Tagged: food choices

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 blocks an essential pathway in...

The Weekly Menu May 1, 2017

Hi everyone! Hope your week is starting off great! Well we had a blast at the annual Food & Wine Fest here in Austin. Such a great group of friends that get together over the last 10 years for the festivities.  It’s pretty awesome.  And I’m so glad it didn’t get rained out like last year. And there were so many bites that were gluten...

The Weekly Menu Jan 2, 2017

Hello 2017! Time for a new healthy comfort food weekly menu Jan 2-8 that is also gluten-free and dairy-free.  Plus we have a lot to look forward to this year! My last two classes start next week – Food Microbiology and Genomic Sequencing and Analysis.  I’m really excited.  I should finish the certificate in May. I really loved my phylogenetics class (and actually got a perfect...

BBQ Meatloaf Stuffed Peppers

Healthified Meatloaf Stuffed Peppers We love to “healthify” quintessentially comfort food dishes.   And these turkey meatloaf stuffed peppers are so delicious, especially when you use a tasty BBQ sauce to top it off!   We like Rib Rack BBQ Sauce because it’s gluten free and contains only a few clean ingredients.   To make the filling we add in grated yellow squash and ground...

The Weekly Menu Aug 8, 2016

Ugh, August.  It’s too hot. But one of the fun things about this time of year is that Hatch Festival is here again.  It is such a great way to change up those staple recipes.  So we’re going #Hatch on everything the next two weeks! And we are slowly creeping back into football season again.  So excited about watching the Horns play this year.  Always start off...

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 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 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...