How to make hummus: a simple recipe for a quick snack Get your Mediterranean fix this exam season and conquer hunger with this easy recipe.
Mar22

How to make hummus: a simple recipe for a quick snack Get your Mediterranean fix this exam season and conquer hunger with this easy recipe.

By: Nick Sahlollbey Exams are around the corner. For most students, this generally means a few intensive weeks of early morning and late-night study sessions, high levels of stress, low levels of energy and repeated thoughts of dropping out. This behaviour is often exacerbated by hunger, so for your health and well-being during these hard times, you’re going to need to ensure you keep your belly full and your mind focused. Hummus is a...

An ode to Taro On the Silhouette staff’s relationship with our one of our favourite campus food vendors
Mar15

An ode to Taro On the Silhouette staff’s relationship with our one of our favourite campus food vendors

It’s a familiar lunch-time scene in the Silhouette office. Someone walks in with a white, Styrofoam take-out container, plops down on the couch and before they can even open their lunch, someone will always ask, “butter chicken or shawarma?” It should come as no surprise that the student newspaper staff, damned to the student centre basement, rely on the neighbouring halal food and bubble tea shop, Taro. Their prices are reasonable,...

A little olive oil never hurt Embracing my love-hate relationship with cooking
Mar15

A little olive oil never hurt Embracing my love-hate relationship with cooking

As a child I often lingered around the outskirts of my family home’s tiny kitchen, careful not to exceed the imaginary boundaries my mother had defined. I watched quietly as she bustled in the kitchen, chopping and stirring ingredients for several dishes at once, in what seemed like a random and complicated series of motions. As I grew older, my mother lifted her boundaries and invited me into her space. She tried to teach me, but it...

Some like it HOT Dawson’s Hot Sauce is turning up the heat and taking the world by storm
Feb08

Some like it HOT Dawson’s Hot Sauce is turning up the heat and taking the world by storm

By: Hess Sahlollbey Are you a hot sauce fanatic? Addicted to that fiery sensation you feel when you take a bite of your favourite spicy dish? Whether it’s a drop of Tabasco on that cheesy slice of pizza or ghost peppers in your stew, most of us like a little bit of kick in our food, yet very few of us have actually thought to make our own hot sauce. Well, I’m about to let you in on a little secret: it’s not very hard. I will teach you...

It’s bean 10 years Hamilton’s Relay coffee roasters celebrates anniversary and reflects on humble origins as Red Hill Coffee Trade
Feb08

It’s bean 10 years Hamilton’s Relay coffee roasters celebrates anniversary and reflects on humble origins as Red Hill Coffee Trade

By: Adrianna Michell For the past ten years, Relay Coffee Roasters has been bringing quality cups of ethically-produced coffee to the hands of Hamiltonians. Throughout the decade the husband and wife team behind Relay have seen their roastery grow into the thriving business that it is today. Relay Coffee Roasters first set up shop in Hamilton in 2008 under at the name Red Hill Coffee Trade. At the time, Hamilton wasn’t the city it is...

Lulu’s Shawarma You need to try one of Hamilton’s most beloved shawarma and pita wrap restaurants
Feb01

Lulu’s Shawarma You need to try one of Hamilton’s most beloved shawarma and pita wrap restaurants

What is it? Many Hamiltonians swear by Lulu’s Shawarma. As an avid lover of the popular Middle Eastern sandwich, I make a point of trying it in every city I visit. After I heard about Lulu’s I had to give the mom-and-pop restaurant a try. I visited Lulu’s for the first time on a Friday night. The small restaurant was packed with a line up of hungry people waiting for their chicken shawarmas and falafel pitas. The smell of fresh...