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Taste of Chico offers delicious samples from local restaurants, businesses

Taste of Chico offers delicious samples from local restaurants, businesses

Christina Saschin

September 7, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

When you walk through downtown Chico during the 29th annual Taste of Chico, it will be like going to a Thursday Night Market injected with steroids: there will be nearly twice as much food, people and live music acts. The Downtown Chico Business Association's popular event will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14 and surround City Plaza ...

Readers, Digest: Vegetable rice pilaf

Readers, Digest: Vegetable rice pilaf

Christina Saschin

September 1, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

As a college student, I like to make simple and easy dinners. A staple dish of mine includes rice with chicken or fish. An easy way to get your daily dose of veggies, without making a salad, is to just add fried vegetables to rice. Total Time: 35 minutesYield: 1.5 cupsIngredients:1/2 cup uncooked ...

Readers, Digest: Back-to-school Bidwell Bars

Readers, Digest: Back-to-school Bidwell Bars

Christina Saschin

August 25, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The new school year is upon us, which means the return of homework, tests and projects. These dried fruit bars are simple to make and a perfect on-the-go snack for the busy beginning of the school year.Total time: 40 minutesYield: 10 barsIngredients:1/2 cup flour3 eggs1/2 cup milk1/4 cup raisins1/4 c...

Readers, Digest: Breakfast parfait

Readers, Digest: Breakfast parfait

Christina Saschin

May 9, 2014


Filed under Features

Studying for finals is becoming a top priority. Many people want a magical recipe that will get them through finals and help them ace their classes. While this does not exist, I can say that breakfast is quite important. Our brain runs solely on glucose that can be obtained by eating carbohydrates. T...

Readers, Digest: Rustic potato breakfast stack

Readers, Digest: Rustic potato breakfast stack

Christina Saschin

April 25, 2014


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Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. I was inspired to make a potato and egg sandwich with scrambled eggs and hash browns, but instead of using a muffin for the base of this sandwich, I used a potato and then topped it off with an egg and cheese.Ham, bacon or fresh tomatoes can also be added to...

Readers, Digest: Spring veggie wrap

Readers, Digest: Spring veggie wrap

Christina Saschin

April 21, 2014


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This semester, a few of my friends have tried going on a vegan diet. I think the most difficult part of being a vegan is making sure to incorporate protein in meals. When trying to make a vegan meal, think about the different types of ingredients you can add instead of what you are eliminating. The variet...

Readers, Digest: Chocolate Easter egg nests

Readers, Digest: Chocolate Easter egg nests

Christina Saschin

April 20, 2014


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The joy of Easter can be shared with everyone. In my house, any holiday is an excuse to make some themed treats. I made some chocolate Easter nests using pretzels and adding some chocolate eggs to celebrate.Total Time: 30 minutesYield: 4 nestsIngredients:1 cup pretzels3/4 cup melting chocolate12 mini c...

Readers, Digest: Grilled corn salad

Readers, Digest: Grilled corn salad

Christina Saschin

April 12, 2014


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The evenings are getting warmer, which makes it possible to cook and eat outside. Most of these ingredients can be found at the farmers market and incorporated into this recipe. You can eat this salad as a main dish or as side dish with grilled chicken or meat patties. Black-eyed peas are high in fiber,...

Readers, Digest: Rosemary lemon baked chicken

Readers, Digest: Rosemary lemon baked chicken

April 6, 2014


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I am always impressed with how detailed Nicholas Sparks writes. After reading some of my favorite novels by him, such as "Dear John" and "The Lucky One," I wanted to make a dinner that takes a little bit longer to make.The recipes and dinners that are featured in Sparks’ novels are filled with ...

Readers, Digest: Cinnamon baked apples

Readers, Digest: Cinnamon baked apples

Christina Saschin

April 1, 2014


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Baking a whole apple pie just for your roommate and yourself is not practical. This apple dessert works great as a single serving and gives you the ability to play with different flavors. I got the idea for making individual baked apples because I like miniaturizing desserts, like with cupcakes. All you ...

Readers, Digest: Quinoa kale salad

Readers, Digest: Quinoa kale salad

Christina Saschin

March 15, 2014


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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...

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