Yogurt-Parmesan Crusted Chicken : 1 Way

1 day ’til school starts, 1 🐓 This post marks the end of the countdown to Iguesstherestofmylife. Tomorrow is my last first day of school hopefully ever! I also hope it is NOT the last day of posting on this blog, because…what’d that guy say? About food and medicine? Yeah, that! If heart-shaped fiber town +…

Tofu Crisps: 2 Ways

2 days ’til school starts, 2  s Having previously discussed salads, it’s now time to discuss their best companions. The superior crouton. A gift of soy, from me, to-fu. The tofu crisp. The key to a substantive salad is good protein. Specifically, protein nuggets. Back when I ate more chicken/meat/fish, my argument was that a meal…

Summer Salads: 3 Ways

3 days ’til school starts, 3 🥗🥗🥗s My relationship with salads is a year-round affair, and I’m not weird or sad about it. I think they’re the bomb. Crunchy + bright + refreshing + fiber town, so you’re actually full for five minutes (!) I’ve also never understood the idea that salads are a punishment,…

Whatever-You’ve-Got Veggie Burgers: 4 Ways

4 days ’til school starts, 4 🍔🍔🍔🍔s I haven’t bought a single book for school, but I do have big plans for being food-prepared for it! Like mom-level, freezer-full-of-dinners ready. I’m currently swimming in spare time, and have some mediocre tupperware, so why not create a Doomsday freezer? I’ve decided the best guys for the job are…

The Belated Seder – Vegan Edition

A week late and a brisket short Armed with discounted Manischewitz So I missed Passover this year. For no reason. I just up and skipped it – the Seder, the kosher-for-Passover eating, and definitely the cleaning of the house. Chametz as far as the eye could see. But, true to form, the guilt did not pass me over….

Healthy Peanut Butter and Honey Granola

Ahh breakfast potlucks. What a strange and necessary expectation you’ve become in my life. For some reason, VCU’s department of adult neurology celebrates/mourns/shrugs at all events by way of the breakfast potluck (BP). Having a baby? BP. Quitting in a fiery rage? BP. It’s Central Virginia’s Administrative Assistant Appreciation Day but only at our hospital?…

Playing with Knives

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” – Abraham Lincoln It’s not news to anyone that a dull knife is more dangerous than a sharp one, or that the tiny sword that comes with your knife block is for dueling honing blades. Sharpening your knives is very much a Thing You…

Date Night: Salmon ‘n’ Friends

Date night is one of my most sacred traditions, and the source of some of my happiest memories. I imagine it has been a real hindrance to my love life over the years, given that I rarely/never invite anyone else along. Indeed, 98% of my date nights have been on my own, and tailored to…

Bibimbap – A Love Story

The first time I had bibimbap was a disaster. Or rather, I was a disaster. I was spending the day at Fort Eustis (remote army base), and had lunch with the recruiter at Royal Garden Korean & Japanese Restaurant (remote strip mall gem). I knocked not one, but two, glasses of water over within the first 10 minutes….

BBQ & Cranberry Chickpea Wraps

I’ve been on a chickpea kick for the last couple weeks/24 years, so I figured I’d just go back to back with garbanzo recipes. Even better, this week’s recipe combines two of my favorite things: food I always have on hand and Muffin Monday. What is Muffin Monday, you ask? Is it just an unhealthy…

Stupid Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I had planned to quietly sidestep the matter of a 4 month hiatus, but ’tis the season for resurrecting old ideas and calling them resolutions. This blog is that! I had wanted to post original recipes on a pretty regular basis, but fell off the wagon when work and med school apps and all the…

Zucchini Pancakes + Tzatziki

So this is another post (very) dedicated to other people, because it wouldn’t have happened had I not had a considerable amount of inspiration/guidance. Maura and Megan both gave me the idea for this and then picked up its pieces when the first attempt was a catastrophic failure. Here’s a picture of them that I keep…