Food for People (Humboldt food bank)

Food for people is the Food bank for Humboldt County. They provide food to those in need and is ran through a lot of volunteers. I just recently found out about them and wish I had another semester to volunteer.

What astonished me the most is the variety of programs that are offered if you or someone you know in Humboldt county isn’t financially well enough to shop for food.

One that stood out to me is the Children’s summer lunch program. The sites where the program meets is at parks found throughout all of Humboldt, they teach children not to be wasteful and can make the learning experience fun and exciting because of how interactive they are. For more information check out the links above to see how YOU can get involved or be helped.

“53.3% of all Humboldt County school children qualify for the free or reduced price lunch program during the school year, but what do these young people eat when school is out?”

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Meal-prep for those working out

I recently got into going to the gym and working out. It’s difficult having time for school, staying fit, and having healthy meals ready. This is why meal planning can be a helpful with saving money, time, and eating healthy to gain muscle or stay lean.

NerdFitness has a good step by step process for those who don’t really know where to start. I will overview what they mention and recommend to look throughout the website for those of you who want to meal plan a variety of things.

It provides a sample shopping list

  • Frozen veggies (pick what veggies you like the most
  • Any kind of Chicken (usually grab whats on sale)
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Seasoning of choice (usually salt and pepper)

Photo taken from: NerdFitness.com

The website provides steps 1 – 6 with all the cooking instructions and what is needed (like an oven safe making sheet and tupperware needed to pack and put into the fridge). The final product will keep you eating healthy while saving money along the way. This is good habit to keep for supplying your working body with the supplements it needs and not be lazy and fall into temptations for frozen foods and fast food!

Photo taken from: NerdFitness.com

Kebab Cafe Review

Humboldt State University’s The Lumberjack had recently reviewed the food and gave me a reason to try out this Mediterranean restaurant. Walking into Kebab Cafe there is heavy aesthetic focus on Greece and Turkey. For my drink I asked for water, I wish they gave it to me cold or with some ice because it felt straight out the faucet. On the Lumberjack the writer ordered Dolmas are grape leaves wrapped around seasoned rice, which are only 98¢ so i decided to try them out! Unfortunately my tastebuds didn’t like the olive oil or vinegar that they were covered in. They left a bitter taste in my mouth, however the seasoned rice inside was good. It felt like a waste but I was only able to finish one before my main dish came.

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Dolmas

The lamb Gyro came out pretty fast! I’ll be going from top to bottom starting on the vegetables and ending on the Pita bread. I ordered without onions but the vegetables were very fresh, the lettuce had a nice crispness with every bite and the tomatoes were juicy. The waitress had mentioned there was cucumbers with it but barely had some in it and were not as fresh, my suggestion would be adding more cucumbers and less lettuce. Tzatziki sauce was okay I might try out the Red sauce next time to change it up and give it another flavor profile. The lamb meat was tasty but could have used a little bit less salt. The good thing about the meat was the softness because of the thin slices they provide you with. The pita bread need to be held with the paper because it would fall apart because of how stuffed the gyro was. The bread did help out balance the saltiness of the meat which was a great move on the establishment. Overall it was a good dish that gives you an idea of the Mediterranean, but there are better Gyros out there (Maybe not in Humboldt).

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Lamb Gyro with lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes and Tzatziki sauce

Ground Beef Tostadas

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Ground Beef, Corn, Potato, Onion, Tomato

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Chop 1/3 of an onion

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Sauté Onions and throw in the beef (make sure all water evaporates)

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Chop up a potato into thin slices for fast cook and throw it in with the meat

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Cut up the Tomatoes

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Throw in corn and tomatoes and let it finish cooking all together before serving on a Tostada!