Gastrointestinal Health, Nutrition

What the Research Says About How to Support a Healthy Gut Microbiome

Working on a thesis is not what I expected (separate post on this to come). I have been researching the human gut microbiome for some time now, and I feel like the more I learn, the less I know. That is simply because, even with all of the hype around the gut microbiome and all… Continue reading What the Research Says About How to Support a Healthy Gut Microbiome

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Baking, Recipe

Natalie’s Natural ‘Nana Bread

I'm on my Spring Break and home (Sacramento, CA) and the weather has been so lovely. Compared to Buffalo, NY it's been literal heaven. Highs have been in the high 60's low 70s and the sun has been shinning. I've been balancing keeping busy with things I really enjoy doing and my responsibilities, like going… Continue reading Natalie’s Natural ‘Nana Bread

Beverages, Recipe, Tea

Turmeric Chai Tea Latte

Recently, I made the switch from coffee to tea (if you want to know why -- here). One thing I really miss about drinking coffee is the frothy, delicate lattes I would order from mom & pop coffee shops. It's one of those little pleasures in life that makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.… Continue reading Turmeric Chai Tea Latte

Dietetic Internship, Stories

Making a Long Distance Relationship Work During Your Dietetic Internship

April 8th, 2018 -- match day -- aka the day I found out I was accepted into a Dietetic Internship (DI). And not just any DI, but one that happened to be almost 3,000 miles away from my home with a combined masters program in nutrition science. The rush of emotion that came over me… Continue reading Making a Long Distance Relationship Work During Your Dietetic Internship

Dinner, Recipe, Reduce Food Waste

Save the Salmon Cakes (with Brussels Sprouts)

The other night I made myself some salmon for dinner. As a busy student/intern, living with roommates, and cooking for just myself most of the time, I'm usually portioning out my glass Tupperware containers with the after-meal leftovers. The issue with saving salmon for the next day is that it really doesn't save well. Fish… Continue reading Save the Salmon Cakes (with Brussels Sprouts)

Baking, Dessert, Nutrition, Recipe

Chewy, Gooey, Paleo Blondies

I used to bake almost everyday. It was a hobby, a passion, a little thing that made my heart sing every time I did it. But then, I sort of just stopped. I would still do it from time to time, but rarely in comparison to my past. Sometimes we lose sight of the things… Continue reading Chewy, Gooey, Paleo Blondies

Beverages, Gastrointestinal Health, Health Tips, Wellness

Why I’m Switching from Coffee to Tea

When I was growing up my mom made coffee every morning, without fail. I'd wake up to her coffee grinder screaming as it pulverized coffee beans. I grew up mostly in her household, just her and I. So every morning I woke up smelling it. I honestly don't even remember the first time I tried… Continue reading Why I’m Switching from Coffee to Tea