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Plant-Based Burger Chain Opens Soon

Plant-Based Burger Chain Opens Soon

New restaurant, Stalk & Spade makes vegan classics
Mackenzie Higgins, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

The restaurant Crisp & Green has amassed immense popularity in the past five years since its inception. According to StarTribune, founder and entrepreneur Steele Smiley has the same intentions for...

Everything You Need to Know When Planning the Perfect Picnic

Everything You Need to Know When Planning the Perfect Picnic

Variety of different cuisines, activities, and materials needed to host a successful picnic
Molly Seidel, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

As the weather becomes increasingly warmer, picnic season draws closer. Picnics are a great way to spend quality time with friends and family in a safe and fun way. Whether the picnic is impromptu or heavily...

Hawaiian Poke Bowls Delight

Hawaiian Poke Bowls Delight

Mix of healthy, delicious, fresh ingredients
Ava Gilbert, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

Poke Bowls have become a popular dish that is trending right now. The word poke is Hawaiian and it means to slice or to cut. Poke is usually referring to slices of raw marinated fish, similar to the kind...

Hawaiian Poke Bowls and Poi: Recipes

Hawaiian Poke Bowls and Poi: Recipes

Food from Hawaiian homes around the world
Sage Marmet and Betsy Fries April 12, 2021

Poke is a traditional native Hawaiian dish consisting of raw chopped fish, rice, vegetables, seaweed, and different seasonings (such as furikake, shoyu, and spicy sauce). The word “poke” means “to...

Hawaiian Poke Bowls and Poi: Our Experiences

Hawaiian Poke Bowls and Poi: Our Experiences

Our takeaways from preparing and cooking food common in Hawaiian kitchens around the world
Sage Marmet and Betsy Fries April 12, 2021

Sage: I really enjoyed making Poke Bowls and Poi, especially because I haven’t tried many traditional Hawaiian dishes. I love fish--ahi tuna is one of my favorites--so I was super excited to make Poke....

Capello's GF Pizza Crust Provides Comfort

Capello’s GF Pizza Crust Provides Comfort

Super easy recipe for restaurant-tasting pizza will wow taste buds
Sage Marmet, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 19, 2021

If you like easy-to-make, fancy-tasting pizza… let me put you on a fabulous discovery: Capello’s Gluten Free Pizza Crust. If you like popovers, this crust tastes eerily similar to a popover, however,...

Chinese New Year Cooking: Recipe

Chinese New Year Cooking: Recipe

Food from Chinese homes around the world
Sage Marmet and Betsy Fries March 16, 2021

Steamed Chicken Dumplings (w/ Pork or Vegetarian option)  Dumplings are a famous traditional northern Chinese food. They are half-moon-shaped, soft, stuffed pasta - like ravioli. Dumplings are named...

Chinese New Year Cooking: Our Experiences

Chinese New Year Cooking: Our Experiences

Our takeaways from preparing and cooking food common in Chinese kitchens around the world
Sage Marmet and Betsy Fries March 16, 2021

Sage: I’ve made fried potstickers before, but I thought that the experience making these steamed dumplings was much more immersive. Since Betsy has made them before, she taught me all of the techniques...

Spaghetti Tacos Remain Iconic

Spaghetti Tacos Remain Iconic

Legendary dish satisfies childhood dreams
Emma Martinez Sutton, Editor Emerita February 25, 2021

If you ever watched the classic Nickelodeon show “iCarly" growing up, then you certainly remember the famous spaghetti tacos. The seemingly absurd combination was invented by Spencer Shay (played by...

The recipe can be found on Food.com and the ingredients used in the cup above were 1% milk, Medaglia d’Oro Instant Espresso, Reddi Wip, and Lunds and Byerly’s Decadent Fudge Syrup.

Try Robby Ray’s Infamous Loco Hot Cocoa

Perfect study drink for winter season
Jackie Weyerhaeuser, Editor Emerita February 25, 2021

Loco Hot Cocoa is a drink created in the famed 2000s Disney Channel show Hannah Montana. It is Robby Ray Stewart’s signature hot cocoa recipe. While the drink should probably be described as more of...

Challah bread and apricot jelly were used to make this sandwich, but you can use whatever type you’d like.

B&PJ’s PB&J Offers Delightful Taste

Try twist on traditional peanut butter and jelly sandwich
Emily Rotenberg, Student Life Editor February 25, 2021

In the final episode of "Good Luck Charlie," PJ Duncan creates a food truck that sells peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Him and his dad, Bob Duncan name the food truck "B&PJ's PB&J". The show...

“To the Max” Sandwich: Bold, Surprising

“To the Max” Sandwich: Bold, Surprising

Unusual blend underwhelms
Dylan Gainsley, Arts & Culture Editor February 25, 2021

In the Disney series “The Wizards of Waverly Place” season 1 episode 2, Max Russo makes a sandwich for a competition to have a chance for it to be the New York Mets official sandwich. Max chooses to...

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