Last Saturday, the Duke Campus Farm, in conjunction with Students for Sustainable Living hosted a workshop on the Chemistry Food, led by chef-in-residence Justine de Valicourt. Participants explored the basics of fermentation and learned how to make their yogurt, fermented vegetables, sourdough, vegan carrot cake and agar noodles. While the first workshop taught college cooking basics, Justine taught easy ways to make healthy, allergen-free foods with few ingredients.
Central Campus is home to Devil’s Bistro where the Food Factory serves lunch and dinner. While those living elsewhere may not frequent the Bistro, it has much to offer. Built in 2009, the Bistro has many sustainable features including recycled countertops and reclaimed wood floors. Read the rest of this entry »
While many on campus eateries offer ways to eat and live more sustainably, often these practices go unnoticed. We wanted to highlight some of the Duke on-campus vendors efforts to go Green. The Armadillo Grill, located in the Bryan Center serves Tex-Mex style food for Lunch and Dinner. They have extensive vegetarian options, including burritos, quesadillas and enchiladas. Additionally, they have many vegan options upon request. Read the rest of this entry »
There’s a Duke Bucket List, a list of campus eateries, and a list of restaurants in Durham…but what about a bucket list of FANTASTIC restaurants at which Duke students/faculty can enjoying delicious meals AND save the earth? Here’s one that we can all follow and check off throughout our time here. If your New Year’s Resolution has something to do with eating healthier and/or more environmentally friendly (See Duke’s “4 Rules for better eating“), this bucket list will put excitement into maintaining a healthy and green diet while at Duke (in no particular order)!
National Eating Disorders Week 2012
You might not think it happens very often, but in fact it’s quite common. Although it’s more ordinary for women to suffer an eating disorder than men, more than a million men and boys battle the illness every day – and this number appears to be increasing, Recent studies report that as many as 30 percent of patients with anorexia or bulimia are male, as well as 40 percent of binge eaters. In addition there are many others who may not meet eating disorder criteria but still struggle with their relationship with food. Read the rest of this entry »
Two weeks ago we discussed options for sugar substitutes, such as honey, agave nectar, and brown rice syrup – all tasty options to sweeten your food or beverage, but they do come with a caloric punch. This week, we’ll dedicate our post to the sweeteners that are calorie-free, yet a bit controversial – artificial sweeteners. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s a new year, time to turn over a new leaf! Spring semester will be a vast improvement on the last – or will it? The New Year inspires many of us to vow to make lifestyle changes that we probably won’t follow through on. Topping many people’s wish list for the New Year is to “lose more weight/get more fit.” After a season (or semester) of way too many snacks, sodas, candies and alcohol, it’s only natural that a vow to lose weight and get fit would follow. The problem is that by the second week of January, most people have already fallen off the wagon. Read the rest of this entry »
The end of the semester is here! Congratulations, you’re almost done. The best time of the semester can also be the most stressful. When the stress gets high, you may develop some unhealthy lifestyle patterns – which can lead to even more stress!
Increased stress may lead to…
Are Your “Food Rules” Ruling You?
Eating right is actually quite simple. Remember back when you were a kid? You ate when you felt like it. You felt hunger, you ate, and then you felt full. It was simple. Yet as you’ve gotten older, chances are you’ve been bombarded with contradictory messages about healthy eating (what to eat, what not to eat, when and where). Truth is, nutrition is an evolving field and there are an infinite number of fad diets with fad claims that further confuse us. Read the rest of this entry »