October, 2014 Blog Posts

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Oct
2014

Candy Corn

Boo. Halloween is this Friday. Halloween can be such a fun time but the facts are that a ton of candy is sold each year for Halloween. Around 1.9 billion dollars worth or 1280 billion calories. Now that is scary. (Nielson Wire, 2009)

I think it is safe to say I will be enjoying some candy this year but let’s make sure we keep...

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Oct
2014

Organic Logo

You are in need of cherry tomatoes. In front of you, you have two options: conventionally grown cherry tomatoes or organic cherry tomatoes. Both tomatoes are red, and shiny, so what’s the difference? Which one should you choose? And what does that organic label really mean?

In a general sense, organic food is simply food that...

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16

Oct
2014

Chiles are an interesting food, found in cuisines all over the world. There are literally hundreds of chili pepper varieties ranging in all sizes, shapes, color, and heat. Chiles belong to the nightshade family, which includes foods like tomatoes, potatoes, and eggplant. Capsaicin is the ingredient that gives peppers their heat that...

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08

Oct
2014

Meatless Monday

Residential Dining Services is committed to sustainability and we have various events that take place throughout the year to show our commitment. With that goal, we have been offering Green Mondays at three of our dining commons. During Green Monday a vegetarian menu is served all day at one dining common. Green Mondays rotate to a...

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03

Oct
2014

Dining Staff

Welcome, new and returning Gauchos, to a new school year!

I’ve been busy working with our Residential Dining team, getting ready for this school year. We have already introduced some new and exciting foods like Almond Milk, Natural Peanut Butter and Sustainable Tuna. We are also in the midst of planning Sustainability Week (...

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