Random Healthy Living Info

Apparently gargling with salt water really does help fight colds

So this obviously not a recipe-related post, but if your winter has gone anything like mine, chances are you might find it useful! I have been sick way too often this winter, and I've been looking for every possible way to fight back against this trend. I'd always heard the advice about gargling with salt… Continue reading Apparently gargling with salt water really does help fight colds

Nutrition Advice, Overcoming My Eating Disorder

Out with the old: Saying goodbye to 90’s nutrition advice

In the spirit of New Year’s resolutions and goals, I thought I’d share this really great article I found recently on nutrition “myths.” Fitness Magazine interviewed registered dietitians on how their perspectives on healthy eating have changed over time.  These RD’s talk about some of the conventional wisdom regarding nutrition coming out of recent decades, how… Continue reading Out with the old: Saying goodbye to 90’s nutrition advice

Meal Planning, Uncategorized

Great tips on meal-planning from The Kitchn

One of my ultimate food-goals is to become amazing at meal planning. However, I still have a ways to go, so here are some really helpful tips from The Kitchn!  It's a great site for all things cooking-related-- I definitely recommend checking it out. Some key points from this article that I found really useful:… Continue reading Great tips on meal-planning from The Kitchn

Breakfast, Eggs

Jamie Oliver on How to Make the Perfect Omelette

It's a rainy, gloomy Friday night here, and I'm already looking forward to the super fun brunch I'm planning to make tomorrow. This video by Jamie Oliver is the simplest, most straight-forward explanation of how to make an omelette that I've ever come across. I've made countless omelettes over the years-- to varying degrees of… Continue reading Jamie Oliver on How to Make the Perfect Omelette

Side Dishes, Veggies

Whole Wheat Pasta with Corn, Cherry Tomatoes & Mascarpone Cheese (Blue Apron)

Here's a recipe which Romina and I made through Blue Apron, which we've been subscribed to for a few weeks now. This dish was a really interesting and filling vegetarian meal. I can't give you the whole recipe for obvious reasons, but it basically consisted of pasta with a sauce made out of Parmesan and… Continue reading Whole Wheat Pasta with Corn, Cherry Tomatoes & Mascarpone Cheese (Blue Apron)

Uncategorized

Romina’s Homemade Pesto

One of my cooking goals is to become more comfortable with the general principles of how things are made.   To be able to throw something together like pesto without having to check a recipe first, or to understand the ingredients well enough in order to figure out my own creative twists. My roommate made an… Continue reading Romina’s Homemade Pesto

Overcoming My Eating Disorder

My Food and Cooking Goals

--To have a robust selection of recipes at my fingertips that are easy to make, with ingredients that aren’t hard to find. --To prepare delicious meals that tempt me to eat even when my digestive system isn’t feeling great. --To feel as though I have plenty of options, even though I can’t eat too much… Continue reading My Food and Cooking Goals