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World Mental Health Day (2018)

World Mental Health Day (2018)

Introduction World Mental Health Day is observed on October 10 every year. The objectives are to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to reflect on what is and isn’t working with regards to supporting mental health. Having made my way through […]

Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Baked Eggplant Parmesan

The first time I’ve ever had baked eggplant parmesan was at my sister’s wedding tasting. I remember trying it, and it was so delicious! Fast forward a few years, and one of my friends made plain baked breaded eggplant. That was also really good! With […]

Apple Pie Spice

Apple Pie Spice

Apple pie spice, like pumpkin pie spice and several others, can be made from spices that you already have on hand. While it is easier to buy it, making your own not only saves you money, but you can also customize the spice ratios to […]

Genetic Testing for Psychiatric Medications

Genetic Testing for Psychiatric Medications

Disclaimer: The information contained within this blog post does not constitute medical advice and is for informational purposes only. While I have a PhD, I am not a licensed medical professional. Any questions you have regarding your health should be discussed with your treating physician. Introduction […]

Roasted Winter Squash Seeds

Roasted Winter Squash Seeds

I LOVE roasted winter squash seeds! They are very filling, and you can customize them whatever way you want. I also love the idea of reducing how much of the squash goes to waste. Roasted winter squash seeds are a great alternative for those with […]

African Peanut Stew

African Peanut Stew

I came across this recipe while I was browsing the internet one day, and the list of ingredients really caught my eye. A sauce consisting of peanut butter?! YUP. Count me in!! Those of you that know me personally, know that peanut butter is basically […]

Caramelized Onions

Caramelized Onions

Caramelized onions are something I routinely have a craving for. I can eat an entire onion’s worth…plain. Caramelized onions are generally used for topping burgers and hot dogs, but they can be used in practically any dish that calls for onions where a touch of […]

Oat Milk

Oat Milk

With food allergies on the rise, there has been an influx of food alternatives to supermarket shelves. You can now pretty much find an alternative to any food you want. In the milk department alone, there are several alternatives to cow’s milk: nut milks (e.g., […]

Roasted Chicken Sausage & Vegetable Sheet Pan Dinner

Roasted Chicken Sausage & Vegetable Sheet Pan Dinner

This roasted chicken sausage & vegetable sheet pan dinner is so good! The blend of cinnamon, rosemary, and parsley really bridge together the flavors of the chicken sausage and the vegetables. This dish contains a lot of vegetables as well, making it really healthy! Sheet […]

Homemade Peanut Butter

Homemade Peanut Butter

I know, I know…I can buy peanut butter at the store :). But, there are a few things that bother me about store-bought peanut butter. The first is that many of them contain palm oil (and many other oils) in them, which are not really […]

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

Blueberry buttermilk pancakes. Perfect for a Saturday or Sunday morning after a long and hectic week. Growing up, my dad always made my sister and I Aunt Jemima brand pancakes topped with her syrup on Sunday mornings. While I can’t say I have continued the […]

Homemade Butter Using a Mason Jar

Homemade Butter Using a Mason Jar

There is nothing better than a slice of freshly baked bread topped with a pat of homemade butter. I first learned to make homemade butter with a Mason jar in graduate school. I don’t remember how we got on the subject, but one of my […]

Mirtazapine Startup and Withdrawal

Mirtazapine Startup and Withdrawal

Disclaimer: The information contained within this blog post does not constitute medical advice and is for informational purposes only. While I have a PhD, I am not a licensed medical professional. Any questions you have regarding your health should be discussed with your treating physician. Also, […]

Easy Vegetable, Rice, Kielbasa Skillet

Easy Vegetable, Rice, Kielbasa Skillet

Ahhh kielbasa. A throwback to my childhood and my Polish roots. Growing up, kielbasa and pierogies were staples in our household. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve started experimenting and seeking out different ways to incorporate kielbasa into meals. If you’ve never had it before, you […]

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning

If you’ve been following my blog for a little bit, you probably know by this point that I am hyper anal about ingredient lists. If the ingredient list does not match up with the homemade version of it, then I don’t buy it. Which brings […]

Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos

Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos

These loaded sweet potato nachos are FANTASTIC! The sweetness of the sweet potato nicely counterbalances the spiciness of the homemade taco seasoning in the beef. This dish is also loaded with protein, because of the black beans, ground beef, and cheese. A little goes a […]

Brown Rice with Black Beans and Corn

Brown Rice with Black Beans and Corn

This brown rice with black beans and corn packs a ton of flavor! While the spice combination may seem odd, just trust me on this. The spices are a cross between traditional taco seasoning and those used for a mole sauce. The result is a […]

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pulp Cookies

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pulp Cookies

So these Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pulp Cookies are a little different from the classic version because it utilizes leftover oatmeal pulp from making homemade oat milk. But trust me when I say that these cookies are delicious! They came out fluffy, soft, and cakey in […]

Broccoli, Black Bean, and Cheesy Wild Rice Casserole

Broccoli, Black Bean, and Cheesy Wild Rice Casserole

With all of the unseasonably cold weather lately, I was really craving a casserole type dish. I had a hankering for something cheesy, and something with wild rice. Wild rice is my favorite type of rice because it has such a rich flavor. I think […]

Roasted Herb Red Potatoes

Roasted Herb Red Potatoes

Is it just me, or does anyone else ever crave roasted herb red potatoes? Maybe it’s because I am a carboholic, but I definitely had a craving for them today, and had to make a bunch. Luckily I had just purchased a 5 lb bag […]