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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....

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 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...

Casado is a traditional Costa Rican dish usually featuring some form of meat, Gallo pinto (rice with beans, vegetables, and citrus), sweet fried plantains, and greens.

Change Up Usual, Cook Casado

Enjoy a lime infused, spicy, traditional dish
Sage Marmet, Co-Editor-in-Chief January 27, 2021

Ingredients for the chicken: 1 whole chicken (I used a rotisserie chicken which made the recipe not take as long) Cooking oil (I used avocado oil) Chipotle Sauce 1/2 Medium onion 1/2 Red bell pepper Salt...

Molly Seidel ‘24 ordered the Chorizo Sausage Arepa served with a side of yuca fries, chimichurri sauce (vegan) and aioli verde (tangy house mayo) sauce.

Say Warm Hello to Hola Arepa

Restaurant feels safe, inviting, offers new options
Molly Seidel, Staff Writer January 27, 2021

I ordered lunch from Hola Arepa and had a great experience. According to their Instagram, Hola Arepa is a "Latin Street Food" restaurant located on Nicollet Avenue. My experience ordering from Hola Arepa...

Cuisine Displays Rich History

Cuisine Displays Rich History

Staple ingredients make innumerable dishes
Clara Lee Molina, Staff Writer January 27, 2021

For thousands of years, indigenous communities across Latin America perfected their agricultural practices to yield corn, beans, squash, potatoes, tomatoes, and a number of other tubers and grains. Some...

A bowl of reindeer chow after being broken up into individual pieces.

Fun Ways to Spice Up Your Holiday Treats

Simple, unique variations of delicious festive snacks
Charlotte Opp, Contributing Writer December 16, 2020

With coronavirus circulating throughout Minnesota and colder weather coming, Minnesotans are spending a lot of time inside. We can all take advantage of this time by making memories with family and friends...

The iced caramel brûlée latte topped with whipped cream in its cup

Starbucks Holiday Drink Review

Starbucks' holiday drinks put to test
Catherine Barry, Sci-Tech Editor December 16, 2020

Every winter Starbucks comes out with their seasonal winter drinks. I tried two of their many holiday themed drinks: the peppermint mocha and the caramel brulée latte.  I am not a huge fan of sugary...

A plate of iced gingerbread cookies.

Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

First-time gingerbread cookie maker puts recipe to test
Emily Rotenberg December 15, 2020

Once the calendar changes to December 1, the holiday spirit begins. I love seeing all of the Christmas decorations, holiday ads on tv, and most importantly eating all of the festive Christmas cookies....

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