I am lucky to still have my weekends to myself. I have two days to decompress, read, walk the dogs, and explore my new home. We have spent the last few months venturing out and making this place home, finding our favorite place to eat, where we get our groceries, a local dog parks. We … Continue reading Exploring California Part 2: Half Moon Bay and Mamacita’s Food Truck
Goat Cheese Crostini with Roasted Pomegranate Eggplant
Make these this weekend. Really. Make it. This recipe was my turning point. Intern year is hard man -- you are worked, and then you come home and you read, and you study, and then you're worked some more. You see things that you did not know were possible, you see pathology that you only … Continue reading Goat Cheese Crostini with Roasted Pomegranate Eggplant
As an Arizonan, I feel that I know avocados. I can estimate how long it will take them to ripen, I can figure out whether they'll taste better as guacamole or as just smashed on top of a piece of toast. Give me an avocado, some olive oil, some salt, and a spoon, and I am … Continue reading Avocado Fries
Orange Blossom and Nutmeg Love Cake
I'm a lazy baker sometimes. Sometimes I'm not in the mood to bust out the stand mixer, pull out a bunch of different ingredients, and make deliciousness happen. I just want deliciousness to...happen. Those days I go to Sofra bakery and chow down on some desserts. But on the days I don't mind putting in … Continue reading Orange Blossom and Nutmeg Love Cake
Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad
Spring is upon us! Finally -- colorful foods, sunshine, jogging outside, not wearing seven layers indoor and pounding tea like it's your job! Spring. It's a happy time. Especially for food. You finally can put away those hot soups, stews, chilis, pasta bakes, and switch to delicate salads, with myriad colors and sharp flavors. After … Continue reading Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad
Buckwheat and Quinoa Salad: Lunch for Days!
A little while back I went with my friend Tanya to a Russian food store and she pointed out whole buckwheat to me. A long time favorite of my mom for it's gluten-free nature (contrary to its name), I've used buckwheat flour, but never the actual pseudocereal itself. So I figured why not and bought it. … Continue reading Buckwheat and Quinoa Salad: Lunch for Days!
Lauri’s Kale & Brussels Sprouts Salad with Fried Goat Cheese
Guest post by my dear friend Lauri. She is an amazing friend and an excellent cook. ----- Hi there! My name is Lauri. Mita & I have been friends since day 1 of medical school, and it still amazes me to think about how far we've both come since then. One of the many blessings … Continue reading Lauri’s Kale & Brussels Sprouts Salad with Fried Goat Cheese
Chocolate espresso dacqoise (gluten free), and science of egg whites!
Valentine's Day Menu Lots of things are happening. My rank list is in. Tyler and I are going to Peru this week with a tenuous plan at best. Formation came out and I loved it. Hillary Clinton is running for president and is BOSS. Oh yeah, and I finished my last clinical rotation in medical … Continue reading Chocolate espresso dacqoise (gluten free), and science of egg whites!
This. Almond. Tart.
I just finished eating a slice. It is so good. Simple, not too sweet, not overwhelming. Just the cookie-like crust, the slight tang of the jam and the wonderful flavor of the almonds. My words of advice: if you don't have almond meal, you can make it easily by pulsing whole almonds in a food … Continue reading This. Almond. Tart.
Mint and Pea Crostini with Pickled Radishes and Burrata
Spring has finally laid its gentle hand on the winter-weary backs of Bostonians. That's my fancy way of saying -- it's SPRING! I classify that temperatures above 32F. The icebergs have melted (mostly), the sun is out (sometimes), and I don't have to wear multiple layers to brave the wintry winds (usually). Celebration wouldn't be … Continue reading Mint and Pea Crostini with Pickled Radishes and Burrata