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salad nicoise with green beans, potatoes, eggs, tomatoes and turkey

Salad Niçoise with Homemade Dressing

Salad Niçoise Salad Niçoise is traditionally made with eggs, green beans, potatoes, tomatoes, olives and fish tossed in a lemony vinaigrette.  It is probably one of my all-time favorite salads. During the summer I have a ton of basil, thyme and oregano growing in the garden to make the vinaigrette.  And fresh green beans are in season so it is perfect for this time of...

carnitas burrito bowls filled with rice, veggies, sweet corn and avocado verde sauce

The Weekly Menu May 16, 2016

Hi everyone! It’s time for the weekly menu May 16!  Hope you had a great week. Last week was super positive for me having earned an ‘A’ in both my Intro to Bioinformatics & Coding classes at JHU. Yay! Part of the challenge has been eating really clean to keep my gut bacteria as happy as possible, exercising to keep stress down, and surrounding myself...

The Weekly Menu April 18, 2016

Hi friends! So this is always my favorite time of the year! I love April and spring and it’s my birthday month, but most of all I love the Austin Food and Wine Festival. We’ve been going to this event before it became “this event” (it used to be local before C3 took it to the next level) and way before I ever knew anything...

homemade red salsa with roasted veggies

Homemade Roasted Veggie Red Salsa

Homemade Red Salsa Do you have a favorite recipe for red salsa? We’ve been playing around with different variations of homemade organic red salsa and I really like this one!  It is easy and has a little kick to it. Since we are trying to keep it mostly organic we’ve used Muir Glen whole tomatoes, fresh organic peppers, onion, and garlic. Of course, you can add...

The Weekly Menu April 11, 2016

It’s time for the weekly menu plan April 11 edition! And we will get to that as always. But you might be wondering why I’ve been talking about the microbiome so much lately and trying to eat mindfully to encourage the growth of good bacteria in the gut. So what is the microbiome? This is a pretty new field of research and it is exciting...

The Weekly Menu March 28, 2016

Hello friends! It’s that time again – coming up with a game plan for the week to get us through this diet restricted life in the easiest way possible. So it’s time for the weekly menu March 28! Because my body is super sensitive, I have to eat and live in a way that reduces chemical exposures that stress out my immune system.  As well...

The Weekly Menu March 21, 2016

Hello friends, it’s time to plan out the weekly menu for March 21. How was your week?  Were you on Spring Break, too? Do anything exciting? SXSW? We had a nice relaxing week enjoying our amazing dinner at Counter 3.Five.VII – it was so fancy.  We tried the five course menu and they adjusted some of the dishes to be gluten and dairy free for...

homemade Asian fried rice with peas, water chestnut, eggs, mushroom, broccoli

My Take on Asian Fried Rice

Hello Meatless Monday! So Asian Fried Rice?  It’s been done before. Why blog it again?  I’m sharing this recipe because Asian fried rice recipes have been a challenge for me.   And trust me that I’ve tried to make ‘Chinese Fried Rice’ with old cooked rice and cold rice – all the ways they’ve said to make fried rice – but it just never works for...

The Weekly Menu Feb 29, 2016

Hi everyone! Hope you had a great week.  Time for the weekly menu Feb 29, 2016. So if you are wondering what I’m doing besides blogging about food, taking pictures of food and tweeting about health, food safety, food choices, nutrition, science… Genomics and Bioinformatics Program I’m now working on a certificate in bioinformatics, which is a field that uses computer science techniques to analyze and...