Danielle's Bread & (a bit of) Butter

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Oct
2015

Our digestive system is an amazing organ, and housed within it can be over 100 trillion microorganisms (aka bacteria). But don’t worry, a lot of those bacteria are good and can be beneficial to your health. Some scientific research has shown that the good bacteria can aid digestion, nutrient absorption and contribute to immune...
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13

Oct
2015

Sprouted Grains look to be a new trend this year. It may sound new, but sprouted grains have been around for many years. Don’t write them off as another fad before trying these germinated gems.
 
What are sprouted grains? Seeds that germinate and being to...
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Oct
2015

I think we can all agree that we have seen those ad’s saying that bananas are fattening and that you need to eat early in the night to prevent weight gain. Well, I am here to help you determine if those statements are true. Here are the top 3 food myths debunked.]

1. Bananas are fattening. Who ever said bananas are fattening?...

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28

Sep
2015

Avocados, smooth creamy and bright flavor make it’s a popular treat. But many people, maybe including you may choose to avoid it because they’re too fattening and that they raise your blood cholesterol. Let me take a moment to clear up this confusion.
 
Yes,...
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25

Sep
2015

I am thrilled to welcome our new and returning #Gauchos. I hope your summer months were relaxing, and now you are ready to hit the ground running. I wanted my first blog post to be about the dining commons and how you can best navigate them. 
 
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10

Jun
2015

finals week text

When it comes to studying for finals you have that covered. You know what to study, how long you need to prepare, and what kind of pencil you will use to ace the test. But in order to do your best consider what you are eating. You might be surprised that some of the foods you reach for may be making finals harder than they need to be...

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05

Jun
2015

Egg Carton

What kind of eggs do you normally buy? Cage Free, Organic, Hormone Free, or maybe a combination of all three? Well the fact is that not all claims are created equal.  Some egg claims are actually certified by an independent organization. For other claims you would have to trust the hen’s owners and other claims mean nothing.
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27

May
2015

Stone Fruit

It is finally that time of year again when stone fruit is in season. The dining commons offered their first stone fruit a couple of weeks ago and I couldn’t have been more excited. It is hard to say what my favorite stone fruit is: nectarine, peach or cherries.

The term stone fruit is more of a culinary term than a botanical...

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13

May
2015

Salad Dressing

Salad dressings can make or break a salad. Today I want to share one of my all time favorite salad dressings recipes. It is easy and delicious.

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon cracked pepper
1 teaspoon dried mustard
½ teaspoon kosher salt
Mix using a small whisk
2 Tablespoon Olive Oil
2...

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06

May
2015

Cooked Fish on Greens

So what is so good about fish?

Reports from the government and a Harvard report shared that eating fish can lower your risk of heart disease. The reason this is true is still unknown but there are a couple hypothesis out there. First, it could be that fish which are low in saturated fat, replace less healthy foods such as red...

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