Gluten-free Carrot Apple Raisin Muffins

{gluten-free, dairy-free} One-bowl Carrot Apple Raisin Muffins These dairy-free and gluten-free carrot muffins are packed with nutrients. They can also be made vegan if you sub the eggs for flax eggs and use the agave option! They come out super moist – perfect for an on-the-go breakfast or mid-day snack.   Ingredients 2 eggs 1/4 cup olive…

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…

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)…

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

{gluten-free, dairy-free} My mother makes the best chocolate chip cookies. But since choosing to go completely gluten/dairy-free 7 months ago, I haven’t really had a decent chocolate chip cookie. My sister decided to take my mother’s recipe and experiment with it until she created the perfect gluten/dairy-free cookie. Of course, a dessert is a dessert. Don’t go eating…

Eating well when you’re poor and out of time

Wow, that really doesn’t sound pleasant does it – “Poor and out of time.” Yuck. But, I find myself feeling that way pretty often lately. Anyone who knows me well knows that I absolutely love spending time in the kitchen, cooking and eating. I would rather go grocery shopping than to the shopping mall. I…

Medical School: Drinking from a Fire Hydrant

It’s often said that learning in med school is “like drinking from a fire hydrant.” Who coined this phrase? Because they were spot on. It’s the start of my second week of medical school (only my second week and I’m already agreeing with this analogy! So… what’s week 10 going to look like?) My classmates…