January 12th, 2015

My Love List: January

by Manasi

January Love List

It’s a new month–nay a new year–and I’m back with some of my favorite things that I’ve been using lately. Not that I really need to say this, but I receive nothing for this post! I just love these products and I really enjoy making product boards. read more »

January 7th, 2015

Apple Mosaic Tart with Salted Caramel Sauce

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Well it’s a new year. This is where we talk about how fast it all went by and all our plans for 2015. I’m not really one for resolutions–not that I feel like I’m perfect, but I’m more of a ‘make goals during the year’ type of person. And that is what allows me to still eat my weight in chocolate. Besides when you’re working 60-70 hours a week, eating clean and working out 7 days a week is just not going to happen. read more »

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December 29th, 2014

Pumpkin Butterscotch Cookies

by Manasi

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I’ll admit it–this is a repeat post, but my original post was a while ago and had no picture! I know, unacceptable. Since I just recently made these, I decided to do a little makeover on this post. These are one of my favorite cookies to make {and eat!}. Pretty much every year when fall rolls in, I bust these out. Some people go to Starbucks, I choose soft pumpkin cookies. Though the pumpkin and cinnamon firmly puts this cookie in the fall category, I’ve definitely bought canned pumpkin and butterscotch chips in July because I had a craving. read more »

December 22nd, 2014

My Love List: December

by Manasi

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Yup…I’m getting into the Product Boards business. Actually, I was brainstorming on things to write about since my stove was out of commission {though thankfully, it’s back, baby!}. Sometimes it feels like I’m always working or sleep deprived, so it’s these little things that bring a ray of sunshine into my life. Plus it’s always fun to take a peek into someone’s closet/makeup bag right? read more »

December 17th, 2014

Great Greens Pasta

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Did you know my stove hasn’t worked for over a month? Well likely not unless you’re spying on me, which is super creepy, but I suppose possible. Anyway, it was some weird thing that involved Con-Ed, plumbers and shady building inspectors from the city, but somehow we have our gas turned on again, though I’m 75% sure that it’s on illegally and/or there’s a weird leak that will kill us all. Hopefully it’s only on illegally. I will say initially it was kind of nice to not have to cook each night, but honestly after many days on end of takeout or frozen veggie burgers, I was willing my stove to be functional again. read more »

November 17th, 2014

Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Coconut Bars

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I am so a snacker, which I believe I’ve talked about extensively before. There are a bunch of snacks that I will buy, but sometimes, I like to try my hand at making my own. I’m not sure if it’s that much healthier, but I definitely like knowing what’s in my snacks. There’s something that’s just more delicious about making your own granola bars with exactly the mix of ingredients you want that is so satisfying. Don’t want walnuts, fine–hate coconut, leave it out! No raisins in your cookies or whatever else pisses you off in the food world. read more »

October 11th, 2014

Oreo Ice Cream Cake

by Manasi

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Yes, I know that it’s Fall and we’re supposed to only consume Pumpkin Spice things right now, but for me, ice cream is a year round thing. I mean, don’t get me wrong, this is a perfect summer dessert with its simplicity and no bakeness. {Is that a word? I say it is.}

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September 14th, 2014

Fig, Ricotta and Arugula Flatbread Pizza

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Yup, I’m jumping on that fig bandwagon. I suppose they are so hot right now {like Hansel} because fresh figs are only in season for one second and then they are gone. Like a lot of summer fruit, I usually just eat figs plain rather than cooking with them. After seeing this combo on Love and Lemons, I decided that it was time to try out something different. Another thing that I’ve been a little late on is flatbread pizza. I think I’ve usually been deterred because most of the recipes involve using a grill and I don’t have one–so there’s that. read more »

August 21st, 2014

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

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Sometimes, you just need a good, basic cookie. The other weekend, I was on call overnight and decided a sweet pick-me-up was going to make the world a better place. I mean, I know there are problems that cookies can’t fix, but that list is small. Trust me. At the very least you can eat your feelings, right? Well one problem that can definitely be solved with cookies is being stuck at the hospital. Being a resident means that you often spend more time at work than anywhere else, but usually it’s not so bad when cookies and awesome co-workers are involved. read more »

August 15th, 2014

The NYC List: Momofuku Milk Bar

by Manasi

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So way back when before residency {also known as 30-something days ago, but who’s counting?}, Rabi and I had all sorts of time. We also had our third wedding anniversary. We were pretty exhausted trying to get settled before ‘real work’ started, so decided that a dessert adventure was more realistic than trying to do a whole dinner thing. Also dinner in NYC is way more expensive than in the Woo. read more »