Food Stories Nomination

Posted by Jennifer (the student)

We would love to thank Shelby at Everyday Vegan Girl for the Food Stories Award nomination. We are thrilled to be included with so many other wonderful bloggers.

Food Stories Award for Excellence in Storytelling

Food Stories is pleased to present the Food Stories Award for Excellence in Storytelling, a fabulous nomination that anyone can bestow on their fellow bloggers.

Here’s how it works:

1. The nominee should visit the award site (http://foodstoriesblog.com/food-stories-award/) and leave a comment indicating that they have been nominated and by whom. (This step is so important because it’s the only way our judges will know who is being considered for the monthly award).
2. The Nominee should thank the person that nominated them by posting on their own blog & including a link to their blog.
3. The Nominee should include a courtesy link back to the official award site (http://foodstoriesblog.com/food-stories-award/) in their blog post.
4. Share one random thing about yourself in your blog post.
5. Select at least five other bloggers that you enjoy reading their stories and nominate them for the award. Include these nominees in your blog post.
6. Notify your  nominees by leaving a comment on their blog, including a link to the award site (http://foodstoriesblog.com/food-stories-award/).

 

The 5 bloggers that we are nominating are:

  1. Shannon at Healthful Balance
  2. Fran At Broken Cookies Don’t Count
  3. Hannah at Mind Running Wild
  4. Rebecca at Blueberry Smiles
  5. Maria at Sinfully Nutritious
The award rules require us to share a random thing about ourselves.
Jennifer (the student): I am embarrassing in love with “Pretty Little Liars”.
Jennifer (the RD):I crave hummus so much sometimes that I eat nothing but different varieties and nothing else all day.
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Benefits of Pumpkin

Posted by Jennifer (The RD)

Last week, my dog Kasper, that I truly believe has an eating disorder ate almost an entire loaf of whole wheat bread.  He was so sick that he had  to get a pain injection,  x-rays twice, and was on Reglan and antibiotics.  He was in such pain that he could hardly move.  He is just shy of 16 lbs. so you can imagine what a whole loaf of bread felt like in his gut!  Luckily, he was able to pass most of the bread, but became extremely constipated.  Because my dog is a repeat offender, I knew the drill.  Give him lots of pumpkin since it is a natural laxative!  So, I was thinking that my blog entry would be about the benefits of pumpkin.  Here you go:

  • Pumpkin is low in calories, but very nutrient dense
  • It is full of antioxidants
  • It is packed full of vitamin A
  • And of course, we know that it is full of fiber!

Most people think of pumpkin being used in pumpkin pie, but it can also be used in soups, stews, pancakes, etc.  Pumpkin seeds are always yummy too!

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