These nachos are easy to make, yet they are healthier than other snacks like chicken wings. For example, one serving of these grilled chicken nachos...

Fear of missing out plagues students

Fear of missing out plagues students

Matt Murphy
September 3, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Social media has done a lot of good in its short time as a nearly living and breathing entity. It has changed the face of journalism as well as contributed to enacting social change. I'll be the first to admit it. Ferguson, the Boston Marathon bombing and the revolution in Egypt were incre...

Eat your vegetables

March 28, 2014
Filed under Archives

Published 2013-05-07T17:07:00Z"/> Alexandra ArchuletaYour mother always told you to eat your broccoli, which is a great source of Vitamin E, among other things. Once it is oven-roasted and infused with the spicy taste of tumeric and ginger, this broccoli will make your dinner healthier. This di...

Eat your vegetables

March 28, 2014
Filed under Archives

Published 2013-05-07T17:07:00Z"/> Alexandra Archuleta<p class="p1"><span class="s5">Your mother always told you to eat your broccoli, which is a great source of Vitamin E, among other things. Once it is oven-roasted and infused with </span>the spicy taste of tumeric and ginger, th...

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