I just found out that my coconut curry mini frittatas placed as 2nd runner-up in the sponsored siggi’s recipe challenge from October! It is very fulfilling to have my recipe recognized since I have been contemplating recipe development as a career when I get my RD. It is also quite, quite nice to be rewarded with a $200 visa gift card..
Click this link for the original recipe.
I love being a member of Recipe Redux. Not only providing recipe challenges like the siggi’s, but also creating inspiration for new posts. I’ve realized that some of my best posts were from the Redux’s monthly challenges. Something about being a part of RDs and dietetic interns in a recipe development community is very motivating to me. I’m kinda on a high right now. I’m excited for this month’s theme, but it’ll have to be kept a secret to you all right now until Jan 22nd…
You can view the Redux’s post on the winners here, and check out the other RD’s recipes too. They look great and it’s neat to see the versatility of yogurt in meals and snacks.
On the note of the dietetic life, my current internship rotation at UNC wellness is amazing. I get to sit in on RDs counseling clients and see the programming side as well. I’m able to see the RD apply her knowledge and experience in individualized counseling sessions and have an impact. I can tell the clients are inspired and motivated after a simple 30 minute session. I love being surrounded by professionals who love their job and are supportive of future aspirations. It makes such a difference to be in a positive environment that supports growth and career development. Unfortunately my clinical rotation did not meet my expectations and I didn’t have the best experience, so currently I have shifted my career goals from being a clinical RD to recipe or menu development, something involving cooking and/or the appreciation of food. Being mindful of what is consumed and the nutrition behind it. I have a lot of interests but I’ve realized my strengths right now are what I’ve been doing for the past four years- blogging, recipe development and food photography. We’ll see what the future holds, I’m staying open minded to my career opportunities but I’m definitely going to hone and focus on The Road Not Processed and the recipe side to see how I can further develop my blogging skills. I am always looking for ways to grow and improve.
Any tips on realizing what your ideal career would be? Any trigger moments? I have a lot to learn :)
So, speaking of the $200 visa gift card that I am very thankful for, what are your opinions of what to spend (or save) it on? I want to invest this money into something that benefits me in the long run, or something that is reflective of my journey so far. The RD I am working with at my current rotation, UNC wellness, suggested culinary tools! Such as a ninja, kitchen aid stand mixer, etc. I think that’s a great idea, but what are your thoughts? Would you save it?
What would you spend $200 on if you could?
My thoughts as of now:
Leave your thoughts in the comment section below, would love to hear them.