Environmental considerations in proposed Dietary Guidelines

Every five years, the US Department of Health and Human Services and the USDA get together and co-release a new set of Dietary Guidelines, which generally provides the starting point for what Americans perceive as healthy eating. In advance of the official publication, a Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee convenes and makes recommendations for what updates … Continue reading Environmental considerations in proposed Dietary Guidelines

Getting Cultured

Meet my new project. It’s a sourdough starter that I purchased from Tara Whitsitt, a self-proclaimed fermentation evangelist who is currently traveling across the country in a converted bus, teaching fermentation techniques and bartering or selling starters to people like me.  I read about Tara in the New York Times (where else?!) and took note … Continue reading Getting Cultured


I haven’t exactly been holding back around here for the last week or so, but I have to admit that indulging is 100% worth it every now and then. My fridge was looking pretty barren last week, but I made this tasty grilled cheese using the last of the bread and cheese I had on … Continue reading Indulging