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Recipe of the month: dairy free cake donut recipe

Recipe of the month: dairy free cake donut recipe

Lucy Kiernat and Sara Gregor

March 13, 2018


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  Ingredients Frosting 1/2 cup soy margarine (or any butter substitute) 1 pound confectioners sugar (about 3 1/2 cups) 1/4 cup coconut milk 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract Donuts 2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3/...

Pho Hao review

Pho Hao review

Ian Acheson, Contributing Writer

March 5, 2018


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Pho Hao is a Vietnamese restaurant that centers around noodle soups and rice dishes. The only branch of this international chain in Minnesota is located on eat street at 2450 Nicollet Ave, a 7-minute drive from school. The environment of the restaurant is small yet efficient. The staff is helpfu...

Applesauce oatmeal pancake recipe

Applesauce oatmeal pancake recipe

Eliot Mitchell, Contributing Writer

March 5, 2018


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Applesauce Oatmeal Pancakes  Yields 8 pancakes. Ingredients 1/2 cup flour (all-purpose, or substitute whole wheat flour for half the amount) 1/2 cup oats (quick-cooking or old-fashioned) 1/2 cup milk (fat-free) 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 ...

Cram and Caffeinate

Cram and Caffeinate

Allie Miller and Julia Abraham

March 5, 2018


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Peace Coffee - 3262 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406   It opens at 6:30 a.m. and closes at 8.00 p.m. on weekdays. Peace coffee is super bright and colorful with a lot of natural sunlight, making it a very fun and lively place. They had a great BOGO deal on the espresso drinks and they...

Trying crazy Pinterest recipes

Trying crazy Pinterest recipes

Sonia Baig and Amelia Reyes

March 5, 2018


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Pancakes on a Stick Instructions (from website) Make pancake batter. Once the batter has been mixed together, place sticks on the griddle (Make sure they have been soaked in water if they are wooden so they aren’t flammable) Spoon the batter into the shape of a circle over each stick. (Be sure not to make them too big so th...

Eco-friendly eating

Eco-friendly eating

William Lyman, Off site Editor

March 5, 2018


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Farm-to-table restaurants are one of the most exciting trends in sustainable dining in recent years. This restaurant model cuts out the middleman, delivering locally sourced ingredients directly to diners' plates. Farm-to-table eating has become increasingly popular in recent years due to their su...

Understanding student diets

Understanding student diets

Asya Shogren, Features Editor

March 5, 2018


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Contrary to the negative connotations of the word, the term “diet” describes an eating plan as a whole, independent from any goal of weight loss or gain, or an alternative health restriction, even if that is sometimes the case. Diets within the school and around the world fill a wide variety of practi...

Recipe of the Month: Masala Chai Brownies

Recipe of the Month: Masala Chai Brownies

Sara Gregor and Lucy Kiernat

February 7, 2018


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Last semester we were in the course “Global Theories, Local Realities.” where we worked on combatting the issue of climate change, specifically methane emissions in the atmosphere. Something we noticed in our research was that shifting diets to include more plant-based foods can reduce the amount of ...

Five Minute Breakfast Recipes

Five Minute Breakfast Recipes

Emma Martinez Sutton, Nora Fox, Brooke Lee, Payton Crosby, and Grace Griffin

February 7, 2018


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Yogurt Parfait  Ingredients 1/2 cup of vanilla yogurt 1/4 cup fresh or defrosted frozen strawberries in juice ¼ cup of fresh blackberries, raspberries or blueberries 1/4 cup of granola Directions Layer 1/4 cup vanilla yogurt into the bottom of the glass. Combine defros...

Local restaurants satisfy cravings

Local restaurants satisfy cravings

Bella Ohrt and Maddie Pekarek

February 7, 2018


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Tao Natural Foods Ashlyn Kehoe Tao Natural Foods is an airy, fun, and delicious cafe serving organic dishes and many drink options. This vibrant, vegan cafe is located in Minneapolis and is open from 8am-9pm, so it is perfect for any meal of the day. One of our personal favorite items is the blueberry bliss smoothie ...

Starbucks’ infamous Pumpkin Spice Latte spurs controversy

Starbucks’ infamous Pumpkin Spice Latte spurs controversy

Elizabeth Opp, News Editor

November 7, 2017


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Pumpkin spice lattes are the worst. With a whopping 50 grams of sugar and 18 grams of fat in the 16 ounce drink, consuming just one is a sure way to decrease health. The purpose of coffee is not to be the accessory of an "I'm wrapped up in my favorite flannel sitting next to my fire with my dog and watc...

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