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Healthy Holiday Baking

Hello Everyone, Last night was our Healthy Holiday Baking class and we had so much fun! The goal was to enjoy some delicious treats while also watching our sugar and whole grains intake. On the menu last night was gingerbread cookies, vegan peppermint cupcakes, dried cherry and pistachio chocolate bark, […]


Having a Healthier Halloween 3 comments

Having a Healthier Halloween Hi Everyone, my name is Jessica and I am a senior in the Masters of Public Health program and I will be working with Columbia’s Cooking for the next few semesters. Its crazy to think that Halloween is coming up next week! Where did October go? […]


Mmmm… Mediterranean with Mrs. Pastides

Mmmm….Mediterranean   This past Thursday we had class with Patricia Pastides, the first lady of USC and she made some delicious recipes from her two cookbooks. The recipes included  Roasted Red Pepper and Feta Dip; Black-eyed Peas and Swiss Chard; Zucchini-topped Roasted Beets; Cherry Tomato and Garlic Bread Bake; Butter […]


Eat Your Leafy Greens

Eat Your Leafy Greens This weeks post was brought to you by another wonderful Columbia’s Cooking Volunteer! Leafy green vegetables are full of fiber, many different vitamins and minerals, and plant based substances that can protect you from heart disease, diabetes, and potentially even cancer! Despite these benefits studies show […]


Pumpkin Inspired Cooking

Happy Fall everyone! My name is Shaquala and I am a senior at USC, and for my Public Health Capstone Seminar project I will be working with Columbia’s Cooking this semester. As cliché as it sounds, Fall is definitely my favorite time of year. I love it not only for […]


Slow Cooking

Slow Cooking I want to introduce you to my favorite small appliance that somehow goes underused in my house, the crock pot. I love the fact that I can go to work and come home and my meal is complete. I also love that I only have one big dish […]


Spill the Beans

Spill the Beans   I was asked a few weeks ago about cooking dried beans and how to make them taste delicious. I thought this was a perfect post idea for our volunteer students and here is what they came up with!   Beans are a huge staple in today’s […]


Game day and Class Recap!

Game day and Class Recap! Hi All! We are all know that today is kick off to the football season, but are you aware that tomorrow is the USC Gamecock Volleyball team’s first home game and it is against Clemson! If you haven’t been to a volleyball match you should […]