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Readers, Digest: Simple spicy stir-fry

Readers, Digest: Simple spicy stir-fry

Christina Saschin

February 21, 2014


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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


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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


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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


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  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


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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


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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...

Healthy apple cinnamon bars spice up school days

Healthy apple cinnamon bars spice up school days

Christina Saschin

January 17, 2014


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2014 has arrived, and with that comes a new semester. Even though I am looking forward to this spring semester, the realization that my afternoons will no longer be filled with ice skating, watching "Elf", and drinking hot chocolate is settling in. Time is suddenly getting shorter and there is much to do including finding where my new classes...

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