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The woman behind the Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry

The woman behind the Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry

Caitlyn Young

August 31, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Q&As

In 2011, Admin Analyst / Specialist Kathleen Moroney sat at her desk in the Chico State Student Affairs office. When the phone rang, she had no idea that this call would soon change thousands of students' lives. A fellow faculty member called who was worried about one of the students in their class. Th...

Celebratory peanut butter pizookies

Celebratory peanut butter pizookies

Nicole Henson

May 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

With finals out of the way and the chance to celebrate the end of the semester, Dairy-Free peanut butter pizookies are the perfect treat to celebrate. Ingredients 1⅓ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1¼ teaspoons ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon salt 2 cups oats (quick cooki...

Shrimp alfredo pasta recipe for two

Shrimp alfredo pasta recipe for two

Brandi Gualco

May 9, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Having to make a dinner date meal for two with little cooking experience can be stressful. Having to do so for a carnivore as a vegetarian can be much more challenging.This week, I made Shrimp Alfredo Pasta inspired from Damn Delicious that modified both our diets and didn't burn the house down.Ingr...

Vegan banana nut bread to satisfy sweet cravings

Vegan banana nut bread to satisfy sweet cravings

Sophia Robledo-Borowy

April 7, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It can be difficult to find inexpensive vegan desserts. Bananas are a sweet, cheap, and nutritional choice to make a delicious treat out of. Try making this healthy dessert next time you have a sweet tooth. Here’s what I used:   Ingredients 5 Bananas ¼ cup Syrup 1 cup...

Surviving college on coffee

Surviving college on coffee

Nicole Henson

April 5, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Alcohol and amphetamines take a hard second to the most abused drug in America, caffeine. Every morning, I hand some fratty-coffee-shop-dude my $1.88 in return for a cup of their Vanilla Nut roast so that I can start my day. At least 68 million Americans drink three cups of coffee or more every day,...

Vegan pizza options can’t be topped

Vegan pizza options can’t be topped

Sophia Robledo-Borowy

March 28, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

One of the hardest things about giving up dairy was ditching the cheesy goodness of pizza. However, thanks to all the vegan accommodating alternative foods, pizza is still very available. Here’s what I used:   Ingredients Organic Pizza Crust (Trader Joe’s) 1 cup Marinara Pasta Sauce 1 ½ cups Daiya Mozzarella Style...

Vegan carrot cake recipe made simple

Vegan carrot cake recipe made simple

Sophia Robledo-Borowy

March 5, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

After receiving an abundance of absurdly sized carrots from the Pop-Up Pantry in the BMU, something delicious had to be created.Being a dessert fanatic, vegan carrot cake was the best option.On a college student budget, I tried to pick the recipe that required to least amount of ingredients and time, while also being a delectable treat.Ingredients2͕...

Dispelling arguments against veganism

Dispelling arguments against veganism

Nicole Henson

March 1, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

The stereotype of vegans is heavy and for good reason. No one enjoys PETA videos of baby calves being murdered on their social media pages or being scrutinized in restaurants because they asked for extra bacon.Maybe this in-your-face approach is the result of a fad taken too far by modern day flower ch...

Sutter Dining Hall: Accessible but tasteless

Sutter Dining Hall: Accessible but tasteless

Sophia Robledo-Borowy

February 20, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Sutter Dining Hall has a range of food options from burgers and fries, fish tacos at Hot Spot to lemon chicken with sorghum risotto at Main Stage. Then there are various pastas, pizzas, soups and salads at other stations.Sutter Dining Hall has been a conventional food source for a majority of Chico ...

No-bake peppermint bark makes a cheap and tasty treat

No-bake peppermint bark makes a cheap and tasty treat

Brandi Gualco

February 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Peppermint BarkThis recipe will take you less than 30 minutes and cost less than $10. Here you go! Directions: 1. Find a square medium size glass or metal pan and cover with wax paper. Set aside. 2. Melt the white chocolate in a glass bowl for one minute at medium power. Stir at 30 seconds, and th...

Mexican cuisine: Cheap and real

Steven Black

February 15, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It rarely happens in Northern California, when traditional dishes at a Mexican food restaurant taste authentic.Recently, I was pleasantly surprised by a simple dish at the El Rey Mexican Grill: the refried beans. For most of my life I have lived in Southern California, I am among the first people to...

Netflix food documentaries worth the binging

Netflix food documentaries worth the binging

Anisha Brady

October 11, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Gastronomy is not something that usually comes to mind when one thinks of art. Cuisine has always been an indication of culture, however, within recent years, the culinary scene has revolutionized and become an artistic form of self-expression. Netflix features some of the most intriguing cooking sh...

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