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Stacy M.

I have been providing tailored nutrition counseling, nutrition seminars and food preparation classes for five years. I love cooking, eating, experimenting with food, grocery shopping and making my food by hand. I created this blog to document nutrition tips, thoughts I have about the food... Full Bio
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Curried Rice Salad by Stacy M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating The weather was beautiful today (perfect temperature for a salad), and I am on a grain salad kick so I decided to make a curried brown rice basmati salad with raisins and ... Read on »
Greek Orzo Pasta Salad by Stacy M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating A good friend of mine just found out that she is allergic to cow’s milk and I wanted to provide an easy and favorite recipe. This allergy is different than lactose intoleran ... Read on »
Homemade Bourbon Vanilla Extract by Stacy M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I recently returned from the most amazing vacation to Mexico. It was beautiful, incredibly relaxing and K proposed! Best week ever. While we were there, we picked up a bun ... Read on »
Ripe Plantain Cake/Torta De Platano Maduro by Stacy M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Breakfast. I love breakfast foods and, like most people, love it at any time of day. A picture of my perfect breakfast is shown above. There it is in all its yummy glory ... Read on »
Almond Shortbread Cookies by Stacy M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I received a very important question on my facebook page the other day: Do you have any gluten free bakery recipes? Using real food? I am sick of all the ... Read on »
The Perfect Hard Boiled Egg and Egg Salad by Stacy M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating The perfect hard boiled egg. So easy in theory,  yet it can easily (and so often does) end up undercooked, or overcooked with that unappetizing green ring around ... Read on »
Strawberry Balsamic Sorbet by Stacy M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating After my post on Five Spice Banana Cream , I received many emails asking for more satisfying and nourishing desserts, that are quick and easy to make. I love making sorbet ... Read on »
Almost Sopa de Ajo by Stacy M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Sopa de ajo is a wonderful soup, originally made with just garlic, bread and water. It has been adapted over time to include a rich broth, egg, spices and occasionally ham. ... Read on »
Lamb Meatballs with Roasted Grapes and a Yogurt Dill Sauce by Stacy M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Often I eat a yummy dish at a restaurant and then I rush home because I am so excited to try to recreate it. Well, recreate it with way less salt. One dish that I di ... Read on »
Polenta Pizza with Pesto, Gorgonzola, Pear and Chives by Stacy M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I have always loved pizza, and now that I am mostly gluten free, I really miss it. As my taste buds have changed, I don’t miss the crust as much, but appreciate it for being ... Read on »
Five Spice Banana Cream by Stacy M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating A few weeks ago, I received the following email from Dana G: "Stacy, please help. I have just found that I am allergic to gluten, nuts, eggs, chocolate, corn, avocado a ... Read on »
Simple Roasted Radishes by Stacy M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Over the weekend, I finally had the opportunity to pour through the Saveur 100. In case you are not a subscriber, every beginning of the year Saveur lets readers share their ... Read on »
Golden Beet and Sweet Potato Soup....and a Side Table by Stacy M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating This weekend I discovered my new favorite blog, Knock off Wood , where Ana gives instructions on how to make Pottery Barn, Crate and Barrel and other furniture knoc ... Read on »
Vanilla Bean and Gurer Payesh (Rice Pudding) by Stacy M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Over New Years, K and I went to Seattle to stay with his family. His mom (who makes unbelievable mouth watering Bengali dishes) gave me short grain rice and gur from India ... Read on »
Cinnamon Dutch Apple Babies by Stacy M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Every Christmas morning, my family gets together and makes Dutch Apple Babies, which are baked apple cinnamon pancakes with a wonderful egg-rich texture. I am not sure whe ... Read on »
Samosa Secrets and Deep Fried Dreams by Stacy M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I am so excited to introduce Sanjana this week as a guest blogger. A few months ago I came across her incredible blog, KO Rasoi , and immediately fell in love with it. Her ... Read on »
Tomato Jam by Stacy M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I first had tomato jam at FIVE restaurant in Berkeley this summer. It was served in a dollop on top of goat cheese orzo “mac and cheese” with morel mushrooms. It added a ... Read on »
Latkes by Stacy M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Every year my family has a Hannukah party on Saturday night. Our friends and family get together to celebrate and EAT. The star of the night is always the latkes. I am sur ... Read on »
Farro Minestrone Soup by Stacy M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating After a few weeks without internet (or a kitchen), I am so happy to post another favorite recipe. I just moved and am beyond excited! And sweetening the whole experience is ... Read on »
Orzo with Asparagus, Mascarpone and Chives by Stacy M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating The other day I asked K to pick up a bunch of asparagus. Now, I meant one bundle of asparagus. He thought I meant a lot of asparagus so he brought home three bundles. Remi ... Read on »