Canned diced tomatoes nutrition facts label

September 2, 2015
by Kristine

5 Lessons Learned at the American Association of Diabetes Educators Conference

There’s no doubt our food choices affect our health. So it shouldn’t be too surprising that they can make a significant difference once we’re already sick, too. As chronic diseases go, diabetes probably tops the list as one that can be managed or improved with lifestyle choices, so nutrition is a big part of the treatment. And there’s a constant flow of research on the topic to stay abreast of. So off I went to New Orleans to the national meeting of the American Association of Diabetes Educators to get smarter. (And eat.)  Continue Reading →

Southern Fried Tofu Poboy at Seed NOLA

August 19, 2015
by Kristine

A Vegetarian in New Orleans: Seed

In the land of gator on a stick, crawfish boils, and shrimp étouffée, “garden based” vegetarian restaurant Seed is a real find. I was recently in New Orleans for a diabetes educators conference and hunting down healthful food was high on my list of tourist activities. It was #2 actually. #1 was helmeting up like a nerd for a Segway tour around the French Quarter. Continue Reading →

Spinach and lentil salad with lemon vinaigrette, white cheddar and raisins

August 5, 2015
by Kristine

Spinach and Lentil Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

I have a lot of love for lentils. I could even count the ways: culinarily, nutritionally, texturally, and versatilely.  (You can read about my family history with the legume in this post.) Suffice it to say they’re a pantry staple for me and I like finding ways to serve them up besides the traditional bowl of soup or dal. This Spinach and Lentil Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette fits the bill. It’s a recreation of a wonderful dish I had at the wonderful The Fork at Agate Bay in my wonderful town of Bellingham. Continue Reading →

Kale salad, mango, cheese, crackers bento lunch

July 22, 2015
by Kristine
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10 Bento Lunches for Summer

Summertime and packing lunches are two things that just don’t naturally go together. Instead, I suppose we should be talking about summertime with popsicles, ice cream, and lemonade. Packing lunches seems more at home with the likes of back-to-school, busy mornings, and zippered plastic baggies. Continue Reading →