Surviving Cardiology in Med School

Cardio… ? *cue romantic music*  But really, it’s been my favorite block in medical school thus far. Cardiology is intimately intertwined with pulmonology, but for the sake of consistency and targeted study tips, I will address them separately here on my blog. You can read my tips for pulm/respiratory in my pulmonology post. I’ve mentioned before how…

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…