January 2020

CHEF BLOG: Chef Cindy's Whipped Shortbread Cookies

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Introduction

Cindy here from your UW bakery, I thought I’d share my favourite cookie that I grew up with. Something that always showed up like a warm hug made by both my Mother and Grandmother whenever a little extra love was needed. The simple and delicate flavour of these cookies are loved by all, making this not only a holiday cookie but a favourite go to treat.

CHEF BLOG: Chef Daniel's Ultimate Mac & Cheese

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Introduction

This recipe is what I call comfort food, it’s affordable, and it’s something I can create with my family. This recipe is great to prepare on weekends and reheat during the week and to take to school or work.  

CHEF BLOG: Chef Mark's Family Chili Recipe

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Introduction

Growing up, chili was a meal we often had at home, it was one of the few recipes my dad would cook. Mom and Dad eventually came up with a bit of a rivalry surrounding it. Moms was a little soupier and had a bit of spiced flavour, while dads was thicker, all liquid drained from the canned beans and tomatoes, and lighter on spice as dad didn’t enjoy spices. When I moved out I continued to make my own chili, taking cues from both parents, who cooked without recipes.

At home, chili was always served with buttered toast, which is a great side, but for me, tortilla chips make the best companion.

A lot of recipes for chili will have sour cream, shredded cheese, fresh cilantro, green onion. While those can be great, that’s not what this one is about.

HOLIDAY SPECIAL: Chef Mark's Famous Bread Pudding Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 larger loaf white bread
  • 12 eggs, 6 whole 6 yolk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1L 35% Cream
  • 1 tbsp vanilla

Directions:

7 Days of Healthy Habits

7 days of health habits, are you up for the challenge?

September 21 - 29 2020

Feeling the academic stress fast approaching? Fear not, we’ve compiled a 7 Day Healthy Habits Challenge to get you started on the path to self-care just in time for midterm season. It takes time to build habits, so we suggest trying each habit one day this week. Put the ones that work best for you on repeat for the next few weeks, and before you know it you’ll be reaping the benefits of a more energized and relaxed you!

Day 1: Take a break and walk

Mudie's in V1 is here for the students

V1 Sizzle Street Grill and Mom's Counter

By March 21, 2020, the majority of students had vacated their residence rooms and campus was quiet. However, we, the staff at Mudie’s Eatery in Village 1 continue to work and serve those students  who remain on campus.  Continuing to offer our full menu and excellent customer service – with some new rules in place:

Student Review: Umami at DC Bytes

I visited DC BYTES – Umami on Tuesday March 3rd for lunch. I expected it to be extremely busy however there were only a few people in line in front of me when I got there, and I was in and out in under ten minutes. The atmosphere was welcoming and immediately amplified my hunger.

Student Review: The Market at CMH

Entering the cozy warmth of the cafe with three of my friends, I scanned the general area and was impressed at the cleanliness and the organized layout. The food counters were spotless, the drinks were well stocked, and it was easy to navigate the different categories of food throughout the spacious cafe. My mouth watered at the various complementary smells, the scent of sizzling spice drew me towards Warrior Burgers and I hungrily eyed the menu. 

6 Meals for $6.00 or less!

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We have compiled a list of all our favourite meals for UNDER $6! When in a crunch for time and money – don’t fret –  we’ve done the research.  These tasty and dietitian approved lunch options are available at a variety of locations across campus, so it’s easy find affordable food on the go.  

Decoding Nutrition Labels

We’ve all seen it before, but do you really know what it means and what it’s saying? There’s a TON of information found on nutritional labels, and figuring out how to read it may be daunting. However, it is still a very useful and needed skill to have to make informed choices for your diet. The good news is, your days of googling what it all means are done! We’ve summarized the key info you need in just a few paragraphs. So let's get decoding!

5 Tips for getting the most BANG out of your Buck on a Meal Plan…

Get the most bang for your meal plan buck!

5 Tips for getting the most BANG out of your Buck on a Meal Plan…

 

Do you have a meal plan? Are you wondering how you can stretch your dollar a little further, and still eat well as the academic year comes to a close.  Well we’ve done the research for you, here are some great tips to get the most value out of your meal plan all year long.

Choosing Beverages Wisely:

Grocery Shopping (on a budget) 101

Tips on Grocery Shopping

One of the many things that comes with adulting is buying groceries on your own and it can get very overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! University is overwhelming and expensive enough already, so save yourself some stress and a few dollars with these easy tips:

1. Never go shopping hungry!

Going to the grocery hungry is asking for impulse purchases and brain fog. You’ll be tempted to buy more than you need, and probably forget a few things on your list while you’re at. Grab a snack before going and you’ll thank yourself later.

Halal Food on Campus

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Yes, you heard me, there is HALAL FOOD ON CAMPUS!

Get Started on Meal Prepping!

Reasons to meal prep

Meal prepping is one of those things you know you should do but don’t know where to start. Or you’re scared it will take too much out of your already busy day. We get it! School and work takes a lot out of the day. But what if I told you it isn’t as bad and as scary as you think it is?