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Posts by Rob Sangster-Poole

Recipe: Deep-fried potato and lentil samosas

In the early 1970s, Robert Atkins came up with a diet that would become wildly popular in the early 2000s, after a slight reinvention. Originally, the diet involved drastically limiting a person’s consumption of carbohydrates in order to alter their metabolism; the idea was that people would lose weight and therefore become happier and healthier.…

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The lonely student’s guide to Valentine’s Day

with files from Nick Wright and other random people On Valentine’s Day last year, the Gazette posted a little piece online rating the top 10 places to hook up on campus. I’m not saying this wasn’t a sexy (or even romantic) idea. Maybe it even inspired some couples to try out one or two of…

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Recipe: Spinach Pesto Pizza

Ingredients: One 12-inch pizza base 1-1.5 cups finely chopped baby spinach 2 cloves garlic, chopped or pressed 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tbsp basil 1/2 tbsp oregano Pinch of salt and pepper *1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (optional) 1/4 cup tomato/pizza sauce   Contrary to what the United States Congress declared several months ago, pizza…

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The Chilean student movement comes to Halifax

This Wednesday, in the build-up to its national day of action on Feb. 1, the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) brought a special speaker to Halifax. Valentina Latorre, 21, is the vice-president of the Student Federation of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. She was flown into Canada this week by the CFS to speak…

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Chicken and Asparagus Risotto

Risotto — giver of life, emitter of warmth, harbinger of satisfaction — how I love you. What’s that you say, a man can’t love a meal? Sucks to you, hypothetical person! Winter is descending upon us, and warm dinners are a must. So here’s a recipe that’s sure to warm you up—body and soul. Risotto…

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One-bite brookies

Brookies. Photo by Rob S-P

Addictive? You bet! What’s a brookie, you ask? Excellent query. It’s basically what happens when a brownie and a cookie get down and dirty in a 350 degree oven for eight minutes. And like most offspring of tasty parents, these little fellas are delicious. Not only that, but they are plentiful. So follow these instructions…

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HPX: Tuesday at Reflections


A review of four bands The only bad thing about HPX is that there’s too much choice. You go to one venue, not sure if the line-up will disappoint or blow you away. Thankfully, I made the right choice Tuesday night by going with Reflections Cabaret. The night began intimately with a few eager music-lovers…

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Recipe: Sautéed Brussels sprouts with cream

Brussels. Photo via flickr by mkosut

There’s an old episode of The Simpsons where Homer tries to lose weight. So Marge serves him steamed veggies and rice cakes. “They’re only 35 calories a piece!” she proclaims. Saddened by the lack of flavour, however, Homer asks if he can throw a little something on top. He then proceeds to microwave the rice cakes…

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Recipe: Fried cheese

Mmmmm fried cheese. Photo by Rob Sangster-Poole.

And other tasty fried things, too!   Cheese rocks. Unless you’re a vegan. Or really gassy. Or lactose intolerant. I’m also told being “bovine bi-product sensitive” is a thing. Who knew? But anyway, for the rest of us, cheese rocks. And the best way to make an already delicious food better is to deep-fry it!…

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Recipe: Sweet pepper summer salad

Sweet Pepper Salad ingredients - photo by Rob Sangster-Poole

  So, you’ve just scarfed down a donair, indulged in a few of the Dawgfather’s “phat boyz,” and pigged out on a meatlover’s pizza. Well done, you. But now it’s time to diversify your digestive portfolio. Why not try some salad? I know what you’re thinking: all that “healthy” stuff mingling in a bowl sans…

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