Inexpensive Meals and Ideas on a Budget

As a college student, I am always on a budget when it comes to grocery shopping. After all, less money spent on food equals more money to spend on fun. However I also value eating healthy, which rules out subsisting on ramen noodles. As a result I have found that with a little creativity andContinue reading “Inexpensive Meals and Ideas on a Budget”

What Is SPE, and Why Is It Important?

UC Davis Dining Services is proud to partner with SPE Certified to bring UC Davis Aggies a healthy and sustainable meal option at the Dining Commons. You can find SPE Certified meals at Segundo, Tercero, and Cuarto Dining Commons for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day of the week. So what is SPE? Greg Deligdisch, VPContinue reading “What Is SPE, and Why Is It Important?”

Through the eyes of Michael Portillo

My  name is Michael Portillo andI spent six weeks as an intern for UC Davis Dining services. During my week spent in the Sustainability and Nutrition Office (SNO), I was given the opportunity to explore and learn more about sustainable food and how it has grown over the years at UC Davis Dining Services. BeforeContinue reading “Through the eyes of Michael Portillo”

Build a Better Salad!

Congrats! You’ve made it through Summer’s hottest months. But if you are like me, you are probably denying that it is ever going to end and still trying to squeeze in that last bit of fun outdoors. As a result, spending time inside cooking is probably last on your list. But with a multitude ofContinue reading “Build a Better Salad!”

How to Bake Healthier

  We all have our weaknesses when it comes to food, what’s yours? For someone who loves food, it’s truly hard to pick just one. Sushi, ice cream, Nutella sandwiches…basically most foods are weaknesses. But among all of my favorite foods to eat, there’s one that has made it to the top of the list.Continue reading “How to Bake Healthier”

Weird Foods Worth Trying

Is it just me or did your parents also make smoothies out of apple, banana, bitter melon, kumquat, and bell pepper growing up? Really, just me? Oh okay. When I was in middle school my parents discovered something revolutionary, a Vitamix blender. Thus began their journey of blending every single fruit and vegetable in sight.Continue reading “Weird Foods Worth Trying”

Five Herbs Worth Trying!

I think we can all agree that sometimes life feels a little “blah.” There comes a time when we become tired with the monotonous day-to-day activities and need something different. Whether its going for a therapeutic run, seeing a favorite movie, or getting a scoop (or two) of your favorite ice cream (lemon cookie), weContinue reading “Five Herbs Worth Trying!”