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
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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
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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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