Food Science

NuSI-funded Study Serves Up Disappointment for the Carbohydrate-insulin Hypothesis of Obesity

A new metabolic ward study tests the idea that lowering insulin via severe carbohydrate restriction increases metabolic rate and accelerates fat loss, independently of calorie intake.  Although carboh...

The most slimming tortillas in the world

It’s no secret that I’m an avid food gardener.  In the last two years, I’ve moved from exclusively growing vegetables to growing large quantities of staple calorie crops, such as pot...

Taco Tuesday! | Food Science Nerd

This month’s Recipe Redux challenge was a fun one- it’s Tuesday, so we’re making tacos!  Tacos are a great way to add lots of vegetables (and even fruits) to your diet in a family-friendly, time-frien...

Spring Cleaning in the Kitchen: Homemade Pasta with Broccoli and Chicken

This month’s Recipe Redux Challenge was a fun one: “Spring Clean the Kitchen – Cook with at least 3 ingredients that are actually in your refrigerator or pantry right now. Try not to go to the store t...