Jalapeno Corn

Corn season is upon us in the Tri-State area, and nothing reminds me more of summer fun than Jersey Corn. The great thing about corn is there are a million and one things to do with it, and (in my opinion) it never gets old! Perhaps it helps that the corn season is only a few…

A Rich Recovery

Ever have such an intense workout that your muscles shake? I mean really shake; you just held a pose for your longest time or finished the fastest race and now your muscles are still firing long after completion? Those muscles are depleted and following such exertion your body needs a quick fix. No, a bowl…

From Farm to Table

In under 200 pages, Thornton Wilder painted the early 1900’s, fictitious town of Grover’s Corners. The small town, built on the unremarkable patterns of life that each resident follows, tries to resist the inevitable changes that come with time. When I first read Our Town, I was enthralled with the simplicity of life and the satisfaction with which…

I tried Matcha, so you don’t have to

This past week while visiting my hometown and making my daily morning trips to my favorite local coffee shop (Shout out the Greene’s Beans in Sparta, NJ), I spotted the exceptionally green offerings of Matcha throughout the store. Now as a committed coffee enthusiast, I was mildly upset to see some of favorite beverages turned…

Light & Grilled Skewers

Memorial Day Weekend marks the unofficial beginning of grill season. Regardless of weather, MDW is the first long weekend of summer and American Pride beckons our grills from winter hiding. Burgers, steaks, and hot dogs are the typical grill toppings; but what if you want that charcoal flavor without all the red meat and calories?…

Whole Wheat Gnocchi

Now, gnocchi, alright pasta, is one of my favorite things to eat. But white carbs turn to sugar in your body and there is a limit to how well your digestive tract can absorb so many before it begins storing it as adipose tissue (fat). So how can you do pasta in a slightly better way? Homemade…

Sunday Book Club

While this site is usually all about the food, once a month I like to share a book or two (or many) that I am reading this month. Cooking offers the opportunity to be mindful about how we treat our bodies, what food we use to feed and energize it, and a way for us…

Cauliflower Rice

If you are anything like me, you need some starch or carbs with every dinner. I grew up eating rice or pasta as a small side with every homecooked dinner and while that was great for an extremely active child and athlete, it is not the most sustainable. Going into college I expanded my sides…

What’s it all about?

Unless you know me personally, chances are you were looking for medical advice or a recipe and stumbled upon this. Your Kitchen Prescription. Either way, half of it seems irrelevant to what you needed. Bear with me for a minute, and let me tell you why regardless of how you got here, you may find just…

The Right Spice

Perhaps the biggest wake up call when I started to cook on my own (outside of my parents’ home) was the realization that I needed to purchase all my own spices. Suddenly, stranded at college with a somewhat stocked fridge, 2 plates, 2 bowls, and 1 drinking glass it dawned on me: I had no…

Avocado Toast

A twist on a breakfast classic. Anyone who has visited high end brunch locale or trolled through trendy food instagrams recently, knows that avocado toast is hot right now. On my own foray into the avocado frenzy, I quickly learned I liked warm food as opposed to the typically cold or room temperature avocados. With a little…

Spaghetti Carbonara

Carbonara is one of my absolute favorite Italian sauces. It gives you the creamy texture of a milk based sauces without all the calories and bloat of that extra lactose. Carbonara is an egg based sauce that is traditionally cooked with pancetta, but can be made to fit your needs. My favorite substitute for meat…

No Bake Oatmeal Bites

These oatmeal balls were a huge hit at a work meeting I had recently. I needed something quick, mildly healthy, and lots of it! I have been hearing a lot about no bake protein balls lately, but always shied away because I really do not like peanut butter which is required in most ingredients. So…

All the Rage: Your Microbiome and You

If you have turned on the TV lately, you have seen a commercial for yogurt featuring live bacteria. Yet, to many this seems entirely counter intuitive. Anyone who has lived through a E.coli outbreak (such as the Chipotle epidemic, most recently) knows how bacteria on or in our food is usually the last thing we…

Whole Wheat Baked Ziti

Looking for a healthy and lighter version of Grandma’s Italian Classic? I got the answer here!

Leftover Night!

After an extra long day, sometimes the last thing I want do is cook up a brand new meal. Yet, I think I am even more averse to ordering take out. As a poor post grad/soon to be MD I can’t afford to eat out every time I am feeling lazy and tired. So here…

Quesadilla de pollo y queso

I have the answer to all your Mexican cravings and no, it is not at Chipotle or Taco Bell. Forget the calories involved, dining out Mexican style (at least in the Northeast) means a lot of preservatives, a lot of cheese, and not great quality. My concern is always, I am not quite sure what…

Pizza Night (done light)

Looking for a yummy, homemade pizza option that has a healthier edge? Try this white garlic pizza topped with cheese and asparagus; good for the heart and tummy!