5 (Simple) ways to start eating more mindfully

In our culture today convenience has become the ultimate driving factor in a world of instant gratification. Thanks to technology, access to anything seems to be at our fingertips. There are apps for delivery, yoga, meditation, and even things like Apple Pay (because one can’t be bothered to swipe their actual card from their wallet)….

9/11: A brief reflection of 16 years gone.

I had been awake a few hours already this morning before the realization hit that 16  years ago our world and nation changed forever. I recall sitting in an art class at 8:05am with no TV listening to the earliest reports via NPR, certainly unable to yet recognize the magnitude of this tragic event. As…

Restore the Correspondence Between Agriculture and Gastronomy

Gastronomy: the art or science of good eating Agriculture: the science, art, or practice of cultivating the soil, producing crops, and raising livestock We are currently in the midst of a national transformation concerning food, health and agriculture. Research topics span from the gut science of the microbiome and food’s influence on health to genetic modifications…

Sonny Perdue: New U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (Another Clown in the Cabinet?)

(Commentary; Sourced and Quoted) The former Georgia Governor has officially been confirmed to the position by the Senate on Monday, filling the vacancy left by former Ag Sec. Tom Vilsack. Perdue according to the Washington Post has garnered support from Farm Bureau and the National Restaurant Association. With large budget cuts for the department proposed by…

Sustainable Cyclist v2.0: Renewed Focus

After an extensive hiatus from publishing any writing, I feel it’s time to end that break.  Last year was full of great growth and experience including some highlights of attending the Food Tank Summit, launching Marrow Market, and travel abroad. Now these may seem like at first read some strange, and quite unrelated events on…

Cover Crops and Cattle In Holistic Harmony Pt. 2

I had the absolute pleasure of connecting with Nate Belcher a little over a year ago and Del Ficke shortly after at a Healthy Farms conference. I now have the honor to work with and learn from them as well as help promote the incredible efforts and fruits of their labor. When you sit down…

Cover Crops and Cattle In Holistic Harmony Pt. 1

I had the absolute pleasure of connecting with Nate Belcher a little over a year ago and Del Ficke shortly after at a Healthy Farms conference. I now have the honor to work with and learn from them as well as help promote the incredible efforts and fruits of their labor. When you sit down…

Vilsack for Veep? A Good ear for Global and Local Ag Diversity?

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has become a member of the shortlist of viable candidates to join the Democratic Presidential ticket alongside Hilary Clinton. According to his USDA profile, he’s currently serving as the 30th Secretary of Agriculture. Prior to his appointment, Vilsack served two terms as the Governor of Iowa, in the Iowa State Senate and…

Pork Belly & Spicy Cheddar Angel Hair

The real trick to eating fit? Give yourself a break once in a while. That’s not to say go hog wild (pun intended) and eat pounds of bacon and baker’s dozens of donuts. I’ve found though that if you don’t enjoy some of those indulgences in moderation, the binge factor can become bigger than ever….

Sustainability in (Agri)culture, From Athens to Crete

Cross-posted via UNL Newsroom The following article is a snapshot of few of the highlights from the study abroad program I participated in earlier this summer. Although the Greeks may be in financial crisis in many ways they’re shining with resilience through sustainability. Enjoy this peek and keep an eye out for more!     Sustainable…

Food:”An Investment In Your Health And Your Family”

After a brief hiatus and sabbatical of sorts I have returned with a refreshed perspective, reality, and especially a more focused appreciation for the potential the experience of food holds. This is the first of many inspired posts I’ll share rooted in that adventure relating to sustainability, food, or culture. Food is one of the…