Hey everyone! I’ve been a little absent lately. My RD exam is coming up shortly and I’ve been spending most of my time studying.
Things I plan on doing when my test is over:
1. Posting more on my blog.
2. Reading more of other people’s blogs and getting to know the blogging world a little better.
3. Cooking more.
4. Going to yoga more often, and doing more cardio and weights.
5. Do some painting.
and finally— RELAXING!
I got a new computer a couple weeks ago, which I’m pretty stoked about. I can finally do normal computer things (like blog) without going out of my mind with frustration :P A big thanks goes to my boyfriend who built it from scratch for me. I now know more about computers than I’ll ever need to know.
Today I worked at a health fair for my hospital, and I was in the cooking demo booth. The chef and I demonstrated strawberry banana bread, chocolate chip zucchini bread, and watermelon salad. The watermelon salad was SO GOOD that I took the recipe home and we’re making it tonight for dinner. Let me warn you, at first you may look at the ingredients and think it’s an odd combination. But if you’re a fan of watermelon, feta, and mint, you will think it’s awesome.
You will need:
- 1 (5lb) watermelon
- Salt and pepper
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 6 whole mint sprigs
- 1 sweet yellow onion
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 2 Tbsp chopped fresh mint
- 4 oz. crumbled feta cheese
First, cut up your watermelon into small dices. Slice the onion into rings and cut into thirds.
Chop up your mint—you will need 2 tablespoons. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and the mint. Mix well.
Next, add dressing and feta cheese to the watermelon. Serve on top of greens, or just by itself.
We served it on a bed of baby greens. What a great combination of flavors!
Hi! I’m Emily, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and self-taught intuitive chef. I firmly believe that cooking is the simplest and most important step we can take to improve our minds and bodies and build healthier communities. Join me and let’s bring food back to the kitchen!