Chiles are an interesting food, found in cuisines all over the world. There are literally hundreds of chili pepper varieties ranging in all sizes, shapes, color, and heat. Chiles belong to the nightshade family, which includes foods like tomatoes, potatoes, and eggplant. Capsaicin is the ingredient that gives peppers their heat that...
Residential Dining Services is committed to sustainability and we have various events that take place throughout the year to show our commitment. With that goal, we have been offering Green Mondays at three of our dining commons. During Green Monday a vegetarian menu is served all day at one dining common. Green Mondays rotate to a...
Welcome, new and returning Gauchos, to a new school year!
I’ve been busy working with our Residential Dining team, getting ready for this school year. We have already introduced some new and exciting foods like Almond Milk, Natural Peanut Butter and Sustainable Tuna. We are also in the midst of planning Sustainability Week (...
It can be difficult to eat mindfully when eating in the dining commons. How much should I actually be eating, is the amount on my plate the right amount? You might be asking me, why should you care now? I’m young and it doesn’t matter what I eat? Well, the dietary habits that you as a young adult establish now tend to have a long...
Your flight is at 7:00am and you have to drive down to LAX from Santa Barbara. You have too much luggage and of course you hit traffic because it is LA! Not to mention you are starving and the choices you are now left with are limiting. Here are three tips you can follow to help make your travel and eating lifestyle a bit easier....
First the Facts:
1 medium apple, with skin
Total Fat: 0 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Sodium: 0 g
Total Carbohydrate: 25 g
Dietary Fiber: 4 g
Sugars: 19 g (all natural)
Protein: 0 g
Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 14%, Calcium 2%, Iron 2%
For whatever reason we (...
Will the new food labels help consumers like you find more healthful foods? Let’s first find out what the FDA plans to change. The proposed updates include:
1. Serving Size Requirements
The serving size would be updated to reflect the amounts of food people are actually eating and drinking. For example it would require...
What is the good and bad of cheese? The good: it tastes great, the bad: some of the nutrition components. Let’s take a more detailed look into these challenges.
One of the challenges with cheese is its nutrient profile. Depending on the variety of cheese the nutrient profile of cheese can vary widely. Cheeses contain different...
Over the past year have you read some article that declares sugar as the devil or that it is as addictive as cocaine? As someone who has a sweet tooth it is concerning to hear these statements. So should we skip all things sweet?
According to the USDA, Americans have increased our sweet habit by 39% between...
Doesn’t it feel like one week eggs are on the most hated list and the next week they are on the good list and it’s all we are talking about? Eggs are constantly going back and forth and at least for now they seem to be on the good list. I think eggs are great and let me tell you why. Let’s eggucate our selves.
One large egg...