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Hire a Personal Chef for Your Next Party

Elevate the food at your party by hiring a personal chef! So, your Saturday party is coming up, and you are thinking about hiring a professional chef? If this is the case, you are on the right track. Sure, you can cook yourself, but do you really need that hassle and stress? As someone who […]

School Breakfast Revisited

Written by Emily Dwyer – See bio below Are Kids Really Eating Breakfast? It’s been found that 77% of elementary-aged children are eating breakfast, yet as children age, that percentage decreases to 50% by middle school, and 36% by high school. (Breakfast in America) We’ve all heard at one point or another that breakfast is […]

One Year Post-Graduation Reflection & Inspiration

About a year ago, my time at UConn was about to be over like poof! I was nervous for graduation, stressed over what career to pursue post-college, and distraught to leave a community of educated, driven and innovative friends, students and professors. For three years, I worked tirelessly to learn the basic physiology of how […]

Lactose Intolerance – Could You Be Suffering?

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), 65% of the worlds population is moderately lactose intolerant. In the U.S. alone over 30 million people suffer from this frustrating disorder and in many cases (like mine) lactose intolerance goes undiagnosed. The prevalence of lactose intolerance is strongly associated with genetics and ethnicity. For example, most folks of eastern Asian descent […]

A Health-ier Strawberry Shortcake (featuring spelt and millet biscuits)

The trade off is, nuttier and heartier flavors, increased fiber content, increased protein content, increased vitamin and mineral content, NO carb/sugar crash (because whole-grains are lower glycemic), and you feel more satiated faster, which means you won’t feel the urge to go back for seconds and consume even more calories! So basically it’s a win-win, and everyone that tried these little babies absolutely loved them. They even appreciated the dynamic flavor each component brought to the dish, without missing the sweetness overload most strawberry shortcakes possess. And who needs all that extra sugar when you can drown your biscuit in fresh strawberries bursting with natural sweetness? Cheers to strawberry season – get pickin’!