Chocolate Protein Pillow Cookies

{gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, protein-packed} I honestly have no idea why I called these ‘Pillow Cookies’… but the puffy, crackle-y look of these protein cookies make me think of warm, chocolate pillows so well, Pillow Cookies it is. I of course used dairy-free chocolate chips, but if you aren’t dairy-free or vegan, you can definitely use…

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…

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…

MIND over Matter: Mental Health in Medical School

According to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, 27% of medical students have depression or show depressive symptoms — ONE-THIRD of medical students — and 11% have suicidal tendencies. In addition, medical students are 5 times more likely to experience depression compared to the general population. But guess what? Only 16% of medical students…

Remedies for a Sore Throat

At the start of winter each year, I get a sore throat and a stuffy nose. And these usually drag a headache along with them. I am not a supporter of popping pills for every little ache and pain though, so I usually weather through it and let my body do what it’s made to…

Crustless Pecan Pie

{gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free} For those of you who don’t know, I do not eat gluten or dairy. Thus, none of my recipes contain either of these ingredients. These restrictions are part of my overall goal to heal my thyroid, which is something I will discuss on my blog in near future. I whipped up my…