Inflammation is our body's response to different stressors. Short-term inflammation is beneficial. For example, if you get a cut, the skin surrounding the wound begins to turn red and may swell slightly; these reactions occur to heal the wound. Long-term, or chronic inflammation on the other hand, can be detrimental to our health. This type… Continue reading 5 Foods that Fight Inflammation
Sometimes you just need a little fresh salsa in your life! I threw this recipe together on a busy Monday night and it couldn't have been easier. Another bonus: you can eat this with just about anything. I first served this fresh goodness on top of a grilled steak and then the next morning over… Continue reading Simple Salsa!
Have you ever tried a black radish? I didn't know black radishes existed until the other day when I spotted them in the produce section. I'm used to brightly colored red radishes and was surprised to see these dark, dirty looking vegetables among the other colorful selections. With a little help from Google, I learned… Continue reading Roasted Black Radishes
Goat Cheese Meatballs About 1 lb ground beef 1/4 cup flax seed, ground 1/4 cup goat cheese 1/4 onion, diced Salt and pepper, to taste Combine the ground beef, flax seed, goat cheese, diced onion, salt, and pepper in a bowl. With clean hands, mix all of the ingredients together until well incorporated. Grease a skillet… Continue reading Goat Cheese Meatballs
A couple weeks ago, I convinced my dad to purchase what I like to call a "zoodler." It's a little kitchen gadget shaped like a hourglass timer that you use to spiralize vegetables to create long strands of veggie. Hence the nickname: zucchini + noodle = zoodle, device used = zoodler. This is a fantastic… Continue reading Ooodles of Zoodles
New summer love: grilling. Since being home I've been making a lot of dinners for my family and I love to experiment with new recipes on the grill. Here is a quick and easy recipe for some tasty eggplant: Zesty Grilled Eggplant 2 medium eggplant 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 tsp… Continue reading Zesty Grilled Eggplant
Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to spend a week in El Salvador through my dietetic internship at Missouri State University (MSU). It was the trip of a lifetime and such a rewarding experience! We worked with an organization called Convoy of Hope; a faith-based, international, humanitarian-relief organization based in Springfield, Missouri. While in… Continue reading El Salvadorian Eats