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Pesto Vinaigrette

 

     The Abby was the venue for the UCF MedTalk last night. It was a beautiful evening with music and diner. Culinary Medicine was the hot topic and the audience were given a backstage look at how the food they were tasting was carefully crafted nutritionally. The tomatoes in […]

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Have Produce Will Travel

 

 Andria and I created some of our go-to favorite recipes when FoxTV asked us to do a special on Culinary Medicine, but we started creating those recipes years ago. Andria is an engineer for Whirlpool and it is fascinating to think she was using a KitchenAid stand mixer when she […]

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Cooking With Family

 

   Kale, Pecans and Blueberry Salad 1 medium bunch of kale 1 cup pecans, toasted 1 cup dried  blueberries, cherries and cranberries Dressing: 1/2 cup olive oil 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoons maple syrup 1 teaspoon dried mustard Place kale in food processor and process about 1/2 minute […]

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Micro Greens

 

 One of my favorite culinary medicine applications is growing and -serving- micro greens. Planting and harvesting them yourself is such a great way to introduce a novel food into your diet. They are easy to grow and are ready at a moments notice for any meal or snack.       […]

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Assistant Professor at UCF College of Medicine

 

 I love teaching!! I love everything culinary!! And, I love my students!! Together we experience fresh, nutritious ingredients and tweak them gently to  get the most flavor out of a food.  We don’t just talk about how fresh ginger is a  different flavor from powdered or crystallized ginger. We experiment to see […]