S’mores Brownie Bars

We all need a break sometimes. A vacation of some sort. Or even just a day where all you do is curl up on the couch and watch romantic comedies and reruns of “How I Met Your Mother” while eating ice cream and chicken nuggets. Man, I love chicken nuggets. I seriously crave them constantly… But I digress.

I need a break. The pressure of school + MCATs + applying for med schools + constant disappointments has been bearing down on me the past few weeks and it’s been hard to handle. So much so, that the thought of quitting has crossed my mind a couple times. But this is my dream. And I have to at least try, right? Plus, I’m no quitter. Heck no. Continue reading

Science Lesson: Partially Hydrogenated Oils

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I am going to tell you about fats. Yes, yes, I know, a post about fat after I post recipes that use more than two sticks of butter. But I learned about different types of fats in my biochemistry class and I just want to share what I read to all of you lovely people! Don’t worry, I won’t get into all the gory details. That would be very dull for the both of us. I don’t know all the gory details, anyways.

So there’s all this hype about partially hydrogenated oils and trans fat and how it’s bad for you. But how did it become part of our dietary lifestyle? What the heck does the partially hydrogenated mean? What does it do to us?

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Vegan Chocolate Pudding

Fried chicken, cheesy dishes, rich pies: these foods tend to conjure up the sentiment of “comfort food”. It’s an excellent name, really. When you’ve schlepped through long work days (or, you know, lazy afternoons spent rolling around on your living room floor…just me?), you tend to crave companionship in the form of hefty fare.

But edible comforts, just like any, can totally be expanded! I know mine have. One day my heart was warmed by a bowl of macaroni and cheese, the next I’m melting with every bite of equally delicious and nutritious food. For real!

Enter, vegan chocolate pudding!

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