Category: Microbiome & Science

This category contains posts that talk about science as related to food as well as the gut microbiome and it’s importance in our health as well as food choices.

Leftover Pork Tenderloin Salad

I love to mix up textures in salads but also get as much color as I can for the variety of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and dietary fiber.  Eat the rainbow indeed! Leftover Pork Tenderloin Salad One of my favorite dinners is Apple Cider Brined Pork Tenderloin.  It is so lean and clean and flavorful.   I make an apple...

Glyphosate & The Weekly Menu Sept. 11, 2017

Let’s Talk About Glyphosate This week I want to talk a little more about glyphosate (the active ingredient in Monsanto’s weed killer Round-Up) and GMOs. Glyphosate is designed to kill weeds and normally sprayed on genetically modified  organisms (GMOs) who are modified to be resistant to it.  In this case plants like corn, soy, and beet sugar. Glyphosate targets and...

The Weekly Menu Sept. 4, 2017

Menu Planning Based on My Genetic Variants Well friends, we now have our genetic test results from 23andMe. And I do have two gene variants that are linked to Celiac disease.   I’m not at all surprised that I also have the MTHFR (methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase) C677T genetic variation on one of my chromosomes (heterozygous). My initial understanding of this MTHFR variant...

The Weekly Menu May 23, 2016

Weekly Menu Time + Some GMO Stuff Summer time is here and I’m looking forward to all that wonderful summer fruit!  This is my last week off before starting back at JHU.  This session I’ll be taking Protein Bioinformatics and Molecular Phylogenetic Techniques.   I love science so much and I’m honestly very excited.  I’ve been cooking up a storm during...