In remembrance

December 17, 2012
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Best of 25

August 15, 2012

Thursday is my birthday and I will be spending it between work, a five hour drive north, and the dentists office. Good times turning 26. 25 was a good year and I’m a little sad to see it go, so this is my tribute. Here’s to 26!

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Melon Salad

August 12, 2012

You know what bothers me? Delicious recipes that result in lots of left over ingredients. I’m only one person, and while I might have the appetite of two people, I can only eat the same meal so many times in a week. In fact, I intentionally try to make recipes that only yield two portions […]

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Talking the Talk

August 8, 2012

I have to be honest about this. I haven’t yet listened to the webcast of my interview with WINA. I’m ridiculous… I know. For as confident as I am in talking about a subject, or cooking in front of people, or presenting research, I’m still not completely comfortable talking about myself. I’m working on it. […]

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Bad Day Cookies

August 6, 2012

My original plan was to call this recipe “Junk Drawer Cookies,” but life happened and in spite of having a terrible day all around, this one cookie packed deep into my lunch box seemed to make it a little bit better. Theres something about the bright food dye of M&Ms sneaking out of cookie dough […]

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Wanting and Having It All

July 30, 2012

I always believed there would be some amount of compromise I’d have to make in life. The generation of women I grew up with were taught that we can have it all. We can do and become anything that we want. We can be doctors, scientists, astronauts, chefs, teachers, architects, and we should embrace that […]

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What the World Eats and Spends

July 26, 2012

These new full-time job paychecks are not helping my wanderlust. My roommate recently traveled and ate her way through Taiwan, friends from grad school are road tripping across the US, and I am sitting in an office with no windows for approximately 45 hours a week. Is my skin turning green yet? When Emily posted […]

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July 5, 2012

I was never a ballerina that floated around in a pink tutu. Most of my years were spent in black spandex, tights, and whatever leotard I grabbed. Sure, recitals brought plenty of extravagant costumes: red sequined top hats, gold tuxedo jackets, but never a pink tutu (or any tutu as far as I can remember). […]

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Single is not a disease

June 27, 2012

As I watched my best friend walk towards us, with her father’s hand in hers and a crowd of loving onlookers, I began to quietly sob. There were a few tears of joy, that girl who was like my little sister was now a woman and becoming a wife. But more so were the tears […]

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You Spin Me Right Round

April 29, 2012

Having a gym in my apartment building is great. I don’t have to get bundled up to go outside, theres not an extra bill to pay, and I can’t make excuses for myself. But the one thing that I miss about the gym experience are group classes. I was a regular at spin classes and […]

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