Browsing tag: food and health

A Refresher on COVID-19 precautions

Article and graphic by Andreas Petersen As the holiday season approaches, the risk of getting COVID-19 has increased as people continue to gather together in close quarters. Even if you are vaccinated, there is still a possibility to get the Delta variant. This variant is twice as contagious as the original virus, so be cautious during the winter season; because many people are going to be traveling to visit family and friends. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided some COVID-19 precautions you can

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Recipes to combat winter gloom

Caycie Clayton’s delicious apple oat muffin, meant to be Fall themed and consisting of nutmeg and cardamom, could easily be a winter themed muffin as well. Overall these muffins were healthy, flavorful and hands down a great snack to have during the holidays. Photo by Caycie Clayton.Article by Jaeden Callender and Caycie Clayton.The winter can feel lengthy, dark and cold due to the prolonged nights and chilly air. These long months can easily feel gloomy and dismal, meaning extra steps need to be taken in order to get through the

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Vegetarian holiday meal guide

MEATLESS HOLIDAYS A REALITY. The meat substitute aisle at Oliver’s market in Cotati, CA is fully stocked with products made from soy, vital wheat gluten, mushrooms, and pea protein. Many brands of meat substitutes make special roasts for Thanksgiving. Santa Rosan Editor-in-chief, Tara Elsa, says that last year her family “had several different vegetarian turkey brands to try out… we decided that Quorn is the best one and we’ll most likely have that for this upcoming thanksgiving as well.” Article and photo by Molly Murphey,

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Coca-Cola, ranked

"Whoever You Are, Whatever You Do, Wherever You May Be, When You Think of Refreshment Think of Ice Cold Coca-Cola,” says one of Coca Cola’s old slogans. This tasty beverage has been adored by many soft drinkers and has been a staple in American Society. With a variety of flavors and branched off brands there doesn’t seem to be an end to this company’s reign within our soda industry. Photo by Jerral Agbayani, Article by Jerral Agbayani and Mary Jane Alexander Since its inception in 1892, the Coca-Cola Company has been

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Baking with Burris: Caycie’s Cookies

THE RESULTS. These are ‘Caycie’s Cookies’ by senior Caycie Clayton. These cookies are based off of the ‘Cowgirl’ cookies at Arizmendi Bakery in San Francisco. “[My family] were all addicted to them and then covid hit, so we couldn't get the cookies. It was heartbreaking because we really wanted them and we had a sugar addiction. We had to recreate them ourselves and we tried through trial and error to get the recipe right. It ended up coming out better than the bakeries anyway.” Article and Photo by Jaden Burris, Social Media

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Pumpkin spiced recipes

Article and Graphic by Julia Sanabria We’ve had pumpkin in everything from bread to lattes, but what about grilled cheese? I know, sounds questionable right? I thought so too when I first found the recipe on “Vegetarian gastronomy,” but my mind was quickly changed when I first bit into the vast world of complementing flavors. This sandwich is quick, easy and can be part of a meal with soup or salad. To make this scrumptious meal, first make the pumpkin butter which you will spread on the inside of the bread. Put all the

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Air Quality Smarts

A SMOKEY MORNING. Especially in these last months ahead, watching the air quality is easier than you think. The air quality index levels, easiest to find through airnow.gov, can help determine if going outside even on days where you may not see the particles, is actually safe. As the CDC states, “No matter where you go, you can always access the AQI.” Article and Photo by Zoe Kowalczyk Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. In these closing months, our usual anticipation for fire and smoke leaves us watching the air quality to

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The Popularization Of Outdoor Dining Tents Since The Pandemic

Outdoor dining tents, like this one on Fifth Street downtown, have been popularized as a safe way to eat during the pandemic. Article & Photo By: Piper Kirk Ever since COVID-19 sent the country into lockdown in March of 2020, large white tents lining the sidewalks and streets have become a common occurrence around town. Circus? Mass fumigation? Or just another insanely bizarre development of the past year?  Since the original lockdown, many businesses have struggled to find ways to safely reopen and continue serving

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Easter Holiday Treat Recipes To Try

Easter-themed treats. For this year’s Easter holiday, try making some fun, easy, and tasty treats for your loved ones. Considering the current COVID-19 restrictions, April 4 plans may have to wait until times are safer, but in the meantime, try doing some baking to drop-off for friends and family instead. Peep Rice Krispy Treats and Easter Egg M&M Cookies are two easy, and sugary, treats you can make, that your loved ones will surely appreciate. Article & Photo By: Alice Brookston It’s that time of year again, Easter

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Valentine’s Day Treats and Recipes

Article By: Shai Fichtelberg Can’t recommend a recipe unless you try it! That is exactly what I did for all of you. I chose recipes that I know and love, and I hope you all can enjoy making and eating these yummy treats. I mean, look at all these pictures; don’t you just want to eat them all? Try out the recipes and let me know what you think! Photos by Shai Fichtelberg Valentine’s day is approaching fast, and we all know what that means...tasty food! As someone who loves cooking and baking, any holiday calls for taking over

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