Weekend Reading, 2.24.19

I’m keeping this weekend reading post short and sweet, mostly because my writing energies have been wrapped up in posts for NEDA week 2019, which begins tomorrow! It won’t be a regular week of recipe-sharing here on the blog, but rather a week in which I take some time to celebrate the recovery process, with … Read moreWeekend Reading, 2.24.19

Tofu Scallion Black Bean Scramble

This post was originally published on this site As I mentioned in Sunday’s post, baked oatmeal was my breakfast mainstay for the first four weeks of my current rotation. I have a few weekdays with long commutes, which means that a pre-cooked, ready-to-eat breakfast was a lifesaver. Plus, it was often freezing in NYC, and … Read moreTofu Scallion Black Bean Scramble

Cumin Spiced Lentils and Rice with Everyday Lemon Tahini Dressing

Years ago, a reader mentioned (while I was doing the SNAP challenge for my masters program) that one of her favorite inexpensive meals was a stir fry of rice and lentils with a peanut butter sauce. It sounded simple and delicious, and it became the inspiration for this dish, which is now a weeknight favorite. … Read moreCumin Spiced Lentils and Rice with Everyday Lemon Tahini Dressing

Slow Cooker Chipotle Lentils

As I mentioned not too long ago, this month of blog posts is dedicated to simple recipes, meal planning, and recipes that aren’t really recipes at all: in other words, ways of throwing together ingredients for the sake of quick, tasty, nutritious meals. These slow cooker chipotle lentils are a recipe, but because they’re made … Read moreSlow Cooker Chipotle Lentils

Weekend Reading, 12.30.18

I’ve been reading a lot of Pema Chodron’s writings about tonglen practice lately. One quotation of hers keeps sticking with me: Tonglen practice (and all meditation practice) is not about later, when you get it all together and you’re this person you really respect. You may be the most violent person in the world—that’s a … Read moreWeekend Reading, 12.30.18

Simple Vegan Creamed Spinach

Creamed spinach is one of those dishes that sounded a little old-fashioned to me even when I was a kid. We didn’t eat it at home, but my mom had a soft spot for it—as she did, and still does, for most classic comfort fare—and so I tasted it a few times when she ordered … Read moreSimple Vegan Creamed Spinach

Vegan Cashew Espresso Truffles

This post was originally published on this site Tis the season for all things sweet. Last year at this time, I was savoring dark chocolate pear cake and whipping up loaf after loaf of braided challah. That’s what I’d like to be doing right now, too, but I’ve found that baking isn’t a treat when … Read moreVegan Cashew Espresso Truffles

Weekend Reading, 12.2.18

This post was originally published on this site Happy December, friends! It’s been a somewhat rocky entrance to the month for me, as the past week was full of personal unrest. I slipped into patterns of behavior that feel like me at my worst—stuff so old and habitual and frustrating to me that I don’t … Read moreWeekend Reading, 12.2.18

Creamy Vegan Skillet Lasagna

This post was originally published on this site This is another one of those recipes that had me feeling tripped up over terminology. Lasagna, even a skillet lasagna, is typically made with layers of melty cheese. This one forgoes those layers for the addition of cashew cream, which makes the whole thing creamy/cheesy/etc., but makes … Read moreCreamy Vegan Skillet Lasagna

Weekend Reading, 11.18.18

This post was originally published on this site My next door neighbor—I’ll call him Glen—passed away recently. I’m not sure when. I’d known he wasn’t well for a long time, based on our passing encounters and the haunting sound of his cough echoing through the hallway we shared late at night. For the past few … Read moreWeekend Reading, 11.18.18

Wild Rice Vegan Stuffing with Roasted Sweet Potato & Apple

Normally in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving I’d be excitedly planning a menu, bookmarking recipes and testing desserts (quality control, right?). This year, because of the DI, the holiday will be abbreviated, and if I’m being honest, days of cooking beforehand will be the last thing I want to do. Mom and I are … Read moreWild Rice Vegan Stuffing with Roasted Sweet Potato & Apple

Weekend Reading, 11.11.18

This post was originally published on this site For dietitians, the DI year is supposed to be a pre-professional experience, supervised work that prepares us for the realities of practice. One of these realities, I’m starting to realize, is the exercise of judgment. When I started the DI, I assumed that I’d be trained in … Read moreWeekend Reading, 11.11.18

Weekend Reading, 11.4.18

Five or so years ago, I sat in my apartment in DC one late winter evening with my friend Reed. We were surrounded by dirty mugs (we’d actually taken pictures at the number of coffee cups in my dishwasher as a joke, to document how hyper-caffeinated we were), index cards, papers. It was a chaotic … Read moreWeekend Reading, 11.4.18

Cakey Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Blondies

Cooking offers me life lessons on a weekly basis. This week, the lesson—administered by these cakey vegan pumpkin chocolate chip blondies—was to accept things as they are. Acceptance—meeting life where it is, not constantly trying to fight against things, control them, or force them to be a certain way—is a theme I meditate on constantly, … Read moreCakey Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Blondies

Weekend Reading, 10.28.18

This post was originally published on this site It’s the last day of my little mid-rotation fall break. Of course I didn’t do all of the things I wanted to do this week: ambitious home cleaning and organization projects, getting up-to-date on my inbox, etc.. But it was good. I gave myself a lot of … Read moreWeekend Reading, 10.28.18

Weekend Reading, 10.21.18

This post was originally published on this site After one week off, it feels like a while since I’ve checked in for the weekend roundup! It’s good to be back. And I’m back at the very start of a week long break between DI rotations. I haven’t quite settled into it yet, but I have … Read moreWeekend Reading, 10.21.18

Brandi Doming’s Thai Red Curry Sweet Potato Dip

Happy Thursday, everyone! Amazingly, this is the very last morning of my current clinical rotation. Putting aside the overall challenges of the DI itself—new schedule, lots of oversight, lack of privacy—my seven weeks at this site have been a wonderful learning experience, with supportive and caring dietitians as teachers. I’m still struggling to wrap my … Read moreBrandi Doming’s Thai Red Curry Sweet Potato Dip

Apple Berry Baked Oatmeal Cups

It’s no secret that baked oatmeal is one of my favorite, make-ahead breakfast options. I love warm oats, and for most of the last few years it’s been no trouble to cook them on the stovetop, traditionally. When I’m rushing out the door, though—and lately, that’s how mornings seem to go—simmering even rolled oats can … Read moreApple Berry Baked Oatmeal Cups

Coconut Brown Rice, Black Beans & Sweet Potato with Cashew Cilantro Lime Sauce

This post was originally published on this site I’ve been all about batch cooking lately, for obvious reasons: new schedule, the organized, back-to-school September energy, minimal fondness of weeknight cooking. But no amount of meal prep dims the pleasure of throwing together something spontaneous and surprisingly good. That’s how this dish of coconut brown rice, … Read moreCoconut Brown Rice, Black Beans & Sweet Potato with Cashew Cilantro Lime Sauce