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My name is Pooja, and I am trying to keep my head above water while balancing disease, wellness, and graduate school. Continually learning and growing, with no end in sight. I hope you find something you can relate to here!
Author Archives: Pooja Parikh
Warning: this post has graphic descriptions and imagery of surgical procedures and wounds. Eight years ago, I had one of the most traumatic experiences of my life and my health journey. One of the surgeries I desperately needed at the … Continue reading
When I had to give up nightshades almost 8 years ago, I was so devastated because I felt like I couldn’t eat any of the foods I grew up eating. In came my sweet mom, who has helped me think … Continue reading
I can confidently say that these are probably some of the best brussels you will ever have (if you love mustard). And that most of you likely have never cooked brussels using this method. I actually learned this method from … Continue reading
I know. I know. Sardines are an intimidating food, and many of you may not feel brave enough to try them. I was among your ranks a mere 6 months ago. I bought a tin and let it sit in my pantry … Continue reading
I eat this roasted cabbage at least once a week. It’s currently my favorite vegetable and my favorite way to eat it. It’s so easy, comes together quickly, and the taste will completely blow you away. That crispy texture, the … Continue reading
You’ll notice that this recipe doesn’t have quantities included for several ingredients. That’s because I want you to eyeball it! Use the amount you think you need–put your own spin on it. It’s always better to start small and add … Continue reading
When I had surgery last time, I cooked big batches of several proteins and froze them in individual portions. It was a way for me to regain some sense of control in a situation in which I felt so helpless. … Continue reading
I wanted to make pizza for dinner one night, but I knew I wanted the sauce to be more filling than your average pizza sauce. I grabbed a purple sweet potato and threw together this vibrant, delicious sauce that I … Continue reading