southwest zucchini fritters

southwest zucchini fritters

    These zucchini fritters are absolutely delicious. I've seen them called zucchini pancakes or zucchini patties, but I think fritter just sounds better. Feel free to call them whatever sounds best to you. I chose to put a slightly southwest spin on these...

tasty and juicy baked chicken breast

tasty and juicy baked chicken breast

    This is one of my all time favorite recipes. It's easy to make, quick and best of all: tasty. I like to make this chicken when I have a lot of people coming over. It's one of those things that pairs well with any veggie or carb side. I like to serve this...

creamy mushroom chicken cavatappi recipe

creamy mushroom chicken cavatappi recipe

    Like any person with taste, I love pasta. One of the best shapes is objectively cavatappi. Cavatappi holds onto creamy, cheesy sauces just like elbows and rotini. It perfectly combines the chewy texture of elbows with the pretty spiral of rotini. Nothing...

easy thin crust pizza recipe

easy thin crust pizza recipe

'     Pizza is my all time favorite food! Maybe I say that about a lot of food (I love food) but pizza is actually my favorite food. It is so incredibly delicious that I crave it almost every day. Obviously I can't order pizza every day though, I would end...

healthy turkey bibimbap recipe

healthy turkey bibimbap recipe

    BIBIMBAP !! Bibimbap is a comfort food unlike no other. It is a Korean dish characterized by rice, meat and vegetables. Typically, you'll see it served with a fried or sunny-side-up egg on top. Bibimbap is so comforting and delicious it can only make you...

super easy creamy lemon dill scalloped potatoes

super easy creamy lemon dill scalloped potatoes

    Let me show you how to make my favorite starchy dish: scalloped potatoes! These ones are enhanced by notes of lemon and Parmesan, topped with fresh dill. I  absolutely love these because they're pretty easy to make and they're loaded with flavor....

spinach mac and cheese recipe

spinach mac and cheese recipe

    MAC AND CHEESE !! I could eat mac and cheese for every meal for the rest of my life. It is so creamy and delicious. But, sometimes the same old recipe gets a little old. Introducing spinach mac and cheese, it's filled with garlic, Parmesan, and buttery...

steak and frites

steak and frites

    What's better than steak and potatoes at the end of a long day? Nothing. But this yummy dish was starting to hurt my bank account. So, I gave up the Uber Eats and decided to try to make it myself. I bought an 8oz sirloin from my shitty local college town...

best homemade mini chicken pot pie

best homemade mini chicken pot pie

    Chicken pot pie is one of my all time favorite foods. I've never even tried to make them at home though, because I just assumed that they would be a hassle. I imagined loads of flour, butter and me trying to use a wine bottle as a rolling pin. But then I...

big cookie recipe

    Have you ever wanted to make a big cookie? I'm talking when you have the dough of 10-12 chocolate chip cookies in a bowl and you think: "wow, this would be a delicious giant cookie." But then, when your huge cookie is baking you realize that the edges...

simple two-ingredient crispy potatoes

simple two-ingredient crispy potatoes

 Did you know that there are over 400 varieties of potatoes grown worldwide? A huge portion of these are grown in South America due to the high elevation. You'll find tons of potato dishes in Peruvian and Brazilian cuisine.   Potatoes are easily the best food in...

lemon butter garlic brussels sprouts with bacon

lemon butter garlic brussels sprouts with bacon

  Brussels sprouts can be a bit of a tricky dish. They are incredibly nutrient-dense, and like other nutrient-dense vegetables such as kale and bok-choy, their flavor is quite unique. Sometimes brussels sprouts are not a crowd favorite because of their natural...

super easy baked balsamic onions

super easy baked balsamic onions

  These balsamic onions are such a simple yet delicious side to any dish. I recently made these for Thanksgiving when an instacart delivery left me with two extra bags of red onions. Needless to say they were a huge hit as They pair well with the traditional...

brown butter s’mores cookies

  These cookies can best be described as a spur of the moment decision. I saw that my mom had a huge bag of those tiny little marshmallows that come with packets of hot chocolate, and I knew I just had to put them in some cookies. These are absolutely perfect for...

easy lemon slice shortbread cookies

easy lemon slice shortbread cookies

    Lemons are the hybrid between a sour orange and a citron. The refreshing, sour flavor brings out a colorful element to any dish. These cookies are the absolute perfect choice for the transition to cozy fall weather. Here, it's been pretty stormy lately....

the easiest way to make broccolini

the easiest way to make broccolini

  Fermentation is a preservation technique that outdates almost all others. It was and is still used to make foods available even in seasons when it cannot be grown or harvested. Fermenting food allows it to maintain its nutrient density for months or even...

how healthy is watermelon?

how healthy is watermelon?

Do you remember the best summer of your life? watermelon is delicious I am not formally trained as a writer. I don’t romanticize the ordinary for a good story, do it for a good life. What I lack in proper writing technique I am trying (futilely) to make up for with...

3 ways vitamin D can protect you from COVID-19

Dear readers, As a nutrition student/researcher, it is my job to recognize how eating behaviors influence our daily lives. It isn't always clear, but necessary to understand that diet plays a huge role in overall health and wellness. It's important to acknowledge that...

strawberries and cream thumbprint cookies

strawberries and cream thumbprint cookies

    Thumbprint cookies are traditionally made with a raspberry jelly filling and a buttery sugar cookie. However, strawberries have been looking incredible lately, so I decided to switch out the old raspberry jelly for a strawberry jelly made with diced...

how to lose stubborn belly fat with diet

Dear readers, I would like to start by saying that your body is amazing just the way it is, and you do not have to lose or gain weight for anyone. That being said, I have struggled with lower abdominal fat ever since I went to college and stopped playing high school...

nonna’s pasta puttanesca

nonna’s pasta puttanesca

Dear readers, Does anyone feel like time doesn't exist during quarantine? No professor, I wont have that paper in by "Wednesday," I couldn't tell you what day it is today let alone when the next so called "Wednesday" is. The only thing keeping me slightly aware of the...

cantaloupe banana turmeric smoothie

cantaloupe banana turmeric smoothie

Dear readers, Today, it looked as if the sky had finally recovered from the storms that plagued it. They were only temporary. Sometimes I have to remind myself that this is only temporary. Quarantine is temporary, the quarantine will end. We will go back to how things...

five diet tips for clear skin

Dear readers, I hope everyone is having a lovely day. Today I'll be going over five diet tips for clear skin. These have helped me tremendously over the years, and even if your skin is already clear, these tips can help to hydrate and illuminate. Our diets are...

quarantine fit 4/26

Dear readers, Quarantine is really bringing out my anxiety 🙁 For whatever reason, zoom university is extremely stressful and one of the only things that keeps me motivated is putting on a nice outfit to do my work in, just like if I was still at school. Today I...

honey clementine baked brie

Dear readers, Dealings with brie tend to get a bit controversial. I am on the side of fruit and honey, while some tend to prefer fruit and balsamic glaze. Either way, brie is hands down the best cheese to enjoy on a beautiful spring afternoon with a handful of tiny...

baked cherry croissant french toast

baked cherry croissant french toast

Dear readers, I am so excited to introduce you to this delicious breakfast idea. It smells so good baking and I think that it is a lot easier than your typical french toast. The worst thing about french toast is when it is soggy. To fix this, all you have to do is...

how citrus can improve your health

how citrus can improve your health

Dear readers, Summer and citrus seem to go hand-in-hand. You spend a long day in the hot sun only to cool down with a refreshing glass of lemonade. It quenches your thirst like aloe vera on a sunburn. You can't imagine drinking anything else. Summer will be here...

rosemary chicken with grapes

Dear readers, I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy! This virus is taking a toll on us all. I've been feeling especially unmotivated lately. Something about online school feels not quite real? I don't know but it is getting increasingly hard to focus being...

3 free must-have productivity apps

3 free must-have productivity apps

Dear readers, Happy Friday! Productivity is hard, especially during quarantine. Online college is more difficult than expected and working from home is certainly a chore. Maintaining any sort of schedule these days is nearly impossible. But here are three great apps...

exactly how much you should be eating

Dear readers, Have you ever wondered exactly how much you should be eating? Why you aren't losing weight? Why you can't seem to gain weight? Why you can eat the same amount as someone else but you gain weight and they never seem to? We've all had these questions, and...

why you should eat more berries

Dear readers, I LOVE BERRIES. I mean look at them. They are easily the most beautiful fruits. Berries are nature's candy and they are so good for you. Berries are antioxidants and they are very low in sugar compares to other fruits. They come in a variety of flavors...

how an apple a day can literally keep the doctor away

Dear readers, Apples are a classic, and the saying isn't all a myth. Apples are packed with nutrients so they can actually keep you out of the doctor's office longer. Color matters Apple of all colors contain important vitamins and fiber. But color can change the...

why you need to start your morning with celery juice

Dear readers, You may have noticed that my personal instagram bio (@sydneybertuzzo) says "celery juice fan page" this is because celery juice is hands down the best way to start your day. The taste I know some of you are thinking that celery juice cannot possibly...

5 ways grapefruit can prolong your life

Dear readers, Grapefruit is a superfood, and it has become one of my favorite breakfast foods over the years. Partially for the taste but mostly because a bag of grapefruits costs less than one hour in my chemistry lecture. Plus they keep me full until lunch! 1....

blueberry milk

blueberry milk

Dear readers, Today I made this delicious recipe. Based on strawberry milk, but I only had blueberries so I though I'd try something new. Blueberries are such an amazing fruit. They contain antioxidants to fight against free radicals that can harm your body....

apple pie oatmeal

apple pie oatmeal

(Makes 2 servings) Ingredients: - 2 tablespoons brown sugar (I used stevia brown sugar) - 2 tablespoons butter or butter substitute - 1 handful of almonds or mixed unsalted nuts - 1 apple - 1 cup of steel cut oats - cinnamon to taste How to make: 1. cook your oats as...

easy mandarin slice shortbread cookies

easy mandarin slice shortbread cookies

These are my absolute favorite cookies. They are the perfect balance of sweet, buttery, and slightly bitter and they don't take too long to make. Although I wouldn't consider them to be very healthy, they are certainly worth the calories. Baking as an Art I have found...

why all diets are exactly the same

Dear readers, Have you ever hopped on the bandwagon and tried a trendy diet? Whether it be Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Keto, Atkins, Vegan or any of the millions of other ones. Guess what? They're all the same at the core. Don't believe me? Think back to your...

the truth about fat-free

Governmental nutrition standards haven't been reevaluated in 30 or 40 years. But America went through a lengthy and noteworthy stage where the food pyramid preached high carbs, low fat. What they didn't tell Americans however, was that when the fat is removed from...

4 benefits of fermented foods

  Fermentation is a preservation technique that outdates almost all others. It was and is still used to make foods available even in seasons when it cannot be grown or harvested. Fermenting food allows it to maintain its nutrient density for months or even...