Spaghetti Squash with Marinara Sauce

Ingredients: 1 Spaghetti Squash   2 Cups Marinara Sauce Salt and Pepper to taste Preparation: 1. Cut squash in half lengthwise.  Scoop out the seeds then place the halves cut side down in a baking dish filled with enough water to cover the bottom of the dish. 2. Bake at 350 degrees for an hourContinue reading “Spaghetti Squash with Marinara Sauce”

Fall Veggie Wrap

              Ingredients: 1 Avocado, peeled, pit removed and sliced 1 Tomato, sliced 1 Small Cucumber, sliced 1 Small Red Pepper, cored, de-stemmed and sliced 1 Container of Radish Sprouts Several Leaves of Lettuce (Arugula, Romaine, Red Leaf, etc.) Whole Grain Tortillas or Flat Bread Cream cheese Pesto Preparation: WashContinue reading “Fall Veggie Wrap”

Arugula Basil Salad

Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar 1 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard 1/2 Teaspoon sugar or honey 1 Tablespoon Extra-virgin Olive Oil 2 Cups Arugula 1 Cup Fresh Basil 1/2 Cup Fresh Parsley 1/2 Cup Shredded Pecorino Romano Cheese (or any other hard cheese) Preparation: In a large bowl, whisk together the vinegar, mustard, sugar/honey, and olive oil.Continue reading “Arugula Basil Salad”

Butternut Squash and Pomegranate Quinoa Salad

Ingredients: 2 Cups Butternut Squash (1/2 inch cubes) 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 Cup Quinoa (Uncooked) 2 Cups Water 1 Pomegranate Seeds 2 teaspoons Chopped Fresh Sage ¼-1/2 Cup Crumbled Goat Cheese Salt and Pepper to taste Preparation: 1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Spray a baking sheet with olive oil. 2. TossContinue reading “Butternut Squash and Pomegranate Quinoa Salad”

Spaghetti Squash Salad

Ingredients 4 Cups Cooked Spaghetti Squash (one large squash) 6 Sliced Jumbo Black Olives (add more to taste) 1/2 Cup Chopped Green Pepper 3 Tbsp Chopped Fresh Chives 3 Tbsp. Olive Oil 1 Tbsp. Balsamic Vinaigrette Preparation: Chop peppers and chives and slice olives. When squash is cooled, remove from shell and mix everything together.Continue reading “Spaghetti Squash Salad”

Healthier Holiday Favorites

  Food is an essential part of how we celebrate the holidays. Most traditional holiday foods are rich and delicious, but don’t always satisfy our bodies’ needs. In order to stay active and immune to sickness during the holidays, we need quality fuel that will sustain our bodies. Here are some superfoods and recipes toContinue reading “Healthier Holiday Favorites”

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?”

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”