Home brewed kombucha

Let’s be honest, kombucha is a little weird… fermented tea?? Oh. Yes. Raw kombucha can be a great source of probiotics (depends on who makes it, check the label for probiotic content) that help to support digestive health. Unfortunately, I don’t have a way of measuring the probiotic content of my home-brew. However, my kombucha…

Becoming an Intuitive Eater

My eating journey is a familiar one. It echoes the experience of many people who have battled with society’s obsession with thinness, a sport or art form’s ideal body type, a need for control and a goal of perfection. In this post I want to take you through my relationship with food up to this…

Roasted shishito pepper pasta (gluten-free)

Up here in Boone, I’ve been going to the farmer’s market once or twice a week — the vendors have so many wonderful products! Seasonal fruits and vegetables abound, in addition to eggs, honey, and my most recent favorite, fresh pasta. After trying some delicious lumache pasta, I went back and found Gabriel from Foggy Mountain…

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Boone, NC! + a summer veggie sauté

Summer in the Appalachian Mountains is starting out beautifully! I’m here doing the community rotation for my dietetic internship (that unpaid, 9 month long, intensive nutrition training you have to do to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Officially 1.5 years till I’m McKenzie Caldwell, MPH, RDN!).  I’m stationed at Appalachian District Health Department, where I…

On Eating Local + Layered Smoothie

In my previous blog and Instagram posts, I’ve dropped here and there little tidbits about eating local and seasonal whenever possible. Here are my consolidated thoughts, and a recipe for a layered smoothie! I somehow have managed to not post a single smoothie in the almost two years I’ve had this blog… but alas, this…

Sweet potato turkey chili

It’s 7pm on Monday, and I realize that I have no food prepped for the next few school days. With a crazy busy week ahead full of assignments and exams, and with a bit of February chill, I knew a good crockpot chili would serve me well. I wanted something warm and hearty that would…

Why I don’t “Eat Clean”

Lately I’ve been seeing a certain food philosophy called “clean eating” floating around Instagram and the blogosphere, especially in gearing up for 2017 and the rush of New Year’s resolutions. While this seems to be a very popular catch phrase in the healthy foodie community, I have quite a few qualms with this approach to…

Pumpkin nutella breakfast cookies (gluten free)

Happy Halloween!! I had a blast dressing up this weekend, but now that Monday has hit I feel like a grandma and all I want to do is bake something yummy. SO that’s what I did today. Just in time for the end of October, I present to you my version of pumpkin breakfast cookies!…

Colorful (vegan) curry

In my 15-ish years as an amateur chef, Indian cuisine had always intimidated me a little. With it’s colorful dishes bursting with layers of flavor, I wasn’t confident I could recreate it in my own kitchen. After seeing a few peers bring their own Indian inspired dishes to potlucks and in lunches, I just had…

Blueberry crisp

It’s the last day of summer, and I’ve got some mixed feelings. Grad school orientation is tomorrow and I can’t wait to start classes on Tuesday, but I definitely will miss these warm, lazy days. It’s also Sunday, which means house dinner! My roommates and I have been loving cooking together and occasionally inviting friends over…

Avocado tuna salad sandwich

Tuna salad is one of my absolute favorite ways to get in one of my two weekly fish servings; it is so delicious, easy to make, and inexpensive! However, traditional tuna salads are often loaded with extra sodium and saturated fat. So, I decided to experiment with two other sources of creamy goodness as a filler…