The Orion

The healthy, simple and delicious chocolate, chia, almond bar. Photo credit: Grace Kerfoot

Almond butter, chia jam, dark chocolate bars

December 13, 2015

I am constantly on the hunt for the perfect snack bar. Ideally it's one that doesn't have a 600-word ingredient list or enough sugar to make my pancreas explode. However, it also shouldn't taste like cardboard...

Coconut brown rice with cilantro, green onions and peanuts. Photo credit: Grace Kerfoot

All you need is rice

Grace Kerfoot // November 16, 2015

If you can boil water, you can make rice and make it well. Rice is an incredibly versatile, accessible and nutritious grain. Available at just about any grocery store in bags, bulk or boxes, rice can cost...

When shopping for a discount Thanksgiving dinner at Safeway, students can use their rewards cards for deals on stuffing and bread rolls. Photo credit: Christina Saschin

Readers, Digest: Discount Thanksgiving

Christina Saschin // November 25, 2014

If you are staying in Chico for Thanksgiving and want to put together an appetizing, affordable meal for you and your friends, take a look at The Orion's cheat sheet of where you can shop for the best...

Homemade Scotch eggs Photo credit: Christina Saschin

Readers, Digest: Scotch eggs

Christina Saschin // November 3, 2014

The Scotch egg originated in England and was used as a picnic food since it was easy to take on the go. This breakfast dish provides a substantial amount of protein and is also fun to make for picnics...

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