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One bad apple ruins the bunch is the old adage. One bad restaurant ruins almost the entire reputation of an entire culture’s food.  That being said, Mexican food and its derivatives have gotten a bad rap because of fast food places selling Americanized pieces of culture, a dollar for a taco.   As a kid, I thought tacos were the ... Read More »

How a Bowl of Soup Changed My Life

The most treasured recipes in any culture are the ones that have been perfected over years and passed down generation after generation.   A couple weeks ago my sister and I spent an afternoon digging deep into our grandma’s recipe boxes. We became mesmerized by first, the beauty of our relative’s perfect cursive on obviously loved notecards; secondly, how my ... Read More »

Tuna: The Steak of the Sea

I sometimes get a feeling when I’m grocery shopping that I’m forgetting something. As I check my list and check the cart I realize that I have everything, but my heart feels like there is a hole that a mystery food can fill. So when I finally get the car loaded up with the groceries I’ve purchased, it dawns on ... Read More »

Cue the Quiche

Ever wonder what to do with that extra piecrust that’s lying around? I’m being disingenuous because I certainly never have had a piecrust lying around. Though if you did, you can create the crown jewel of the ‘anytime food’ empire, the quiche.   Why is a quiche so darn cool? Well for one thing, it’s French by name and German ... Read More »

Homemade Granola: an On-the-Go Snack

With spring around the corner comes the promise of clean roads and trails for cyclists, runners, hikers and all outdoor enthusiasts that have been patiently waiting for a whiff of fresh spring air. Personally, I’ve been waiting for beautiful roads with no snow in sight. I can’t wait for the breeze to go through the slats on my bicycle helmet ... Read More »

‘Nanner Bread

When I go to the grocery store, I always buy bananas. I buy a couple pounds because, when I’m at the store, I think that I’ll eat a ton of bananas. However, more often than not, I’m left with brown bananas, shriveling up in their peel. At this point there’s only one thing to do with those bananas, and that’s ... Read More »

Tofu and You

As a child, I didn’t accept the fact that humans weren’t carnivorous. I didn’t know that vegetables weren’t out to poison me.  It took me quite a few years to understand that there are some people that didn’t eat like I liked to eat and now in college, I’ve actually made friends with some of “them.” They are, gasp, vegetarians! ... Read More »

Cheesecake: It’s what’s for dessert

Since the Ancient Greeks over 2,700 years ago, the cheesecake has been pleasing taste buds all over the world. Cheesecakes come in all forms, from graham cracker crusts to sponge cake, flavored with berries and fruit to chocolate, made with cream cheese, ricotta or quark. The sheer amount of options will make almost anyone happy, but usually no one is ... Read More »