Thursday, September 27, 2012

Where's The 100% beef patty you ask? NOW at Burger Hub.

UMD Dining services has confirmed that the burger served in the Burger Hub at the UMD food court is NOW 100% beef!
No more gluten fillers in your Burger Hub hamburger patty!   This is a huge win for the gluten intolerant!
There is a size and shape difference that you will notice from the old burger as well.

Don't forget, the Center Court Restaurant is a 100% grass fed burger and also gluten free!

I am waiting for absolute confirmation on which hamburger is used in the Dining Center... so, more to come!

Please pass along to those in your life who have celiac, gluten intolerance, gluten allergies, paleo diet consuming, etc.


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Avacado. A wonderful healthy fat. How do I pick a good one and store it properly to get the most from my purchase?

If you like avocados, yet are concerned about not eating them before they get too ripe or go bad. Or maybe you are not sure how to store or cut them. Here are 2 videos you might find helpful for dorm or apartment living.  (Salsa and guac party anyone?)

Avocado's are great on their own, in a sandwich and so many other wonderful ways.

The first video is about storing it with onions. Notice he stores the half with the pit. 

Some people also use a lemon or sprinkle the remaining avocado with lemon juice to keep the color fresh.

This second video takes you through choosing, speeding and slowing the ripening process as well as slicing and longer term storing suggestions.



Thursday, September 13, 2012

Not sure what you can eat at UMD?

If you have a particular food you need to avoid, I welcome your challenge to help you find options at UMD.  
Email me at

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

EVENT - Health Services' open house Sept 13 from 11-1

Health Services building and parking lot

Thursday September 13th from 11 - 1

If you have a chance to make the mini trek up to the health services building you will not only be rewarded with information about the various services Health Services has to offer at UMD, both physical and mental. You will also be treated to veggie burgers and hot dogs.

Health Services is just up the hill from Lake Superior Hall next to Heaney Hall

**This is an outside event and is weather dependent. Rain date will likely be Friday Sept 14.
UMD health services -

Saturday, September 1, 2012

UMD Farm video

Hi all!
For those of you who were at the Bulldog Welcome Week presentation today. As well as those who were not.  The sound was not playing properly.  As promised, here is the link to the You Tube video about the UMD farm made when it was just starting back up a few years ago.

More information will be available on future posts about the farm. 
It has grown so much from the time of this video.

Thank you to Randy Hanson, and many other staff, faculty and students who have seen the vision and put so much time, effort, sweat, and more into the Sustainable Agriculture Project.

The farm has given UMD dining services 4400 pounds of food last year served at UMD. It will be exciting to see where that number will reach at the end of the 2012/2013 school year.