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Oats Recipe

Ingredients: 1 jar 1/4-1/3 jarful of old fashioned rolled oats A few sprinkles of other seed items (like those chia seeds you impulse bought at the start of your last health kick) A few dashes of cinnamon Milk of your choice, twice as much as your oats 2-3 drops of vanilla extract 1 big squeeze…

Birchwood Cafe: The most brunch has to offer
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Birchwood Cafe: The most brunch has to offer

Who doesn’t love a good brunch? This past Saturday, I was in the mood for something special, so my friend and I decided to head over to Birchwood Cafe in Minneapolis to try out their brunch. After consistently appearing on lists of the best brunch spots in the Twin Cities, it was time to give…

Easy, yet savory Beef & Broccoli Recipe
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Easy, yet savory Beef & Broccoli Recipe

With the introduction of food-delivery apps such as DoorDash and Uber Eats, I have seen my roommates increasingly binging on cheap, American-style Chinese food. I don’t blame them; it’s inexpensive, delicious, filling and most importantly, not Cafe Mac. However, this school year I’ve been trying to make my own American-Chinese “takeout” dishes at home to…

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Leftover Vegetable Bake

Ingredients: I’m using (about 2 handfuls of each): Brussels sprouts, ahalved String beans Mushrooms, sliced Red Onion, cut into pretty big pieces Cherry tomatoes A swoosh of oil (I prefer olive) A good scoop of garlic in whatever form you want Many dashes of curry powder (enough so there’s some on all of the vegetables)…

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Autumn Jacket Soup

Ingredients: 1 medium onion 1 large spoonful of pre-minced garlic, or 2-3 cloves fresh 1 can chopped tomatoes 1 can beans of your choice (I’m using cannellini) 1-2 carrots A few (3) handfuls of mushrooms* About as much zucchini as carrots Bouillon** 3 handfuls rice* Leafy greens (I’m using kale) A lemon Spices: A bunch…

Nina’s Coffee: A historic experience
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Nina’s Coffee: A historic experience

If you’re like me, then you love a coffee shop with a sordid past. That’s just one of the many draws of Nina’s Café, which in its previous life was a well attended brothel right here in Saint Paul! Though the kinds of kicks one gets at Nina’s today are different than they were back…

Enjoy a sweet treat at Rose Street Patisserie
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Enjoy a sweet treat at Rose Street Patisserie

There is nothing like a flakey, buttery and delicious pastry to put you in a good mood, and that is exactly what Rose Street provided. This week I decided to review Rose Street Patisserie, whose second location recently opened on the corner of Selby Avenue and Snelling Avenue here in Saint Paul. Rose Street is…

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