Wednesday, June 1, 2011


What do you think about me switching to WordPress? This blog doesn't really inspire me to write (obviously) and I want a new look!

Do you have any blog name ideas? I certainly don't have any yet! I would like to have a slightly more professional sounding blog title as I will be a registered dietitian within a couple of years.

Ideas? Ideas?

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Edible Printed Food

I can't even begin to wrap my head around this

1) 3-D Printers
2) Amazing Food
3) Combine and PRINT YOUR FOOD!

Yeah, I don't get it either, but obviously these guys do.

Of course, as an RD-to-be, my first thought was: What do they make it out of? Will it still have the same nutrients as regular food?  Interesting thoughts for the future of food science...

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Straight from the Recipe - Lentil and Eggplant Chili Mole

This one is pretty much a straight recipe follower. We like to do that on the first time with the recipe to see how the author intended it to taste - then we'll play around with it! It's a Lentil and Eggplant Chili Mole - vegetarian AND vegan for anyone curious.

The bread is very nostalgic for me. I used to make a bread from an old kids cookbook I had. I lost it when I was around 16 and have thought of that bread often. I recently came across the recipe on the internet but was a bit nervous to try it. What if my 8 year old palate wasn't as sophisticated as I remember? Consensus between my husband and friend (and me!) was that it is delicious!  Here is the recipe if you want to give it a try (I never do the turtle styling but if you've got kids or really like turtles - give it a try!)

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Black bean tacos with cabbage and feta

I had no clever or catchy title for today's post. Just a delicious and super easy recipe for you!

Please excuse if any of the pictures are blurry or terrible quality. Pretty much all of my food pictures are from my iPhone at night now because I'm too hungry to get out my regular camera!

First you make some delicious black beans ...

- 1 can of black beans
- 3 green onions
- a handful of cilantro
- cumin
- garlic powder
- lime juice (optional)

1. Saute black beans in some olive oil for a few minutes.
2. Add in green onions and spices to taste.
3. Sprinkle cilantro (and lime juice if you have it, if not - no prob) on the top.

Then you make some cabbage ...

- 1/2 head of green cabbage (washed and ribboned, you just slice down one of the sides)
- 1 tsp or so of sesame oil (I have toasted sesame oil from Trader Joe's)
- 1 tbsp or so rice wine vinegar
- sriracha (or other delicious hot sauce)
- dash of salt
- lime juice (optional)

1. Cut up the cabbage and wash and dry.
2. Meanwhile, heat up some sesame oil on medium heat.
3. Throw in cabbage, vinegar and salt (I also threw in some lime juice because I had it from the black beans). Put the top on the pan and let it stew for a bit.
4. Check on the cabbage after a few minutes, toss some sriracha in and cook for a few more minutes until tender.

Put together some scrumptious tacos ...

We added in feta cheese (which is awesome because the tang gives it something special). I happen to really like hard corn tortillas but you can use soft corn or flour tortillas as well.

So basically, cook some black beans and cabbage and put in tortillas with cheese. I have some friends out there who are a bit afraid to cook - so I'm looking at them to give this recipe (or use your own flavors!) a go!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tuesday Recipe Links

Here are some great looking recipes that I would like to make in the future. If you make any, please comment and let me know how they turn out!

Green Curry Broth courtesy of 101 Cookbooks
Lemony Chickpea Stir-Fry courtesy of 101 Cookbooks
African Chicken Peanut Stew courtesy of Simply Recipes
Hasselback Potatoes and Spinach Cashew Pesto courtesy of Joy the Baker
Spice Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Icing courtesy of Dinner with Julie