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University introduces variety to meal plan with three new locations

A student walks into Shafer Court Dining Center. The dining center is home to Market 810, Shake Smart and Einstein Bros. Bagels. Photo by Alessandro Latour


Katharine DeRosa, News Editor

Although senior theater performance major Kellie Bolden doesn’t have a meal plan this year, she vividly remembers her freshman year diet: Raising Cane’s, Panda Express and Bleecker St. Now, freshmen have more options available with the addition of two new student dining locations.

The two new locations, Steak ‘n Shake and Za’atar, are set to open in “late fall,” according to VCUDine spokesperson Anna Obermiller. Steak ‘n Shake offers diner-style

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Weekly Meal Plan: Summer Meals to Eat in Transition As We Transition to Fall!


The end of the summer is around the corner, and pumpkin season is in full swing already. However, if you’re looking to continue eating seasonally, it can be a bit confusing at the end of one season and starting another. Right now, the fruits and veggies that are in season include blueberries, raspberries, bok choy, kale, broccoli, and cantaloupe. This meal plan focuses on these seasonal foods to transition perfectly into the fall season!

We also highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App  — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest meatless, vegan, plant-based, and allergy-friendly recipe resource

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CookUnity review: Celebrity chef-made meal delivery at an affordable price

I bet you didn’t think you could get Jean-Georges Vongerichten to make and deliver dinner to your door for just $10. Well, you can’t really, but CookUnity promises something sort of, kind of similar in its prepared meal service that’s also a “collective” of some seriously celebrated chefs. 

The three-year-old meal delivery operation has dedicated a healthy slice of brand ethos to providing an avenue for chefs — both of the famed and up-and-coming variety — to peddle their food when folks can’t make a reservation. Each and every one of CookUnity’s ready-to-eat meals has a chef’s name attached to

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7-day meal plan to help lower triglycerides

Triglycerides are a type of fat found in the blood. Certain health conditions, medicines, lifestyle habits, and genetics are possible causes of high blood triglycerides.

High levels of triglycerides can be a risk factor for various health conditions. Food choices are one of many factors that can impact triglyceride levels. Doctors may advise a person to change their diet in order to help lower their triglyceride levels. A diet high in saturated fats, added sugars, excessive alcohol, and refined carbohydrates can increase a person’s triglyceride levels.

This article looks at what triglycerides are, healthy levels of triglycerides, foods that can

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There’s an app for that: 5 recipes that prove that appetizers can be better than the meal itself | Food & Cooking

And you don’t even have to grill them, though you can if you want. I didn’t. I charred my pepper over the gas flame on my stove, which creates a smoky grilled taste without a grill. And I did the same with my red onion by cutting it into thick slices, like onion rings, and broiling it.

The fourth element is the most important but also the most easily overlooked: the tortilla. When lightly browned and stuffed with melted cheese and savory vegetables, a good tortilla makes the rest of your meal pale in comparison.

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