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My First FNCE!

It’s been a week since attending my first FNCE (Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo for those of you not in the nutrition field).  WOAH! I loved every single second of the experience, and living in the host city made it extra special. I’ve never felt more assured of my career choice, nor have I ever completely GEEKED out so many times in one weekend.  Spotting Robin Plotkin and Regan Jones wandering the expo floor on Tuesday before the closing session was the icing on my FNCE cake (or should I say ‘brulee’? #lifegoal)! I’m not sure how I let almost six years pass without attending this conference, but rest assured that won’t happen ever again.  Not only was I able to sample the latest and trendiest items in the nutrition market and hear from experts in the field at countless educational sessions, but I had the opportunity to network at a few fun events surrounding the conference.  I’m still in awe of the whole thing, but behold me in all of my nerdiness below: Perhaps …

Fire-Grilled Corn with Homemade Jalapeno Aioli

I recently made the hour-long trek to my parents’ farm in northern Tennessee for some deliciously fresh home-grown potatoes, tomatoes and corn…oh my! That’s right ya’ll; I’m a closeted country girl. I remember moving back in at my parent’s house the summer after graduating college before moving to Dallas for my internship, lamenting the idea of harvesting corn and potatoes and selling them off the back of my dad’s pick-up truck.  The produce coming from my parents’ “hobby” farm was so good that locals would approach my dad and ask to buy it, so naturally my younger brother and I were put to work. Today, I would jump at the chance for such a gig-oh how times have changed! Since returning from our wedding/honeymoon in Key West, I had been dying to recreate the fire roasted corn on the cob I had eaten numerous times there. It’s so simple and delicious you will be dying to make it ASAP as well! Fire-Grilled Corn on the Cob with Homemade Jalapeno Aioli 4 fresh ears of corn, husked and …

Almost Back On Track

Woah! My food splurge on NYE consisted of 3 courses and a bottle of wine with my fiancé at Mere Bulles in Brentwood, TN. Nearly three days have passed, and my stomach is still telling me it’s full. As a Registered Dietitian, I am often judged by the food on my plate, which is understandable. You will find that I am in no way defined by any one style of eating; I eat to provide my body with the vitamins and nutrients it needs, but I do love to indulge every now and then. New Year’s Eve was one of those times. That being said, I’m grateful the holiday season is coming to an end and I can get back on track! Mere Bulles has been a tradition for many in the middle TN area for nearly 20 years. That is quite a long run by present restaurant standards in the Nashville area. I understand why folks keep coming back-the food is great and the atmosphere eludes to an era of the past. Charming antiques …