Vegetarian

Happy (belated) new year! I’m back after falling out of the blogging habit again. I have so many travel posts I want to catch up with from my Spain trip in August, but for now, I have a quick and very easy pasta dish to share. It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of [read more →]

Pasta with Sun Gold Tomatoes

Matt and I didn’t get out act together in time to sign up for a CSA this summer. While there is certainly no shortage of great farmers markets in NYC, I’ve missed the weekly surprise veggies to plan our menu around. I think it’s actually easier for me to be surprised because I’m so indecisive [read more →]

This miso soup has been making a come-back this winter, so I was searching for ways to use the miso in our fridge when I came across this recipe for miso-creamed kale. I was sold when I read the description that it tests the limits how much umami you can use in a single dish. [read more →]

I’ve been experimenting with my slow cooker lately without much luck. I love the idea of slow cookers – that you can just set it, forget it, and dinner is just ready when you come home. And I love how slow cookers can make tough cuts of meat tender with almost zero effort. I just [read more →]

Coconut Red Lentil Curry

Sometimes I’m amazed at what can be made out of pantry ingredients. The other day, I was trying to figure out what to make with what I had: red lentils, coconut milk, and lots of spices. A quick Google search later, I came across this recipe for coconut red lentil curry. The original recipe calls [read more →]

Beet, Orange, and Ginger Smoothie

I’ve been loving my morning smoothies so much that I recently tried to give up coffee to try to simplify my morning routine. Spoiler alert: I lasted a day and a half. I was already down to just a small cup in the morning (most of the time), and I thought it would just make [read more →]

Pasta e Ceci (Pasta with Chickpeas)

It’s taking everything in my power to not go on a rant about this weather. I know, it’s winter. I’m just a total wimp. I seriously have no idea how I survived living in Chicago for 2 years. But let’s focus on the positive. Soon we’ll be onto salads to lighten up for spring and [read more →]

Quinoa Pasta with Kale and Lemon

No, I’m not going gluten-free. I’m lucky that I don’t seem to have any issues with eating gluten, but I do eat an awful lot of pasta and am looking to branch out a little. I recently bought some quinoa pasta out of curiosity and was pleasantly surprised with the taste and texture. The big [read more →]

Kale, Apple, and Ginger Smoothie

Today is the day – I finally start school! I’m weirdly nervous even though all I really have to do on the first day is show up. As much as I enjoyed my long break, I definitely thrive on routine so I’m happy to get started. Lately, I’ve been trying to make green smoothies part [read more →]

I must have been living in my own little world because I had no idea were were getting this “polar vortex part 2” this week. I got back from Boston the other night with my light peacoat and ballet flats. Let’s just say I’m never traveling without my snow boots and puffy coat ever again. [read more →]

Thai Vegetable and Tofu Soup

I’ve been wanting a good Thai cookbook for awhile now, so I was thrilled when I recently received a copy of Everyday Thai Cooking by Katie Chin to review. The first section of the book is dedicated to the basics – Thai cooking techniques, tools, and ingredients – which is perfect for someone new to [read more →]

Cauliflower and Black Olive Gratin

I made such an effort last week to eat so healthily – fruits and vegetables galore – only to end up with a nasty cold this weekend. Perhaps the weeks before that of traveling and celebrating the holidays have finally caught up with me. Oh well…I guess if there is a good time to get [read more →]

Three Bean and Corn Chili

Happy new year! I’m back from my unintentional blog hiatus…and my new year’s resolution is to blog more regularly. I’ve missed it. I can’t believe what a whirlwind year of change 2013 was for me. In the very beginning of last year, Matt and I were living in Somerville and not quite sure what the [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 →]

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 →]

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 →]

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