Welcome back to another episode of Food Science Fridays. Today we’re talking all about the eggplant or aubergine as others around the world call it. Until a few weeks ago eggplant was my favorite vegetable, when I found out it’s a fruit. Yep apparently eggplant is a fruit. Eggplant not a lot of people’s favorite [...]
Although I love trying intricate recipes that require a lot of time and attention to detail, challenging recipes are not ideal when you're a busy graduate student trying to prep multiple meals for a packed week ahead. That's why I tend to make meals that take some prep work up front, but don't require much [...]
Everyone seems to be into fermented foods these days, and I am no different. I love anything umami or pickled and fermented foods tend to be foods with these complex flavor profiles. What are fermented foods? Fermented foods are basically food products made/altered by microbes (often bacteria or yeast). The fermentation process has been used [...]
Alternating layers of eggplant and noodles make for some tasty veggie-laden lasagna.
The chemistry of caramelizing onions and my recipe for caramelized onions, spinach, goat cheese, and sun-dried tomato quiche
It's been an insanely busy semester of grad school, and I'll admit that I haven't spent much time in the kitchen recently. Fish is an amazingly quick and easy to cook option. This miso glazed salmon and cauliflower took about 20 minutes total to prep and cook and left me only 1 pan to clean, [...]
Looking for a creative and tasty alternative to the typical Thanksgiving day fare? I've got you covered with these scrumptious Acorn Squash Stuffed with Wild Rice Risotto to brighten up your dinner table.
New finds at the farmers markets in North Carolina, mean new pasta recipes. This one is filled with healthy greens and makes a great quick meal for the busy student or professional.
Many people cite lunch as a primary barrier to their healthy eating goals. These tasty peppers with couscous, tofu, and spinach are a simple yet scrumptious solution to your lunch dilemma.
Rain, snow, or shine, Winter is soup time! It's been a rainy winter in California, and this week was no different. I remember having a winter or two like this as a child, where there were just days of endless rain and rain puddles to play in, but I certainly haven't seen a winter like [...]