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Banana-Date Cake- inspired by grandma

6 Sep

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It’s so weird to be back! Equally weird to see that many of you, whom I used to follow, are still posting regularly. I guess I’m the only one who fell off the wagon. For two years.

I still reference this blog sometimes for recipes. That’s what happened today, I looked up Cold Asian Noodle Salad because my mom requested it for dinner. I, shamefully, have not cooked much for months besides quick quesadillas and sandwiches. I bake on a monthly basis though. Baking always came easier to me than cooking. Plus, there’s that sweet tooth.

Med school has kept me busy. I didn’t have a summer. Spent 6 weeks studying for my board exam, day and night, and thankfully passed. I started my third year in July with my clinical clerkships, or rotations. I work in the hospital for free (actually my tuition goes towards paying for my experience) and learn the skills of the trade as I “rotate” through different specialties. So far I’ve finished one month of orthopedic surgery and one month of family medicine (FM). I’m starting my next month of FM on Tuesday (thank god for Labor Day holiday!). I’m loving it so far. Minus the almost 2 hours of commuting daily and the exhaustion when I come home.

Anyway, on to the reason I’m posting today. I wanted to share and catalog this recipe for a Banana-Date cake. I watched my grandma make it last month when she came to visit us, and tried to replicate it as closely as I could. I was too lazy to take notes so I had to try making it a couple times before it came out right. Essentially, free-handing it. I looked at other recipes for dense cakes like this to make sure my flour to baking power ratio and number of eggs was okay. This time it came out very well so I’ll stick to this recipe from now on! Continue reading

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Our resident owl

23 Jun

I know you’re probably wondering what’s going on with me and my food blog. Okay, so¬†you’re most likely not tossing and turning at night while thinking about it, but I like to think that you are, and that you care that much. ūüôā¬†¬†

I’ve been quite busy with work and other responsibilities so I haven’t cooked anything new or creative in the last week. Oh, I did actually make a delicious beet salad! Totally forgot about that. The photo is below…¬†

Just beet it!

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Low-fat Banana Bread with Flaxseed Meal

19 May

Loaf of Banana Bread

Who doesn’t love banana bread? Well, I guess people who don’t like bananas, but I can’t imagine that such people exist! (I guess anything is possible since some people don’t even like chocolate.) My favorite thing to eat when I was little was a slice of banana bread from Starbucks. ¬†The lovely part about this recipe is that you only use 5 tablespoons of butter and then add some yogurt to replace any additional fat. Also, you can throw in some flaxseed meal, which gives it a nutty flavor and¬†some good ‘ol¬†omega-3 fatty acids. Continue reading