Dinner, Gluten-free, Lunch, Vegetarian/Vegan

Roasted shishito pepper pasta (gluten-free)

Up here in Boone, I've been going to the farmer's market once or twice a week -- the vendors have so many wonderful products! Seasonal fruits and vegetables abound, in addition to eggs, honey, and my most recent favorite, fresh pasta. After trying some delicious lumache pasta, I went back and found Gabriel from Foggy Mountain… Continue reading Roasted shishito pepper pasta (gluten-free)

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Dinner, Lunch, Vegetarian/Vegan

Colorful (vegan) curry

In my 15-ish years as an amateur chef, Indian cuisine had always intimidated me a little. With it's colorful dishes bursting with layers of flavor, I wasn't confident I could recreate it in my own kitchen. After seeing a few peers bring their own Indian inspired dishes to potlucks and in lunches, I just had… Continue reading Colorful (vegan) curry

Dessert

Blueberry crisp

It's the last day of summer, and I've got some mixed feelings. Grad school orientation is tomorrow and I can't wait to start classes on Tuesday, but I definitely will miss these warm, lazy days. It's also Sunday, which means house dinner! My roommates and I have been loving cooking together and occasionally inviting friends over… Continue reading Blueberry crisp

Dinner, Vegetarian/Vegan

Simple vegetarian dinner with roasted lemon garlic potatoes

Strolling through Trader Joe's has become a new hobby; it is SO wonderful having one close by! Since produce is the first section you see when entering the store, it's easy to prioritize that part of my shopping trip. *Thinking about fruits and vegetables as the centerpiece of a meal--rather than the protein or grain… Continue reading Simple vegetarian dinner with roasted lemon garlic potatoes

Dinner, Lunch, Vegetarian/Vegan

Vibrant greens & roasted yam salad

Netflix binges, long walks, coffee, and Emma by Jane Austen... pretty much sums up my winter break in SoCal. Oh, and the new Dietary Guidelines are out! I'll be posting a review of them soon (update, see this post for a review of what's new in the Dietary Guidelines). I've also been having a bit… Continue reading Vibrant greens & roasted yam salad

Dessert

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Hello readers! After a short stint of focusing on grad school applications and a few tough classes, it feels wonderful to be blogging again. It's also awesome to be back in SoCal with family, and what better way to bond with them than to get going on that holiday baking? As you may or may… Continue reading Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Dinner, Vegetarian/Vegan

“So college” veggie fried rice

It all started at a hibachi restaurant. Watching the chef chop the vegetables, chicken, rice, egg and seasoning into a beautiful steaming dish of simplicity, I thought, "Wait a second, I can do that!" Not only was I sure I could recreate a dish very similar to hibachi fried rice, but I knew exactly how… Continue reading “So college” veggie fried rice

Breakfast & Brunch, Vegetarian/Vegan

Whole wheat french toast

It's Saturday morning, 11 am. I roll out of bed and immediately think, "Coffee. now." The second thing on my mind? FOOD. Whether I'm at my apartment in Ithaca during the school year or at home with my family in California, Saturday mornings are for brunch: that one morning meal meal I can actually take some… Continue reading Whole wheat french toast