Taco Salad + Black Bean & Avocado Nachos

There are two things you should know about me if you haven’t figured them out already.

#1. I love Mexican food. I will never get sick of any combination of black beans, salsa, and avocado. You can find supporting evidence here and here.

#2. I hate allowing food to go to waste. I will always attempt to use leftovers in a variety of ways.

Last weekend, I was fending for myself for dinner. Steve went back home to Buffalo so this chica had the apartment all to herself! I was looking for something quick and easy that would last me a few meals. I also had a craving for salad…probably because my lunch that day consisted of a filling vegetarian Reuben from City Feed. I needed some balance.

What’s better than a regular green salad? A TACO SALAD! Black beans are my best friend. I always have a can…

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Eat Right With Color

March is National Nutrition Month! A month that is recognized by the American Dietetic Association to help promote and campaign for good nutrition – adopting healthy eating patterns, making good quality food choices, and creating healthy lifestyle behaviors. March 9th was the fourth annual Registered Dietitian Day so I hope you showed that special RD in your life some extra love.

The theme of this year’s National Nutrition Month is Eat Right With Color. I love this theme because I think it is so important to not only eat right but to be aware of the variety of foods in your diet, specifically with fruits and vegetables. In this case, variety means color. Do you eat a wide variety of fruits and veggies? Do you stick to one or two colors with your produce? Or, do you hope that a leprechaun with a pot of gold will end…

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Happy Registered Dietitian Day!

Its March 9th people. Bust out your kazoos, party hats, streamers, balloons and other standard party paraphernalia because it is the best day of the year and we need to celebrate!

3/9 never used to resonate with me. It was just another day of the year. Well that all changed as of last October when I became a Registered Dietitian!

March 9th is designated by the American Dietetic Association as Registered Dietitian Day! So get out there and show a RD some love today! Have you ever wondered if you could benefit from seeing a dietitian? Are you aware of all the things a dietitian could help you with? Check out these Ten Reasons to Consult a Registered Dietitian.

March 9th is just one day out of a whole month that is dedicated to nutrition. That’s right the month of March is designated as National Nutrition Month! This…

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Happy blog birthday to Peace, Love, and Food!

Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday dear Peace, Love, and Food. Happy birthday to you.

Well folks, it is official, this time last year I published my first blog post: The inspiration behind, apple talk, and an applelicious tofu entree. I can’t believe it’s been a full year since I’ve been blogging about food and nutrition. To all my readers, thank you. I couldn’t do it without you. Your comments, positive feedback, and support help to inspire me.

Exciting news to share with you about my blog today – It was recently named one of the Top 25 Up and Coming Nutrition Blogs on Mister Medicine

In honor of my blog turning one (it’s just a lil guy…), I made my first blog recipe to celebrate: Oven-Roasted Tofu with Sauteed Apples courtesy of Whole Foods. The recipe that turned out so well a year ago…

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Artepicure Cooking School and the winner of the Uncle Sam Cereal giveaway!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I hope you all had a day full of love for yourself and those closest to you. Tonight, Steve and I will be celebrating at Wine Tasting Tuesdays at Ten Tables JP. Four courses and four wine pairings for $42. Can’t wait to share with you all the delicious food and wine we indulge in!

Over the weekend, I displayed my love for the art of cooking by attending a Knive Skills cooking class at Artepicure Cooking School hosted by the Massachusetts Dietetic Association. My friend Michelle and I ventured to Somerville together to improve upon our non-existent knive skills.

Enter Artepicure. Owner Mark DesLauriers uses his very own kitchen in his loft apartment to host cooking classes. I could not imagine eating in this charming kitchen on a daily basis!

So many cookbooks!!

I learned so much from this class! Most importantly, I learned how…

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Espresso banana muffins

Do you know the muffin man, the muffin man, the muffin man? Do you know the muffin man who lives on Drury Lane?

I don’t know about you but I have no idea who this muffin man is nor where in the world Drury Lane is.

I DO know the muffin woman who lives in Brookline and loves all things muffins. That would be moi.

Yes it’s true, I love muffins. Any kind really. Blueberry, cranberry, carrot, cinnamon chip, chocolate chip, and banana nut…

I love muffins almost as much as the lady from Cunningham Muffins.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tcR19y7GPM

Because of my eternal love for muffins, I couldn’t resist the recipe for Espresso Banana Muffins I saw in Super Natural Cooking by Heidi Swanson. I also had a stash of five ripe bananas in my freezer that were patiently waiting to be used in a baking recipe. It was time for the…

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