Classic Protein Waffles

{gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free, protein-packed} Waffles are just pancakes with abs, so they’re better for you right? 😉 Well, these are! OK maybe not quite for that reason, but every ingredient in this recipe is good for you. I like to used a plant-based protein powder because (1) I don’t eat dairy, which means I don’t consume whey…

GIVEAWAY: Urbane Collection by Scrub Shopper

Heyyy all you medical professionals! I’m partnering with Scrub Shopper to send out some free scrubs! Contest entry rules: (1) Go to my Instagram giveaway post at @nicolet.life (2) Follow @nicolet.life and @scrubshopper on Instagram (3) Comment on the post, telling us what career path you’ve chosen, what you plan on pursuing, or simply why you…

Fudge Brownies

{gluten-free, dairy-free} Wowww ok these brownies are all sorts of delicious – fudgy, rich, and studded with bursts of melty chocolate chips. I brought them to a super bowl party and not one person said they could tell they were gluten/dairy-free. I see those kind of comments as huge compliments, because I love transforming otherwise dairy- and gluten-filled dishes and desserts…

Raw Date + Oat Bars

{gluten-free, dairy-free} My favorite snack bars are those with super simple ingredients. If I turn over the label of a protein bar or granola bar to find a list of ingredients as long as my blog post, I’m putting it back on the shelf. While I still buy snack bars at the grocery store, it’s always nice…

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

{gluten-free, dairy-free} Why don’t people put chocolate and pumpkin together more often? This combination is a winner for sure. These gluten/dairy-free muffins are perfectly dense and oh so soft. Also wonderful with a glass of nut milk. Ingredients: 3 cups gluten-free oat flour (I like Bobs Red Mill) 1 egg 1 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)…

Vegan Garlic and Lemon Aioli

{gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan} Most aioli recipes involve eggs, mayonnaise, and oil. This recipe replaces those ingredients with wholesome, vegan, and simple ingredients. This oil-free aioli has that traditional light, creamy texture, and you can seriously put it on anything. This simple recipe can be used to dress a salad, add flavor to tacos, or as a…

Surviving Neurology in Medical School

Being completely honest, I disliked neurology. Not so much the subject, but rather the process of learning it. Every block in medical school requires countless hours of studying, but depending on how much you enjoy the subject, those hours can feel more or less tedious. Neuro is extremely complex, and there is still so much about the brain…