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Chicken goat cheese tacos Photo credit: Christina Saschin

Readers, Digest: Chicken goat cheese tacos

Christina Saschin // December 1, 2014

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...

Pumpkin cookies fresh out of the oven Photo credit: Christina Saschin

Readers, Digest: Pumpkin Cookies

Christina Saschin // November 17, 2014

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,...

Goat Cheese Apple Tarts, a delicious treat inspired by The Hunger Games. Photo credit: Christina Saschin

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

Christina Saschin // November 10, 2014

"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...

A Red pizza from Grana, a wood-fired foods restaurant downtown. Photo credit: Christina Saschin

Readers, Digest: Grana offers simple yet delicious pizza

Christina Saschin // November 7, 2014

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 regular burrito with chicken from Bulldog Taqueria on West 2nd Street. Photo credit: Christina Saschin

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

Christina Saschin // October 29, 2014

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...

A DIY pumpkin spice latte. Photo credit: Christina Saschin

Readers, Digest: DIY pumpkin spice latte

Christina Saschin // October 27, 2014

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...

Sweet potato grits Photo credit: Christina Saschin

Readers, Digest: Sweet potato grits

Christina Saschin // October 13, 2014

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...

Alexander Madrid, a server at Upper Crust Bakery, pours some soup for a customer. Photo credit: Christina Saschin

Readers, Digest: Fall meal picks

Christina Saschin // October 11, 2014

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...

Chicken casserole dinner with rice. Photo credit: Christina Saschin

Readers, Digest: Hummus-crusted chicken

Christina Saschin // September 29, 2014

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,...

Chico State alumnae Melissa Oji and Samantha Fernandez, catch up over coffee at Naked Lounge. Photo credit: Christina Saschin

Readers, Digest: Favorite fall drinks

Christina Saschin // September 24, 2014

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...

WRECing balls are a great post-workout treat. Photo credit: Christina Saschin

Readers, Digest: WRECing Balls

Christina Saschin // September 22, 2014

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...

Students can use their Wildcat ID to get great deals at restaurants in Chico. Willie the Wildcat illustration courtesy Chico State Photo credit: Christina Saschin

Readers, Digest: Student meal deals

Christina Saschin // September 19, 2014

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...

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