So you want to be a Nutritionist? A Guide to Graduate Programs in Nutrition

So you want to be a Nutritionist?  A Guide to Graduate Programs in Nutrition

I am excited to announce that I will begin my graduate school journey at UNC Chapel Hill in August! Curious about the process of applying and deciding on a nutrition graduate program? Here's what you need to know.

7 Tips to Get in the Habit of Working Out

7 Tips to Get in the Habit of Working Out

One thing I have realized is that getting exercise daily and even weekly can be a challenge for many of us.  As adults with packed schedules, it can be challenging to prioritize exercise, but with a ton of research emerging supporting the benefits (mental, genetic, academic, and of course physical) of consistent exercise, it is [...]

How to Pull off Seafood Paella for Twenty People

How to Pull off Seafood Paella for Twenty People

In honor of my summer garden party last night, I’m reposting my paella recipe as requested.

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Some like to go clubbing, some like to go out to dinner, and others (like me) like to take on the challenge of feeding and hosting twenty people for their 25th birthday.

Now feeding and hosting twenty people wouldn’t have been a challenge if I had decided to cook up my traditional risotto recipe, but no, I set out to make paella, a notoriously finicky dish that I had never made before.  Most of my friends thought I was joking when I mentioned what I might be serving at my dinner, but with help from a number of sous chefs I was able to pull off a stunning and pretty authentic dish and feed a crowd of friends.

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This is not to say that I went into this endeavor completely unprepared.  I’ve grown up under the wing of Juan Carlos Herguera, oceanographer and paella champion, whose paella I’ve had the…

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Shrimp and Scallop Tacos

Shrimp and Scallop Tacos

There's no time like summer for shrimp and scallops on the barbie. In San Diego, the food culture is centered around the fish taco, and eating a good fish taco is a life changing experience.  If you don't believe me, ask my boyfriend who claimed he didn't like fish before he had his first San [...]

Recipe for Wellness: Mugwort Soba Miso Stew

Recipe for Wellness: Mugwort Soba Miso Stew

  I know I haven't posted a recipe in a while and this blog is way overdue.  It's not that I haven't been cooking, I just haven't been cooking anything blog worthy.  Nursing a cold this weekend and craving hot spicy soup, I remade this stew this weekend. Upon seeing these photos you may be [...]