vegan chocolate chip cookie dough

There are times when cookie dough is necessary. I’ve noticed a national trend of local food joints now serving everyone’s favorite delicacies that we should’ve never indulged in as kids (yet somehow always avoided salmonella (?)). In fact, this recipe is inspired by the edible cookie dough I’ve experienced at Nadia Cakes in Minnesota. So let’s face…

10K #1 – an experience!

I’ve never been a runner. In fact, when my high school tennis coach had us run up the hill for conditioning, I despised it. With extensive tennis training over the last ten years, specifically the last three, I was always advised not to run distance because it counter-acts the fast-twitch muscles that are desired to strengthen in…

Baked Apples

If I’m brutally honest, I am not a die-hard autumn fan. When you’re in the midwest, fall can only mean one thing: WINTER soon. That particular season and I aren’t the best of friends. 😉 I will admit, however, that with anything, if there’s food involved, you can count on me being there and mentally present….

zucchini chips

Another autumn season, another fall harvest with an abundance of zucchini, tomatoes, and cucumbers form the garden. Last year, I utilized the large zucchini I had from harvest and shared Zoodle Shrimp Scampi which is still one of my favorites! Go check it out –> 😀 This fall, I came up with something a little…

back to school series: part III. PLAYLIST

As you guys know, my study playlists consist of both relaxing alternative music to Drake. I think it’s the combination between the two extremes that gives me the most effective study sessions. I finished my first week of senior year (aka physics overload) and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Now that syllabus week…

Heart Matters

I spent this weekend at a small lake in the woods in Minnesota before the craziness of the school year begins. Without even saying it, I’m sure you could guess that I finished most of yet another book! This was such a perfect way to close out the summer. In this memoir, Dr. Kathy Magliato writes…

back to school series part II: Study Secrets!

It has taken me a long time to figure out what really works for me in terms of learning. I wish I had the ability to read something once and fully understand it, but I am no Lexie Grey. If you feel you have the same terms of memory capacity as the fictional doctor, consider…

Back To School Series: Part 1 – Backpack Essentials

3 years of college in: here’s what I keep with me to fuel my study sessions and days of class! I joke that it is quite possible I am able to live out of my backpack for at least 24 hours, but the truth is, I have learned over time that it is much more…

Something For the Pain

The emergency room will always have a special place in my heart. Regardless of anything I have personally experienced, it is well know that the ED is its own entity; its own unique branch of medicine that is nothing like the other areas of the hospital. We see people at their very worse, sometimes grasping…

TACO TUESDAY TACO BOWLS (vegetarian, GF)

Happy Taco Tuesday, fellow foodies! I find that I am being asked for my most simple, most random recipes more than ever. Honestly, those are my favorite recipes to make and recreate. The best things come when you’re least expecting them, right? And WHO DOESN’T LOVE TACOS. This recipe makes them enjoyable for everyone. INGREDIENTS:…

egg-white omelette

It might be apparent to my readers that breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, so there is nothing I love more than a simple breakfast. We are taught in nutrition that eggs have gotten a bad rap over time because of their high amount of cholesterol, but that was overturned a few years…

keep your head in the game

I was asked to write on the topic of being a pre-medical student and being discouraged throughout one’s time as an undergraduate student. I was asked how I remain motivated and keep my mind in the game despite trials associated with being a student in a intense program of study – that won’t be getting…