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March 2017

Sugar-Free Breakfast Banana Bread

Banana bread has got to be one of my favorite desserts. Notice here that I said dessert. I’m aware that banana bread is often seen as an “appropriate” breakfast item, but have you ever noticed how much sugar is added to a traditional banana bread? It’s terrifying. I’ll admit that there was a time I did eat sweetened breads for breakfast. In fact, it was my breakfast of choice when I woke up at 5 am to go to swim practice. < — Fun fact, I was once a competitive swimmer.  With that in mind, I wanted to try making a banana bread that would indeed be healthy enough for breakfast. This recipe has been on my mind for a while now and I regret every second I waited before…

Basic Spiced Chickpea Stew

Say hello to my new go-to weeknight dinner.  At this point of my internship, there’s no time to waste on complicated meals. For that reason, I’m turning to quick recipes that are done in under 30 minutes. Who doesn’t like a quick and easy recipe?! This chickpea stew is not only easy, but it’s also budget friendly (hello legumes, canned tomatoes, rice, onions and spices!), wholesome and filling. It’s perfectly spiced with cumin, smoked paprika, oregano, turmeric and chili powder, but feel free to add a pinch of cayenne if you want a bit of a kick – Although I love flavor, I’m not a fan of spicy food, so this recipe is on the mild side. Here’s how it goes: Simply cook your…

Creamy Mushroom and Dumpling Soup

I’m exhausted.  Who can relate? It probably doesn’t help that we lost an hour of sleep last weekend, but to be honest, this internship is getting the best of me. With only a few months left, I feel obligated to give it all I have. It seems however that the more this internship goes on, the more tired I’m getting and the busier I get. I have so many recipes to share with you guys, yet so little time to write a post. I suppose there’s something about working over 40 hours a week, spending a few hours every night studying, then taking some time to exercise and develop some recipes that can make a person exhausted. So instead of being the perfectionist that I’ve always been, I&#8217…

Raw Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies

Is it really March already? I can’t believe how fast this year is going by and my internship certainly doesn’t help. Every 3-4 weeks, I’m working in a different department in the hospital, so I’m constantly busy and learning something new. Do you realize how fast 3 weeks goes by? The second I get comfortable in one rotation, it’s time to change to the next one! I’m currently spending 3 weeks in diabetes education, which is a whole different world from family medicine, burns and plastics. I’ll be spending my days listening/teaching classes for diabetics, doing one-on-one appointments and doing follow-ups.  Anyway, that’s my little internship update. Now, for the month of March and April, I have to…