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Jessie E.

Middletown, Connecticut
Dietetics student, loves food, nutrition, and healthy living.
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Dark Chocolate Cherry Quinoa Bites {Recipe Redux} by Jessie E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Remember these? While these rich cookies packed with dark chocolate and tart cherries are perfect for marathon baking session the day before you get married (just as a ... Read on »
Classic Rhubarb Strawberry Crisp by Jessie E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Rhubarb is one of those foods that people either love or hate.* Pleasantly tart and sour to some, like choking down Class 8 Hazardous Materials to others, gently-cooked ... Read on »
Caramelized Strawberry Banana Breakfast Blend by Jessie E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by National Dairy Council and the Quaker Oats Center of Excellence and am eligible to win prizes associated w ... Read on »
Q&A on THIH, Part 2 by Jessie E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I still haven’t found my camera wire, and the ominous crunching sounds coming from my camera after spending three hours in a whirling sandstorm (more on that later) suggest ... Read on »
Caribbean Goat Stew {Recipe Redux} by Jessie E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living M’dear reader, time is flying faster than Peter’s hand when he added the twentieth destroyed item discovered in the aftermath of our recent move to the damage list. 2.9979×1 ... Read on »
New Places, New Foods, Part 2 by Jessie E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Why, hello there! As with the last first-post-after-hiatus, this post will be short and savory. (Not short and sweet. Registered dietitian here, remember?) Peter and I have ... Read on »
Our Bonnie Lass by Jessie E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The first time I met Bonnie, I was seventeen and Peter and I had known each other only a few weeks. Although we weren’t yet dating, Peter introduced me to his parents and hi ... Read on »
Lemon Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes and Gorgonzola {Recipe Redux} by Jessie E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living One consequence of moving every year or two is the inevitable Panicked Purge of Purchases prior to each move. This anxious time period is marked by the reappearance of the e ... Read on »
Monday Munchies, Part 34: The Burgeoning Pantry by Jessie E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This post is a continuation of the Monday Munchies series where I show everything I eat over the course of single day – in this case, yesterday (Sunday). Breakfast, 7 am: An ... Read on »
What is Clean Eating? by Jessie E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Recently, I gave a nutrition talk to a women’s club. I’ve done these sort of talks before, and I have them mapped out with the precision of a sleepy Monday morning commuter ... Read on »
Grilled Veggie Stacks with Balsamic Syrup {Recipe Redux} by Jessie E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I think about veggies like a parched marathoner thinks about a drop of water. (Not that I would know. The farthest distance I’ve run was in 2008 when I struggled through 10 ... Read on »
Why I Love National Nutrition Month by Jessie E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living 1. The awesome catchphrases. The theme of this year’s National Nutrition Month is “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right.” Catchy, yes no? Most people choose foods based taste rat ... Read on »
Whole Grain Herbed Flatbread by Jessie E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living On principle, Peter gravitates towards dishes packed with as much fat and sugar as can fit in a mouthful. Is there an equivalent for supersaturation of empty calories? Becau ... Read on »
Five Things with which I am Moderately Pleased, Part 2 by Jessie E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living 1. The FDA’s proposed changes to the Nutrition Facts label. This tidbit has been all over the news this past week. The FDA’s proposed changes to the Nutrition Facts label wo ... Read on »
Caramelized Carrot Soup by Jessie E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living When I was a kid who was far too old to adore these sort of cartoons, I was a huge fan of The Magic School Bus. For those of you not familiar with the show (and you have my ... Read on »
Monday Munchies, Part 33: The Little Miracle Dog by Jessie E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This post is a continuation of the Monday Munchies series where I show everything I eat over the course of single day (in this case, last Friday = Valentine’s Day. Not sure ... Read on »
Spiced Carrot Cake Fondue {Lighter Choices} by Jessie E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living When I agreed to do another cooking segment on WICD, I was determined to find a recipe that both fit their Valentine’s Day theme and I wouldn’t mind preparing over and over. ... Read on »
Why It’s OK to Hate Exercise (and a Weight Loss Update) by Jessie E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living You don’t need to look closely at this website to discover I strongly dislike exercise. I don’t hate it, exactly (I reserve that word for self-absorption, celery, and people ... Read on »
Creamy Caramelized Onion Dip by Jessie E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I used to say there were two types of people when it comes to the Super Bowl: (1) Those who are rarin’ fans, eager to discuss every minutiae of football (like goodness what ... Read on »
Whole Grain Black Forest Pizza {Recipe Redux} by Jessie E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Last week, we had our friends Arden and Dan over for a night of pizza and board games (otherwise known as Living Large in Central Illinois, or LLCI. That’s an official abbre ... Read on »