A Healthy Appetite: Eat Your Way Through A Delicious Fall

It always seems easier to eat a healthy, seemingly balanced, diet in the warm weather; summer tends to be full of griddled meats fresh off the BBQ, salads, and fruit smoothies. The cravings for sugary food and heavy carbs tend to be less frequent due to the warm and hot weather. The sunshine also means…

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth & Lower Your Sugar Intake

Is there too much sugar in your diet? Excess sugar intake is a leading cause of obesity, tooth decay, diabetes, and heart disease. Researchers are also looking into the relationship between sugar intake and Alzheimer’s disease. Despite the risks, many of us who have a sweet tooth find it hard to cut back. Eliminating sugar isn’t…

Take Your Salads from 0 to 100

For many people, as they get older, one of their main worries is staying healthy, and that means thinking about all of the options to achieve a healthier lifestyle, one being a change to the daily diet. The thing is, there is a big difference between opting for a healthy diet, and going on an extreme…

Homebrewing Reference Guide

Portland is well-known for its craft beer, so I have grown to enjoy sampling various microbrews. Recently, people have started to brew their own beer at home. This is a particularly popular obsession for many aficionados of craft beers. If you are looking to get into making your own beer at home, you are absolutely not…

The Secrets to Serving the Best Barbeque!

Summer may be winding down, but it’s not too late for a backyard barbeque. Everyone loves a good cookout, but when it comes to being king of the grill, you will need some serious skills to be the best. Here are some tips to serve the best barbecue your friends and family have ever tasted!…

Throw a Howling Halloween Party

Halloween is fast approaching, and you might be looking for some ideas on what to do for your party this year. A Halloween party should be fun yet still slightly spooky, and there are many ways that you can achieve this. You want to throw a party that all of your friends are going to…

Quick Guide to Saving Time in the Kitchen

Having meals that you have cooked all by yourself from home is so much better for you than anything that is premade at a store. It can be much cheaper to cook for yourself, as well as much healthier, as you know exactly what is in the food and it won’t have anything preservatives or…

Mom’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

My medical school has a tradition, where a first-year student (the “little”) is paired with a second-year student (the “big”). Last year, I had my little and grand-little over for dinner. I made The King’s Butter Chicken, The King’s Garlic Naan, and a coconut cream pie (stay tuned for this recipe). We had such a…

The King’s Chicken Pesto Sandwich

Hello, from Hershey, Pennsylvania! Land of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Kisses, and the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. I am currently in my first week as a visiting student at the Penn State-affiliated hospital. However, this is not my first time visiting “The Sweetest Place On Earth.” As a child, whenever we flew “back East” (as…

David’s Chicken Paprikash with The Rheinlander’s Spätzle

This is kind of a 2-for-1 recipe post. Chicken paprikash is another dish that David introduced to me early in our relationship. It has quickly become one of my go-to recipes for its ease and amazing flavor. As you might imagine, paprika is the main ingredient in this dish. Paprika originated in Central Mexico and…

The King’s Chilaquiles

My third year of medical school has flown by! We finished all of our rotations in the core clerkships: Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Pediatrics. While our third year far surpassed first and second year, it did not leave a lot of time for blogging. I am just now entering my…

Nani’s Oatmeal Cake

When I was home for Christmas, I was able to visit Nani a handful of times. The visits get harder and harder, as her memory goes little by little. For those who haven’t experienced the slow loss of a loved one to Alzheimer’s disease, I’ve found it helps to reflect on the parts of them that…