Research Day is Never a Bad Day

In between applying for jobs and unpacking my new apartment I have spent a considerable amount of time researching new recipes that I want to tryout and feature on the blog. I am always amazed that somehow one click on Pinterest ends up leading to hours of drooling over mouth watering pictures of food that I can only dream of making — I have to eat healthy at least some of the time, right?

Fortunately or unfortunately, NYC has been hit with a cold spell, which has put me in the perfect mood for a steaming bowl of soup. I am a sucker for a one pot meal or a slow cooker meal, and soup fits perfectly in that category.

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I’m Back!

After a very long hiatus and an unexplained absence, Healthy as a Newb is back! As a college student, I found that managing a blog was not as easy as it seemed, and thus a summer and a semester break ensued.

However, now I am newly graduated — with a journalism degree from Ithaca College — on the job search, and settling in to my new apartment in Brooklyn, N.Y.,ready to take another shot at this blog. Since starting my healthy journey almost a year ago, I can happily say that I have continued on that road. While, my eating habits are definitely not perfect (sometimes ice cream is all too necessary), I am still on a good path.

For the first time I have a full, while small, kitchen to experiment in — trying out new recipes and sharing my own. Not all the kinks are worked out to my new blogging plan, but I definitely plan on creating more of my own original recipes and talking about the food I love.

If you would like to see what I am up to out of my food world you can follow me here and here. Sometimes I can be kind of interesting.

Week 15: Day 5

That much closer to the end of the semester, and somehow I keep turning out some tasty meals. The weather has also finally started to warm up, so maybe that is helping to keep my spirits higher. Regardless, summer is almost here, which means even more opportunities to experiment with more recipes.

Dinner

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Last week I tried to make dumplings/potstickers and they turned out absolutely horrible. The vegetables didn’t cook, there was no flavor and they fell apart. I decided to give it another go with this recipe, and they came out beautifully. They ended up with a nice crispy bottom and pre-cooking the veggies mean the veggies were actually cooked. This were only stuffed with veggies — cabbage, onions, green pepper, carrots, scallions. The recipe called for mushrooms, but I substituted those with carrots. This will definitely be going on my list to make again.

Week 14: Day 1

It’s hard to believe I am in my 14th week of this journey and blog. The journey has stayed a little bit more on track than the blog, but I think being a student has that effect on things. Too much to do and too little time. As the semester is winding down, I have less desire to cook, but I am trying my best. I fell off the wagon a little this past weekend, but I think I am back on track a bit.

Dinner

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I think it is impossible to go wrong with pizza, add some whole wheat naan bread and Alfredo sauce and you definitely have a winner. It was my last production weekend for the campus magazine I work on, so I was looking for something easy and quick and this came about. I topped my store-bought naan with Alfredo sauce, mozzarella cheese, spinach, scallions and chicken. This was the perfect serving size and very tasty.