We are two young full-time graduate students living in the cozy town of Brookline, Massachusetts, right outside of Boston. Marnina is pursuing a Master’s of Public Health in International Health at Boston University and Seth is pursuing a Master of Science in Food Policy and Applied Nutrition at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. We are both easy going, friendly, and passionate individuals. More importantly, we are both foodies who are in love with cooking delicious meals from scratch.
Marnina has inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which makes cooking an adventure. Our kitchen is supplied with an excess of tools that peel, smash, puree, and well, cook things to death. Our pantry and refrigerator are filled with low-fiber foods that sometimes do not resemble real ‘human food.’ Cooking for someone with IBD requires diligence, perseverance, and a lot of arm strength. All of the food we cook must be de-seeded, de-skinned, and sometimes even de-flavorized (in the case of tuna goo). But without sounding too conceited, we manage to create some fantastic dishes that represent many ethnic tastes and regions of the world.
I Be a fooDie was created in an effort to provide direct nutritional advice and recipes for the management of IBD. Through the blog, we dispense diet management advice and provide a venue for new scientific research, as well as include guest blogs from well-known nutritionists. The blog continues to provide Seth with opportunities to grow as a future nutritionist.
Every week we blog about our adventures in the kitchen; anything ranging from an exciting new ingredient we have discovered, a scrumptious meal we prepared, or even something educational about nutrition and health. We will always include eye-catching pictures (to the best of our ability), recipes, and some ideas on how to modify the dish to your taste.