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The 5 best vegan food options around CSUN

soup with vegetables

Christine Martinez

July 23, 2018

The ever-present expansion of businesses around CSUN campus lends to the certainty of bountiful and diverse foods. Vegan and vegetarian options are no longer just niche preferences as it is becoming increasingly common to cater to those who seek out non-meat meals.Here is a compiled list of vegan/vegeta...

MataMeals: Buckwheat

white plate with tomatoes and beef based meal

Evgeniya Emolkina

April 16, 2018

Buckwheat is gluten-free and has resistant fiber, which is a compound shown to lower blood sugar levels. Buckwheat is also high in essential nutrients such as vitamin B and provides a high source of amino acids, other vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants – all with relatively few calories and pr...

MataMeals: Pilaf

cooked rice meat and vegetables inside a white bowl

Evgeniya Emolkina

April 9, 2018

It is hard to say when and where this Eastern dish first appeared. It has many variations and even if two people are going to be making it using the same recipe, chances are at the end the flavor will differ too. Preparation time: 15 minOverall Cooking Time: 1.5 hoursApprox. Cost: $9.50Ingredients Meat – 1lbC...

Easy to make Soup

plate of orange colored soup on a white plate with toast and sour cream on the sides

Evgeniya Emolkina

April 4, 2018

Today we're going to make an easy soup that can be made with almost anything you have in your fridge. Below is the basic recipe for a Russian soup. It's great tasting on its own, but you can add olives, capers, lemon, bell peppers, a variety of smoked meats and sausages. It all depends on your imagination an...

MataMeals: Beef Stroganoff

cooked noodles on a plate with tomatoes next to it

Evgeniya Emolkina

March 13, 2018

As it often is the case with popular dishes, there are endless variations of beef Stroganoff. The key portions of the dish include finely chopped pieces of beef in a creamy sauce. INGREDIENTS 1/2 lb pasta 1/2 lb beef thinly cut or cubed 2 tablespoon oil (I use sunflower oil) 1...

CSUN: Are You Aware? – Thanksgiving 2017

man in grey T-shirt speaking

Kelcey Henderson

November 21, 2017

We asked CSUN students if they were aware of the history of Thanksgiving.

New waffle shop brings the love to Northridge

waffle grilled cheese sandwich pictured

Nathalie Ramirez

January 25, 2017

Northridge locals can now enjoy Belgian-style waffles at Waffle Love, located near Vincennes Street and Reseda Boulevard. The Utah-based Waffle Love makes its entrance to the Californian market with the location on 9411 Reseda Blvd. The grand opening is set to take place next month, just in time for...

Matadors talk pumpkin spice and cups with ice

Man shown in front of house setting up approximately 20 different jack-o-lanterns

Dalia Espinosa

October 20, 2016

The fall season may be upon us, but the temperature still feels like the summer. There is still, however, a romanticized concept of fall that is anticipated year-round. The leaves change colors, sweaters and boots are worn, and of course, coffee shops and restaurants bring back fall flavors. So where is the line draw...

Local Flavor: Favorite Mom and Pop Shops

Barista preparing orders

Michele Rodriguez

October 9, 2016

There's no doubt students across campus have their own picks for Northridge's best food stops. With flavor opportunities on every corner, students have an array of local eateries to choose from. For a relaxing bite to eat, students can head over to Gayle's Perks on Nordhoff and Balboa. The quiet coffeeshop...

Battle of The Broth

Bowl of chicken pho

Nathalie Ramirez

September 13, 2016

The nights are becoming a little nippy and your friends want to grab a bite to eat: one friend wants pho and the other wants ramen. Everyone decides, except you. Which raises the boiling question on which soup captures our hearts and appetites: ramen or pho?Of course, restaurant ramen’s one and only ta...

Aloha Fusion introduces new Poke bowls on campus

photo shows employee making poke bowl

Cristina Pimentel

September 8, 2016

The Marketplace, located in the Sierra Center, floods with students as they line up for lunch. From the Freudian Sip to Checkers Express, the new Aloha Fusion attracts the most attention. With its fresh tasting foods and diverse flavor, students are beginning to order the restaurant's famous poke bo...

Weekly Editor’s Picks: beer festival, local concert, food trucks

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Lauren Gates

March 9, 2016

Wednesday 3.9 – Book Reading POPUP Bookfest Fundraiser + Art & Musical Festival Grab a book at Glendale Arts' first annual POPUP. Bookfest Fundraiser with live music and free art workshops. Free 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Barnes & Noble at the Americana. The event is on the second fl...

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