About Food Science Nerd

Hello and welcome to Food Science Nerd!  If you've landed here, I'm assuming you're interested in learning more about how simple scientific know-how can help you create healthier, tastier, and/or easier meals and become more confident in the kitchen.  If so, you've come to the right place!

PB&J smoothie bowl |foodsciencenerd.com

I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist hailing from Boston, but I lived in New Jersey (as you'll be able to tell from my posts) while getting my Masters in Nutritional Biochemistry at Rutgers, where I researched intracellular cholesterol transport.  While lab work is a fascinating and vital part of my career plan, my true passions lie in nutrition, cooking, and culinary science (think America's Test Kitchen, The Food Lab, or Good Eats).  I have also worked as a clinical dietitian and have extensive experience in community nutrition/counselling as well.  I'm studying sports nutrition on the side in hopes that I can help women's hockey players and ballerinas optimize their performance by addressing their very specific nutrition needs.

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"It sounds like Rat and Patootie. Ratpatootie. Not very delicious." ~Alfredo Linguine, Ratatouille
Have fun learning!

This blog is not meant as a substitute for individualized nutrition counseling. Although I am a Registered Dietitian, the meal ideas and recipes displayed on this website are general and are not necessarily be suited to your needs. For personalized nutrition counselling, please see the options on my business website (coming soon!).

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  • The resulting lentil stew with wilted spinach and poached eggs- adapted from @bonappetitmag. So good, my husband said he’d eat it again!
  • I don’t know what about this sofrito pile struck me, but isn’t it just so pretty and organized?  I had to take a picture before sacrificing it to a lentil stew.  Also- new favorite cooking toy: handheld mandoline. I use it literally every day.
  • Homemade waffles, fluffy snowflakes, Christmas music, and fresh coffee. It doesn’t get better than this!
  • Weird but delicious-- spiralized root vegetables and bacon lardons in homemade chicken broth with basil-cashew pesto.
  • A handful of pomegranate arils  and chopped cashews took this Sunday dinner of spinach ravioli and salad to a whole new gorgeous (and festive) level.  Happy Advent!

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