Athens Foodie Guide

By Janice Brewer, staff writer This Athens Food Guide is Food Matters interpretation of navigating Athens food joints and businesses. Many of these selected restaurants are a part of the 30-mile meal program and many source ingredients from regional farmers and partner businesses. Support your local food, support your local economy, support your local environments,…

Soy in Moderation, Benefits Minimal

By Bethany N. Bella To eat, or not to eat soy? That is the question many picky eaters, especially meatless vegetarians and animal-free vegans, have been asking themselves lately, as new food trends soar and spiral in this increasingly health-conscious world. The legend of soy as an all-inclusive protein supplement to a diet lacking animal…

The New Human Diet

By Bethany N. Bella In an age of swift globalization and thumb-happy digitalization, it’s no delusion that the traditional American meal has digressed into small, packaged containers of ready-made indulgences. In fact, the health of Americans over the last several decades has taken a sharp decline as cardiovascular disease, obesity rates, and blood pressure levels…

DIY: Brew Your Own Kombucha

Kombucha is a “fermented tea beverage believed to have originated in China. Kombucha has been popular in different lands at different times, but became very popular here in the United States in the 1990s. Kombucha is similar to kvass, a Russian ferment made from bread, and is sometimes called tea or kombucha kvass (Katz, 2003).”…

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes + Frosting

Recipes and photo by Cassie Kelly   For more soy-free, gluten free, or vegan recipes follow Cassie’s blog. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup of white sugar 1/4 cup of cocoa powder 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. of salt 1/3 cup oil (I use sunflower) 1 tsp. vanilla or imitation vanilla 1 tsp. of distilled white vinegar OR 1 1/4 tsp. of lemon…

Mixed on Milk?

Story by Olivia Harlow, Staff Writer There seems to be an increased interest in trying out various milk types.  Alternative milks have definitely gained popularity for both coffee-drinkers and cookie-dippers alike.  The majority of milk consumers have stuck to traditional milk.  However, the number of Americans who “milk” from alternative options is increasing. For example,…

Recipe: Italian Spinach Bread

Recipe by Gracie Umana, CGM Multimedia Editor Italian Spinach Bread My grandparents emigrated from Sicily to the United States during the early 1920’s during the start of the Great Depression. Italian immigrants were not very wealthy, so with my family came some delicious and cheap recipes. Among these, my favorite holiday recipe: spinach bread! Each…

Green Food Spotlight: Kale

Food Spotlight by Allison Ragland, CGM Staff Writer Kale is one of the healthiest vegetables in the world.  Vitamin A, vitamin C, and Vitamin K and manganese are abundant in every leaf.  It is also versatile and delicious!  Although it retains all of its nutrients when it’s uncooked, it is still nutritious when it’s cooked….