Heather Rockwood
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Conquering a gluten-free diet

Heather Rockwood is a food science senior and Mustang Daily food columnist. Recently, I went to the grocery store and, yet again, came home with the wrong dessert to please all my roommates. It is not that they are picky…

Dont let a time crunch ruin lunch

Heather Rockwood is a food science senior and Mustang Daily food columnist. This weekend I was fortunate enough to attend Sunset magazine’s Savor the Central Coast celebration. Many of the best wineries, restaurants and breweries from Monterey to Santa Barbara…

Get on board with the Fair Trade Movement

From what I’ve seen, when people start reconsidering what they eat, they typically concern themselves with the health value and impact of the foods they consume on their bodies and lives. However, there are broader aspects of foods attached to the…

Defining your relationship with the food you eat

The much-anticipated week has finally arrived — the first week back to classes. I can tell you what is already going through most people’s heads. Wowies: “That was the most amazing week ever! School is so awesome!” Wow Leaders: “I’m…

Asparagus: the speediest veggie

The fast-growing asparagus is perfect for a healthy, quick and easy appetizer before graduation celebrations begin.

April showers bring May flowers, and apricots

This yummy little fruit is caught somewhere between a peach and a plum, but is in no way lost or confused.

Chocolate: more than just a tasty treat

Chocolate has more benefits than just satisfying a sweet tooth, and it can be used on both sweet and savory dishes.

A look at the Fair Trade movement

The Fair Trade movement calls for consumer ethics and the acknowledgment of human rights when purchasing food.

Satisfy the heart with sustainable sablefish

Today we will take a moment to explore some of the names this fish goes by and why it is beneficial for us and the environment to start considering the addition of sablefish to our dinner plates every once in a while.

Mint has more to offer than fresh breath

Girl Scout Cookie season ended not too long ago, and many of us are just now finishing the last of our Thin Mints that really didn’t help us keep too thin at all.

Tweak your eating habits to boost your energy and professionalism

Food columnist discusses how food can provide energy from breakfast to lunch to dinner.