A Beginners Guide to Backpacking with Type 1

  I grew up assuming that backpacking was not an option for me.  Backpacking along with scuba diving was looped into the “too dangerous for diabetics” category in my head. A category, which I’ve only recently realized is complete bullshit. Unlike scuba diving, no one has ever told me that backpacking is not an option.… More A Beginners Guide to Backpacking with Type 1

Conversations with Strangers: 3 Reasons Not to go on High Protein Low Carb Diets

I’m told that I have one of those faces. One of the ones you want to talk to. One of those faces that people immediately spill all their secrets to.  Random people on the street are constantly approaching me and wanting to converse about their music career, ex girlfriends, current boyfriends, dogs, and more often… More Conversations with Strangers: 3 Reasons Not to go on High Protein Low Carb Diets

Semolina Rigatoni with Shrimp, Scallops, and Sun Gold Tomatoes

Semolina Rigatoni with Shrimp, Scallops, and Sun Gold Tomatoes Ingrediants (Serves 3) 1 Box fresh Rigatoni( I get mine fresh from Santa Cruz Pasta Company, or if you have plenty of time and a pasta maker you can make your own) 3 tbsp olive oil 1/4 vidalia onion Salt to taste 3 garlic cloves peeled… More Semolina Rigatoni with Shrimp, Scallops, and Sun Gold Tomatoes

Mussels, Vanadium, and a Bed of Mache Rossettes

  You don’t often hear the mineral Vanadium thrown about with regards to food.  Vanadium to most is an obscure transition metal on the periodic table, not something dietary along the lines of calcium or iron.  Vanadium is not an essential mineral, meaning our bodies don’t rely on Vanadium to perform functions such as blood clotting (calcium… More Mussels, Vanadium, and a Bed of Mache Rossettes

Caponata Siciliana and Why You Should Join the Eggplant Fan Club

3 Reasons to Eat More Eggplant Eggplant is rich in essential nutrients.  It is a source of fiber, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B-6, iron, and magnesium. Eggplant contains flavonoids known as anthocyanins which have been proven to play a major role in lowering risk of cardiovascular disease. Eggplant is ranked among the top… More Caponata Siciliana and Why You Should Join the Eggplant Fan Club

Building a Healthy Relationship with Food and Your Body

You’ve just finished a huge Thanksgiving meal. Some of you are stuffed to nauseous status, others are stuffed to guilty status. Now I’m going to speak to the guilty ones right now:  Stop feeling guilty.  Accept it for what it is. If you’re feeling extremely full, go on a family walk, or just pass out… More Building a Healthy Relationship with Food and Your Body