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Jessie E.

Middletown, Connecticut
Dietetics student, loves food, nutrition, and healthy living.
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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 »
The Trouble with Grocery Shopping by Jessie E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living A side note: I know it’s possible to eat healthy on a budget. Still, I’ve been continuously surprised at how cheap meat can be here. Why buy a pound of bell peppers when you ... Read on »
Cilantro-Lime Fish Tacos by Jessie E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Why, hello there! We had a visitor over the weekend: Peter’s brother, “Death Sauce” Dave, came to sample all Eastern-Central Illinois had to offer.  We enjoyed Golden Harbor ... Read on »
Monday Munchies, Part 25: An Old Favorite 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, when my pictures gr ... Read on »
Soy Good: The Lowdown on Non-Dairy Milk Alternatives by Jessie E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This post is adapted from my post on Stone Soup, the blog of Food and Nutrition Magazine, which is a publication of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. I remember my fir ... Read on »
This is Why I’m Not a Gardener by Jessie E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Recently I was talking with my sister Courtney on Skype. While giving her the grand tour of our flourishing garden (seriously, the melon plants are so large, their vines are ... Read on »
Nut Butter & Jelly Smoothie and A Giveaway! by Jessie E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Attention, THIH readers! Giveaway at end of post. I regularly receive offers to review products and services, and up ’til now, I’ve always turned them down. I’d consciously ... Read on »
The Day After Fireworks by Jessie E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Happy (day after) Independence Day! Along with two old friends and two new friends, Peter and I enjoyed a picnic while we waited for the fireworks show.  The last time we sa ... Read on »
Wasabi-Ginger Salmon Burgers by Jessie E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living How about this mugshot? I found this mug at the back of a cabinet yesterday. I received it as a gift when I briefly worked at the Peabody Museum of Natural History in New Ha ... Read on »