Date and Nut Energy Balls

Date and Nut Energy Balls via Nicholas Thomason with The Vegan Club @ VCUOne of my favorite no-cook recipes is date balls! They are super easy, pack with a tons of nutrition, give you a burst of energy, and can even satisfy that sweet tooth! Normally, I make a big batch of these on Sunday night and snack on them throughout the week — part...

Top 7 Dinner Date Spots at VCU (Wallet-kind)

Top 7 Dinner Date Spots at VCU (Wallet-kind) via Kahlil ShepardSo you got the number of that cute person in your class, at that club meeting, or admittedly (let’s face it) from Tinder. But now they want to meet, and you probably said “let’s get food!” But you can’t take them to Shafer or Panda Express, because you&rsquo...

A Day in the Life: A Day on Campus

A Day in the Life: A Day on Campus via Danielle "Dani" BrownIt’s the last month before the end of the semester, and that usually means two things: final exams and projects, and more time spent on campus preparing. A good portion of VCU students already live on-campus, which means they eat on-campus, with their meal plan, and don’t have t...

Super Simple Sweet Potato Soup

Super Simple Sweet Potato Soup via Lia Ferro of The Vegan Club @ VCUHere is the most simple and delicious soup recipe I have ever made. This recipe is very flexible, if you have more sweet potatoes or more carrots, add them! Got some green onions? Add them! But here is how I have been making it recently.Ingredients:1 sweet potato (pealed) 2 rus...

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How to: Arroz con Pollo Processed with VSCO with a6 presetvia Nicolette and Katie TufanGrowing up in a Hispanic household, it was a tradition to have arroz con pollo once a week, or a least a couple of times a month. Why? Simply put, my grandma would always make it a quick meal whenever she had leftover chicken and she didn’t want to thro...

Breakfast of Champions

Breakfast of Champions via Nicolette and Katie TuffanOn mornings where we feel that we could literally eat the entire refrigerator, we like to make a filling breakfast (especially after the Thanksgiving leftovers diet). But no worries, it’s very quick and easy to make and the most important thing about it, is that it’s also really h...

3 Ways to Indulge All Day (without the guilt)

3 Ways to Indulge All Day (without the guilt) via Danielle BrownAnyone who knows me knows that I have a notorious sweet tooth and whenever I see cake, pie, brownies, cupcakes, or any form of a “pastry”, I have very little self-control. I have tried to cut down on sugar, but it seems any diet that includes the elimination of it is impossi...

Mango Salsa Cous Cous and Wings

Mango Salsa Cous Cous and Wings  By Contributing Writers Nicolette and Katie TufanIf you’re starting to notice a trend here with our meals, you’re right. There’s a protein, an occasional carb, and plenty of veggies or fruits, or a mix of both. That’s because we’ve always been advocates of healthy eating, and a bala...

Light and Easy Pasta Primavera

Light and Easy Pasta Primavera Via Danielle BrownFall time means one of two things to us young adults: sweater weather and cuffing season. For a college student, that should also mean you need to finally find that dish. You need to find that one satisfying, comforting dish that you can make when you want to impress someone, or just warm up yourself....

Whisk’ed Away

Whisk’ed Away via Elena CorreaIf you ever find yourself in Shockoe Bottom, do yourself a favor and check out Whisk. If you’re into breakfast croissants, lattes, macarons, or even bread pudding, you won’t be disappointed. The shop is deliciously cute, from the black and white tiled floor to the glowing glass display of kawaii colore...

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Shafer Bird WELCOME! If you are reading this, you already know the most trusted name in VCU dining news. We hope to continue bringing you the latest menu updates, as well as reviewing on-campus dining facilities, off-campus restaurants and investigating what’s really in the Shafer Chilli.We have reviews coming soon from our staff writer’...

Quick and Easy Shrimp Linguine!

Quick and Easy Shrimp Linguine! via Nicolette and Katie TuffanFor all you pasta lovers, this recipe is all about “sometimes simple is better.” If there’s one thing we’ve learned throughout our years in the kitchen, it’s the fact that some dishes are meant to be a breeze and not a complicated mess of time and hard work. ...

Mixed Grain Joins List of Best Health Food Spots on Campus

Mixed Grain Joins List of Best Health Food Spots on Campus By Nicolas DesouzaCraving a bowl of savory goodness? Instead of opting for the usual Chipotle, travel two blocks down the street and you can now find Korean style marinated pulled pork and 5-spice butternut squash bowls for the price of a burrito bowl. Mixed Grain serves up healthy...

3 Proteins in Under 20 Minutes!

3 Proteins in Under 20 Minutes! via Katie and Nicole Tufan Alongside plantain, avocado is also a great source of protein perfect for fueling muscle structure and healthy fats.INGREDIENTS 1 Avocado1 Plantain1 Tomato2 Thick Cut PorkchopsCilantroLimeOlive OilSalt       SEASONING: Lemon, Salt, Pepper, Cumin,&...

Best Date Spot in Richmond: L’Opossum

Best Date Spot in Richmond: L’Opossum  By Nicolas DesouzaI mean… just look at their business card!If you’re looking for the perfect place to sweep someone off their feet, look no further. This hole in the wall French restaurant is one of Richmond’s best date night restaurants. As attractive as this notion may sound rest...

Top Five: Best Places to Get Pad Thai

Top Five: Best Places to Get Pad Thai Words and Photos by Aleena InthalyA nicely plated Pad Thai from Elephant Thai A delicious Pad Thai is a right balance of salty and sweet flavors that will melt in your mouth! Pad Thai is a well-known rice noodle dish that is made up of sweet tamarind, vinegar, and chilies garnished with bean sprouts and gre...

Classic Rock Coffee, A One-Hit Wonder

Classic Rock Coffee, A One-Hit Wonder Contributing WriterGrant SmithIn a city brimming with coffee shops newcomers need to stand out to have success in the Richmond market. At first glance, Classic Rock Coffee seems to have what it takes. Located just off campus on the north side of Broad street near Kroger, Classic Rock Coffee brings the nostalgia ...

Extreme Pizza: Lets not pretend you’re extreme

Extreme Pizza: Lets not pretend you’re extreme By Paul StehlikThe key to a great restaurant lays in delicious cuisine, friendly staff, and a creative atmosphere. Extreme Pizza is extreme in name alone. It has all the charm of a sleazy chain restaurant, the taste of a Chuck-E-Cheese’s mass produced pizza.The pizza at Extreme Pizza is a fl...

Tarrant’s Cafe, Or Is It?

Tarrant’s Cafe, Or Is It? Words and Photos by Azam Malik Who would have thought it? That a place such as Tarrant’s would describe itself as a café? For it is, my friend, much, much more.Located at the corner of Foushee and West Broad Street, Tarrant’s serves the most delectable of upscale cuisine as well as an expansive...