My Complicated Relationship with Paleo

Almost a year ago I experimented with eating Paleo for the first time. For the unfamiliar, Paleo is a style of eating where you avoid all processed foods, with the idea that you’re eating a pre-agricultural diet that is better suited to the human body. The Paleo diet (I don’t consider it a diet in […]

Four Years Without My Dad: Tears, Ghosts, Jellybeans, and a Ginger Cookie Recipe by Elizabeth Nelson

The day after I turned thirty-three, I was standing at the kitchen counter chopping onions for a spinach quiche and listening to the Weepies album I got for my birthday when the phone rang. The song Antarctica was playing and I was crying from the onions but also because I was remembering the trip to […]

DIY Vegan Fudgesicles!

It’s hard to believe how delicious these simple frozen treats are, as well as healthy, using the natural sweetness of bananas and almond milk to create a dairy-free creamy flavor. These treats are great for vegans, people with dairy allergies, or anyone looking for a healthy but decadent alternative to ice cream. Ingredients: 3 medium […]

Kick the Can Ice Cream: 4th of July Fun EXPOSED!

Remember when Indiana Rep. Bob Morris wrote that crazypants open letter to his fellow law makers claiming that the Girl Scouts of America is radical organization that sexualizes young girls and promotes homosexuality?  (If you haven’t, I suggest you do.  That piece of work in its entirety, here.)  I am disappointed that he completely neglected […]

Summer DIY: Hibiscus Iced Cooler

This tart, refreshing iced herbal tea is perfect on a hot day! Hibiscus is very tart and lends its intense red color to the tea. Rose hips gives a more grounded, fruity flavor, and peppermint adds a refreshing herbal finish. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon of peppermint tea 1 tablespoon of dried rose hips 1 tablespoon of […]

Mix It, Shake It, Stir It: Your Weekly Guide To Spirits and Cocktails (All-American Whiskey!)

Welcome back, my dear sippers and shooters! I told you that I would, indeed, be back this week with all things American Whiskey.  It seems fitting that yesterday was National Bourbon Day- I’m always a day late and a dollar short, it seems- and in case any of you missed National Bourbon day, you’ll get […]

DIY Fun: Gluten-free Brownie Cookies

A while back, I taught you how to make DIY almond (or other nut) milk in your blender. This recipe leaves you with a lot of fibrous pulp that seems like a shame to throw away, and I’ve gotten in the habit of putting it in my smoothies. However, I have recently discovered an easy […]

Mix It, Shake It, Stir It: Your Weekly Guide To Spirits and Cocktails (Gin-It’ll Make Ya Sin!)

Greetings and salutations, my lovely imbibers!  I’m back after an awesome road trip with Bianca and ready to talk about a much misunderstood and often-times snubbed spirit, gin. Now, having worked for a gin distillery for a year, I’ve grown quite partial to the spirit.  This took some time, though. I was totally one of […]

Summertime Fancy Lady Drink: Rose Sangria

Now that it’s June, it’s time to enjoy some tasty boozy summer beverages! Sangria is maybe my favorite summer drink because it’s boozy, sweet but not noxiously so, and full of fresh summer fruit and antioxidants from the wine (plus you can use cheap wine and it still tastes good!) I also have an unapologetic […]

Mix It, Shake It, Stir It: Your Weekly Guide To Spirits and Cocktails (It’s Vodka Time!)

Greetings and salutations, my dear tipplers (that’s old-timey for “drinkers”)!  Cecelia Strick9 here, your resident feminist bartender extraordinaire!  I’ve decided to help all of you lovelies learn about the world of spirits, taking you across the globe and back, all in a glass. The world of spirits and boozing can be really intimidating at times. […]

Weekend Project: Make Your Own Almond Milk

If you’re vegan, health conscious, or have a milk-related allergy (for me it’s whey instead of lactose, I’m weird like that) you probably drink a fair amount of soy, almond, coconut, or other type of non-cow milk. At roughly $2-$6 per carton, buying non-dairy milk can be a pricy habit, especially if you’re like me […]

Farm Fresh Eats

A gracious co-worker shared some garden-grown produce with us earlier this week. The haul included two generous bags of greens — collards & mustard,  a hefty bunch of beets, and several radishes. I haven’t figured out what exactly to do with the radishes yet. Pickle them maybe?  I can report the other vegetables were a […]

Screamers and Blueberry Muffin Bread by Domestic Diva, MD

I feel like pregnancy and childbirth always lead to some of the best medical stories. On my third year pediatrics rotation, we have to spend a day attending any birth where a pediatrician must be present. This can be for emergencies, poor prenatal care, weird contraction patterns, et cetera. In this case, we had a […]