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How to Reap the Superfood Benefits of Cocoa Powder Without Snorting It

  Let’s talk about cocoa powder. It’s an airy-light, finely ground form of unsweetened chocolate that’s mixed into recipes to achieve a deeply rich chocolatey flavor. You can also find cacao powder, which is an even more raw form and lauded by chocolate purists everywhere. Either way, powdered unsweetened chocolate is considered a superfood– which means that it is rich […]

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What’s That White Stuff Seeping Out of My Salmon?

That odd, mildly off-putting white substance that you’ve likely noticed coming out of your fresh-out-the-oven salmon fillets is called albumin. And besides looking a little funny, it’s nothing to much worry about. Albumin is a water-soluble protein that coagulates with heat–in other words, it’s a totally natural part of the fish that solidifies into white gunk and seeps out of […]

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Oreo Lovers, Your Chocolate Dreams Have Come True

Diehard Oreo fans, you’re about to flip after feasting eyes on this seductive crossroad where breakfast meets dessert. After the hype surrounding Oreo’s release of new flavors (which of course, we taste-tested), there’s a new Oreo-obsessive food hybrid happening… and it just might make your heart flutter. Behold, The Oreo Overload Bagel. This indulgence consists of an Oreo marbled bagel, Oreo […]

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Rachael Ray Takes Heat In Beyonce Scandal

Rachael Ray has had a very interesting last few days. It all started with the release of Beyonce’s latest album, Lemonade, which dropped over the weekend and has a variety of themes, including infidelity. In her song, “Sorry” the closing lyrics are “He only want me when I’m not there / He better call Becky with the good hair.” This caused fans to […]

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What is Aquafaba?

If you eat a mainstream diet, the word “aquafaba” has probably never crossed your lips. For vegans or those with egg allergies though, it’s the ultimate game changer for recipes that usually require egg whites, and you’ve been pouring it down your sink all along. Aquafaba, which is Latin for “water bean,” is made from the cooking liquid of chickpeas. Who […]

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13 Million Reasons to Love Wild Blueberries

In an effort to stabilize the wild berry industry in Maine, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has officially announced they will be purchasing up to 30 million pounds of blueberries, running their tab up to a whopping $13 million. That’s a lot of berries! Some might ask, what’s the difference between wild and cultivated blueberries? Compared to their plumper counterpart, […]

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Try MyRecipes: Sushi Burgers

Food mashups are not unknown to us. Mac and cheese pizza, the cronut, waffle tacos, and more! But this new trend is something I can actually see myself eating again and again: the sushi burger. For a MyRecipes spin on this new phenomenon, we have two toasty sushi rice buns wrapped around tamari-maple tofu with out of this world topping options. No rolling, […]

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Whoopi Goldberg Breaks New Ground with Cannabis Business

Whoopi Goldberg is getting into the edibles business. The View co-host’s new venture, Whoopi & Maya, is a line of products geared towards women for menstrual pains and includes raw sipping cacao, body balm, bath salt soaks, and a tincture for drinks or under the tongue. Pairing up with Maya Elisabeth, a reputable creator of medical cannabis products and the winner […]

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30 Recipes to Help You Celebrate Every Food Holiday in April

Can you believe it’s already April? And by almost spring, I mean almost summer. T-minus 20 days until Pepperdine students (or at least abroad students) are set free to populate the beaches, trendy restaurants and overpopulate our favorite healthy acai bowl shop, SunLife Organics. I think this the end of the year calls for a celebration. Kick off the countdown to […]

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How to Hack Every Restaurant’s Menu if You’re Vegan or Vegetarian

  Whether you’ve decided to give up meat because of this little kid or you’re participating in the meatless Mondays trend, a plant-based diet comes with the stereotype of being boring and unappealing to the taste buds, especially while eating out. However, veganism and vegetarianism come with a variety of dishes you can order while eating out besides just a salad. Here are a list of […]

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