Meyer Lemon Bars


It hasn’t hit me yet that tomorrow is my last day at my dialysis unit. While I feel confident in my decision to join a different dialysis company that’s more convenient to my home and teaching, it’s hard to leave what you know. And it’s hard to leave great co-workers, and patients that you love…. Read more →

Money Matters: Chicken Tortilla Soup (+ the quickiest, most amazing chicken shredding tip!)


Classes are back in session starting today. As much as I love teaching, I enjoy having my evenings free. For a woman that loves to cook, lecturing 2 nights a week (I’m gone from 4:15pm to about 9pm) really puts a damper on any dinner plans — making or eating. Needless to say, I’ve been… Read more →

Cheese-Stuffed Dates with Prosciutto (+ my news)


Cheese-stuffed dates. I’ve heard of them. I’ve thought, “Hmm, those sound interesting!”. And yet, it took me over 26 years to finally give them a whirl. Being a Giada recipe, I figured they would 1) be delicious…but 2) not be so kind to the waistline. However, the respectable 89 calories I spent on each of… Read more →

Meatless Monday: Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese {+ Happy Halloween!}


Happy Halloween! I still have to decide what I’m going to work as today…a banana or a hockey player. There’s faults with both costumes. Entering a dialysis unit in a banana costume is an interesting concept. Seeing as my patients are all on strict potassium restrictions, it’s almost a tease…or sending the wrong message (I… Read more →

Spicy Citrus Shrimp Tacos with Southwest Cream Sauce


When I saw the title of this recipe, I didn’t need a picture to know I’d love them. I’m hoping you feel the same way, because these pictures do this recipe no justice. A quick marinade of orange, lime, and lemon juice mixed with the bold flavors of chipotles in adobo, jalapenos, cumin, and honey…. Read more →

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