dinner for two

Anne P.’s Quinoa Salad with Cranberries and Pecans. Plus, Making Time for Friends: How Relationships Keep Me Centered.

December 8, 2012
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Happy Saturday! I hope everyone’s weekend is off to a good start. I’ve gotten a lot of requests, especially lately, for posts on how I manage my time and achieve balance within the whirlwind of my post-bacc, my blog, and my clinical and volunteer work. Perhaps I’ll be able to do this when I feel […]

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Butternut Squash and Garlicky Kale Lasagna with Brazil Nut Cheese

November 14, 2012
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Last night, my friend Anne and I had a chance to catch up after quite a few weeks without our customary conversation and laughter. We’re both in the middle of finishing up rigorous academic programs (Anne, an MPH/RD, me, the post-bacc), and so time is quite scarce for us. Normally when we meet up, we […]

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Hurry Up Vegan: Quinoa with Roasted Eggplant, Red Peppers, and Balsamic Vinaigrette

September 18, 2012
Quinoa with Roasted Eggplant, Red Peppers, and Balsamic Vinaigrette

My friend Anne and I have a new tradition called “ingredient potlucks.” It involves meeting up after work, comparing notes about what each of us has in the fridge, and coming up with a meal that is quick, healthy, and tastes really good. Last time we did this, we came up with a delicious sweet […]

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Easy, Healthy Entrée: Brown Rice, Sweet Potato, and Puy Lentils with Hemp Seeds & Vinaigrette

August 1, 2012
Brown Rice, Sweet Potato, and Lentils with Hemp Seeds

As you have probably noted, one of my favorite things about being in DC this year is having proximity to my friend Anne. I adore our dinners and chats for so many reasons: first, because we share so many interests (how many food bloggers do I know who also used to be editors?), second, because […]

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Spring White Bean and Vegetable Stew “Pistou”

May 17, 2012
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You may recall my recent post singing the praises of SweetGreen, which is one of my favorite vegan-friendly eateries in DC. Though SweetGreen is associated with salad, the restaurant chain offers far more than greens alone; it also serves warm grain bowls, wraps, and fresh soups, which are nearly always vegan and gluten free. Recently, […]

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Building a Healthier Pasta Bowl: Quinoa Spaghetti with Tomato Cream Sauce! Plus, Some Thoughts on Oils in a Plant Based Diet

April 9, 2012
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In yesterday’s post—apricot almond muffins, daughter-made and mom-approved—I talked a bit about how and why my mom has been on a mission to improve some of her eating habits. Full recap is here, but to sum it up: my mom has made a ton of healthy improvements in the last year, minimizing dairy, cutting back […]

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Elizabeth’s Gone Raw

November 6, 2011
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On Friday night, I had the pleasure of a unique DC dining experience: dinner at Elizabeth’s Gone Raw. It is an unbelievable fact that, in the many months I’ve now lived in DC, I have not yet had a chance to try DC’s only raw, vegan restaurant. I blame this on a few things: school, […]

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