Black Cherry & Basil Ricotta Toast
Basil-marinated cherries on vanilla ricotta toast? I’ll brunch to that! If you’ve read this space for very long you’ll know I’m the opposite of a Type A home cook. I try to measure ingredients when recipe testing but most of my best creations result from “a little of this” measuring and a “you do you” […]
What Does it Mean to Live & Eat Sustainably?
Sustainability; a word that is at once overused and not discussed enough. Because there is not one definition of sustainable nutrition, a sustainable diet can mean many things to many people. While one person’s definition of food sustainability may mean reducing food waste, buying humane animal products and purchasing products mindfully, another’s definition may be […]
Roasted & Stuffed Artichokes
If you’ve been reading this space for long you’ll know I advocate for exploring, trying new things, stepping outside the box and adventuring in the kitchen whenever possible. Like anytime you do something new, cooking a new dish with ingredients you’re not used to is a challenge. However the experience of searching for, making new […]
Saffron Chickpea & Chard Hash with Sunny Egg
A vegetarian chickpea and chard hash seasoned with a pinch of saffron and topped with a runny, sunny egg. The perfect savory breakfast dish and–most importantly–so easy. I have a thing for saffron. During my year-long dietetic internship I spent a few weeks in a small psychiatric hospital and the head kitchen manager was a […]
Blood Orange, Kiwi & Mint Margaritas. Because You Deserve It.
Forget mixes, this margarita recipe uses fresh lime and the tropical flavors of blood orange and kiwi to bring an island flair to your next cocktail hour. Like a cat, I’ve lived nine lives. Before becoming a dietitian, I spent years in the restaurant and food industry and one of my jobs was mixing cocktails […]
Pluot & Brown Sugar Buckwheat Pancakes
I love breakfast. I could never choose a favorite eating occasion (I love them all) but breakfast is near and dear to my heart, and not only because there is usually coffee involved (but that too). From sweet pancakes to savory potatoes to good old fashion oats and a cup of joe, the decisions are […]
Breakfast and Brunching!
So Easy Strawberry Saffron Bellini
Prosecco with saffron-infused strawberry puree? I’ll brunch to that! Ah, brunch. The excuse to drink juice spiked with sparkling alcohol–well let’s be real, heavy on the sparkling, light on the juice. Whether it’s Mother’s Day, Christmas or just an excuse to extend your Saturday night party, brunch is never a bad idea. While my go-to […]
About Kristina Todini, RDN
Benvunto, bemvindo, welcome! I’m Kristina and I’m a dietitian nutritionist with a serious case of wanderlust. When I’m not exploring the world I love to explore new ingredients and flavors from around the world.
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Mushroom & Pea Risotto with White Truffle Oil
Risotto, arguably the most feared of all pastas. I don’t know how many times I’ve heard that risotto is a hard dish to get right, and I believed it because I’ve had my fair share of bad risotto. Before attempting to make the dish on my own, I assumed it was beyond my skill scope. It […]
So Easy Lentil & Farro Bowl with Sunny Egg & Spicy Harissa
Just so you know, I’m a big, BIG fan of easy. I may cook dinner 5-6 times a week, but I rarely spend more than 30-40 minutes preparing and cooking my meals (and half of that is spent scrolling through my phone while waiting for it to finish). As much as I love a big, […]
Favorite Summer Shrimp & Vegetable Pasta
It’s hard to use the word “favorite” when talking about pasta. It’s like choosing a favorite child–impossible but sometimes you’re more into one than another (this is probably not how it works, I’m not a mother…but you know what I mean). When I first married my husband (who is from Italy and has very strong […]
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On the Road: Travel Posts
15 Foods You MUST Eat in Korea
Sure, you’ve heard of kimchi and enjoy going out for Korean bbq, but have you heard of gimbap and cheesetella? These 15 foods are not to be missed when traveling South Korea. Cheesetella Kind of like a sponge cake with a cream filling (but not at all sweet), cheesetella is typically found in bakeshops and […]
Travel Guide: Seoul, South Korea
I spent 10 days in Korea in the spring of 2017 and Seoul was my base as I explored the country. The below recommendations are based on the places I visited, the experiences I had and the amazing food I ate. By no means is this a comprehensive list of everything to do in Seoul, […]
Want to Escape Life? Ihla Grande is Brazil’s Secret Island Getaway
I spent a nearly a month in Brazil one summer (Brazil’s winter) with a home base in Rio de Janeiro. And while Rio’s Ipanema and Copacabana beaches were beautiful and there is no topping its ridiculous skyline, after a few weeks in the city we were craving some fresh air. We’d been told there was […]
Food Touring Mexico City’s Historic City Center
Mexico City surprised me, to say the least. My trip to the city came after a few very busy workweeks and I didn’t have much time to think about my upcoming vacation. I was working hard to finish projects before leaving and didn’t spend time doing what I normally do before a trip abroad-researching a […]