Darya Pino Rose

I'm Darya Rose (formerly Darya Pino) and this is my personal blog. I'm the author of Foodist: Using Real Food and Real Science to Lose Weight Without Dieting, and creator of Summer Tomato, one of TIME's 50 Best Websites. I'm also a neuroscience Ph.D, NYC foodist, former dieter, & soulmate to .

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Broke my yolk, but it was still tasty

Fried Marin Sun Farms egg on sauteed lacinato kale and rainbow carrots with garlic.


Follow me to cool new places

I haven't posted much this week because I'm neck deep in preparing for my thesis defense, but I did want to mention a few geeky things I'm excited about this week.

First, the new Digg opened to the public today and it is freaking awesome. I've been using it for a few months and love it for both bookmarking and story discovery. You only have to follow people whose links you care about and the stories you digg spread instantly to your friends and fans. Basically it's like Twitter without the baggage.

If you'd like to follow my foodie, healthy and geeky diggs, you can find me here: http://digg.com/daryapino

I'm also excited about the launch of the new Chomp app. If you're an iPhone user and are always looking for new apps, Chomp can help. Follow friends' and influencers' app recommendations and share your favorites. I tend to use a lot of photography and reading apps, but have also been known to get hooked on games like Angry Birds. If I find any decent food apps I'll certainly be rating them on Chomp.

Follow my app recommendations here: http://chomp.com/daryapino

If you try any of these services I'd love to know what you think. Also feel free to leave your usernames here in the comments and I'll check out what you're up to.


Puerh tea cakes

Aged tea from China.


If you happen to be roaming the halls of UCSF, you might see one of these flyers hanging about.


Building a worm farm


Me and the BF are building a worm farm to make compost. Basically we give them our food scraps and over time they turn it into nutrient rich soil we can use in the garden. 

Pretty lucky worms if you ask me.

Update: Here's the worm farm we're using.


Brain ice: too cool for words

Brain ice cubes. Nuf said.