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Your Very Own Kitchen

A beginner's guide to a successful space for cooking, complete with a list of basic cookware essentials and two recipes to inspire the chef within
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“Fed Up” and Hungry for Change

An insightful documentary titled "Fed Up" enlightened one of our writers to investigate the true costs of cooking at home versus the processed fast food
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Memorial Day Recipes: IPA Cupcakes

"We at On The Menu stand by one belief: At the heart of every human unit (be it family, friendship or larger community), there is a place for food. Sharing food and drink, by necessity, brings people ...
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Memorial Day Recipes: Potato Salad

"For me, this holiday was all about coming together for the support and love we need as the summer days ebb ever closer, and here at UCSB during our time of remembrance of those lives lost last year, ...
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Memorial Day Recipes: Marmalade-Glazed Grilled Salmon

"Friends and family alike always enjoy the unique combination of zing from the orange marmalade, grated orange peel, rice vinegar and cayenne in contrast to the supple, delicate salmon."
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Memorial Day Recipes: Cilantro Lime Quinoa Salad

"This dish is the perfect, sneaky way to get those salad-haters a dose of their veggies disguised with vibrant colors and flavor"
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Cookies For Mama

Need a last minute idea for a Mother's Day gift? Here's a quick a simple treat that your mom will definitely love
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Don’t Pass Up Passover: Chocolate-covered Matzah

Chocolate-covered Matzah tastes like a combination of a heath bar, peanut brittle and chocolate — in other words, heaven.
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Purim: A Time to Drink, Eat and be Merry

Tomorrow is without a doubt the most joyous holiday on the Jewish Calendar, Purim, partly because of Hamantashen. Make the traditional triangular, jam filled cookie with this recipe
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Hanging Out with the Soup Guy

Believe it or not, UCen Dining's soups are indeed made by a real human. Get to know the Soup Guy through this exclusive interview, or stop by and chat at noon in the arbor today, Feb. 19.
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Munch Your Heart Out: Three Recipes to Share This Valentine’s Day

A lonely hearts club sounds awful and cliche, but it is surprisingly fun as long as you do it right and have the right ingredients
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Recreating Recipes on a Budget: the Pho Baguette

For those who can't venture to the Costa Mesa pho baguette mecca, making your own version of a Vietnamese style French dip is not only doable, but easier than you'd expect.
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Microwave Meals in Minutes: The Starving College Student’s Guide to Cooking Mug Meals

Three perfect recipes for midterm season, these one minute mug meals are the ultimate late night brain food.
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The Ultimate Super Bowl XLIX Finger Food

Okay, so tri-tip may not be finger food by most standards, but what’s stopping you from really digging in?
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Finding a Meat-Free Medium

Being vegetarian can be hard, especially when everyone else at the table shovels back forkfuls of poultry. Mushroom Gravy and uber-appetizing yams will make the meat-eaters jealous!
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