Food and Drink blog: How to eat healthy when you’re broke AF

Often times we want to eat healthy, but our bank accounts tell us we can’t. It can be hard to eat healthy on a student’s budget, but it’s not impossible. Eating healthy and saving money is not as difficult a scale to balance as we may think. Here are some helpful tips to start saying no to takeout, and hello to nutritiously filled cupboards (for cheap): 1. Check the flyer Every grocery store has a flyer, which can be a really useful way to save on healthy food. Before each trip to the grocery store, check out their weekly flyer. Often times you can find great deals on fruits and vegetables. Jot down sales on products that interest you so […]

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Food and drink blog: Your guide to shawarma

So you just moved to Ottawa and you’re wondering what the deal is with this “shawarma” you’re hearing so much about. Or maybe you’re a shawarma aficionado, looking to try some new places. Either way, we—Amanda and Rosa—are here to help you discover the wonderful world of shawarma in Ottawa with some of our top picks. Best sandwich A: I would say Shawarma Village, the best (and only) shawarma joint in my hometown, but it’s a solid 40-minute drive from Carleton. However, Shawarma Palace has seriously solid shawarma in three locations in Ottawa (if you don’t want to visit Winchester, the home of Dairyfest and my parents). The secret to Shawarma Palace’s success is their bread, not too thick and […]

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Food & Drink blog: Spooky beers for all your Halloween fears

As I have stated in previous blogs, fall is my favourite beer season. Once September hits, the shelves at the LCBO start to be covered in orange hues and many pumpkin puns (say that three times), and through the aisles you can see me leaping in slow motion with a smile. The doldrums of summer lagers are replaced with the rich taste of stouts and porters and yes, pumpkin. Perusing through my local LCBO this past weekend, I recognized some old faves and of course had to pick up something new. I gravitated towards Big Rig’s Tales from the Patch partly because the can art was very Tim Burton-esque. I walked by someone who was carrying three cans, which I […]

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Food and drink blog: How to survive day drinking

With the Panda Game having come and gone, many students are probably kicking themselves for drinking too much. It is hard not to do so with the early start, pre-game parties, and a culture of binge drinking in the air. Day drinking is a lot different from night drinking, in that you don’t get to crash at the end of it. Instead, you have a whole night left filled with tiredness, headaches, and the overall post-drinking buzz. These tips should help you survive the next Panda Game more successfully (or whatever your day-drinking event may be). Personally, I know my goal for Panda was to be able to enjoy the game and make it out that night. To do that, I […]

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Food and drink blog: A comprehensive review of all the places to eat on campus

One of the biggest adjustments first-year students will have to make while transitioning from high school to university is the hours spent at school. While spending long days on campus, it’s important to keep food and nutrition in mind. There are many options to eat on campus, but there are also many factors to consider, and three of the most important food factors as a student are how long it will take to order and eat there, how much it will cost to eat there, and where it is on campus.  Rooster’s Location: Fourth floor University Centre Wait time: less than 10 minutes Average cost: Less than $7 A great place to go, this Carleton University Students’ Association business is a […]

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