My enthusiasm for sustainable food systems and nutrition education has taken me from Northern California to Brooklyn, NY to Greensboro, NC and many other places in between! I love to interact with people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures, and I get to do this each week in the ESY kitchen. I have degrees in nutrition and public health from UC Berkeley and UNC Chapel Hill, and I am a proud Registered Dietitian. Outside of work, I’m an avid distance runner and I love to explore new places with my own two feet. Contact me at mdavis@gcmuseum.com.

featured recipe: honey ball cookies

ingredients: 1 cup rolled oats½ cup mini chocolate chips½ cup ground flax seed¼ cup dried shredded coconut½ cup peanut butter1/3 cup honey1 teaspoon vanilla extract   directions: Combine oats, chocolate chips, flax seed, shredded coconut, peanut butter, honey, and vanilla in a bowl. Stir to combine. Form the mixture into small balls using your hands.…

featured recipe: blueberry muffins

ingredients:makes 10 standard muffins 5 tablespoons (71 grams) unsalted butter, softened½ cup (100 grams) sugar1 large egg¾ cup sour cream or plain yogurt½ teaspoon grated lemon zest1 ½ cups (191 grams) all-purpose flour1 ½ teaspoon (7 grams) baking powder¼ teaspoon (1 gram) baking soda¼ teaspoon (2 grams) salt¾ cup (105 grams) blueberries, fresh or frozen…

featured recipe: jerk spiced nuts

ingredients:makes 5 cups5 cups mixed raw nuts3 tbsp coconut oil1 tbsp brown sugarjuice of 1/2 lemon, optional1 Tbsp ground dried red peppers1 Tbsp ground allspice1 1/2 tsp smoked sea saltzest of 1 lemon1 tsp fresh thyme leaves1/4 tsp ground ginger1/4 tsp ground cloves1/4 tsp cinnamon1/2 tsp garlic powder directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place…

featured recipe: zesty guacamole

ingredients:2 ripe avocado1/2 lime, juiced1/2 cup cilantro, finely chopped1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped1 teaspoon salt directions:1. Cut the avocados in half and remove the pit. Using a spoon, scoop out the flesh of the avocado into a medium-size bowl.2. Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl and mash it all together with a fork…