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

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Lunch

Avocado tuna salad sandwich

Tuna salad is one of my absolute favorite ways to get in one of my two weekly fish servings; it is so delicious, easy to make, and inexpensive! However, traditional tuna salads are often loaded with extra sodium and saturated fat. So, I decided to experiment with two other sources of creamy goodness as a filler… Continue reading Avocado tuna salad sandwich

Breakfast & Brunch, Dessert, Snacks

Wholesome banana oat bread

So...what to do with those three overripe bananas you have laying around?? Make them into banana bread, of course! This recipe is adapted from a one out of an old cookbook from the 80s that my mom cracks open occasionally, called The Athlete's Kitchen. It is surprisingly low in sugar and fat (only 2 tablespoons vegetable… Continue reading Wholesome banana oat bread

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

Dinner

Easy turkey, mushroom and kale pasta

It's that time of year again! Back to Ithaca, NY--Land of Kale. Walking through campus a few days ago, I passed a produce stand chock full of fruit and vegetables harvested from Cornell's student-run farm, Dilmun Hill. In dire need of produce to stock up for the next week, I grabbed a bunch of kale and… Continue reading Easy turkey, mushroom and kale pasta

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