By

Healthy Vegetarian Chili Recipe

  Vegetarian Chili I’m a big fan of chili, a BIG one. There are so many different fun ways to customize each batch, the options are endless. In the fall, I love making Drunken Pumpkin Chili from the Veggie Belly blog. This recipe is a result of lots of trial and error, and trying new […]

 By

Heated debate at A.S. meeting over MEChA funding

A.S. approved funding $1,000 to Moviemento Estudantil Chicana/o de Aztlan (MEChA) for the Raza Youth Conference Tuesday after three failed motions on the floor. MEChA originally requested $1,300 from A.S. to pay for the transportation of high school students from underprivileged communities to enable them to attend the event. A large group of MEChA members […]

 By

Healthy African Yam Stew recipe

I recently picked up a copy of “Vegan Yum Yum,” a book published by one of my favorite vegan bloggers. The recipes in this thing are killer. So, naturally, I had to try my hand at one of the more interesting ones. Note, this is the first time I’ve ever had peanut butter in soup. […]

 By

USDA OK’s ammonia laden beef substance to enter public schools, but we should not be surprised.

Jessica Jewell daily sundial A petition on Change.org went viral on the web during the last few weeks, spotlighting bad U.S. agricultural practices. With over 220,000 signatures, the petition demands the U.S. Department of Agriculture to stop buying “pink slime” for public school lunches. The USDA is buying 7 million pounds of Beef Products Inc. […]

 By

Healthier option: Homemade black bean burgers

As a vegetarian, I get bored and suspicious of freezer-aisle garden burgers, so I decided to try something new: black bean burgers. They require some prep and some care, but the end product is 100-percent worth the effort. The recipe is straightforward and amazingly flavorful. The leftovers can be used as crumble for tacos a […]

 By

Electronic waiting list for students adding classes soon to come

CSUN is the only CSU that does not have an electronic wait list for students wishing to add classes, but this will soon change. A.S. passed a resolution drafted by Senator Cinzia Lettieri urging CSUN to implement an electronic wait list on CSUN’s Portal streamlining the process for students looking to add classes, Tuesday. “We […]

 By

Creamy Basil and Mint Pesto Pasta

Creamy Basil and Mint Pesto Pasta

Pesto, is always a crowd-pleaser, and vegan food blog Finding Vegan puts a fun twist on this savory favorite — lemony pesto made with avocados and served with soba noodles. It’s very simple, and can be thrown together in a pinch. Soba, a noodle made from buckwheat flour, contains twice the amount of protein as […]

 By

Associated Students extend deadline to apply for senate seats by a week

Associated Students voted to extend the deadline for people who want to run for a seat from today to March 14, at 11:00 p.m. in an attempt to encourage more civic engagement on campus. President Amanda Flavin, a graduating senior, expressed her concern for students to have more choices in candidates. She said as of […]

 By

Past Farm Bill policies show change may not be possible

Past Farm Bill policies show change may not be possible

The fate of American food policy lies in the hands of Washington policy makers this fall. In September, the 2008 Farm Bill, officially known as the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008, expires. The Farm Bill determines who sinks, who swims and what makes it to our plates, for better or for worse. Every […]

 By

Associated Students allocate money for March on March protest

Associated Students allocated $5,448 Tuesday to fund CSUN students to join the March for Higher Education (also known as March on March) in Sacramento. The motion enables CSUN students to join other students and activists to mobilize and appeal to politicians in a protest to raise awareness surrounding ongoing budget cuts. Organizer of the event, […]

 By

Banana bread made easy

Easy, From-Scratch Banana Bread So, I had a couple bananas that were turning brown this past week so I decided to try my hand at making some banana bread. I had never made any type of bread, yeasty or otherwise. So, I was truthfully a bit nervous. In the end it came out beautifully. Next time […]

 By

New technology pushes introduction of genetically engineered salmon into the U.S. food supply

New technology pushes introduction of genetically engineered salmon into the U.S. food supply

Genetically engineered animals delivered straight to our plate. Orwellian much? Not anymore. Genetically engineered has moved from the turf to the surf. AquaBounty Technologies, a biotechnology company, developed the first engineered animal meant for consumption. After 15 years, it is waiting for approval of AquAdvantage, an Atlantic salmon that is modified with genes from the […]