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Jessie E.

Middletown, Connecticut
Dietetics student, loves food, nutrition, and healthy living.
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Why I Love My Mini-Muffin Pan {Vegan Cinnamon Doughnuts} by Jessie E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Mini desserts. Bite-sized “sometimes” foods. Travel-sized snacks. All great reasons to love your mini-muffin pan. You’ve seen me use one before to make these gluten-free cho ... Read on »
Spicy Whole Grain Pasta with Sweet Raisins and Toasted Pine Nuts by Jessie E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living As promised in my last post, today is the day for spicy whole grain pasta. With other tasty additions, like raisins and toasted pine nuts. … Wait. Raisins? That’s right, my ... Read on »
Monday Munchies, Part 28: The Definition of Insanity 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. These eats took place last Friday and reveal a little ... Read on »
A Day in the Life of Madeline by Jessie E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Welcome to Dog Week on THIH! Check out the Monday’s post (peanut butter frozen yogurt treats) here and Wednesday’s post (15 Lessons I’ve Learned from Our Dogs) here. Hello h ... Read on »
15 Lessons I’ve Learned from Our Dogs by Jessie E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living (1) Stand tall and reach for the stars (or at least the top of the table). You may find something delicious(ly-fulfilling) there. (2) Getting plenty of rest is non-negotiabl ... Read on »
Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt Treats {for dogs} by Jessie E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It’s Dog Week on THIH! In honor of National Dog Day, this week’s posts will celebrate our canine companions. We’ll begin with a homemade frozen dog treat with only three ing ... Read on »
I Have Sunflower Envy by Jessie E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Illinois, we have a problem. Remember my last sunflower update? Well, . That would be our 11.5 foot-tall sunflower. We’ll have to zoom out to see the full effect. Apparently ... Read on »
How to Cook a Perfect Stir Fry by Jessie E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I love stir fries. They’re quick and easy, you can add tons of veggies, and they taste great over brown rice seasoned with turmeric and cardamom. You can go from ingredients ... Read on »
Herbed Summer Squash Saute by Jessie E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This past weekend, I held my open hours at Strawberry Fields during a special event welcoming students back to town. The store was packed. Like, lines across the store and o ... Read on »
Ground Cherry Pudding Pie by Jessie E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Life is moving so fast. Summer draws to a close. Although I don’t work at the local university (except for one of my consulting gigs), parts of my schedule are dictated by t ... Read on »
Monday Munchies, Part 27: Fast Food & Pastries 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. These eats took place last Saturday (two days ago), a ... Read on »
Creamy Asian Coleslaw: The Do-Over by Jessie E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I thought I was so clever. We had a local head of green cabbage in the fridge, friends coming over for dinner and board games, and space in our dinner menu for a delicious v ... Read on »
Five Things I’m Loving Lately, Part 3 by Jessie E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living (1) Vegan baked recipes I recently vegan-ized my Most Popular Chocolate Date Cake for a dinner party. Dear reader, it was good stuff. Served warm with a little coconut milk ... Read on »
Vegan Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies by Jessie E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living When I was in high school, my dad made these incredibly soft chocolate chip cookies in which the butter and oil was replaced with applesauce. They were about the size of bri ... Read on »
This is Why I’m Not a Gardener, Part 2 by Jessie E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Dear reader, I must apologize. I’ve mentioned our garden in passing, even hinted at its immense size in several posts. Yet, I’ve never shown you the full picture of this gar ... Read on »
Wild Rice Tempeh Salad with Roasted Tomatoes & Fresh Mint by Jessie E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Imagine a world without mint. No more mint chocolate chip ice cream. No more refreshing mojitos. No way to get those onions from lunch off your breath (brushing teeth is so ... Read on »
Monday Munchies, Part 26: The Giant Sunflower by Jessie E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Remember these tiny plants? The title of this post says it all. Things have gotten a little … out of control. The only way I can reach the top of the tallest sunflower (abou ... Read on »
The Weekend Brunch by Jessie E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Last weekend, we invited some friends and their kiddies to our home for a mid-morning brunch. I had planned to share a recipe for one of the dishes I made, but it turned out ... Read on »
How to Make Your Own Almond Milk by Jessie E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The day has arrived! I declared in the comments of this post that I planned to make my own almond milk. Unusually, I followed up on that bold statement within a few weeks. P ... Read on »
Coconut Almond Date Balls by Jessie E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Peter and I have taken a few road trips lately – for example, this trip to Nashville where I’m pretty sure Peter secretly decided to erase all my “Wait, Wait” podcasts and r ... Read on »