Hi I’m Rosemary and welcome to my blog! I'm a Registered Dietitian who loves to cook healthy food and dessert too!
I'M A DIETITIAN AND I EAT DESSERT!
Ever since I was a little girl, I loved dessert. I remember flipping through my mom's old recipe box. Remember the ones with the index cards? And you knew you found a good recipe when there were lots of finger prints on it. 🙂
When I post a dessert recipe, I get the occasional.. "aren't you a dietitian?!" Yes I am! And I love dessert, cinnamon rolls are my favorite!
I believe in eating for health 90% of the time, and indulging 10% of the time. Life is so incredibly short to miss out on those tasty treats, especially when travelling.
So, while I promote a nutritious diet most of the time, you will definitely find some delectable dessert recipes here on thehintofrosemary!
Part of healthy eating and living a balanced lifestyle is about not restricting yourself. Truly enjoy the treats, get lost in the moment. Satisfy your sweet tooth.
Or, as the little girl me would say, "All my teeth are sweet!!"
"Life is short and unpredictable, eat dessert first."
Arabic food has become my most favorite cuisine! In 2020, I married the love of my life, who is from Madaba. I've been able to watch his family cook and learn authentic Arabic recipes first hand.
Being part of a Jordanian-American family, I'm able to try all the incredible Arabic foods, from mansaf to maqluba and baklava. My favorite thing about Arabic food is that it is usually eaten family style with your hands or bread!
I wanted to be able to share my love of delicious Arabic food and make it simple and straightforward! So, I've broken down the instructions (translated from Arabic to English) and even added in some healthy substitutions!
Try something new from the other side of the world! I hope you love the Arabic desserts as much as I do!
MY PHILOSOPHY ABOUT FOOD AS A REGISTERED DIETITIAN
FOOD IS MY LOVE LANGUAGE.
Food is life, it is what sustains us, it is what brings us together. But, somewhere between being hunter-gatherer and eating to survive, and modern industrialization and the refinement of food, we lost sight of the true joy of food.
The core belief I hold about food as a dietitian is mindful eating.
Mindful eating is about honoring your body, what will make you feel good. and indulging occasionally. I love fruits, veggies, and everything in between! I love how powerful the nutrients in our foods are. Powerful enough for healing the body and mind.
We were born with this incredible innate sense of what and how much to eat. But, over the years, through what our parents taught us, what we learned in school, through social and cultural influence, most of us have lost touch with ourselves.
Go back to honoring yourself and what you are craving.
FREE YOURSELF FROM RESTRICTIONS.
Free yourself from counting calories, counting macros, in tracking everything you eat. In eating what you're "supposed to eat." Eat what makes you feel good.
REGISTERED DIETITIAN CREATED RECIPES
All the recipes you find here have been tested by me at least 3 times. One time to test it out. The second time to get the spices and measurements right. And a third time to film it and take pictures of it. But honestly, most have been done more than 3 times!
I want you to click on my recipes and know that what you are taking the time to make not only has the basic measurements right, but also tastes amazing!
Most of my recipes are refined sugar free, refined grain free, and colored naturally. And if they are not, there are easy substitutions to make them refined grain or sugar free. Most of my recipes also have dairy free and gluten free substitution options.
In every post you will find nutrition benefits of the ingredients. And you can be sure that what you are reading is accurate, because as a registered dietitian, I base my information on the latest scientific research.
Aside from work, I live a simple life in upstate New York. I love skiing in the winter, and I love gardening in the summer.
My idea of a perfect day is sitting outside, laughing with loved ones, enjoying a good home cooked meal.
My life goal is to live by the ocean, somewhere quiet where I can live simply and hear the crash of the ocean waves.
"The secret to happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less."
I hope you find my recipes easy to follow, and most of all, delicious.
If you are looking for nutrition information-- click on my blog page. My focus is HOLISTIC nutrition, so there isn't a once size fits all answer.
If you are looking to contact me for an appointment-- go to the nutrition counseling page.
MY EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND TO BECOME A REGISTERED DIETITIAN
- Masters of Art's Degree in Nutrition Science from Syracuse University
- Certified Dietitian Nutritionist by New York State Office of the Professions
- Registered Dietitian by the Commission on Dietetic Registration
- Dietetic Internship at Syracuse University
- Bachelor's of Science Degree in Nutrition & Dietetics from State University of New York, College at Oneonta