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2015 Updates

As promised, this post will provide some updates as to what Nevin and I have been doing in 2015 thus far. The reason that there was such a lull in posting came from a few different factors. The first was that I decided to apply to PhD programs in Neuroscience and Clinical Psychology and spent almost the entirety of late January – late February interviewing. I was very fortunate to be able to travel around the United States and meet some renowned professors from fantastic universities. Following this whirlwind of travel, I needed to decide where I wanted to go! That’s where Nevin and the cats came in. Continue reading “2015 Updates”


Sriracha Honey Lime Pan Roasted Chicken Thighs

Hi everyone! I want to apologize profusely for the lack of activity on this blog for the last several months. I will be making a separate post detailing the events of 2015 and all that has happened to us! Please let it be known that the lack of blog posts did not mean that Nevin and I stopped cooking. That would be blasphemous. In fact, we are sitting on a backlog of delicious recipes that I cannot wait to publish here. For now, I am actually sharing something we made last night and was just out-of-this-world, finger-lickin’ good! I love some heat, and this recipe provides a small kick, but not too much that non-spicy food lovers couldn’t also enjoy. Add this to your go-to recipe list, seriously. Continue reading “Sriracha Honey Lime Pan Roasted Chicken Thighs”

Refreshing Avocado Salad

We wanted something to pair with our delicious Jamaican Jerk Chicken, and decided that a creamy avocado salad would be the perfect side! I love pretty much all things avocado. so this salad was a big hit with me. I’d love to know what you think!

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! Wishing you all a healthy and happy 2015. Nevin and I started the day off right with a gluttonous brunch. We had some mixed berry homemade muffins that were filled with delicious bites of strawberries, blackberries and raspberries. We also enjoyed chocolate chip, banana pancakes as well as nice scrambled eggs with peppers, onions, and cheese.  Continue reading “Happy New Year!”

Jamaican Jerk Chicken with a Cucumber, Mint Yogurt

Happy holidays everyone! As always, I was spoiled rotten by my family and friends this Christmas and now have a whole bunch of goodies. I received a lot of cooking-related gifts, which I am thrilled about. Of particular relevance to this blog post are the gifts I received from my Uncle Bob. He got us these absolutely beautiful cook books spanning different cultures and cuisines. One of the books that caught my eye was an authentic Jamaican cook book entitled “Lucinda’s Authentic Jamaican Kitchen.”I knew that jerk chicken was next on my to-try list!

And boy was I glad I had this recipe because this dish was awesome! I had to adapt the recipe a bit, simply because I didn’t use a charcoal grill (1: I don’t have one and 2: it’s too cold to venture outside). However, baking it in the oven still gave it a nice, crispy skin while preserving the inside moisture. This was perfect paired with a refreshing avocado salad and a cool, cucumber and mint yogurt. Hope you all enjoy as much as we did!

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