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!
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!
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.
I want to do things this summer/fall. I'll make a list. That way I'll get like 80% of them done. 1. Kayak on the charles 2. Get through Native Son, Notes on a Native Son, Queen of Shadows, and Lolita. A mix of books. 3. Join a book club. 4. Go camping x 2...hopefully in … Continue reading Cauliflower Bowl
During my fourth year, I've been more able to give things outside of medical school more focus than I could during my third year. It's still pretty novel for me, but I'm trying to enjoy it. Going on run and experiencing summer: the smells, the colors, the inevitable allergic rhinitis. Dog walking and the inevitable … Continue reading Chocolate Chili Peanut Butter Popsicles
So third year is over. That happened. I'm taking some time to process, but I'll probably write about it. Let's be real actually, I'm not taking time to process, I'm studying for the Step 2 Boards and shoving my eyeballs into Bob's Burgers. And looking at desserts. Buuut I don't have eggs. Let's ignore that … Continue reading Frozen Banana Bites
My goal: increase the number of posts I churn out. I love to write, good or bad, I love to write...which any of my friends from college who knew me first year (looking at you Sam and Liz) will laugh at. But whatever, writing is cathartic and expressive and lasting. With a blog though, there's … Continue reading GF Cucumber Canape
Time is of the essence right now. I pre-make all my lunches, pre-prepare my protein shakes at night so my breakfast is drinkable, set my to go cup under the coffee maker so I just have to press a button, and after much trial and error have all my clothes laid out in the most … Continue reading 4 ingredient Coconut Macaroons and Surgery
Friday nights should be about clearing off tables, putting away study material, closing Qbank (a test question bank thing second year medical students use for our impending board exams), and enjoying a drink. Having a drink is what I do Mon-Thursday...I like it, it tastes good, it makes the last few lectures I'm watching on … Continue reading Friday Night Drinks: Cucumber Gin with Salt and Pepper
It's still winter. Spring break is around the corner, and it's still winter. My fingers, nose, and toes are well aware of that, but my brain and taste buds...not so much. I want tomatoes, I want avocados, I want iced coffee, iced tea, ICE. I want arugula salads with orange ginger vinaigrette, watermelon slices, frozen … Continue reading Modified Chile Rellenos