Spicy Cheerio Nut Bars

Spicy Cheerio Nut Bars

 

Spicy Cheerio Nut Bars

I can’t believe how quickly summer flew by, but alas, here I am gearing up for my last semester of grad school. I’m not looking forward to inundating my planner with due dates, but school supply shopping is always a thrill. It’s not that I NEED more cute notepads, brand spankin’ new pens (I have a drawer full of them), highlighters in every color imaginable, but the back-t0-school shopping spree never gets old. This time I did most of my shopping in Korea so I’m eager to bust out my unique items…

And begin note-taking! To me it’s as therapeutic and exhilarating as spending a day at a spa is for some. What can I say? To each his own, right?

Spicy Cheerio Nut Bars

Snacks…they are super important, too. Note taking and focusing in class won’t be happening if my tummy is growling, that’s for sure. Since school is at least an hour away from my place, I always make sure to carry with me at least 2-3 power snacks, that contain good sources of BOTH protein and carbohydrates. Eating just carbohydrates leaves me feeling unsatisfied and hungry soon after.

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Butternut Squash Red Curry

Butternut Squash Red Curry

Butternut Squash Red Curry

Curry in triple degree weather? Yup, that’s right. You mean eating spicy, bubbling hot foods on a scorching summer day doesn’t sound appealing to you? I totally get it. However, back where I’m from, people embrace profuse sweating and a tomato-colored face as they slurp up a sizzling pot of soup/stew or noodles or rice or […]

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Hatch Chile Southwestern Quinoa Casserole

Hatch Chile Southwestern Quinoa Casserole

Hatch Chile Southwestern Quinoa Casserole

Hatch chile season is in full swing, guys! The Hungryman and I look forward to it every year, and with each passing season our appreciation and love for these mild to spicy, meaty-fleshed chiles from Hatch, New Mexico (hence the name) seem to grow. Central Market (one of the biggest groceries in Austin) hosts an […]

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I’m attending the Blog Brûlée Conference!

I’m attending the Blog Brûlée Conference!

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Disclosure: My attendance at the event is partially sponsored. By writing this post I received a discounted registration fee.  August 5, 2014…that’s the day I officially became a Registered Dietitian! (You can read more about my journey here.) There were many ups and downs along the way…and the ever-recurring thought of “this is never going to […]

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CSA Weekly Meals #5 and Sweet Potato Greens with Grilled Salmon

CSA Weekly Meals #5 and Sweet Potato Greens with Grilled Salmon

Zesty Sweet Potato Greens with Grilled Salmon

  I’ve loved all my previous CSA boxes so far, but this one in particular got me really excited. There were so many items that I absolutely adore…basically everything pictured above except for okra and sweet potato greens. Those two were completely new to me. Well, I’ve had okra before…just never cooked with it personally. So […]

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Mexican Oat Pudding with Spicy Nut Clusters

Mexican Oat Pudding with Spicy Nut Clusters

Mexican Oat Pudding with Spicy Nut Clusters

Disclosure: By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by National Dairy Council and the Quaker Oats Center of Excellence and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. Breakfast. For a girl who wakes up insanely early (by choice I might add), skipping […]

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