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”

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!”

How to Build a Healthier Sandwich

I have a theory. My theory is that food tastes best when you take a big bite full of different textures and flavors all at one time. You see I’m not much of a nibbler, which probably explains why I love sandwiches so much. You get crunchy, creamy, sweet, and salty all in one epicContinue reading “How to Build a Healthier Sandwich”

What is Your Food Package Telling You?

Growing up I loved reading mystery novels and playing mystery board games. Yes, I was a Nancy Drew and Clue type of girl. I was captivated by the thrill and challenge of solving crimes with just a few hints…Mrs. Peacock in the library with a candlestick. It was fun decoding things that didn’t always meanContinue reading “What is Your Food Package Telling You?”