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Illini 4000 prepares to bike across the country

Illini 4000 prepares to bike across the country

By Brittney Nadler

April 29, 2015


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They end at the Golden Gate Bridge, weave past accident-prone casual bikers, and glide down one final hill before reuniting with their families on a beach after 73 days apart. They are Illini 4000, a registered nonprofit and Registered Student Organization that raises money for cancer research, patient supp...

Layalina Mediterranean Grill

Layalina Mediterranean Grill

April 15, 2014


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Sitting on the corner of First Street and Springfield Avenue, Layalina Mediterranean Grill does not overtly demand attention, yet it is inviting nonetheless. The interior is dimly lit with wooden tables and booths filling the open room and Middle Eastern decorations lining the walls. A popular menu item...

Cookie dough balls made healthy

Cookie dough balls made healthy

By Elizabeth Dye

March 17, 2014


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Cookie dough is arguably every woman’s best friend — and immortal enemy. While cookie dough can provide a world of comfort for a stressed student during midterm week, once that first bite is taken, it can be difficult to ever stop. And, with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ National Nutrit...

Dish of the Week: Colorful edamame salad

Dish of the Week: Colorful edamame salad

By Stephanie Kim

March 3, 2014


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With shredded carrots, spinach leaves, cherry tomatoes and more, this colorful edamame salad will give you a fresh start to Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ National Nutrition Month.   It may even revive short-lived New Year’s resolutions related to healthy eating. Whatever the case may be, one thing...

Find a taste of Ireland in Dublin O’Neil’s Pub Burger

Find a taste of Ireland in Dublin O’Neil’s Pub Burger

By Raymond Sobczak

February 26, 2014


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While walking down Neil Street in downtown Champaign, I could see a diverse mix of eclectic restaurants and shops. Hidden among the many eateries is an Irish gem: Dublin O’Neil’s. The Irish pub and grill may appear small from the curb, but it makes up for its meager size on the inside, with its o...

Dish of the Week: Crepes from Pekara Bakery and Bistro

Dish of the Week: Crepes from Pekara Bakery and Bistro

February 19, 2014


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Located in the heart of downtown Champaign, Pekara Bakery and Bistro specializes in making fresh and organic foods. “We have a bake house on First Street that we use for our baked goods, and none of our breads have preservatives or artificial flavoring,” said Ryan Schwartz, a Pekara’s kitchen staff emplo...

Dish of the Week: Rediscovered pizza recipe makes for a tasty reunion, newfound tradition

Dish of the Week: Rediscovered pizza recipe makes for a tasty reunion, newfound tradition

By Stephanie Kim

February 10, 2014


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Last November, after reading my Dish of the Week article about Antonio’s Pesto Tortellini Pizza, alumnus Paul Jarosz emailed me with one request: to find a deep-dish pizza recipe that he had lost, but that had been printed in the Daily Illini during the early ‘70s. Thanks to technology, I was abl...

Dish of the Week: Green Smoothie

Dish of the Week: Green Smoothie

By Anna Hecht

February 3, 2014


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What’s green, tasty and surprisingly sweet? It’s my go-to, grab-and-go breakfast smoothie, of course. Packed with nutrients, this satisfying smoothie is easy to make and is a lifesaver for students — like myself — who are not exactly morning people.  For those who have seen me slurping down a ...

Dish of the Week: Four-ingredient Saltine Toffee Crisps

Dish of the Week: Four-ingredient Saltine Toffee Crisps

By Alice Smelyansky

January 28, 2014


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When the wind chill hovers around minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit and walking to class becomes a serious workout, it’s perfectly normal to find yourself in hibernation mode. If the idea of leaving a source of heat to brave the icy weather gives you actual chills, then make use of your time and treat you...

Dish of the Week: One-ingredient banana purée ice cream

Dish of the Week: One-ingredient banana purée ice cream

By Anna Hecht

January 21, 2014


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Delectable ice cream made from a single ingredient, and it’s healthy? I didn’t believe it either — until I tried it for myself. To make one-ingredient banana purée ice cream, all you need is three frozen bananas, a blender or food processor and an insatiable appetite. Now, I’m not saying that...

Christmas chocolate balls serve as a healthy alternative to traditional holiday sweets

Christmas chocolate balls serve as a healthy alternative to traditional holiday sweets

By Mikayla Ostendorf

December 10, 2013


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Attention, sweet-tooth victims: The holiday season has arrived. There will be parties, and those parties will have more delicious desserts than your mind could ever dream up. For those wanting to avoid processed, calorie-heavy treats, Christmas chocolate balls serves as a healthy alternative. Christ...

Dish of the Week: Spaghetti Squash

Dish of the Week: Spaghetti Squash

By Elizabeth Dye

December 4, 2013


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As Thanksgiving break has come to a close, students may have noticed their jeans fitting a bit more snuggly than usual and their belts needing to be buckled notch or two looser. While the surplus of unhealthy yet delicious homemade dishes served during the holidays might have contributed to this weight ...

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