Category Archives: FOOD

College Cuisines: Simple Sausage Pasta

Culture Staff Writer | Alex Warner | aw640112@ohio.edu

The end of the semester is just around the corner, and that means finishing papers and studying for finals, which also means no time for cooking. But making good meals doesn’t have to get in the way of school work. In fact, taking a quick 15-minute break to whip up this three-ingredient pasta meal ensures that you have all the fuel you need to keep going — and you’ll only dirty two dishes!  Continue reading College Cuisines: Simple Sausage Pasta

College Cuisines: Manicotti

Culture Staff Writer | Alex Warner | aw640112@ohio.edu

This six-ingredient manicotti recipe will have you saying, “Mama Mia! Delizioso!” accent and all. It’s pretty much a meat lasagna, but with manicotti shells instead of the traditional lasagna noodle. While the lasagna noodle is flat with wavy edges, a manicotti noodle has a tube-like shape. Think of an oversized penne noodle – that’s essentially what the manicotti noodle resembles. If you’re an Italian food lover, this is one recipe you’ve got to try.

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College Cuisines: Avocado, Chicken & Rice Bowl

Culture Staff Writer | Alex Warner | aw640112@ohio.edu

An avocado a day, keeps the doctor away! It’s not quite the right saying, but avocados do offer many health benefits. I’ve been obsessing over this buttery, green fruit (yes, it is a fruit) recently and including them in my meals whenever possible. I was playing around with ingredients when I concocted what is now one of my favorite meals—the avocado, chicken and rice bowl.

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College Cuisines: Valentine’s Day Cake Pops

Culture Staff Writer | Alex Warner | aw640112@ohio.edu

Looking for some fancy Valentine’s Day sweets for your sweetheart? Well, look no further. This DIY recipe will show you how to transform an everyday cake into easily sharable cake pops dipped in white chocolate. It’s guaranteed to make any sweet tooth’s mouth water. A bonus: you can easily wrap them up as individual cake pops to pass out to friends and family as your “Valentine’s Day cards.” And if you’re not a fan of red velvet cake, you can opt for pink velvet cake (white cake with pink coloring) instead.

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College Cuisines: Pull-Apart Pizza Tutorial

Culture Staff Writer | Alex Warner | aw640112@ohio.edu

Calling all pizza lovers! Are you tired of ordering the same old pizza to your apartment every week? Well, it’s time to step out of that routine and into the kitchen to make your own version. If you’re a picky eater (a.k.a. my roommates) and eat pizza pretty regularly, here’s an easy recipe that will allow you to indulge in the ooey-gooey deliciousness with a new twist.

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Heady Beans Coffee Joins the Food Truck Family

Love/Sex Writer | Kayla Blanton | kb408112@ohio.edu 

The bricked streets of uptown Athens, Ohio would never be the same without the many food trucks lining the way, ready to serve up unique cuisine at almost every hour of the day. Recently, a new food truck business has joined the club, calling Union Street home since Halloween.

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Farms Wet for Weeks Causes Worsened Tomato Blight

Culture Staff Writer | Grace Hermanns | gh296311@ohio.edu

The excessive wet weather during the months of June and July had pronounced effects on tomato crops for the rest of this past summer season. Tomato plants usually need about six to eight hours of sunlight per day, allowing the sun to dry off any rain on the plants before nightfall.  But with precipitation far surpassing the monthly averages for June and July, tomato crops, especially organic crops that receive no fungicide or herbicide treatment, were hit harder with diseases such as early and late blight.

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5 Ways to a Healthier Coffee Order

Lifestyle Staff Writer | Kayla Blanton | kb408112@ohio.edu

Although a Venti®-sized Café Mocha may seem like the perfect way to start your day, it’s actually quite the opposite. I’m not one to take away anyone’s daily caffeine fix, but there are ways to make sure that fix is as healthy as possible. As a barista myself, I know what goes into a Venti®-sized drink, and it includes, but isn’t limited to, a lot of unnecessary sugar. By making a few minor adjustments, it’s surprisingly easy to cut the calories in half while maintaining the same satisfying and caffeinated flavor of your favorite specialty drink.

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