Red Wine and Mushroom Chicken

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I don’t know why but the last two weeks have really dragged me down. I’ve been struggling to stay atop of my overly ambitious schedule (I believe I’ve mentioned it before, see my MO for more details), and got behind one day about two weeks ago and just haven’t been able to catch up. I’m thinking maybe – maybe – on this Friday I’ll catch up. It would be amazing. But actually also this week I did do my first rough draft of my personal statement! 🎉🎉🎉 Yes, this is Big News. Continue reading

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Life: Untitled

This week I don’t have any thoughts for you really. Fresh out. Although I did make a really tasty cioppino last week, and yesterday I made red wine chicken with mushrooms, onions, thyme, and chard

. It was glorious. Everything smelled so buttery, it was like I could bathe in the air. Good eats are in my future.

I wrote my psych shelf exam a few days ago, which went fine I think. Only two more shelf’s (shelves?) left! So excited. Only 12 more weeks left of third year! And 4 more board exams to slay. 2 sets of applications. Thinking about all this gives me so much anxiety 😬 so basically I’m just going to try not to think about it 😂 I got my schedule today for the next 6 weeks and I’m really hoping that I have some time in the afternoons/evenings so that I can ramp up my studying a little. I know my first written board exam isn’t until August but there’s so much to know. And I have made a doozy of a study schedule, with like 8 different resources (which you’re not supposed to do), several different question banks (also not supposed to do), and no planned days off. Sigh. Ambition gets me a 6 page study plan and no days off! I’ve technically been studying since October of last year, if you include studying for all the shelves, but I KNOW there’s so much I don’t know. Slow and steady wins the race….SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE!! Ha. Tell that to the turtle. 🐢

I also need to book in time to write my personal statement (that beast), and to research programs to apply to. Those are things I’ll do in “””my down time”””. So many quotation marks because that’s such a ridiculous concept, down time…ha! Although post-exam last week I did *make* some downtime, and got a cute new do; 8 inches of hair, sayonara, see ya never. In other news of things to be snuck into the schedule, I started going to a running group a few weeks ago and I also started going to the Miami H3! If you don’t know what that is, then you don’t deserve to know 😎 I actually had so much fun on the last hash that I’ve decided I’m going to aggressively friend all of these people and that will be that. I also have to pencil that into my schedule.

Anyway I’ll end this before I start panicking about all the planning. Gaze upon this most epic breakfast combo I treated myself to: a breakfast sandwich with a perfectly runny yolk, garlic aioli, and custom-heat-level hot sauce on an everything bun and a Thai iced coffee with enough condensed milk to satisfy even my sweet tooth! (Do you see the smiley face in the coffee? Even it’s happy about all the condensed milk! 😝)

Meal prep boss

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I received a lot of really unexpected – but very much welcomed – support of my post last week. Whether it was friends liking my post (even though I know not all of them read it, I still appreciate it!), to encouragement of maintaining my blog my way, to messages from friends close by and far away agreeing or commenting or challenging me, it’s so nice to have the support/inspiration/confidence and really motivation. Even though I really truly am going to blog for myself, it just makes us human that we seek and glow from the attention and caring from our peers. So, consider me human ☺️.

This week I started a new rotation and the hours are way more relaxed than my last Continue reading

Umami Yami

Hello friends! Welcome back to the latest instalment of Cooking With Me. Tonight we have a very special Ingredient Spotlight…umami!

What is umami, you ask? Firstly, umami is the fifth taste (after sweet, sour, salty, and bitter). It’s a sort of meaty taste, that you get from (shockingly) meat, mushrooms, soy sauce, anchovies, etc. Umami gives food HEFT. Continue reading