Food and Drink blog: Say “Happy Valentine’s Day” with food

Did you know that Valentine’s Day is the second most popular day of the year for people to dine out? Skip the crowded restaurants this February 14th and instead plan a romantic evening at home. Whether you’re single or taken this Valentine’s Day, treat yourself this holiday by following this dine-in menu. Drink: Couple’s recipe: We all know that wine incites romance and has long been compared to the euphoria of love! Try this Touch of Venus white wine cocktail on Valentine’s Day. This love potion consists of four simple ingredients: o   3 oz. dry white wine o   1 oz limoncello o   ½ tsp amaretto o   ½ tsp fresh lemon juice Singleton recipe: Kick off this Valentine’s Day with a […]

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Food and Drink blog: Ottawa’s newest smoothie place

Are you tired of going to the same place for smoothies every week? Do you want to try something new and even more delicious? If the answer is yes, then Raw Pulp +Grind is the place for you. Raw is a healthy, vegan café that serves smoothies, salads, juices, and more—all made from organic ingredients. I’m not a vegan myself, and I know that lots of people shy away from vegan food, however the smoothies that I get here are better than any non-vegan smoothie I’ve ever had. Located in Little Italy, Raw has now been open in Ottawa for just over four months. So far, it has attracted a lot of business. It’s easy to understand why. Raw is […]

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Food & Drink Blog: Places for Plant-Eaters

As a vegan, I know that finding veggie-friendly spots can be a little tricky if you want to eat more than a salad. Fortunately, Ottawa boasts a plethora of plant-filled pastures where herbivores can graze. The restaurants below are not just for twig-and-bark eating vegans—they are proven hits with the omnivorous crowd as well, and all of them use fresh and locally sourced ingredients. So here, in no particular order, are the BEST plant powered spots in Ottawa, according to me. Pure Kitchen Westboro – 357 Richmond Road Centretown– 340 Elgin Street Pure Kitchen prides itself on being a “scratch” kitchen, which basically means they make everything from scratch with fresh ingredients. It’s pretty dope. Half the restaurant is a […]

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Food and Drink Blog: An ode to rice cookers

Like most minor Twitter feuds not involving celebrities, this one started over risotto. In my opinion, which I made abundantly clear in less than 140 characters, frying pans are a waste of time when making anything that is not a pancake. Why would you want to toil over the stove, stirring and stirring until your meal is ready, when you have better things to do, like study or rewatch Stranger Things? I’m sure Eleven would agree that unless you’re making breakfast foods, your time can be better spent. And that is why I’m here to tell you about rice cookers. A quick Kijiji search shows rice cookers being sold for upwards of $15, making this a frugal-but-worthwhile purchase for the […]

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Food and Drink Blog: There’s no microwave in Richcraft Hall

This letter was penned mere moments before this CUSA instagram post appeared. The author stands by their words until a microwave indeed appears in River Building [Richcraft Hall], at which time, a follow-up letter will be released. Like 95 per cent of students who voted for their CUSA journalism rep last spring, I was a one-issue voter. All that mattered to me in the election was getting a microwave in River Building. Both candidates, in direct appeals to my classmates and I, committed to putting a food computer in the journalism building. Without even blinking. I am stunned appalled at their deceit. Just looking at a microwave – sometimes even a toaster oven – now sends me into a complete […]

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