Coming to theaters the Berkeley Student Food Collective near you.

vegetables

Starved college students come hither. It’s about that time to ditch the ramen noodles, Easy Mac and microwavable dinners for … fruits and veggies? The Berkeley Student Food Collective is introducing a specialized Box fully packed with super fresh and organic assortment of vegetables and fruits for $15 per week.

So what’s the business about The Box? BSFC has this neat idea of providing students with a week’s worth of great produce to students for $15/week or $60 per month. Convenient location for picking up the food makes it way simpler for people like us at the Clog who struggle to find time to go grocery shopping and thus, have healthy to decent food to eat. Also it’s all about supporting local farms and businesses, which we know is the super cool thing to do.

Each box comes with the produce and several recipes you can try. Preparation suggestions are also included so if you have some random vegetable you never existed, like the swiss chard to your right, then you’ll probably be grateful for the preparation suggestion. I mean, it’s a funky looking vegetable, not going to lie.

The Clog thinks we all, as college students, can really appreciate any opportunity to include healthy, natural stuff into our read more »


running shoes

Hey, you. Yeah, you, just sitting all slumped in front of the comp, most likely consistently glancing at your Facebook tab when taking breaks from reading. Go out and exercise. ‘Ey, now don’t tell me you’re too busy for it, or that exercise is boring as f*** and your time could be utilized in a better manner. Don’t want to hear it because this week’s PLAYgreen 2012 is making those excuses from sweating and physically pushing yourself totally inapplicable.

Care to hear more? Forget giving you an option, you should keep reading on (Facebook can wait).

From February 27 to March 3, the Recreational Sports Facility (RSF) is hosting an event, read more »


Chocolate

Chocolate: the Best Candy. No arguments.

As the week is starting to settle into a post-Valentine’s Day torpor, we’re  sure that many of you have stashes of chocolate left-over from friends and lovers that will be greedily consumed over the weekend.  In perfect timing, Berkeley Wellness Alerts released an article that reports that chocolate may have positive effects on your heart – in this case, distinct physical effects, not just the emotional rush of receiving sweets from loved ones. read more »


maozFor those of you unfamiliar with the curse of Telegraph Avenue and Channing Way, there appears to be a patch of inarable land, so-to-speak, where no business can successfully sprout. Last year we saw some …  unique establishments test out the waters of this business dead zone.

Maoz–a vegetarian Mediterranean restaurant–is the latest brave soul to move in, hoping to break the streak of business busts. At least their menu selection (falafel sandwiches, Belgian fries, eggplant, Babaganoush) looks a little more promising than cereal sandwiches and gourmet cream puffs …

With locations throughout the US, continental Europe and the UK, Moaz is basically the Chipotle of falafel: fresh ingredients, made to order. Their “Meal Deals” (sandwich, fries, beverage) run a bit on the pricey side ($8.00+), but they do have a complimentary salad bar. And judging by our sample on our way home, their falafel is worth every penny. read more »