thoughts from a future registered dietitian

Herbs & Spices

Mint

Mint

Today’s going to be great! You’ve got this! Keep your head held high! …In case you needed some encourage-MINT 😉 Everything about mint – taste, sensation, aroma – is revitalizing. It not only provides fresh breath, it helps combat the common cold, improve cognitive function […]

Turmeric

Turmeric

When I think of anti-inflammatory spices, Turmeric is the first that comes to mind. This vivid orange spice is derived from the root of the Turmeric plant. Fun fact: it’s technically a member of the ginger family or Zingiberaceae (say that twice! 😛 ). Used […]

Parsley

Parsley

I’m a big fan of Michael Pollan’s philosophy on cooking from scratch whenever possible. For example: If you want ice cream – great! Make it yourself! This is also an excellent way to examine how serious a particular craving is… making ice cream from scratch […]

Cilantro

Cilantro

Hope everyone had an awesome Memorial Day! I love memorial day because it feels like the unofficial kick-off of summer. Usually there’s some family time, yard games and an attempt to grill out (weather dependent). The weather in Milwaukee yesterday was moody, but I’m just […]

Summer Herb & Spice Project

Summer Herb & Spice Project

Fresh pink pedicure… Sassy hair cut… A night out dancing with the gals… This sounds like a recipe for someone who recently went through a break-up, right? In a way it kind of is! Not in the traditional sense though. I’m breaking up with myself. […]