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Sarah Kaiser

Sarah Kaiser is a student-turned-townie living in Bloomington, Indiana. A social media specialist at Solution Tree, she spends her days tweeting and her nights foraging at the local summer market for new tastes and flavors. And occasionally rocking out on the ukulele.

Recent Posts by Sarah Kaiser

August 15, 2012

 

solitary coke can under fairly dramatic lighting

Strict School Snack Laws Linked to Healthier Weight in Kids

A recent study finds laws preventing the sale of unhealthy snacks and beverages in schools is correlated with reduced weight gain in students.

July 5, 2012

Lunchtime Tradition 

rugbrod, carrot and beet open-faced sandwiches

Carrots And Beets Served The Danish Way

Smørrebrød, Danish open-faced sandwiches, feature oven-roasted beets and carrots purchased from an area farmers market.

June 29, 2012

Hot And Dry 

drought with feet

Midwestern Drought Threatens Crops, Food Prices

With corn prices up about 27 percent in the past month and no sign of rain in Midwestern states, dry weather could force food prices across the country to rise.

June 24, 2012

 

hoop-house-salad

Hold the Dressing? Not So Fast

A new study says our bodies don’t readily absorb nutrients from veggies, like beta-carotene and lycopene, without a little fat.

March 4, 2012

Belly Warmer 

Pasta With Parmesan Cream Sauce in pan with wooden spoon

Pasta With Chorizo, Swiss Chard And Parmesan Cream Sauce

Pick up some Swiss chard and chorizo from your local farmers market for this dish. It will warm you up in these cold winter months.

January 4, 2012

Mexican Breakfast 

Salsa

Huevos Rancheros Casserole

Sometimes limited ingredients are the key to making great dishes on the fly. I invented this one as I was cleaning out my fridge and pantry.

November 15, 2011

Pumpkin Treats 

pumpkin sugar cookies

Spicing Up A Simple Sugar Cookie

The flavor of pumpkin doesn't overwhelm but adds a touch of moistness that makes these cookies a delight to bite into.

March 9, 2011

Sustainable Fish 

fish farm

New Labels Will Certify Sustainably-Farmed Seafood

New certification for fish farms may help consumers make more sustainable choices when buying seafood.

March 8, 2011

Nutty Recalls 

Skippy Peanut Butter

Step Away From The Nuts: Two Recalls Announced

Check the labels: hazelnuts and Skippy reduced fat peanut butter spread have been recalled due to contamination from E. coli and salmonella.

February 15, 2011

British Influence 

jamieoliver

Jamie Oliver Faces Resistance From LA School District

British celebrity chef was banned from filming in Los Angeles schools.

February 14, 2011

Budget For Health 

Two thirds of adult Hoosiers weigh in as overweight or obese, putting them at risk for heart disease and other chronic illness.

Bold New Obesity Initiative May Lack Funding

Almost two thirds of adults in Indiana are overweight or obese, but the state budget doesn't include the funds to tackle this public health issue.

February 4, 2011

Homegrown foods 

Fully sprouted lentils

DIY: Sprouting At Home

With all the recent sprout recalls, people are hesitant about getting them at the store. Not to worry!—they're easy to make at home.

February 1, 2011

What To Eat 

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announcing the release of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans on Monday morning.

Food Bloggers Weigh In On USDA’s New Dietary Guidelines

For the first time ever, guidelines focus on the growing obesity epidemic, telling Americans to eat less, and emphasizing a plant-based diet.

January 26, 2011

Eat Your Veggies 

Veggies

6 Ways To Get More Veggies On Your Plate

Recent data shows less than 10% of Americans are eating enough veggies—here are some easy and delicious ideas to help you meet your quota!

January 23, 2011

Sunday Brunch 

Basil and tomatoes

Easy Crustless Quiche Or Baked Spanish Tortilla

Whether you call it a crustless quiche or a baked Spanish tortilla, this recipe can be easily modified to work with the veggies in your fridge at home.

January 18, 2011

Can't Stop Eating 

beer and cocktail

Study Shows Addictive Tendencies Tied To Obesity

Researchers at Washington University have found a link between overeating and family history of alcoholism. Does this mean we can be addicted to food?

January 17, 2011

Meat Issues 

horse in a field of flowers

Rethinking Horse Slaughter

Are horses the sacred "cow" of America today? A group of ranchers wants to re-legalize horse slaughter, and I think they have a point.

January 6, 2011

Label Debut 

packaged meat in grocery store

Nutrition Labels On (Or Near) Meat To Debut In 2012

New USDA rules will require familiar nutrition labels either on packaging or signs in supermarkets.

December 29, 2010

Food Safety News 

Eggs

Food Safety Bill Revived And Passed By Congress

After being pronounced dead by many observers, the new legislation was passed in a surprise vote earlier this week. Some of the changes may surprise you.

December 19, 2010

Food News 

friutloops

Low-Sugar Cereal Helps Kids Choose The Right Portion

A Yale study shows that kids who are given low-sugar cereals choose a healthier portion than ones given a high-sugar alternative.

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