Category Archives: Food

“Sugar… aw honey, honey…”


Did you know there is such a thing as “carrot honey” and it’s highly prized among honey connoisseurs? My latest Localicious column is up online at North State Parent magazine. This is a fun job! I’m enjoying writing about food for this regional magazine in hopes that someone sees something new and enjoys what I have written, which is influenced by what I’ve learned through my studies the last few years. Valentine Honey For Your Sweetie is in the February issue […]

Fall Into Winter Vegetables


My first article for North State Parent came out this week. North State Parent is a monthly free magazine that is distributed through the northern counties of California. The women who started it wanted to put together a resource for parents as well as promote a healthful lifestyle. The column I will contribute to is called “Localicious,” which I’ve been lucky enough to be quoted in two times previously. I’m excited about my first article, Fall-Into-Winter Vegetables, as this time […]

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Nutrition Eggs-pert


I just got the link to an article about eggs in which I was quoted as a “Nutrition Expert,” in North State Parent magazine. The funny thing is I have been avoiding eggs in my diet for the last several months, ever since I noticed they seemed to intensify my allergies. I’m not allergic to eggs, but egg whites are naturally high in histamine, which is the substance our bodies create in excess when we are reacting to a foreign […]

Why You Should Go Back To School (If You Get The Chance!)


Yesterday, I met up at the T-Bar with someone who had been a professor of mine the first semester I went back to school at California State University, Chico (CSUC) spring semester, 2010, and we had some cold green tea beverages and gossiped about our personal lives and how students were likely to be wearing headbands à la Great Gatsby next semester, as was already visible from the patio. Among other things, we talked about my job search and I […]

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Mom’s Made Dads Day with Gluten-Free Pancakes


This Saturday, my husband and I decided to treat ourselves to one of our favorite breakfasts sides: Mom’s Ham Hash at Mom’s Restaurant in downtown Chico, CA. I don’t usually go for a big breakfast but I occasionally enjoy a cup of super-charged coffee and hashed up potatoes with onions and ham, with a few polka dots of Tabasco sauce sprinkled on the top, crispy layer. This Saturday, we arrived to find a subtly changed menu. Since the Ham Hash […]

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Good Post about Gluten Reactions


Not everyone who has celiac disease or reacts to gluten reacts in the traditional way. I try to explain this when I talk to them about it but generally get the same pre-printed speech about the disease, “it’s all in your gut.” It’s not. Here’s a good article talking about just that. Also, I find myself feeling mixed feelings about companies making so many gluten-free products available these days. Yes, it’s helpful for those who need them. No, it’s not […]

Lundberg Family Farms Rice Chips – Not Just For People


Squirrel Eating Lundberg Chips My friend caught a squirrel making off with some of his lunch while hiking around the other day. This squirrel has good taste! 🙂

North State Parent Yogurt Article


I recently got the opportunity to be interviewed by Desiree Gonzalez, who writes a column celebrating food in the North Valley in California. We discussed the goods and bads of yogurt and how not all yogurts are equal. It’s truly an honor to be acknowledged and asked for opinions on topics of nutrition, especially when it comes to such delicious and wholesome foods as yogurt. If you’d like to give it a read, please give a click and check out […]

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Should I Stay or Should I Go — stay local or relocate for a job


I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about whether or not I want to stay in the Chico area for work. Part of me would love to change regions and experience new or at least different places, and the other part of me wants to stay here and work in the awesome community built up around me. Every day lately it seems I’m finding yet another location offering gluten-free food, which is a total score. In the last month […]

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Six months and thirteen days….


I looked at the CSUC website yesterday to find out when the commencement activities are scheduled for the class of 2013, so I could let my family know and also solidify my job hunting deadline. The Nutrition and Food Science department graduates with the College of Natural Science, which graduates, as a whole, on Saturday, May 25, 2013. That means I have six months and two weeks to secure a job. So far, I am more than halfway finished with […]

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