Staff Picks

  • Arlee Maxwell
    Published 6 days ago
    Unpopular opinion: Vegetables are better than dessert

    Unpopular opinion: Vegetables are better than dessert

    Long ago when we were each a young child, I’m willing to bet you heard your parents trying to bribe you to eat vegetables by threatening you with the loss of dessert? I myself have done this many times as a parent, have you? This common strategy may backfire and increase your child's resistance to eating vegetables or other healthy foods. As a child I remember hating vegetables not giving them a chance, because of being forced to eat them just so I could eat my cake too. It has instilled it into our brains that dessert is better than vegetables that’s for sure. As I got older I realized how many vegetables I use to turn my nose up at that I actually enjoy and prefer over any type of sweets or desserts. So here I am with my unpopular opinion to many and ready to debunk that dessert are better than your veggies.
  • Alyson Lewis
    Published 6 days ago
    7 drinks, 7 days: caffeine edition

    7 drinks, 7 days: caffeine edition

    No one asked me to do this. I didn’t need to do it for any specific reason, except I was preparing to be in my house for a long, indeterminable amount of time and decided to make it interesting. I tried these 7 energy drinks over the course of the last 7 days. I’ve never had any of them before this, so here are my first impressions of each, along with a rating out of 10. Enjoy!
  • Roc Travers
    Published 7 days ago
    How to bake away the pain of being a bad person: Bread
  • Sapphire Ravenclaw
    Published 10 days ago
    Pineapple on Pizza

    Pineapple on Pizza

    We all have different tastes in everything. Most of us accept that some people will like things we don't or dislike things we enjoy. It's a normal part of life. There are, however, certain bones of contention in the foodie world. You might say that certain foods or combinations are 'Marmite'. That is to say you either you love them or hate them. Of course, there are probably a few strange people who 'don't mind' Marmite, could 'take it or leave it' but I can honestly say I've never met anyone that crazy.
  • Cman
    Published 12 days ago
    What you should know about Japan | Food Edition

    What you should know about Japan | Food Edition

    Japanese cuisine pays attention to seasonality. Seasonal dishes are matched with different seasons, and therefore the freshest seasonal ingredients are selected. They concentrate to maintaining the original flavor of the food. The methods of seafood, fish, tofu, and vegetables are very simple. Without processing, they will be eaten raw and may be cooked raw. The seasoning is especially light soup and soy sauce. The main food in traditional Japanese cuisine is rice, with fish and kimchi, and miso soup. Nowadays, an outsized number of traditional small restaurants in Japan will provide this type of set meal, which is named set food, and it's not expensive.
  • Jide Okonjo
    Published 12 days ago
    Let's Settle This Ep. 1: Nigerian Drinks

    Let's Settle This Ep. 1: Nigerian Drinks

    Are you ready to finally settle some long-standing arguments?
  • The Plant Life Chose Us
    Published 18 days ago
    Plant Based Diets are Easy

    Plant Based Diets are Easy

    Thinking of going plant based but are hesitant due to its complex reputation? Don’t worry, you won’t have to spend hours toiling in your kitchen every day. We are here to let you in on all of our secrets. Plant based diets are actually very easy to maintain once you get in the swing of things. You can keep it simple, discover new flavors, and reap all of the health benefits.
  • Alyson Lewis
    Published 20 days ago
    Copper Cow Coffee Review

    Copper Cow Coffee Review

    New forms of coffee seem to crop up nearly every day, boasting convenience or better caffeine or a smoother taste. Vietnamese coffee isn’t new, but what makes Copper Cow interesting is the ability to make a smooth coffee that is travel friendly and doesn’t skimp on quality. I love Vietnamese coffee. I have to be careful with my dairy consumption, but I will always--I mean ALWAYS drink a Vietnamese coffee when I have the chance. As I’ve embarked on my coffee journey, I’ve tried any variety I could get my hands on. I can taste differences among different brewing methods, and I can sort of discern what is supposed to be “bad” coffee. This doesn’t stop me from drinking it, because I am indiscriminate when it comes to certain things, but I like being able to tell the difference. It shows I’m learning something about it.
  • Catalina
    Published 23 days ago
    The Best Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

    The Best Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

    Mac and Cheese is such an icon comfort food that it does not need much of an introduction. Everyone has probably tried this easy and delicious recipe in their lifetime. No matter what part of the world you are from, you have probably tried mac and cheese in one form or another.