FALL WEEKEND GETAWAY

FALL WEEKEND GETAWAY

For Hassan’s birthday weekend we wanted to do a little getaway. Since he was working into Friday it was difficult to find flights with such limited time and leaving the city on a Friday evening is a nightmare. So after deciding we’d leave Saturday morning […]

Hassan’s Birthday Meal

Hassan’s Birthday Meal

When we first got married I had so much fun making meals for Hassan. He’s not picky and is so excited I’m cooking for him that he will eat anything I make. I think he also thinks the positive reinforcement will result in more homemade […]

The Climb

The Climb

College → Medical School → Residency → Fellowship.  The journey to becoming a doctor sometimes feels like climbing a never ending ladder. 

The Joys of Residency … Seriously

The Joys of Residency … Seriously

“The days are long, but the years are short.” That’s what they told us when residency began three years ago and after having completed my last day of residency today I couldn’t agree more. Like finishing anything meaningful, graduating residency is bittersweet. There’s no doubt […]

Live happily, go peacefully

Live happily, go peacefully

Whether you believe in science, God, neither, or some combination- we can all agree that death is inevitable. Due to the finality of our lives each of us should understand and prepare for that moment not only for ourselves, but also for our loved ones. […]

Cauliflower Leek Soup

Cauliflower Leek Soup

Recently we’ve been trying to use our Crockpot more and after several failed stews, we finally found a recipe that works!

10 Days in Costa Rica

10 Days in Costa Rica

    Costa Rica is an incredible country with many different things to do. On our trip we went from rainforests to beaches within a day, and to follow this itinerary I recommend renting a car. While I personally balk at the idea of driving […]

To supplement, or not?

To supplement, or not?

Perhaps a few times a week I’ll get asked about vitamins and dietary supplements from my friends, family members and patients alike. People are always looking for a “natural” way to take care of their health and getting to be a part of these discussions […]

Spicy shrimp with Green Beans and a side of Bok Choy

Spicy shrimp with Green Beans and a side of Bok Choy

When I first met Hassan it was big deal if I boiled pasta right.  Anytime something had to go in the oven, it was always undercooked.  I suppose this could be because I stuck the pan of food in right away instead of waiting until […]

7 Day Italy Itinerary- Roma, Amalfi, Firenze, Venezia

7 Day Italy Itinerary- Roma, Amalfi, Firenze, Venezia

When deciding to go to Italy, everyone we spoke to who had visited the boot suggested I pick either the north or south due to our time constraints. After much deliberation I narrowed down the cities I knew I wanted to go to, and they […]