thanks so much for stopping by and taking some time of your precious day to check out my blog.
I am a registered and license dietitian. I earned a BS degree in Bioinformatics (molecular genetics and computer science) and a BS degree in Psychology at a NYC city school. After graduating I went into teaching chemistry and biology for over a year at a NYC high school. Not my calling so I went back to graduate school to obtain a Masters degree in Human Nutrition. Currently I am studying to become a Medical doctor. My husband thinks I am crazy but I guess I just got to keep my brain going and my student loans piling up!
My special interests are weight management, wellness and nutrigenomics (nutrition and genetics). I am a bit of a nerd when it comes to science I guess.
Currently I live in Westfield, New Jersey, with my husband and two kids. At some point, hopefully in the near future, we would like to move. Maybe back to Spain…who knows.
About the food
I was born and raised in Spain. I was brought up eating the Mediterranean diet using wholesome foods grown locally and using authentic cooking traditions. Food is a huge part of the Spanish culture and coming to the States didn’t stop me from carrying on with those traditions. My palate was already trained to eat good quality food and with my big appetite, especially for sweets, I couldn’t see myself eating cheap and nasty processed food.
Cooking and baking myself allows me to stay on target and control the quality of what I eat, especially when it comes to baking. We all know how fattening and fake the cookies and cakes at the supermarket can be!!
I started this blog because I wanted to document my recipes and be able to share my passion for healthy cooking and baking by also sharing nutritional knowledge. My ultimately goal is to be able to inspire people to start cooking healthier so that they can live a longer and healthier happier life.
I am still learning a lot about nutrition, as this is something that I am very passionate about. I am glad I have this platform to be able to reach the few people that I have so far, and I hope to be able to reach many more.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
TIPS ON HOW TO EAT GREENER
I am an avid advocate of eating organically and eating green by minimizing my carbon foot print so here are some resources.
- Do not waste food, when you waste food, you waste the energy used to grow, transport and cook it. In addition, when food waste is sent to landfills instead of being composted, it releases methane, a greenhouse gas 23 times more potent than carbon dioxide.
- To reduce gas emissions, buy local and seasonal produce.
- Don’t rely on heavily packaged and processed foods, which take basic foods and add many more steps to it such as processing, refining, packaging, transporting and storing, which all require fossil fuel.
Visit http://www.eatlowcarbon.org to see the carbon footprint of your meal choice and to make direct, immediate comparisons with other foods options!