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Caitlin L. Patient Expert

San Luis Obispo, California
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The Great Multivitamin Debate by Caitlin L. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating   If you have been watching the news, talking to colleagues, or reading blogs you have likely heard the news: Multivitamins are apparently going to kill you.  Reports ... Read on »
Harvest Fair and Changing Seasons by Caitlin L. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating   Last week fall finally visited us with the first rain of the season.  While I know that by February I’ll be completely sick of the slick roads, damp socks, and dryin ... Read on »
Blogger Iron Chef: Spicy Mediterranean Spaghetti Squash “Pasta” by Caitlin L. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating   Before I moved away from San Luis Obispo I was lucky enough to get to know a fellow blogger and all-around awesome person, Tiann a.  When she reached out to me a ... Read on »
Stocking a Healthy Kitchen by Caitlin L. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating   While moving across the state involves a significant amount of blood, sweat, and maybe a few tears, there are some wonderful things about moving.  Our recent move ha ... Read on »
The Power of Probiotics by Caitlin L. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Everywhere you turn it seems you will hear something new about research on probiotics.  From Jamie Lee Curtis touting the amazing health benefits of yogurt, to supplements ... Read on »
Meal Inspirations by Caitlin L. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating We are moving next week.  My house is in shambles.  I made no meal plan as I’m trying to put together meals with whatever I have left in the fridge and pantry.  But really ... Read on »
Wild About Salmon by Caitlin L. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating   Thank you Cooking Light for providing delicious, healthy recipes when I am not feeling particularly inspired to create something of my own.       ... Read on »
Blogger Inspired Mediterranean Night by Caitlin L. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating When I wrote my meal plan for this week it consisted entirely of other bloggers recipes.  Since I actually have a little bit of extra time for once, I decided to go back t ... Read on »
Restaurant Wannabe Veggie Burrito Bowl by Caitlin L. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I absolutely love going out to eat.  As much as I love cooking there is something about perusing a menu while sitting back with a glass of wine that I just can’t resist. ... Read on »
Breastfeeding Doll: Creepy or Commendable? by Caitlin L. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating   I love to cook.  One of the reasons I love to cook is that I am constantly amazed at the way food has the ability to heal.  When I create something in the kitchen th ... Read on »
A Satisfying Smoothie? by Caitlin L. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating   I’m a big fan of smoothies but no matter how I manipulate my ingredients with adequate protein and carbohydrates, smoothies just don’t keep me satiated.  Maybe it’s ... Read on »
Minty Mango Asian Inspired Summer Salad by Caitlin L. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating On hot days sometimes you just don’t feel like turning on the stove or the oven.  I recently had one of those days and instead of the typical salad I wanted to spice thing ... Read on »
Weekend Grilling + Diet Soda News by Caitlin L. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating   There is something about warm weather that makes me want to grill.  Or more specifically, makes me want to prepare foods that my husband will grill.  This past weeke ... Read on »
Goat Cheese, Quinoa and Roasted Golden Beets + Exercising on an Empty Stomach by Caitlin L. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating   My CSA boxes have been overflowing with goodies recently.  This week amongst the peaches, apricots, greens, onions, asparagus we also received beautiful golden beets ... Read on »
Appetites at High Altitude by Caitlin L. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating   Our trip to Lake Tahoe last weekend started off with a bang.   Every summer we visit the same remote, glacier-made lake that rests in the mountains above lak ... Read on »
Transitions by Caitlin L. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating This weekend was filled with celebrations and transitions.  For me, transitions have always been bittersweet.  I was the kid in elementary school who felt sad when summer ... Read on »
All About Omegas by Caitlin L. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating This “Feed Between the Lines” post is sponsored by Eggland’s Best. Feeling confused about the world of Omega-3?  Don’t worry, you aren’t alone. Omega-3’s are a popular ... Read on »
Performance Anxiety by Caitlin L. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I have been a bit MIA in the blog world because TOMORROW is my thesis defense so I have been non-stop preparing in hopes that I don't faint, fall over from fear, stutter, or ... Read on »
Sunny Day Turkey Burgers Plus an Award! by Caitlin L. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating   A few weekends ago my in-laws came into town (side note – as a person married less than a year, I smile when I write “in-laws” especially since I’ve known my “in-law ... Read on »
Spring Vegetables: Fava Beans by Caitlin L. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating   My relationship with Fava Beans is a young one.  We only met a few years ago when I discovered the world of seasonal, local eating.      For thos ... Read on »