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
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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
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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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