Through the eyes of Michael Portillo

My  name is Michael Portillo andI spent six weeks as an intern for UC Davis Dining services. During my week spent in the Sustainability and Nutrition Office (SNO), I was given the opportunity to explore and learn more about sustainable food and how it has grown over the years at UC Davis Dining Services. BeforeContinue reading “Through the eyes of Michael Portillo”

Build a Better Salad!

Congrats! You’ve made it through Summer’s hottest months. But if you are like me, you are probably denying that it is ever going to end and still trying to squeeze in that last bit of fun outdoors. As a result, spending time inside cooking is probably last on your list. But with a multitude ofContinue reading “Build a Better Salad!”

How to Bake Healthier

  We all have our weaknesses when it comes to food, what’s yours? For someone who loves food, it’s truly hard to pick just one. Sushi, ice cream, Nutella sandwiches…basically most foods are weaknesses. But among all of my favorite foods to eat, there’s one that has made it to the top of the list.Continue reading “How to Bake Healthier”

Weird Foods Worth Trying

Is it just me or did your parents also make smoothies out of apple, banana, bitter melon, kumquat, and bell pepper growing up? Really, just me? Oh okay. When I was in middle school my parents discovered something revolutionary, a Vitamix blender. Thus began their journey of blending every single fruit and vegetable in sight.Continue reading “Weird Foods Worth Trying”

Five Herbs Worth Trying!

I think we can all agree that sometimes life feels a little “blah.” There comes a time when we become tired with the monotonous day-to-day activities and need something different. Whether its going for a therapeutic run, seeing a favorite movie, or getting a scoop (or two) of your favorite ice cream (lemon cookie), weContinue reading “Five Herbs Worth Trying!”

How to Build a Healthier Sandwich

I have a theory. My theory is that food tastes best when you take a big bite full of different textures and flavors all at one time. You see I’m not much of a nibbler, which probably explains why I love sandwiches so much. You get crunchy, creamy, sweet, and salty all in one epicContinue reading “How to Build a Healthier Sandwich”

What is Your Food Package Telling You?

Growing up I loved reading mystery novels and playing mystery board games. Yes, I was a Nancy Drew and Clue type of girl. I was captivated by the thrill and challenge of solving crimes with just a few hints…Mrs. Peacock in the library with a candlestick. It was fun decoding things that didn’t always meanContinue reading “What is Your Food Package Telling You?”

Is Eating Late Bad For Your Health?

As a recent college graduate, I often find myself reminiscing about the good old days. Whenever I take a walk down memory lane, it’s always fun to remember freshman year in the dorms, including, of course, late night cramming. One of my favorite memories is venturing on late night food runs! It’s one of theContinue reading “Is Eating Late Bad For Your Health?”

Healthy Summer BBQ

Sometimes I forget why I like summer, especially with temperatures rising to 106 degrees. But then I remember how much I like warm nights, barbeques, fireworks, outdoor activities, the beach, oh and did I mention barbeques? There’s no better way to enjoy summer than being able to grill up anything and everything. From fruits toContinue reading “Healthy Summer BBQ”