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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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Balsamic Pears with Honey Black Pepper Cream by Stacy M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Everyone who knows me knows that I love pepper…I put it on everything. People seem most surprised when I add fresh cracked pepper to fruit (sidenote—it is so good on cantalo ... Read on »
Lebanese Vegetable Soup by Stacy M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating It is finally starting to feel like winter in California. In celebration of the season that embraces warm jackets, snuggling and hearty meals, I will be posting some ... Read on »
Ras el Hanout Spiced Crackers by Stacy M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating The spice jar I reach for most often in the kitchen is Ras el Hanout. It is a spice blend that literally means "top of the shop” or "head of the shop", because it ... Read on »
Ginger Maple Pumpkin Butter by Stacy M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating My mom asked me the other day to make her more jam for her breakfast. Unfortunately, the berries that work best for making jam are completely out of season. As we brainstor ... Read on »
Sunday Night Chicken by Stacy M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Sunday nights are usually not a popular night. The realization that the weekend went by way too quickly is upon us, and most of us have to get ready for school or work t ... Read on »
Quinoa with Pesto and Fresh Cheese by Stacy M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I was amazed at the amount of emails and comments I recieved after my post on forbidden rice. People really want recipies on more interesting and flavorful ways to prepar ... Read on »
Flu-fighting Chicken Soup by Stacy M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Flu season is upon us. Many of my friends have already been sick and we are just at the beginning. Since people around us probably don’t want us to munch on raw garlic all ... Read on »
A Blogger Award! by Stacy M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Thank you so much Sanjana from Ko Rasoi for honoring me with this Kreativ Blogger award! As a beginning blogger, and someone who adores Sanjana's blog, this is a true hono ... Read on »
Ice Cream Truffles by Stacy M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I get a lot of questions about dessert. A LOT. And just because I am a nutritionist doesn't mean I don't love sweets because I certainly do! I have just learned to adopt ... Read on »
Grilled Halibut with Chimichurri Sauce by Stacy M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I received a lot of emails about the Chimichurri Sauce from my lamb chop post, so I decided to do a post focusing on this delicious condiment from Argentina. According to m ... Read on »
Spiced Coconut Forbidden Rice by Stacy M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I recently learned that the process that converts whole-grain rice into white rice destroys 67% of the vitamin B3, 80% of the vitamin B1, 90% of the vitamin B6, 50% o ... Read on »
GUACAMOLE AND BROWN RICE TORTILLA CHIPS by Stacy M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I love to snack and there is no better snack than guacamole! Guacamole can be used as a dip and is great as a salad dressing when mixed with a little extra-virgin olive oil ... Read on »
AUTUMN SQUASH SALAD by Stacy M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating It is officially fall! And while vitamin-rich squashes are showing up in the markets, it doesn’t quite feel like autumn outside. Global warming is messing with my season ... Read on »
BEET, PESTO AND GOAT CHEESE CROSTINI by Stacy M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating This weekend K, his sister, best friend and I went to Venus to celebrate Durga Puja. Durga Puja is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates worship of the Hindu goddess Durga ... Read on »
SEARED LAMB CHOPS AND BONUS CHIMICHURRI SAUCE by Stacy M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Many people assume that because I am into nutrition, I am a vegetarian...not true at all! I love eating fish, poultry and meat.  I will even eat organ meat occasionally, so I ... Read on »
STRAWBERRY BALSAMIC JAM by Stacy M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating The first time I made this recipe, it turned out perfectly. I was hanging out with a friend and we found a great recipe from a fellow blogger and decided to make jam just f ... Read on »
SLOW COOKED BEANS by Stacy M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I am pretty sure the first thing I ever learned to cook was beans, thanks to my Dad who eats beans all the time. He would always cook large pots of beans, make homemade burri ... Read on »
PRESERVED LEMONS by Stacy M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating If you have ever had a conversation with me, you know I am obsessed with lemons and the idea of having a lemon tree in my yard! I love lemons. LOVE lemons. I like to ... Read on »
CARROT GINGER SOUP by Stacy M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating The saying is, “Starve a Cold, Feed a Fever”. Well, this week I had both and did not find this phrase comforting. I didn’t have much of an appetite, but I knew that I n ... Read on »
Big Food vs. Big Insurance by Stacy M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating The American way of eating has become the elephant in the room in the debate over health care. By MICHAEL POLLAN Published: September 10, 2009 Copyright Nutrition as ... Read on »