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Amy Yazdian

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Hey! I'm Amy and after obtaining my Masters in Nutrition at Columbia University's Institute of Human Nutrition in New York, I worked alongside an award winning chef as well as, currently, write for dietitians and nutrition publications. It fused my two passions in life- health and food; everyone... Full Bio
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Lemony Gluten Free Granola with Goji Berries and Hempseed for Spring by Amy Yazdian Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Click the photo for a slideshow of our granola! Meet my amazing friend Lauren - she is beautiful, smart, hilarious, speaks 3 languages fluently: english, s ... Read on »
I’m In The Kitchen is Live! by Amy Yazdian Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Hey everyone- so sorry for my hiatus from The Crunchy Carrot! I have definitely missed posting my recipes and thoughts! A few updates/what I’ve been up to: ... Read on »
Discussing the D word with Sam Talbot and his Sweet Life by Amy Yazdian Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Who hasn’t drooled over the Top Chef season 2 finalist, or at least his food? When you reach stardom, as Sam has been fortunate and gifted enough to achieve, I f ... Read on »
True Life: I’m Just Here for the Food by Amy Yazdian Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Superbowl Sunday- the only Sunday on my calendar where dinner is a bigger deal than brunch. With the big event being 2 days and some change away, I’m sure everyone is fi ... Read on »
Meatless Mondays: Sweet Roasted Carrots with Savory Chickpeas by Amy Yazdian Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Chickpeas aren’t knew to this blog– in fact you can find them here , here and here ; actually their frequency on my plate may be the reason why I haven’t been in the ... Read on »
Love at first Bite by Amy Yazdian Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking French fries… it’s never a debate whether you love them or not, but rather which “fry persona” you particularly relate to the most. Are you a chill waffle fry lover ... Read on »
What Chef’s Feed Their Kids by Amy Yazdian Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Thanks to my Aunt K, this past November I was wandering around what seemed like a big kids food version of the all-stars science fair, more commonly known as the NY ... Read on »
The Age of Aquarius by Amy Yazdian Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Twenty Twelve will undoubtably be chatty- between the election, the summer olympics in london, the mayan predicted apocalypse, and, of course, lady gaga’s never-before-s ... Read on »
A Winter Salad by Amy Yazdian Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking The temperature is dropping and slowly we see the sleeping-bag jackets come out of the woodworks and grace the streets of New York City. This is the time of year when we g ... Read on »
Beat the Winter Breakfast Blues by Amy Yazdian Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking the best things come in threes The winter breakfast blues have officially set in, the reliable yogurt and fiber one has been temporarily placed on the back-burner ... Read on »
The New New York by Amy Yazdian Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking A few weeks ago, I came across this sticker aptly placed dead center on a graffiti clad door in the heart of soho; this unassuming tatted-up door undoubtedly acts at the ... Read on »
Same Same… but Different by Amy Yazdian Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Where to begin? I guess the best place to start is at the beginning. Thanksgiving week (yes, week) hit an all-time high this year. While we held true to our southern roo ... Read on »
And the winner is… by Amy Yazdian Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Before I announce the winners, I want to thank everyone who entered into the Blissful Bites: Cookbook Giveaway! It was exciting and surprisingly thrilling receiving so man ... Read on »
Just Kids by Amy Yazdian Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Yesterday, I slowly woke from the perfect airplane nap somewhere between Los Angeles and New York City at an hour in a time zone unbeknownst to me, and suddenly fel ... Read on »
Blissful Bites– Cookbook Giveaway! by Amy Yazdian Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Anyone who cooks can attest to the difficulty of finding a good, reliable cookbook. When you finally encounter one it’s hard not to cook your way through it. A grea ... Read on »
Happy Halloween! by Amy Yazdian Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I know it may be the holiday known for candy and chocolate, but not in this house! These Mesclun Meanies  are a delicious and easy festive recipe for the holiday. Happy ... Read on »
Can’t Live Without My Pops! by Amy Yazdian Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I have something to admit… I haven’t made anything mind blowing or life changing to share with all of you so I am shamefully resorting to something I would now like ... Read on »
A Spooky Recipe to Satisfy your Halloween Cravings by Amy Yazdian Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking   Roasted Squash with Toasted Pepitas and a Balsamic and Wine Reduction Ingredients 1 medium butternut squash or small sugar pumpkin, or medium acorn squash (ab ... Read on »
Cooking Vocab for Dummies by Amy Yazdian Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Most of the time when you’re at a restaurant and your eyes skim over the words “reduction, glaze, emulsion or jus”, it peaks your interest. Usually this dominos int ... Read on »
Meatless Mondays: Bagna Cauda by Amy Yazdian Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking photographs from Food52 Bagna Càuda is a traditional Piedmontese (read: region of northern Italy) dip, usually served warm alongside raw, boiled or roasted vegeta ... Read on »