Transitioning from night work to day work is a tough cookie, and I’m not just saying that as a clever transition into my upcoming cookie recipe. I’ve been at this residency business for three years now (3/4 done!) for three years now, and it doesn’t get easier. If anything, it gets harder. You start out … More Weekend Words #2 and Almond Snickerdoodle Cookies
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 … More Orange Blossom and Nutmeg Love Cake
As a vegetarian, tofu is one of my go-to easy canvases to start a dish with. It’s protein-packed, easy, and you can put a lot of different flavors on the tofu to color it. A lot of people say they don’t really like tofu, or hate how it tastes; if you think of it as … More Miso Baked Tofu with Shiitake and Bell Pepper Saute
Brunch is fun…it’s even funner if you can make it under 45 minutes. Seriously — when you have people over, it’s key to make sure you’re not in the kitchen the whole time. It’s part of why I love this recipe, and my easy vanilla-almond baked french toast: fast, delicious, and you won’t have to … More Under 45 minutes: Shakshuka-inspired Brunch
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 … More Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad
Date nights are important. I talk to Tyler regularly, but it’s not the same as sitting down on a designated day, with some food that’s a little different than usual, maybe drinks that are a little different, maybe music that’s a little different, and letting conversation wander. Nine years in, and I cannot express the value … More Sun-dried tomato and Basil Baked Ricotta
So this is what we came home to the other day. She knew right away when we walked in that she was in trouble. Her head was down, her tail was just wagging at the tip, and she tried to hide in the stairwell in our entry way. I thought she was just being cute…until … More Yogurt Pie with Brown Butter Almond Crust (Gluten Free)
My family loves Mexican-inspired food. Growing up we had it at least once a week. Tacos were a long time favorite in my house — my mom would do some variation of tortillas, beans, cheese, and veggies. When I tell people this most are like, oh cool, and some are just aghast, asking how I could … More Avocado-Cilantro Crema
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. … More Buckwheat and Quinoa Salad: Lunch for Days!
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 … More Chocolate espresso dacqoise (gluten free), and science of egg whites!