Plant-Fueled Athletics

Veganism, whole foods and other plant-based diets have become increasingly popular as people more thoroughly consider the health, environmental and ethical impacts of their diets. Avoiding meat, eggs and dairy, the perceived lack of protein supplied by plants alone inhibits many from making the switch. Aside from the challenges these dietary restrictions create for the…

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,…

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…

Building A Student Empire

Story by Mathew Roberts, Editor-in-Chief       Tell Ohio University that the students and community members are not happy with the proposed natural gas plant and are willing to fight back. We deserve a better future.     I feel as if the environmental activism movement at Ohio University has finally gained enough traction…

Atrium Cafe setting the standard

Story by Janice Brewer, Staff Writer The Atrium Café is located in Grover Hall on the Ohio University campus that offers daily fresh meals produced by Nutrition and Dietetics students. The students often come up with the meal ideas and the café sometimes offers meal based off a theme; Mediterranean, Indian, Chinese, Italian, etc. Available daily is…

DIY: Eating Organically

By CG Lifestyles & People Editor Sarah DeCarlo Eating organically can be a great challenge, especially for those of us with limited budgets. However, it has a large positive impact on communities through its support of local businesses and farmers, and it allows people to consume fewer chemically-altered foods. Below are a few suggestions on…