Food

Cooking in Season: Recipes featuring winter’s best produce

By on Thursday, Jan. 15 at 10:44 pm.

Fuller flavor. A fuller wallet. Cooking with the seasons has all sorts of benefits. And it’s easy, as long as you’re willing to do a little research. Sammy Clatterbuck, the produce buyer for The Kiva, Eugene’s downtown natural grocery store, has the scoop on which produce is best (and the least expensive) in the wintertime. In […]


4 recipes to try out in the New Year + apps to keep you fit

By on Wednesday, Jan. 7 at 8:35 am.

Eating As we start 2015, just like every year, people make resolutions to eat healthier. Eating healthy seems more difficult than it actually is, when so many options and small changes can make a potentially “unhealthy” meal healthier. But changing your eating habits is not so easy. Curb those cravings and stay on track by incorporating these […]


What to actually visit in Los Angeles while in Southern California for the 2015 Rose Bowl Game

By on Wednesday, Dec. 31 at 10:18 am.

The Ducks are again in contention for a national championship game, and as hundreds of Ducks make the migration south to Pasadena, CA for the “Granddaddy of them all” comes an opportunity to explore the second largest city in the United States. With respect to the beautiful city of Pasadena, there’s not much to do before […]


Ten last-minute holiday baking ideas for your next party (that are actually easy)

By on Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 pm.

Holiday parties give everyone an excuse to dress up, exchange gifts and most importantly, eat and drink ’til their stomachs are nearly doubled in size. Those brave enough to host a party at the busiest time of year take a lot into their hands, and will appreciate any extra food the guests bring — especially homemade desserts. But we […]


From eggnog to apple sparkler punch, anyone can enjoy these holiday drinks

By on Monday, Dec. 1 at 12:42 am.

As the holiday season approaches, so do many festive celebrations. I always find myself getting invited to holiday-themed pot lucks and never knowing what exactly to bring. On top of that, I don’t always feel like cooking. These holiday drinks are my solution. They are a perfect addition to any winter festivity. They’re simple to make, require […]


Beyond the Cheesy Griller: New dorm food options to try

By on Sunday, Nov. 23 at 10:44 pm.

Barnhart Brunch. Cheesy Grillers. Carson Late Night. Any University of Oregon student living on campus is all too familiar with this holy trinity of dorm food indulgence. Practically every weekend starts with a made-to-order calzone and ends with an all you can eat breakfast binge, plus a massive grilled cheese somewhere in between. This freshman year […]


Meals on wheels — how Nasty Works is hand delivering food truck awesomeness

By on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 9:59 pm.

Your favorite food truck was likely born in W. Eugene. More specifically in an industrial part of town full of non-descript storerooms. Fractured panes of grimy glass line the exterior and cats without collars prowl across dirty gravel parking lots in search of a meal. One such warehouse is owned and operated by technical engineer Bill “Tex” […]


Set it, forget it and learn to love yourself: four slow cooker recipes

By on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 11:02 am.

If you have a slow cooker, you know when I say that they’re an invaluable part of the kitchen, it’s true. Honestly, what is easier then throwing ingredients in a pot, leaving it and coming back to an effortless home-cooked meal? Crock-Pots are fool-proof; it’s nearly impossible to mess up a meal. You almost have […]


Spooky treats to amp up your Halloween palate

By on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 11:05 am.

Whip up these three festive recipes this weekend for an even creepier Halloween. We’re making blood-splattered cupcakes, mummies dipped in blood and bloody vampire cocktails. Cupcakes Ingredients: Red velvet cupcake mix 12 cupcake liners 1 can vanilla or cream cheese frosting Red gel frosting Red food coloring Small paintbrush or new toothbrush Directions: Bake the […]


Halloween: No tricks this year – just treats

By on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 5:58 pm.

Whether you’re going out this Halloween or staying in and watching scary movies back-to-back, satisfy your sweet tooth with these Halloween-themed finger food deserts. While we all love pumpkin, I’ll state my unpopular opinion that around fall, the excess of pumpkin-flavored food can be a bit of an overkill. That being said, I decided to stay away […]


Easy on the belly, easier on the budget: Five meals under $15

By on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 10:23 am.

Thinking of meals to make while strapped for funds can be difficult for any college student. Today is the day we can collectively end the Top Ramen breakfasts and the instant oatmeal dinners – instead, here are some awesome meal ideas that all under $15: Pasta Primavera 8 ounces extra-firm tofu – $3 1 pound pasta (I used pipe […]