Philly Eats: Osteria

First of all, thank you so much for all of your nice comments on my last couple of posts! It has been a busy, but exciting past few weeks. I never even got a chance to write out the food we ate during Philly Marathon weekend. Knowing we would probably want Italian food the night [read more →]

I haven’t really talked about it here because I didn’t want to jinx it, but I’ve been very nervously waiting for the past two months to hear back from NYU’s master’s program in Nutrition and Dietetics. Well, I got some big news last week. I’M IN!!! (I’m a little excited, if you can’t tell.) I [read more →]

The 2013 Philadelphia Marathon

Whew, what a whirlwind week! Two midterms…and a marathon. I was totally spoiled last year when I was able to take the entire week of Thanksgiving off after the marathon last year for rest and recovery. This time, I had to take an orgo exam. Now I can finally breathe and relax for a couple [read more →]

Matt and I usually split up dinner duty. He’ll cook Monday and Tuesday, for example, and I’ll take Wednesday and Thursday. Last week, I had plans for one of “my” nights to cook a bok choy and noodle stir fry. I had gone to the Japanese market on my way home from class to pick [read more →]

So, I ran 20 miles last Thursday…and it was actually a good run! I feel like I’ve been complaining lot this marathon season about being exhausted, feeling hungry all the time, and being borderline injured. I definitely needed this run to get myself back on track. It was a beautiful fall day, and I planned [read more →]

Paella Quinoa Patties with Garlicky Spinach

The idea for paella quinoa patties came about when I was catering a dinner over the summer. I already had sort of a Spanish theme going on with garlic chicken as the main dish, and was looking for a fun but healthy side dish. So, I made some quinoa with the flavors of paella – [read more →]

Broccoli Risotto

Risotto is kind of a go-to Friday night dinner for Matt and me. We always seem to have risotto rice, parmesan, and some kind of vegetable on hand. It’s the perfect cheap date-night dinner. Broccoli risotto was on the menu last Friday night. The result was like an adult version of cheesy broccoli and rice. [read more →]

Smashed White Bean and Avocado Sandwich

It’s a little embarrassing how many recipes I pin on Pinterest and how few of those I actually make. I’m trying to change that. I’ve been in sort of a cooking rut this month, so I finally turned to my Pinterest boards for some inspiration last week. I was looking for some easy and cheap [read more →]

Spiced Coconut Almond Granola

I’m normally an eggs for breakfast kind of a person, but my new class schedule has me cutting majorly back on the time I spend making breakfast. It takes me a solid hour and a half in rush hour by subway to get to my classes in Brooklyn, and early morning tests and quizzes mean [read more →]

Vanilla Bean and Cinnamon Chia Pudding

I’m getting into the peak of my marathon training and, like last year, I’m trying to focus on what I can control: eating healthy food! For some reason I thought training for my second marathon would be much easier than the first. Yeah, not so much. I’ve stopped and started up again several times due [read more →]

Just a typical Saturday, foraging for food in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. With a man who calls himself “Wildman.” “Wildman” Steve Brill (he answered the phone like that, by the way) offers tours all around the NYC area, including Prospect Park and Central Park. Judging by the size of our tour, he has gained quite the [read more →]

Sauteed Kale with Apples, Onion, and Bacon

Is it too early to start thinking about Thanksgiving sides? I think not…even though it is sweltering out right now. I might be in the minority on this, but I can’t wait for real fall weather. Craving fall flavors, I pulled out a recipe for Wilted Kale with Bacon and Vinegar from Cooking Light. Before [read more →]

Smoky Chickpeas with Spinach and a Fried Egg

I’m trying to finally get in a routine now that we’re settled in our new apartment and both starting classes. For me, that means stocking up the fridge and making a meal plan. Our meal plans are honestly never really set in stone, but we try to plan for at least a few things we [read more →]

Cold Zucchini Soup + Our NYC Apartment (!)

I’m back! Moving always takes way more time and energy than I expect. We’re finally (mostly) settled into our new apartment and loving it so far. Our kitchen is small, obviously, but the natural light is a dream. And we have a gas stove! We definitely had to get pretty creative with storage, hanging as [read more →]

Our meals have been a little random lately. Instead of planning what will go with what, we often cook a bunch of simple sides and eat them all together. We’ve been making these crispy flattened potatoes at least once a week with all of the potatoes we’ve gotten from our farm share. The idea comes [read more →]

Curried Carrot Soup

Yikes…my chemistry class kind of snuck up on me! I’m in the home stretch now. One more week of class, then a week of studying for the final. Then relaxation. Until the NYC move, at least. I’ve been trying to make cooking a priority (along with maintaining somewhat of a social life), but I’ve definitely [read more →]

Summer Squash Carpaccio Salad

I hesitated to even post about this salad because it’s so simple. But it’s also incredibly hot out, so who really feels like cooking anyways? I actually made this last week when we got one teeny tiny summer squash in our CSA box. Knowing it would cook down to almost nothing, I sliced the raw [read more →]

Fava Bean and Ricotta Crostini

Matt and I found out today that we got student housing in NYC for the upcoming year! We’ll be in “family housing” (not dorms, don’t worry) in what they call a 2-room studio. I’m sure space will be tight, but that’s actually not too bad by New York City standards! We’re mostly happy that we [read more →]

I am absolutely loving our CSA so far. It’s been fun learning how to cook new-to-me veggies, and I love the surprise of it all. The only thing I haven’t been quite as excited about is the amount of lettuce we often get. It might sound kind of weird, but Matt and I hardly ever [read more →]

I think grain salads make a pretty ideal packed lunch. When I was working in an office, I would try to avoid bringing anything for lunch I had to reheat because the office microwaves were disgusting (and I’m sure many office microwaves are the same). Now that I’m in school, I don’t even have access [read more →]

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