Hi everyone! Times have been wild since I have last written. I have been working at the same primary care medical practice, went backpacking solo through Argentina, Bolivia, and Peru, completed a part time post-bachelors program, and have been experimenting with some other projects and goals. 😉 My two year anniversary at the practice is coming up soon, … More Not settling
What is paleo? The Paleolithic diet is not a “diet” in the count-every-calorie-I-hate-my-life sense. It is a lifestyle that encourages us to eat and live the way that our ancestors did for hundreds of thousands of years. The first homo sapiens appeared on earth 200,000 years ago. They hunted and gathered, slept, made shelter, and … More The Paleo Diet.
I go through phases with carbs. For periods of time, grains and potatoes lack any appeal to me and aren’t a significant portion of my diet. At other times, they reallyyy hit the spot and pop up at every meal. I think I am entering a more carby phase, although my diet overall is probably … More Channeling Texas..
I have been addicted to peanut products lately. Every day for a while now, I have been having peanut butter, at least 1/3 cup of peanuts, and some kind of baked good that contains peanut flour in it. A couple days ago, my mouth started constantly having a metal taste in it. Once I realized … More Step away from the peanuts…
Oh my soul. Heaven. This morning I decided to break out of my oatmeal rut and make pancakes. Not gonna lie… It took me two rounds of failed pancakes to get the recipe down, but in the end I was rewarded with crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, chai kissed-coconut pillows. 🙂 The … More GF: Chai Spiced Coconut Pancakes with Macadamia Nuts, Toasted Coconut, and a Creamy Coconut Sauce
If you ever want to get someone’s attention – and I mean anyone – munch on kale chips in front of them. I was at my Biochem professor’s office hours with about 20 other students itching to get some tidbits about the midterm and was having zero luck getting his attention to ask a question. … More The best way to get your professor’s attention..
Happy Sunday everyone. I hope everyone’s weekends have been going fabulously. I have been studying and functionally procrastinating during the day and going out at night. One of my procrastinating activities was playing around with whole wheat phyllo dough. I assumed making little, stuffed phyllo pastries would be easy peazy. Wrong. The dough is so … More A phyllo-fail and guiltless cookie dough…
Sometimes, I am a procrastinator. But I am a functional procrastinator – meaning that when I avoid a particular task, I make sure that whatever I do instead is accomplishing something. For example, on Tuesday I had a Systemic Physiology midterm at 3pm. Instead of studying for the 4 hours leading up to the exam, … More A functional procrastinator makes biscuits..
I am so excited to share this recipe with all of you! It all started a few days ago when my house mate and I were at Savemart. Chelsea asked me which bar she should buy for breakfast and I told her that I avoid basically all bars in general (except Kind almond macadamia and … More Homemade Protein Bars (that actually taste good)!
I, personally, am very tolerant of gluten. You could even say I love gluten because ingredients that contain gluten often have a high fiber content… and we all know I love fiber. However, I have been interested in gluten free and lower carbohydrate baking lately. My biochemistry class has emphasized over and over again how … More Gluten, Dairy & Sugar Free: Purely Coconut Muffins!