Maggie Harriman

The glorification of being busy

How many times a day do you ask someone how they are, and they respond with “good, but stressed,” “I’m so tired” or “I’m fine, but I’ve just been so busy”? A bit too often, I’m guessing. “Busy-ness” is glorified in our society, especially at Stanford, which is a microcosm of exceedingly high achievers. We…

The 7 best places for grabbing a healthy bite off campus

With the disappearance of Fraiche on campus (let’s all take a moment of silence, please), campus is feeling a little short on nutritious and delicious dining options that extend beyond Coupa and CoHo. Thankfully, even though campus may seem a bit lacking in healthy options, you can find out of your dining hall or row…

A new way to get more out of your cup of coffee

There’s nothing like savoring a big, cozy, hot mug of coffee on a cold fall morning. This chilly sweater weather has us craving those pumpkin spice lattes and mochas to kickstart our days, but along with the caffeine boost in all these fall signature drinks usually comes a lot of processed sugar. Coffee has the…

Double Dark Chocolate Brownies (Vegan + Gluten Free)!

You know that person, who when faced with a pan of fresh baked brownies can’t stop at just one? I’m that girl. Do you also know that person who, when eating the brownie, dives in and eats directly from the middle of the pan, because its the fudgiest (and obviously the best)? I’m that girl…

An Inside Look at Stanford’s New Gourmet Food Pop-Up

As I walk into the small French House kitchen, I immediately have to maneuver past racks of freshly baked brioche, pots of boiling beets, and students rushing around furiously stirring pots of risotto. Sophomore Nate Gruver stands in the corner, calmly directing a team of apron-clad cooks to finish piping soft scrambled eggs and cream…

A day guide to eating basic in Palo Alto

Breakfast: Bare Bowls Whew! You’ve just finished an amazing early morning Justin Bieber ride at SoulCycle. You are feeling empowered and you are ready to treat your temple of a body with some wholesome goodness. What’s more refreshing and delicious than some Bare Bowls? You love the fact that their fruit is all organic and…

Weekend recipe: Spiced overnight oats

Finally, the weather is cooling down, sweaters are coming out and (some) of the leaves are changing color. It’s officially fall. And this obviously means one thing: pumpkin season is in full swing. Whether you admit it or not, you probably have a bunch of pumpkin recipes saved. You know you can’t wait for Thanksgiving…

Perfect wine pairings for Netflix binging

Week 6 and midterms are (hopefully) behind us, and since it basically already feels like Week 8, you deserve to take a break, and get in bed to just “Netflix and chill.” Since your weekends are probably way too full already with Franzia and 2 buck chuck, do yourself a favor and pop open a…

Chubbies expands shorts empire with new winter line

As winter grows closer by the day and the temperature starts falling, you may be wondering how in the world you’re going to be able to wear your beloved Chubbies short shorts throughout the impending winter months. Have no fear: Chubbies is launching their very own winter line, centered on a new lineup of quarter-zips meant…

Confessions of a ‘Foodstagramer’

The notorious “foodstagrammer”… You all know one. It’s that person that shows up on your Instagram feed every single day with an update on his/her latest lunch, the person that can’t sit down for a meal without snapping a picture of it first. It’s also often the person that allows their ice cream to melt…

A BITE of culinary innovation

Last weekend, a gastronomical affair hit Silicon Valley, as the food festival BITE Silicon Valley came to amaze everyone who was lucky enough to get a ticket. Restaurants from all over the Bay Area, from Palo Alto to San Francisco, offered a variety of unique and creative culinary delights. Wineries from all over northern California…
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