Category: Cook

Student Shopping Tips and Tricks

Written by Nicole Scopelliti | Photo by Lauren Bruce When you think “college,” what comes to mind? Tuition, textbooks and ramen noodles? What about the pizza you’re going to order on Friday night as a well-deserved reward for surviving midterms, or that oil change your car has been needing for a bit too long? Or how about that betta fish with an all-too-short lifespan that you need because you’ve caught a case of the college blues? Random expenses tend to come up when you least expect them to. Although we can’t predict the unexpected, we can better prepare ourselves...

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Finding Comfort in Clean Eating

Words and Photo by Sierra Pedro As winter continues, bundling up with a hot mocha, eating macaroni and cheese for every meal, and parking yourself in front of the TV for the entirety of February might sound tempting, especially during stressful midterms. But with most of us searching for healthy alternatives at the start of the new year, indulging in all the comfort foods may leave us at an inner battle with ourselves. Luckily for us, most Eugene restaurants offer a multitude of healthy, comfort food options. For vegan, non-GMO options, I recommend trying Laughing Planet Cafe, Cornbread Cafe,...

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Hosting a Friendsgiving Dinner

Written by Anya Caro | Photo by Trevor Meyer Let’s face it, some of us can’t go home for the holidays to be with our families. Instead of eating a sad bowl of chicken ramen and calling it a holiday dinner, invite your friends over and host a college style “Friendsgiving.” Not only will it bring high holiday cuisine to your living space, but it will bring together everyone for a cozy homestyle get-together. Here are a few tips on how to host a successful dinner: CouponingGet your coupons ready! Use them to buy everything you need at a...

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DIY Grilling

Written by Gabriel Dufurrena | Photo by Sierra Pedro Haven’t you always dreamed of being independent to the point where your friends are intimidated by you and feel insignificant when they’re around you? Don’t you want to shove your self sufficiency down their throats in the form of delicious made-from-scratch barbecue? It’s time to take it to the next level! Summer is here, and a barbecue-slash-garden party is the perfect opportunity to show everyone just how much better than them you are. Here are a few low effort, high reward projects that will both inspire and enrage your plebeian...

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Grilled Cheese Class of 2016

  By Erin Weaver We’re a little early for National Grilled Cheese Month (which is in April for those of you who don’t have your calendars marked accordingly, you heathens), but if there’s anything we crave during Oregon’s rainy, freezing winters, it’s some good ol’ fashioned carbs and cheese. The grilled cheese is arguably one of America’s finest and most beloved staples, and though the average college student can throw one together for less than three dollars, there are several establishments around Eugene that have taken the sandwich to elevated, sexier heights. To help soften the bite of Eugene’s...

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