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How to cut an onion and not cry!

This video below is a teacher of mine Cynthia Lair at Bastyr.  She shows how to cut an onion and not cry while doing it!  Her website is actually pretty funny as well.  You’ll find some great recipes and tips!  The reason I wanted to post this is because the […]

An orange a day keeps the doctor away

Vitamin C, aka Ascorbic Acid, is a vitamin that we can’t synthesize, so that makes it essential that you get it from your diet.  But did you know that dogs can synthesize it?  All the more reason to makeout with that cute mutt of yours! At least that’s what I […]

Twinkie diet? That’s what I’m talkin’ about!

Okay I give up!  I’m dropping out of school.  Forget studying whole foods nutrition.  Sign me up for this twinkie diet!  I am thrilled and so excited to see that I can eat junk food and lose weight.  And then hopefully y’all will come visit me when I’m bed ridden […]

Smile when you’re eating that doughnut :)

So I am back in school for my 2nd year!  And once again I am just in awe of my teachers and what knowledge they bring to the class.  I am like a sponge and try to soak up everything I can.  One topic we spoke of is enjoying fattening […]

Spicin’ my way to good health

In one of my cooking classes my teacher put some turmeric into what he was cooking, I believe it was quinoa.  Someone asked why he did that and he said his family has done it all his life and he just likes the taste of it.  Well it got me […]

Lovin’ me some chili

I just got back from Hawaii and had some amazing chili there!  It reminded me of one of my favorite dishes, chili and rice.  It’s a popular dish there and you’ll see it on the menu everywhere.  It has been one of my favorites since I was little, when we […]


This salad is a great way to introduce someone to quinoa if they haven’t had it before.  We are using rice and typically you would think it should be served warm but during the summer its nice to cool it down and serve it somewhat cold.  Brown basmati rice and […]