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Recommended Watch: Fed Up

I’ve talked in the past about how cutting back on added sugar in my diet has really improved many aspects of my life. Because of this change I eat better overall, have improved digestive health, and have more energy to do things like exercise, garden, and grade papers, projects, and assignments. Overall, just saying no …

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Eight Simple Rules

Over the years of working at Drake I have been interviewed by several students in journalism and mass communication classes. Many times they are interviewing me for an assignment, sometimes it’s for practice, and occasionally something I say is so profound they put it in the Times Delphic. Actually, now that I think about it, …

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Spice Up Your Life (Foods 10 & 11)

I’ve just reached a third of the way through my 30 new foods for 2014 and let me tell you, I’m sure glad I didn’t set this goal to be 50 as I had initially wanted. I’m not at all worried about reaching 30, especially with a new season of abundance at the local farmers’ …

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Meatless Monday: Asparagus Lasagna

As I mentioned last week, the Des Moines Farmers’ Market is officially open for business! Because we had such a cold and long winter, the only vegetable truly in season right now is asparagus. I enjoy asparagus and find myself eating it quite a bit, especially this time of year. As I was browsing through …

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Hello May!

It’s a new month already! May is one of my favorite months of the year for a few reasons: lilacs are in bloom, the farmers’ market season starts (see photo of me with my all-time favorite farmers’ market treat: the apple cider doughnut!), and it marks the beginning of summer for me at Drake!  April …