Simple Syrup

Ask me anything   Submit   I am an Alabama native, living in Atlanta, who tries real hard not to say "Blawg", ya'll. I am a former Graphic Designer turned Registered Dietitian, who graduated with a Master's of Health Science in May of 2012. I have found that my new life is more fulfilling and as creative as my old one. I don't miss it one bit. I have been a vegetarian since I was 8. I am a messy eater and messier cook, but was once told that means I'm having more fun. I like to futz with recipes, sew, knit, cook, take purdy pictures, ect.


The Miracle Fish

Today I want to share a personal story of why I became a pescetarian (a mostly vegetarian who eats fish) after nearly three decades of being a strict lacto-ovo vegetarian. I hope it can help others, and is not extremely TMI. Here goes.

I decided to become a vegetarian at the age of eight. Like most kids who know little about nutrition, I knew nothing of what it meant to be a vegetarian, other…

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#breast health  #DHA  #EPA  #essential fatty acids  #fish oil  #nutrition supplements  #omega-3  #PMS  #supplements  #vegan  #vegetarian  #women&039;s health 
Kitchen Detective: The Case of the Spaghetti Measurer

Kitchen Detective: The Case of the Spaghetti Measurer

As you have learned, we are fans of pasta here. Small noodles, like elbow macaroni or penne are fairly easy to measure, but what about spaghetti? What a mess to try to squeeze those long squiggles into a measuring cup!

How did the spaghetti measure up?

How did the spaghetti measure up?

I recently purchased two spaghetti measurersfor a diabetes class that I teach, and ALMOST made the mistake of recommending them without trying…

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— 6 months ago
#carb counting  #carbohydrates  #diabetes  #diabetes exchange  #meal planning  #nutrition tips  #pasta  #portion control  #spaghetti 

Come to the Earl tonight if you’re in Atlanta!

— 6 months ago with 1 note
#sioux city sue  #ex hex  #connections  #atlanta 
How-to Fun: Making Potato MushroomsAdorbs.
Ok, so this post is NOT scientific;  I swear I really did learn A LOT while getting my…View Post

How-to Fun: Making Potato Mushrooms

Adorbs.

Ok, so this post is NOT scientific;  I swear I really did learn A LOT while getting my…

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— 9 months ago
#crafty  #cute  #DIY  #easy  #how to  #mushroom  #New Year&039;s Eve  #party food  #potato  #purple potato  #side dish  #vegetarian 
Fancy Shmancy

I am so in love with polymer clay! I daydream all day long about all the glamorous and classy earrings I can make. Here is a quick tutorial of how to make the fanciest earrings of your life!

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— 9 months ago with 1 note
#polymer clay  #polymer jewelry  #earrings  #diy tutorial  #crafts  #80s fashion  #diy  #fashion  #jewelry  #rhinestones 
Creating Your Breakfast ArsenalEasy Breakfasts – Overnight Oats

It’s often said that breakfast is “the most important meal of…View Post

Creating Your Breakfast Arsenal

Easy Breakfasts – Overnight Oats

It’s often said that breakfast is “the most important meal of…

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— 9 months ago
Healthy holiday eating

I am not a huge advocate of dieting. As a dietitian, I believe in making lifestyle changes that in turn help you to become healthier. The difference between dieting and making a lifestyle change is simple: dieting is not fun and no one wants to do it.…

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— 10 months ago with 1 note
#diet  #health and wellbeing  #holidays 
What’s trans fat got to do with it?

The FDA recently announced a proposed ban on the use of trans fat in our food supply. We have all heard recommendations for reducing the amount of saturated fat and cholesterol in our diets, but what’s all the fuss about eating trans fat? Well, this type…

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— 10 months ago with 1 note
#cholesterol  #FDA  #heart disease  #hydrogenated oil  #labeling  #news  #trans fat 
Don’t Squish the Squash
You’ll love it.
Hi there. Today I want to share an article I wrote for a locally published…View Post

Don’t Squish the Squash

You’ll love it.

Hi there. Today I want to share an article I wrote for a locally published…

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— 10 months ago
#breakfast  #brunch  #butternut squash  #Fall  #hash browns  #health and wellbeing  #meatless monday  #side dish  #vegan  #vegetarian  #Vitamin A 
Don’t get even, get pistou(ed).It’s that exciting and magical time of year again. The time when all your friends and loved ones…View Post

Don’t get even, get pistou(ed).

It’s that exciting and magical time of year again. The time when all your friends and loved ones…

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— 10 months ago with 1 note
#basil  #butternut squash  #dinner  #garlic  #health and wellbeing  #herbs  #lunch  #meatless monday  #pistou  #recipe  #soup  #vegan  #vegetarian  #winter 
Prodigal Daughter →

I don’t mind this one either. The boys at the Living Room Studio do a great job!

— 1 year ago
#sioux city sue  #atlanta  #music  #country  #siouxcitysue  #Living Room Studio 
Blue Crush →

I just wanted to share my favorite song from our new demo!

— 1 year ago
#sioux city sue  #atlanta  #music 
It’s NOT a Turban!

Long time no see!

I’m not quite sure where I am going to wear this adorable head band, but it is DEFINITELY NOT an urban turban.

From Vogue Knitting Winter 2011/12

I did mine in pastels, but the original fiery red is cute too.

Keep ya ears warm!

— 1 year ago with 1 note
#knitting  #head band  #vogue knitting  #pastels  #cute  #retro  #hair accessories  #hair-do  #knit  #crafts 
thatoneintrovert:

Greatest. Picture. Ever.

I love to see men knit!

thatoneintrovert:

Greatest. Picture. Ever.

I love to see men knit!

(Source: weirdchester, via theprinceandthepurl)

— 1 year ago with 270 notes