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Easy Lemon Chicken
Food & Drink

Easy Lemon Chicken

College students are often intimidated by making “fancy” dinners, conflating “good” with “expensive.” This couldn’t be farther from the truth. One of my favorite cheap recipes to make during the school year only takes a couple of inexpensive ingredients, most of which are already found in your pantry. Ingredients: 1 lb chicken 1 tbsp butter…

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Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili Recipe

Ingredients: 1 medium onion, cut into chunky pieces 1 big sweet potato, cubed 1 can black beans (I drain them almost completely – a little bean juice gives nice texture) 1 can diced tomato 1 can’s worth of broth (1 cup of water and a bouillon cube, or 1 cup of broth) Garlic to taste…

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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…

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