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Power your mind with brain smoothies

Elizabeth DeCicco

May 14, 2014


Filed under Culture, Food

As finals week arrives, and the weather heats up, studying and writing essays become a recurring burden. Finals are undeniably stressful and dreadful, which calls for a refresher that is fast, simple, nutritious and increases alertness. These flavorful, blended smoothies have certain ingredients that...

Boba tea: Bubblin’ up a storm at Sac State

Boba tea: Bubblin’ up a storm at Sac State

McClatchy Tribune

April 29, 2014


Filed under Culture, Food

They’re not sodas, or juices; and not even smoothies. They’re bubble teas. Well that’s just one of the many names given to this drink.Bubble tea, boba tea, pearl milk tea; no matter which way people say it, they want it.Sacramento State’s Hiraku Sushi recently added bubble tea to its menu, ma...

Whisky gets frisky and jumps into spotlight

Whisky gets frisky and jumps into spotlight

Steven Senn

April 28, 2014


Filed under Culture, Food

Once a drink sipped mainly by gentlemanly “Mad Men” types in expensive suits and power ties, whiskey — spelled with and without the “e”, depending on the region — has risen in popularity in the drinking population the last few years, and seems poised to be here to stay.Some theories rolling ...

Feasting and foraging: A new way of life

Feasting and foraging: A new way of life

By Anisca Miles and Janice Daniels

April 23, 2014


Filed under Culture, Food

Foraging food - obtaining food sources from wild plants and/or animals - is a lost skill for most in modern-day society, due to modern conveniences.Foraging is not only a way of life, but also a growing movement throughout communities around the United States.Also known as harvesting, foraging has been arou...

Orange peel muffins for the barbecue grill

Orange peel muffins for the barbecue grill

Elizabeth DeCicco

April 22, 2014


Filed under Culture, Food

Going camping provides a temporary outdoor adventure, but one of the best parts about visiting a natural environment of trees, dirt and sunlight is of course the campfire food. Toasted s'mores and anything barbecued make camping worth the getaway to the woods. For a sweet breakfast or snack, bake these v...

Enjoy the outdoors with a picnic in Sac

Courtesy of McClatchy Tribune

April 22, 2014


Filed under Culture, Entertainment, Food

As the weather gets warmer, it is time to enjoy the great outdoors of Sacramento. You don’t have to go on a weekend trip camping, rafting or hiking to appreciate the trees and nature around us. Find some friends, meet somewhere on campus and enjoy a relaxing picnic as a way to socialize during the sch...

Grab-and-go energy bar review

Steven Senn

April 22, 2014


Filed under Culture, Entertainment, Food

Energy bars have long been a snack of choice for athletes looking for a quick nutrition boost without interrupting training. They are small enough to fit in a pocket and have a long shelf life so they will be there when needed.Energy bars also are a great grab-and-go snack that hungry students can stash...

Farm-to-Fork plows its way into Sac culture

Farm-to-Fork  plows its way into Sac culture

Elizabeth DeCicco

April 15, 2014


Filed under Culture, Food

Whether it be at a restaurant, coffee shop or fast-food joint, when ordering something that seems appetizing, the question of where it came from rarely comes to mind.An assortment of Sacramento food businesses have teamed up with surrounding farms and ranches to provide seasonal food to customers’ dinin...

Fitness lovers no longer stuck being gym rats

Fitness lovers no longer stuck being gym rats

Web Shot - www.dailyhiit.com

April 15, 2014


Filed under Culture, Food

Not everyone who likes to workout is a fan of the gym environment or has the time to go.Its clear that almost every area of society is expanding with the help of technology; fitness is no exception.Fitness lovers can now easily tone up, lose weight, gain muscle and stay healthy more conveniently with the hel...

The mother of vegetarian food

Steven Senn

April 15, 2014


Filed under Culture, Food

I am not a vegan. Or even a vegetarian, far from it in fact. I’m a meat eater – your prototypical carnivorous omnivore. But that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy the occasional meat-free cuisine, like pasta with marinara sauce or a veggie sandwich, it just means I’m not programmed to eat tofu-based...

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