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)….

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…

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….

Turkey Bacon & Brussels

Often times you peek in your freezer and realize ” Oh I still have some holiday turkey leftover.” Whether this is the case or you’re just in the mood for something simple and healthy this hot salad of sorts is a great option. Of course there is also some bacon involved to liven things up…

Bacon & (Scotch) Eggs

Whether you’re waking up this morning minding your New Year’s resolution or are looking for a scrumptious hearty brunch that’s sure to be a crowdpleaser, here’s an easy way to satisfy your hunger. Usually if you go out for brunch or breakfast the question comes up in some form, “Bacon or sausage?” Let’s be honest…

Winter Market Bounty: Butternut Squash Soup

  Welcome to the first official day of winter! After taking a break to tackle Fall Semester’s Finals I’ve got another great simple soup to warm your bones and tickle your taste buds with this season. It’s been a blessing this year to have not just one, but two indoor fall/winter farmer’s markets to source…

Red(cabbage) & Blue (cheese) Chorizo Soup

Winter is coming quick and it’s the perfect time to batch up some soups to get you through. This recipe is a spicy twist on a white wine and cabbage stew I had at a little bistro last year. I decided to spice it up a little bit by pairing chorizo and an IPA as…

Finding Hope In A Hungry World And Investing In Rural Futures

It truly was a family affair to kick off the Rural Futures Conference at Nebraska Innovation Campus. The Heuermann Lecture Series welcomed father and son Howard G. and Howard W. Buffett . Howard W. is currently on faculty at UNL as well as Columbia University while Howard G. is CEO of the Howard G. Buffett…

Bugeater Foods: Startup Striving to Anchor an Industry

Sustainability is not a new concept, but the increased consciousness has led to many new concepts here in the United States and particularly the Midwest revolving around food sustainability. Bugeater Foods of Lincoln, NE is a perfect example of a budding company focused on sustainable food options that is pairing research with innovation to lead…

Sustainable Farming Through Permaculture Methods

                                         Last Thursday evening I attended my first Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society event , Farmer’s Night Out hosted by New Earth Farm & Goods. The farm,which also is home to Keipos Inc., is located just North of the…

Banana Coco Ice cream

August is upon us, and with it has come the intense heat and humidity of summer. What’s better after a long run in the sun or just a day out bearing the humidity? A couple scoops of cold creamy ice cream. I’ve created a recipe that you can enjoy without worry. It’s dairy free and…

Hydroponic or Aquaponic; Is it Organic?

Organic food prices are rising in a booming market. This reflects the immense effort put forth by organic farmers to bring to market a product thats production adheres to the rigorous USDA certification standards . Natural grocers throughout the country, led by organic champion Whole Foods, are no longer the only ones focusing on supplying this…