student food

Festive Trail Mix

November 19, 2013
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One of the nicer things to happen this year is that my friend Sydney, whom I’ve known since high school, has relocated to the DC area. I love meeting new people, but there’s something so unique about a friendship that has stood the test of time–all the shared memories, the kind of intimacy that comes […]

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Quick, Easy, PB & J Snack Balls. Plus, Is It Safe to Eat Peanuts?

September 6, 2013
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When I’m home, it’s my ongoing mission to make food that my mom will enjoy just as much as I do. So far, I’ve had mixed success. There have been certain grain or pasta dishes that qualify as a incontestable wins, and a few baked goods that were greeted with enthusiasm. There’s the fact that […]

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Vegan Lunch: Sweet Potato and Chives on Avocado Toast

June 21, 2013

In this week’s vegan lunch column for Food52, I’m extolling the virtues and variety of avocado toast. When it comes to this simple, stress-free, and comforting lunchtime (or anytime) staple, there is no end of possibility. Some of my favorite varieties include: Heirloom tomato & sprouts Coarse sea salt and cracked black pepper Fresh microgreens […]

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Higher Protein Raw, Vegan Snack Bars. Easy to Customize!

May 23, 2013

Last week, I shared a recipe for uber-customizable vegan granola bars, and I also reviewed the new Vega One bars, which we all agreed are tasty/nutritious but super pricey, too. This led one of my readers, Ali, to ask whether I have a homemade protein bar recipe? At that time, I didn’t. A week later, […]

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Vega One Bar Review

May 17, 2013
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Recently, my friends at Vega asked if I might be interested in sampling and reviewing their Vega One bar–a new extension of the Vega One line, which already includes Vega One shake. I said of course! The Vega vibrancy bars and the Vega Sport protein bars have gotten me through many a long day and […]

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Savory Spiced Tamarind Lentils

April 22, 2013
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A few weeks ago, I blogged about my first official experiment with tamarind paste. In that post, I asked for some suggestions on how to enjoy this tart and delightful flavor. I got lots of great feedback: some of you mentioned stir fries, others curry dishes. One of you even mentioned adding tamarind to banana […]

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My Favorite Snack: Almonds, Roast Chickpeas, and Raisins. Simple Vegan Eats.

April 7, 2013
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In my new life (is it still my “new” life? It still feels that way…) as a perpetual student, I’m always on the hunt for new snack ideas. I spent the first year of my post-bacc living off of snack bars and apples. I still love bars and fruit as snack food, and certainly they’re […]

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