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Live Well Summer Scholars 2018

The Furman Department of Health Sciences had a blast hosting our 2018 Live Well Furman Summer Scholars this summer.  This talented group of rising high school juniors and seniors spent one week on Furman campus– sampling a few academic classes in Exercise Science and Nutrition, exercising in the Furman Fitness Center and with the Group […]

Creamy Shrimp Rolls with Lemon and Dill

Looking for a light meal to beat the summer heat?  Try these delicious Creamy Shrimp Rolls with Lemon and Dill on Whole Grain buns. Ingredients: 1/3 cup plain, nonfat Greek yogurt 3 Tbsp light mayonnaise 1/4 cup each chopped onion, celery, and green pepper 2 Tbsp chopped fresh dill juice of 1/2 of a lemon […]

Whole Grain Crepes with Fresh Summer Fruits

Looking for a light summer breakfast to beat the heat? Try these delicious whole grain crepes filled with your favorite seasonal summer fruits. In a medium bowl, whisk 2 eggs with 1.5 cups of 1% milk. Whisk in 1 cup of whole grain flour. I used white “whole” wheat flour which is a pale variety. […]

Fresh Strawberry Caprese Salad

Looking for a fresh salad idea to beat the summer heat? Try this delicious Fresh Strawberry Caprese Salad.  Toss fresh spinach leaves with sliced strawberries, chopped fresh mozzarella, and whole fresh basil leaves.  I love fresh basil in salads and use a generous 1/2 cup handful for each serving.  I happened to have a store […]

Fresh Zucchini Noodle Caprese Salad

Looking for an easy way to use garden fresh spring vegetables? Try this easy zucchini noodle caprese salad. Use a zucchini spiralizer to make noodles out of 1-2 fresh zucchini.  Toss the uncooked noodles with 2 Tbsp pesto, 1 cup grape tomatoes (quartered lengthwise), 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil, 2 oz. chopped fresh mozzarella, a […]

Roasted Okra

Looking for a delicious way to prepare okra? Toss whole fresh okra pods with a little bit of vegetable oil, salt, and garlic powder (don’t cut the tops off). Roast at 425 degrees F for 20-25 minutes until lightly browned, stirring halfway. Roasted okra are incredibly flavorful and don’t have the “slime” that results from […]

Mediterranean Pasta with Shrimp and Roasted Vegetables

Looking for an easy make ahead meal for weekday lunches or busy weekday dinners?  Try this delicious Mediterranean Pasta with Shrimp and Roasted Vegetables.  It has a generous portion of colorful vegetables that are tossed with shrimp and whole grain pasta. Mediterranean Pasta with Shrimp and Roasted Vegetables I prefer to serve this pasta salad […]

FUEL Cooking Workshop: Mediterranean Farm to Table

Lori Nelsen (Furman Earth and Environmental Science) and Chef David Porras led another amazing FUEL Cooking Workshop today for Furman faculty, staff, and families.  This workshop featured recipes that were inspired by Mediterranean cuisine and featured local, farm fresh ingredients. The starter course was a delicious Spinach salad with Strawberries, Feta, and Toasted almonds and […]

FUEL Cooking Workshop 7/17 Easy Make Ahead Meals

I have a confession.  I have a love-hate relationship with cooking.  I love to cook… just not when I am hungry and tired.  That is why I often cook enough food for about 3-4 days and stock my refrigerator.  I only have to dirty up the kitchen once and have a few days of homemade […]

Homemade Granola with Dried Cherries, Apricots, Almonds and Coconut

Lori’s second recipe for our Simple Make Ahead Meals Workshop was a delicious homemade granola.  This was so outrageous that I had to be careful not to eat the entire batch.  Try this over a large bowl of fresh berries or peaches with a dollop of yogurt and sprinkled with granola. Homemade Granola with Dried […]