Spinach and roasted garlic pizza

I face a major dilemma every time I’m asked to bring food to a party/gathering. On one hand, I want the food to be tasty and homemade to show off my culinary prowess. On the other hand, if it’s too delicious and impressive, then I won’t have any food left over for myself! What a…

Tofu-Peanut Curry

Everyone knows that I love curry. Recipes like these make it clear why I find it necessary to make my own curry powder. I like to make a lot of different variations on a stir-fry, as you’ll see. Just start experimenting with different flavor combinations, vegetables, and proteins, and you can make a stir fry…

Stacey’s “Winning personality” Texas Chili

I apologize for the brief hiatus – I was being all important-like, presenting my research at the BMES (Biomedical Engineering Society) conference last week in Hartford, CT. Hey, at least it was a chance to get out of our dungeon of a lab and go meet some new people who are just as kooky (and…

Peanut Butter Crispy Bars

I had a pretty rough week, where I felt like everything I did in lab was a failure and I was overwhelmed by grad school in general. I was very disgruntled and angsty, which was no fun, but the good news is that it inspired me to try out this recipe for peanut butter crispy…

Green and white chili

I couldn’t think of a good name for this chili that didn’t sound either awkward or silly. It’s been through several iterations at this point. This recipe is dedicated to my friend Kyle, whose intestines (or something) told him to go gluten-free. He asked me specifically to make something with green chilies in it, and…

Curried hummus with cilantro

I was asked to bring food to a potluck on Saturday, and I was busy running around all day so was in a bit of a time crunch. At times like these, I whip out my go-to-crowd-pleaser-can-make-quickly-with-my-hands-tied-behind-my-back recipes. One of those recipes happens to be hummus. Basic hummus is super easy, but I always have…

How to make your own curry powder

I have a confession – I’m a bit of a spice snob. And Indian food happens to be my FAVORITE, and that is one place where the spices have to reign supreme. I’ve always found the ‘curry powder’ mixes you can buy at the grocery store to be rather lackluster. This mix is easy to…