OTM presents: a collection of family recipes for Mother’s Day

In preparation for Mother’s Day — coming up on Sunday, May 12 — On the Menu writers came together to compile a list of our favorite family recipes.
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Nimbu pani, for a simply refreshing time

Something deep within my memory was unlocked after months of dormancy as I sipped on nimbu pani (which translates to “lime water” and is the Indian version of limeade) at the Apna Indian Kitchen r...
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Colorful and carefree: a recipe for chuski and a smile

Chuski (or gola, depending on what part of India you’re from), is something akin to shaved ice. It reminds me of the summers of my youth, one hand in my nana’s, the other sticky with sweet syrup a...
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Bananas today, gone tomorrow?

Layers. Multiple of them can be found in onions, people, paint on walls … too complicated, a lot to reveal, often deceptive once you chip away at them. But you know what is almost exactly what i...
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Bowltober: Dank Bowl Kitchen offers discount to celebrate 10th Anniversary

In a clever celebratory and promotional scheme, Dank Bowl Kitchen released a $10 deal for all bowls in the month of October, also known as Bowltober, to celebrate its 10-year anniversary. 
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Spice Up Your Life with these Red Chili Fries!

My favorite comfort dish, weaponized by my mother to win my affection every chance she gets, are red chili fries.
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Ranking UCSB’s most vegetarian-friendly dining halls

Pihu Jain reflects on her freshman dining hall experiences in an effort to determine which UCSB dining hall is the best for vegetarians.
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Seaweed & Sriracha rice: In leftovers we trust

Below is the curated, latest version of my favorite, and only, recipe I’ve ever concocted. 
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Happy accidents: the trials and tribulations in the search for artificial sweeteners

Stevia. Splenda. Equal. All are traditionally recognized as artificial sweeteners, found in every Starbucks and every Dunkin Donuts. But did you know that many of these sweeteners were discovered by a...
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Christmas chai latte: recreating the classic Dutch Bros holiday drink

A recipe inspired by the "Christmas Morning" drink from Dutch Bros.
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How mashed potatoes became a smash hit: A brief history

This beloved Thanksgiving side dish has origins that can be traced back 10,000 years ago to the Andes Mountain region.
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The flavor is: Naan Stop

Pihu Jain finds a taste of home at Isla Vista's Naan Stop.
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