Costa Rican Culinary Workshop

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend a culinary workshop at K-State featuring a chef form Costa Rica. I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect of Costa Rican cuisine except for fresh ingredients prepared in a simple tasteful way. That is exactly what I got, but the flavor was incredible Before the lunch, we …

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The “Biggest Loser”

As part of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Sensible Nutrition and Body Image Choices (SNAC) brought in a keynot speaker, Chris, former contestant on NBCs hit show, The Biggest Loser. Chris spoke on body image and ate dinner with the SNAC peer educators. Chris’s thoughts and messages were on personalizing your eating habits and exercise …

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Zucchini Boats

This summer we have had lots of zucchini. That said, we were having a hard time finding new recipes for zucchini that didn’t heat up the oven. Luckily last week was cooler and we were able to bake zucchini boats. We used tomatoes, red pepper, salt, pepper, onion, garlic and shredded mozzarella cheese. The zucchini …

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A New Gluten Free Expereince

As I shared in my last post, I attended another gluten-free group meeting. This meeting featured a speaker from a local company that makes gluten free flour blends. We tried food items from the pizza blend and the pastry blend.From the Pizza Blend we tried:PizzaFlatbreadsBiscuitsFrom the Party Blend we tried:Cinnamon RollsCinnamon Roll Cake (like pictured …

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Calorie Comparison

As a dietetics student, I hear a lot about the number of calories individuals should consume throughout the day. However, it is still sometimes difficult to picture the calorie densities of certain foods.  Yesterday I was sent this link. It has 75 pictures of different foods and each is 200 calories. It is so interesting …

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A Whole New World

Wednesday I had the opportunity to attend a gluten-free group meeting. I didn’t really know what to expect but was pleasantly surprised! The meeting was hosted by a local grocery store dietitian. She and her two student interns for the summer (part of the coordinated program at K-State) prepared numerous pizza crusts and pizzas for the group …

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A Day Out of the Office

Yesterday I had the opportunity to help with a kids cooking camp in a neighboring town. It was a great way to see programming in action. As a child in 4-H or just attending summer camps, I didn’t realize how much educational planning is put into each activity. The activity for the children was to …

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