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A holiday pasta dish with kale and tomato. Photo credit: Christina Saschin

Readers, Digest: Holiday pasta

Christina Saschin // December 8, 2014

Though kale has become a popular ingredient in dishes, not everyone knows how to use the leafy green vegetable, which is full of vitamin K, vitamin A, potassium and calcium.I like to cook kale to shrink...

Try a fresh quinoa and kale salad for a serving of protein. Photo credit: Christina Saschin

Readers, Digest: Quinoa kale salad

Christina Saschin // March 15, 2014

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...

Zi Kuang, a business administration alumni, pulls a head of lettuce from an aquaponic grow bed. Photo credit: Christine Lee

Fish feces fuel sustainable food business

Christine Lee // March 11, 2014

Two Chico State graduates are starting a sustainable food business using a combination of fish feces and age-old agricultural techniques. Zi Kuang and Kirill Obraztsov, two friends who graduated from...

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