My Complicated Relationship with Paleo

Lest I be accused of austerity: pate with a golden layer of bacon fat.

Almost a year ago I experimented with eating Paleo for the first time. For the unfamiliar, Paleo is a style of eating where you avoid all processed foods, with the idea that you’re eating a pre-agricultural diet that is better suited to the human body. The Paleo diet (I don’t consider it a diet in […]

Tomato, Rapper, or Stripper Name?

German Johnson

As you may already know, I am an avid gardener. Tomatoes are currently in season and while browsing at Lowes, I was shocked to realize that pretty much all of the tomato varietals have names that sound either like rappers or stripper names: Better Bush Beefmaster Tami G Mr. Stripey Big Boy Better Boy  New […]

Let’s Talk About Snacks, Baby!

box

Rashaun always posts on Facebook about Graze, this snack box subscription she has where they send her a snack box, every week, for $5 a box, which sounds like a pretty sweet deal. Of course, Graze is like the Studio 54 of snack boxes and you need an invite code to enroll, and Rashaun is […]

Going gluten-free: the straight dope from a nutritionist

glutenfree

Gluten-free hype is all over the news. Olympic athletes are quitting gluten to improve their performance. Every day another celebrity is publishing a new book about how quitting gluten changed their life. It’s like there’s a conspiracy against wheat. A lot of people ask me, “What going on?” Here are the top five questions I […]

INTERVENTION!!!! Agave syrup is NOT a “healthy” alternative to sugar!

AGAVE

You may have been wondering where I’ve been for the past few weeks. (OK, months.) I moved to Bloomington, Indiana (Alfred Kinsey did his research here, don’t hate) to pursue a Master’s of Public Health degree. It was a long, convoluted road that brought me here, but at the end of the day I’m pretty […]

DIY Vegan Fudgesicles!

Popfinished

It’s hard to believe how delicious these simple frozen treats are, as well as healthy, using the natural sweetness of bananas and almond milk to create a dairy-free creamy flavor. These treats are great for vegans, people with dairy allergies, or anyone looking for a healthy but decadent alternative to ice cream. Ingredients: 3 medium […]

DIY Fun: Gluten-free Brownie Cookies

cookies

A while back, I taught you how to make DIY almond (or other nut) milk in your blender. This recipe leaves you with a lot of fibrous pulp that seems like a shame to throw away, and I’ve gotten in the habit of putting it in my smoothies. However, I have recently discovered an easy […]

Weekend Project: Make Your Own Almond Milk

blender

If you’re vegan, health conscious, or have a milk-related allergy (for me it’s whey instead of lactose, I’m weird like that) you probably drink a fair amount of soy, almond, coconut, or other type of non-cow milk. At roughly $2-$6 per carton, buying non-dairy milk can be a pricy habit, especially if you’re like me […]

Farm Fresh Eats

beets

A gracious co-worker shared some garden-grown produce with us earlier this week. The haul included two generous bags of greens — collards & mustard,  a hefty bunch of beets, and several radishes. I haven’t figured out what exactly to do with the radishes yet. Pickle them maybe?  I can report the other vegetables were a […]

Screamers and Blueberry Muffin Bread by Domestic Diva, MD

Pass me one of these and I’ll shut up quickly.

I feel like pregnancy and childbirth always lead to some of the best medical stories. On my third year pediatrics rotation, we have to spend a day attending any birth where a pediatrician must be present. This can be for emergencies, poor prenatal care, weird contraction patterns, et cetera. In this case, we had a […]

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