Why I Disappeared Faster than a Wisp of Smoke off a Pan

I’m back!  Some of you may have realized I was gone, but most of you probably didn’t.  Well, I have good reason for disappearing. At the time of last post in January 2016, I was beginning my last and most intense semester of college.  In addition to Medical Nutrition Therapy and learning how to run…

Hitting the Foodie Road

One of my husband and I’s favorite things to do is road trip.   Quick note, if you’re here for the blogging event, it’s about halfway through the post.  🙂 I recently read a post on Picnic Life Foodie about a local place in Ankeny that I’ve been wanting to visit called the Olive Tap….

Just in Time for New Year’s Resolutions

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines! I’m pretty jazzed about this new release.  The first thing I did as soon as I saw the email from the Academy (of Nutrition and Dietetics), I cracked open the new guidelines.  Call me a nerd, I don’t care. The Guidelines have been long awaited. Considering they’re call the 2015 Dietary…

Back to the Beginning

So, since it’s the New Year, Many people like to look back and reflect on their past year.  For myself, and my blog, I’m looking back on the last three years and how I got to this point in the foodie sphere. I created my blog for a class, but now, I’m moving forward and…

Sticking to It

In my previous post, “Getting Back on Track”, I talked about meal planning and all its glory.  Well today is about staying on track and continuing to not only meal plan, but how to recover from all the holiday goodies that your waistline is regretting. The first week of meal planning was a pretty good…

Getting Back on Track

It’s almost Christmas and the fall semester has ended.  This is my favorite time of year because it means that I finally have the time to get organized and fulfill the nagging of my OCD that the flurry of the semester has caused me to ignore.  This means cleaning up and cleaning out all of…

It’s Summer! Which Means, Internship Time!

Hello again!  After a year on hiatus, I have returned!  This time I’m going blog about my crazy awesome experience that is going to happen this summer!  And food, of course. So, this summer I was accepted to an internship program at Iowa State called the Heddleson Internship.  Basically, it’s a kind of make-your-own internship…

Thrifty Foodie Training, Part 2

Hello, again!  This week we will continue our discussion about economical grocery shopping.  Our focus this week will be everything except the meat case. First, we will turn to the produce aisles.  Produce can be one of the hardest items to preserve once it is in your refrigerator.  One of the best habits to get into…

How to Squeeze Every Last Drop Out of Your Lemons

This week’s post is all about being economical.  In other words, I’m going to teach you how to be a tight wad when it comes to your groceries.  Food isn’t cheap, so it is important to preserve it right so you aren’t throwing your dollars away. One of the most expensive items in the entire grocery store…

It’s Not Always Easy, But You Have To Do It

Hello again!  This week we will be discussing eating right.  Being a college student, I know eating right isn’t always easy.  Eating right takes time, energy, and thought, which, quite honestly, at the end of the semester I just don’t have any leftover to think about what I’m eating.  This week, I will give you some of…

Busy Bees

Hello again!  This week we will be talking about how to make eating fit into your busy schedule.  If you’re like me and have about a billion things to do a day, cooking sometimes gets pushed to the bottom of the totem pole.  However, this does not have to happen!  We will discuss slow cooker…

The Basics

Let’s get started today with one of the most basic elements you will need when preparing meals at home:  vegetable preparation.  We will start with proper knife technique.  First, always start with a sharp knife.  A dull knife is harder to get through a product, meaning it is more likely to slip and cut your hand. Knowing…