PODCAST: Season 1 Finale!

PODCAST: Season 1 Finale!

I made a podcast! Let's talk about it!Deciding to create a podcast for my senior honors project wasn't the easiest thing I've ever done, but it's been one of the most exciting and challenging experiences of my college career! I've gained so much confidence in my public speaking skills, along with a lot of technical knowledge about audio production and editing. There have been so many learning opportunities (mistakes!!) that have made me a better interviewer and producer along the way.


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PODCAST: Promoting Food Literacy Through On-Campus Agriculture, Part B

PODCAST: Promoting Food Literacy Through On-Campus Agriculture, Part B

The second of two episodes discussing food literacy in the context of community gardening, ecology projects and...BEES? Featuring a fantastic discussion about bees on a college campus, the intersection between ecology and food literacy, the role higher-ed has to play in supporting environmentally-friendly projects, and how taking one small step at a time gets you one step closer to your goals. Featuring St. Kate's Biology Lab Manager, Chris Palahniuk, and St. Kate's biology senior and bee enthusiast, Marie Olson. 


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PODCAST: Promoting Food Literacy Through On-Campus Agriculture, Part A

PODCAST: Promoting Food Literacy Through On-Campus Agriculture, Part A

The first of two episodes discussing food literacy in the context of community gardening and agriculture projects, including talk about engaging gardeners of all ages, gardening as an educational and community-centering tool, gardening as a way to alleviate food insecurity, and links between agriculture, ecology, and spirituality. Featuring Co-director of Young Adult Spirituality with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Jennifer Tacheny. 


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PODCAST: Food Insecurity in College Students, Part B

PODCAST: Food Insecurity in College Students, Part B

The second episode of two discussing the topic of food insecurity in university students, featuring an exploration of one student's first-hand experiences with food insecurity while pursuing his degree. Featuring a UMN senior undergraduate student. We explore his experience as a food insecure college student, including what caused his food insecurity, where he was able to find food and resources around campus, and how he got out of it.


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PODCAST: Food Insecurity in College Students, Part A

PODCAST: Food Insecurity in College Students, Part A

The first of two episodes exploring the topic of food insecurity in university students, and the role that food shelves can play in supporting students facing food insecurity issues. Featuring University of Minnesota Health Promotion Associate and Nutritious U Food Pantry Founder, Rebecca Leighton, MPH, RD.Rebecca and I discuss the details how of the Nutritious U Food Pantry at the University of Minnesota came to be, what is food insecurity, and the complexities of reaching the students who need it most.More about UMN Nutritious U Food Pantry


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Feed That Nation: Origin Story

Feed That Nation: Origin Story

To complete my senior honors project at St. Kate's, I was allowed to choose any type of project I was interested in. Students in past years have done everything from research papers to musical performances, but it has always felt like those projects only existed when they were being produced. I wanted to create a project that would be able to continue educating and engaging others even after I graduate and move onto my next big adventure.


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Vegan Curry for a Crowd

Originally posted 4/25/19 Ingredients (Time: 1 hour; Yield: 8 servings) 2 cups split red lentils (or lentils of your choice) 1 sweet potato, cubed 2 cups of cauliflower florets 1…


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Easy Weeknight Stirfry

Easy Weeknight Stirfry

Wanting a simple, yummy stirfry? I’ve got you covered! This recipe is so flexible—any vegetables, any carbohydrate, a spicy sweet sauce, and you’re good to go! Want a little extra protein? Fry up a yummy runny egg to go on top!


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Cayenne-Fried Pineapple

Originally posted 3/21/19 Ingredients (Yield: 10-12 pieces) 1 fresh, ripe pineapple A few tablespoons canola oil or another flavorless cooking oil Salt, sugar, and cayenne, to taste Instructions Step 1:…


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Broccoli Cheese Soup

Originally posted 2/6/19 Ingredients (yield: ~4 servings) 1 tablespoon butter 1 cup onion, diced 1 cup carrots, diced (I used petite baby carrots) 1 teaspoon minced garlic (~1 clove) 3…


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