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Readers, Digest: Chicken goat cheese tacos

Readers, Digest: Chicken goat cheese tacos

Christina Saschin

December 1, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

These chicken goat cheese tacos contain nutrients found in many of the main food groups, including protein, dairy and vegetables. This is why I love tacos; you can layer on different types of ingredients or add as much or as little of each ingredient as you wish. For those who may be lactose-intolera...

Readers, Digest: Pumpkin Cookies

Readers, Digest: Pumpkin Cookies

Christina Saschin

November 17, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Some days, it's fun to look into your pantry, pull out ingredients that have been laying around for a while, and create your own recipe by mixing it all together. I haven't made sugar cookies in a while, and since pumpkin is in season, I wondered what would happen when I added pumpkin puree to an exi...

Readers, Digest: ‘The Hunger Games’ Goat Cheese Apple Tarts

Readers, Digest: ‘The Hunger Games’ Goat Cheese Apple Tarts

Christina Saschin

November 10, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1" will come out Nov. 21. While you wait, try making some Goat Cheese Apple Tarts like those from Peeta's family bakery.Adding the brown sugar and cinnamon cream cheese to the goat cheese gives the filling a sweet taste. This makes the tart taste more like dessert. ...

Readers, Digest: Grana offers simple yet delicious pizza

Readers, Digest: Grana offers simple yet delicious pizza

Christina Saschin

November 7, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Grana, a locally-owned restaurant, offers flavorful, wood-fired foods and reasonably-priced pizza and fresh ingredients. Though it is open for lunch and dinner, the restaurant's atmosphere has more of a late night vibe, with its impressive wine menu and dim lighting.The first time I tried Grana was Tue...

Readers, Digest: Bulldog Taqueria has quick service, juicy burritos

Readers, Digest: Bulldog Taqueria has quick service, juicy burritos

Christina Saschin

October 29, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

If you haven't checked out the local restaurant scene downtown lately, chances are you've missed something worth noticing: some of the best local burritos at Mexican grill Bulldog Taqueria, located at Chronic Tacos' old spot on West 2nd Street.The restaurant, which first opened in Oroville and already ...

Readers, Digest: DIY pumpkin spice latte

Readers, Digest: DIY pumpkin spice latte

Christina Saschin

October 27, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The pumpkin spice latte has become a staple fall drink for many, as essential as warm mittens and knitted scarves. For this DIY latte, inspired by Starbucks' popular drink, I used real pumpkin puree for a fresh taste. Yield: 1 latteTotal Time: 10 minutesIngredientswatercoffee1 tablespoon pumpkin puree...

Readers, Digest: Sweet potato grits

Readers, Digest: Sweet potato grits

Christina Saschin

October 13, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Adding sweet potatoes to traditional grits gives the dish more flavor and a creamy consistency. Try out this recipe for breakfast or as a side dish. Total Time: 40 minutesYield: 4 cupsIngredients:1 cup water1 cup milk1/2 cup corn grits1 sweet potato, peeled and gratedcinnamon to tasteDirections:In a...

Readers, Digest: Fall meal picks

Readers, Digest: Fall meal picks

Christina Saschin

October 11, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Mashed potatoes, squash and all things pumpkin come to mind when thinking of fall foods. Even though most restaurants don't have a specific fall menu, local produce or seasonal items can be added. Here are The Orion's picks for the best fall-themed dishes you can get in Chico.Mom's: The Fuji Apple Sa...

Readers, Digest: Hummus-crusted chicken

Readers, Digest: Hummus-crusted chicken

Christina Saschin

September 29, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Now that it is almost October, the weather is getting colder. It is no longer unbearable to turn on the oven and fear that it will heat up the apartment. Cook up some rice along with this chicken casserole, and in less than an hour you will have a complete dinner.Total Time: 40 minutesYield: 2 serving...

Readers, Digest: Favorite fall drinks

Readers, Digest: Favorite fall drinks

Christina Saschin

September 24, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Get ready to throw on your scarves and grab those warm beverages: Tuesday marked the autumnal equinox. The Orion offers its top picks for places where you can snag the season's best drinks on campus or downtown. All prices listed are for medium sizes. Don't like coffee? Many places offer versions of thei...

Readers, Digest: WRECing Balls

Readers, Digest: WRECing Balls

Christina Saschin

September 22, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Students can be seen at the Wildcat Recreation Center chugging down the latest protein shake or eating an energy bar, hoping it will fuel their bodies and aid in recovery time. Instead of buying expensive post-workout food products, I was inspired to make my own protein bar bites, or WRECing Balls, tha...

Readers, Digest: Student meal deals

Readers, Digest: Student meal deals

Christina Saschin

September 19, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

If you are looking for a place to eat in Chico, you will be surprised to know that some of your favorite places have student discounts and specials.Here are The Orion's picks for places to use your Wildcat Card for some tasty discounts:Celestino's New York Pizza offers a student special of $4.50 for a...

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