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Brunch, Eggs, Food Blog, Fruits, Grains

Recipes for UCF Life Presentation

 

 It was really great to meet so many of the UCF community at the Culinary Medicine Session. We worked through so many great nutrition and culinary ideas and then tasted each of the recipes. Here are the recipes from the session. Let me know in the comments what you thought […]

Appetizers, Food Blog, Pasta, Salad Dressings, Salads

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 […]

Appetizers, Beans and Legumes, Entrees, Food Blog

Guest Dietitian Ashlee Writes on Mindful Eating

 

 This blog is written by Ashlee Wright MDA, RD, LD/N who has been a registered dietitian for 7 years. She shared her recipe with me and we loved it. The first time I made the recipe, I followed it exactly and it was delish. The next time, I omitted the […]

Brunch, Food Blog, Salad Dressings, Salads

Kale, Pecans and Blueberry Orange Salad

 

 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 […]

Food Blog

Farm Share of Produce Goes Live.

 

 Produce from Frog Song Farms arrived on the “Fox TV” set. Andria and I do not know what is in it. We wanted to peek, but we kept the box sealed so we could open it on live TV. The pressure will be building and we are preparing for a […]

Brunch, Entrees, Food Blog, Grains, Salad Dressings, Salads

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 […]

Brunch, Desserts, Food Blog, Yeast Breads

A Sweet Bread Shaped like a Dove-The Symbol of Peace

 

 The look on Carson and Paige’s face shows how excited they were for the Easter Bread that their mom made. This bread has been around for centuries and has likely made kids jump for joy for many generations. It has a fascinating history like so many other Italian foods. Easter […]

Salads

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.       […]