I am not a dietitian, I am a Research and Development Chef with a Nutritional Concentration. This site is based on opinions I've formed through my research and experience working for manufactured food processors.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Missing from the great food debate: Sustainablility

Here is an excellent blog post from the Dean of my school Christopher Koetke. Chef Koetke shares his experience with global sustainability and why it matters.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

What is this Stuff? Celery Root

Don't be afraid...remember when your mother told you not to judge a book by it's cover? This knobby root is also known as celeriac. Long loved by the French, this tuber packs a flavor punch not unlike celery. It's wonderful in hot soup, cold soup, purees, salads, casseroles, or just plain roasted. Simply cut off the rough outer skin, and go from there.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Food for thought- A Vegetarian Food Pyramid

Warning: I'm going to rant n' rave a little bit here. Click the link to read the article.

Food pyramid: USDA sued by doctors' group that wants vegetarian alternative - chicagotribune.com

Crimany! Healthy eating is not that difficult. The key to a long and healthy life can be found in your local nursing home. Ask the 100 club what they ate growing up. I guarantee you their diets included a lot of seasonal fruits and vegetables, whole wheat bread, whole milk, butter, beans and various body parts of animals in moderation. Soda was a special treat...not a staple.   

Humans have been eating meat FOREVER. What's not been around forever? Gluttony, processed foods, obesity, and diabetes.

Ok I'm done. I'm going to take the rest of my frustration out on a crunchy bag of Cool Ranch Doritos...*wink, wink