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Fall in love with this berry twist

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Adriana Celis

February 11, 2015

It’s Dinner Thyme! For this week’s blog we’ll be talking about…you guessed it, Valentine’s Day! The day to celebrate all that is love and friendship, especially between love birds. If you have been looking for a meaningful and unique gift that can’t just be bought in every store, you...

Quick, easy and cheap shrimp gumbo

The prepared vegetarian variation. Photo credit: Nancy Oy

Nancy Oy

February 5, 2015

I love trying and cooking new foods. So, for this week’s food blog I decided to create and taste an African Heritage dish in honor of both Black History Month, and African Heritage and Health Week. Black History Month is an extension of Black History Week, which was created by Dr. Carter G. Woodson...

Farmer’s market bringing fresh produce to campus

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Jamie Perez

February 4, 2015

Mounds of fresh fruit and vegetables blanketed the surface of various venders’ tables as students rushed to the brim of each station, waving their money to buy the fresh products at the opening event of the Farmer’s Market on campus. The ribbon cutting at the opening ceremony took place at the...

Whiz, a corner sandwich shop

The Buffalo Blue Cheese cheesesteak sandwich. Photo credit: Cicely Chisholm

Jessica Castellanos

February 2, 2015

Cheesesteak sandwiches drenched in cheese aren’t just for the city of Brotherly Love anymore. Whiz, “a neighborhood joint,” as they call themselves, is in the heart of Los Angeles. The tiny, year-old Koreatown eatery has a large selection of moderately priced cheese-based items. Their specialty being the “Whiz Wit.” It is a P...

Eating healthier while on a student budget

Students can find healthy options at various farmers markets all over Los Angeles County. Photo credit: Cicely Chisholm / Lifestyle Editor

Samantha Lieb

January 28, 2015

Many aspire to eat healthy, and even loose the holiday weight. On a student salary this can be difficult. Healthy eating doesn't have to mean burning a hole in your wallet. Affordable eating shouldn't burn a hole in your stomach. It is not impossible to eat well on a budget when you know where to...

Dinner Thyme: satisfy your cravings

Both appetizer pieces Photo credit: Cicely Chisholm

Cicely Chisholm

January 22, 2015

Welcome to Dinner Thyme, your friendly neighborhood food blog. We, your humble writers, are just looking to expand your horizons. Our goal is to expose you to something new, whether it's a new food, recipe or restaurant. Each week will bring a new topic to discuss. These can range from possible...

CSUN graduate’s passion for food led her all the way to primetime

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Amy Pezeshkifar, a recent CSUN graduate and culinary aficionado, prepares a dish during one of the MasterChef competitions.

Leah Arzu

October 10, 2014

A lot of us graduate and feel at a loss because we don’t know what we want to do with the rest of our lives. There’s a sense of pressure mixed with the desire to tap into something that drives us not only to success, but aligns with our passion. When Amy Pezeshkifar, 23, graduated in 2012 he...

Eating Healthy on a College Budget

Ashley Rivera, 17, Communications Major and Alejandra Medina, 18, Communications Major enjoy healthy snacks of apples and cucumbers during their lunch breaks outside of Sierra Hall. 
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Allessandra Lopez

September 4, 2014

The college life makes it difficult to eat healthy. With students on the go from one class to another, getting the necessary nutrients can be a hassle. Clinical Dietician and Certified Diabetes Educator Candace Fontenette at Tarzana Hospital discusses just how troublesome it can be for students t...

Farmers markets, the urban grocer

Jake Fredericks

March 31, 2014

Thank goodness for bees. Without these amazing winged specimens the season of spring would cease to exist. You don’t have look very far to see how impactful the bees’ labor of love stretches, simply look toward the variety of produce, offered in great quantities from vendors at Los Angeles’ farmers m...

Food for thought: Get better acquainted with As and Bs, forget the Cs

Water, blueberries, garlic, spinach and some dark chocolate can help you stay focused and energized throughout your study sessions. Photo by Jake Fredericks, chef-in-residence

Jake Fredericks

March 24, 2014

Put down the energy drinks, step away from the potato chips and wean yourself off triple-shot caramel lattes from the local coffee shop. By swapping over-processed, over-caffeinated products for natural alternatives, your health, and your grades, stand to improve. Although it can be difficult to eat well between all the midterm assignments and test...

Newly proposed FDA food label revamp may still be confusing

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Leilani Peltz

March 19, 2014

Nutrition. Calories. Sugar. Serving sizes. These are just a few of the words the public hears or sees, if not on a daily basis, at least on occasion, even if they aren’t consciously aware of it. In an attempt to help consumers make healthier decisions in regards to what they eat and drink, the Food an...

Ask a nutritionist: What’s in beer, and is it good for me?

Amanda Blake

February 20, 2014

What is beer?  Beer is made from four ingredients: water, barley, hops and yeast. Barley seeds must be malted and mashed, processes that convert the starchy grain into a sugary syrup. The syrup, or mash, is added to water and boiled with hops to produce wort. Hops, the female flower from the hop pla...

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