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Isabel

Isabel
Isabel is a registered dietitian nutritionist who has grown up working on Wisconsin farms, has cooked and organized within the Slow Food movement, and has been a class assistant at The Chopping Block since 2019. She likes to bring a farm-to-table, nutrition focus with food and has some budget-friendly tips from her work with a Chicago food pantry as well. She loves to explore local restaurants, record stores, and websites of available foster dogs for when she can find a bigger apartment.

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Once Upon a Jar of Coconut Oil

  Just like Smash Mouth’s “All Star” hit, coconut oil is past its peak but still appears in our daily lives. Touted as a belly fat blaster, an appetite suppressant and even an Alzheimer's treatment, ...

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Immune-Boosting Foods: How to Avoid the Sniffles

  A battleground full of first-wave defenses of thick walls, burning acid and goo, followed by a second wave of soldiers to recognize and fight the enemy. That’s the opening scene to the blockbuster ...

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The Bugs On Us

  Don’t freak out. There are bugs all over you. Over 100 trillion of them. But they’re not actually bugs; they’re microbes and they do some pretty phenomenal things for us, especially the ones found ...

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5 Common Food Label Misconceptions

  What are those percentages on a nutrition label? Is 800mg of sodium a lot? What exactly is the difference between carbs and sugars? We’ve all been there: standing in a grocery store aisle, turning ...

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The Misunderstood Chili Pepper: More Than Just Heat

  Whether it’s watching tears being shed during a Hot Ones video or desperately fanning your mouth yourself, we all have what I like to call “spice memories.” Most of mine happen to take place on the ...

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Tempeh 101

  If a sci-fi movie and a high school biology class had a child, it’d be tempeh. It sort of looks like a brain and involves fermentation (a process that is just as complex as a brain’s), but don’t ...

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Superfoods are Superheroes

  Superfoods are the food industry’s superheroes: they’re touted as “powerful,” having “superpowers” and being “extra-nutritious.” I mean, who wouldn’t want a superhero in their life? I personally ...

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