Ratatouille Galette – UPDATED

I went on a ratatouille galette making spree back during Thanksgiving but never shared it! It was a HIT with my parents and my fiance’s family. I’ve also made this MANY times since then, for pot lucks or any other occasion that calls for a veggie side dish. Prep Time: It takes a significant amount…

Xiu Mai aka Vietnamese Meatballs

Bad news: the Food for Four website seems to be down.Good news: I have my version of the recipe here.  This isn’t the first time I’ve used this recipe, and thank you again Food for Four for another spot on recipe. Xiu mai is a traditional Vietnamese meatball, and unlike other culture’s meatballs ours are HUGE….

Take Care of Yourself!

It is so easy to get stuck in the same routine day in and day out. As my classmates and I get closer to taking our first board exams, the advice that I have heard from a variety of people is, “Don’t fuck around, don’t fuck it up.” Cool. Ok. I can only speak for…

Smooth AF Mashed Potatoes

All of my gummy candy binges and lack of flossing caught up with me and I had to get a root canal. When I made the appointment, I asked the scheduler if there was anything I needed to do. She chuckled and said, “No, it’s like getting a filling.” I have had my share of…

Helicopter Parents & Anxiety

Saying that that medical school is rigorous is an understatement. One of my biggest concerns when starting school was how my parents would react. Being the only child (a rainbow baby on top of that), living hundreds of miles away on my own and recently engaged, only makes my parents want to tighten their grip…

HipCooks: Butternut Squash Ravioli with Browned Butter and Crispy Sage

Fall is here! aka bring on the Pumpkin Spiced everything and butternut squash obsessions. I never gravitated toward butternut squash, and was a little hurt when someone thought that something other than meat or cheese should go inside ravioli. Why would you put veggies in a usual packet of delicious fun?! I was PLEASANTLY set…

Alexandra’s Kitchen: Canal House Chocolate Chip Cookies

I usually don’t bake, but when I do, I use a ton of butter. I’m the kind of person that likes thin crispy slightly chewy chocolate chip cookies over the thick soft variety. I was PINspired to bake cookies one day and found a recipe that looked amazing aka I could eat 1000 of these…