An Evening of Chocolate and Wine: Boston Chocolate Tours & School

Last Thursday evening, a group of Boston area Registered Dietitians got together to indulge in every RD’s two favorite things:

Chocolate and wine!

I know, I know. You are thinking what are dietitians, the nutrition health professionals, doing drinking wine and eating chocolate?

I’ve got one thing to tell you…Dietitians are human too! We enjoy food. Scratch that, we love food. So you can’t be shocked to discover that we too like to indulge in treats every now and then. Plus, let’s not forget all the antioxidants such as flavanols and resveratrol that dark chocolate and wine contain!

Organized by the Massachusetts Dietetic Association, the evening of chocolate and wine was led by Boston Chocolate Tours & School. The class was held at The College Club of Boston located in Boston’s Back Bay. The College Club holds various events in their function rooms, and also serves as a bed-and-breakfast….

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Tofu Stir Fry Perfection

With the weather getting nicer, my days of soups and comfort foods are behind me until next season. I have been starting to crave summer vegetables – peppers, broccoli, tomatoes, kale, and the like.

Thus I suggested to Steve we make a veggie stir-fry. If Steve had it his way, we would have made a repeat Mac N Cheese or lasagna. But those foods remind me of cold weather, something I am trying to put behind me. So a rainbow of veggies it was.

The best rainbow I’ve made yet. Seriously, I have made a lot of stir-frys in the past. It was my go-to meal in college. But this was stir-fry perfection ladies and gents. I looked at a few vegetable stir fry recipes online for inspiration and then made my own creation.

Plate a serving of brown rice and top it with the stir-fry. Bon…

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Combat the workweek lunch blues!

Got the workweek lunch blues?

Are you so sick of that turkey sandwich you bring every day that you are ready to toss that bad boy out? Are you done spending money on take-out? Does the workweek lunch hour got you feeling down?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, it is likely you have a case of the workweek lunch blues.

For myself, I can get stuck in lunch time meal ruts. There have been times where peanut butter and jelly has made a regular appearance at the clinic. While I love me some pb & j, a girl gets bored after a while! I want to keep it healthy, fresh, and easy. That’s why lately I have been trying out some different lunch salads. I make a big batch on Sunday and portion it out into Tupperware, that way I don’t worry…

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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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