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by Rozie Beverly
I must admit, I am a dark chocoholic who enjoys getting chocolate wasted. After running a few miles one morning, I enjoyed my hot cocoa paradise as I watched the clouds pass by. As I took my last sip of the drink, a fascinating question came to me, What are the effects of dark chocolate on the human body; “a guilty pleasure or a fantastic remedy”(Simon)
by Viki Papadakis
One of our writers recently shared a recipe of her favorite vegan chocolate chip cookies. After reading the article, I decided to don an apron, oven mitt, and quite a bit of flour so that I may try making these cookies myself. This is my review of the recipe.
Making the dough was perhaps the easiest—and most delicious—part. I found all of the ingredients at Whole Foods, and for the most part, they were quite inexpensive. It took about ten minutes to get all of the ingredients mixed in the bowl. The smell was tantalizing, so I ended up eating about a third of the cookie dough—oops. Because this recipe is vegan, there were no raw ingredients, so, luckily for me, eating the dough was perfectly healthy. I found the consistency of the dough to be more of a batter than a dough but once I started molding the cookie balls, I realized the gooiness wasn’t a problem
by Rozie Beverly
I’ve fallen in love with the impeccable taste and texture of these cookies. The most exciting thing about baking any kind of cookie, however, is that you can manipulate the recipe to excite your taste buds and to satisfy your sweet craving. Baking to me is more than just simply mixing ingredients together; baking to me is an artwork. You are the artist, the ingredients are the colors for your color pallet, your hands and creativity work together as your paintbrush, and the baking sheet is your canvas! Luckily we can frame your finished product with a gorgeous plate. Furthermore, don’t forget that artwork is meant to be shared with others. Don’t be greedy with your masterpiece! Share it with your family and friends! Let your artwork rock their taste buds too. Now get up, gather your colors and tools, create your masterpiece, invite your friends over, and enjoy your cookies with vanilla ice cream or milk!
by Viki Papadakis
It could be that I’m subconsciously trying to pack on extra layer of fat for the winter. Or maybe I’m simply working my way up to being able to eat my own body weight over the holidays. It could also be I’ve finally begun accepting that I won’t be in a bathing suit in months, and have found consolation in the idea that I don’t exactly need to count my calories anymore.
While I don’t exactly know the reason, as the weather begins to cool, my gluttony reaches its peak. Gone are the summer days of eating watermelon salad and smoothies. Now, it’s fall, and I want my food to provide me with a powerful sense of sustenance. What makes this situation such a dilemma is the difficulty in finding a balance between foods that make you feel full and healthy at the same time. Filling foods tend to be unhealthy, and unhealthy foods are quite the no-no, at least in my opinion.
by Nicole Washington
Starbucks in a jar,
Whipped cream a la mode,
You don’t have to go very far,
To find where the coffee has always flowed.
Cool, refreshing, ruby red teas,
Delicious browns and whites
It tastes like a fresh breeze
And will take you to new heights.
Creatively mixed mocha,
With combinations of hot or cold,
A taste as divine as cocoa,
Will give you a feeling, so bold.
They always serve you with a smile,
You know you will be making this a life style.
by Chelsea Low
Pizza, generally regarded as one of the stereotypically unhealthiest foods, turns healthy with a vegan makeover. Whether you’re trying to lose weight for summer, get healthy, or enjoy your favorite foods at a lower cost of calories, this pizza alternative is far more delicious and nutritious than its meaty counterpart. I promise that after trying this version, you’ll never go back to the bland, nutritionally void diet buster. Here, I’ll take you through the steps to create the perfect vegan delight that tastes as sinful as it is healthy.
by Viki Papadakis
As the weather warms and midterms forcefully sprout their way out of the Folsom Lake College soil, it becomes clear that summer will soon be among us. With this change of season, we must leave the decadent sweets of the holidays behind us and find something that will not only satisfy our sweet tooth, but will also allow us get closer to attaining our desired summer figure.
by Eric Paolini
Somehow we have become a nation obsessed with bacon. I noticed a handful of tweets in my timeline talking about something called the LA Bacon Festival. Our love of a breakfast side dish has turned into a full blown festival.
While bacon obsessed Southern Californians were enjoying their cured breakfast meat at the Peterson Car Museum, 8,000 equally obsessed Iowans were expected to attend a baconfest in Des Moines on the same day. There have also been baconfests in Chicago and Sacramento.
by Viki Papadakis
Mac ‘n’ cheese: the American staple food of our youths. Most of us remember this food as the warm, brightly colored Kraft snack our moms would hurriedly throw together before driving us to soccer practice. Some may have had the privilege to enjoy baked mac ‘n’ cheeses with real, melted cheese and a crisp layer of bread crumbs sprinkled on top. No matter what quality of mac ‘n’ cheese we’ve had, we all regard it as the lovely, cheesy comfort food we can’t only have one bite of.
This past weekend, I had the privilege to eat (more like devour) the most delightful mac ‘n’ cheese that--dare I say--is the best I’ve ever had. On a relatively quiet street in Oakland, there resides a mac ‘n’ cheese god that can make your mouth experience absolute ecstasy: Homeroom. Beware, however; the restaurant is busy at all hours of the day. Don’t worry, though. Once you finally sit, you’ll be in for an experience that will change your life--or at least your standards for mac ‘n’ cheese dishes.
We have all succumbed to that wily temptress that is Trader Joe’s. You walk in, determined to only buy the three items on your list. Adopting tunnel vision, you snake through the pyramid piles of cheerful fresh fruit, witty puns as food labels, and Hawaiian shirt-clad employees enticing you with samples at the back of the store. And then—just when you’ve picked up items one and two, one item away from escaping the savory wonderland that is Trader Joe’s—comes the moment when your self-control is teetering. You are unable to ignore the lure of “Joe Joe”.
Joe Joe? What is a Joe Joe? You ask yourself, succumbing and reaching for the box. It looks like an Oreo but…better.
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