Peruvian Spiced Grilled Chicken Thighs

Chicken is a weekly staple which makes it an excellent candidate for flavor experimentation.  Garlic, herbs and lemon are a personal favorite but I like to venture outside the box to bring a new, inviting chicken dish to the dinner table.  These quick and easy Peruvian inspired grilled chicken thighs is one such recipe.  The spices are bold and exciting but definitely ones you can use in many other dishes.  If you are reaching for something different these days, give these grilled chicken thighs a try. Ingredients [For the chicken] 8 Chicken thighs1 teaspoon Ground coriander1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper1/2 teaspoon ......
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Dr. Mommy-Wife-Teacher-Friend: When Will You Put Yourself First?

  Beyonce wasn’t kidding when she wrote the song “Girls Run the World”.  We as women wear as many hats as some of us have shoes.  However, the cost of that can be grave if we never learn to create balance in our lives.  When I say balance I don’t mean the balancing act, I mean the act of giving back to ourselves.   Imagine that you have an energy bank account.  Like a traditional bank account, you make deposits and withdrawals.  When your account gets to zero, if you try to spend money, what happens?  Either your card declines or (if you ......
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Vegan Lentil & Quinoa Meatloaf

This lentil loaf surprisingly has a very meat-like texture. The combination of lentils, mushrooms, walnuts and quinoa make it tender and juice, but it still has structure so it’s not just a slice of soggy mush. This loaf is packed with protein, fiber and  healthy fats, doesn’t use any oils or refined sugars and it’s topped with a dreamy tomato glaze that’s way tastier than the traditional ketchup ones. Enjoy!! Prep time: 15 mins | Cook time: 25 mins | Total time: 40 mins Yields: 8 servings Ingredients 1 cup diced carrots1 cup chopped mushrooms¼ cup diced shallot2 garlic cloves, minced1½ cups cooke......
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White Coats and Black Lives: The Internal Struggle Black Physicians Face

    When I read about Dr. Tamika Cross’ experience of being blatantly disrespected by a flight attendant on Delta Airlines, my heart was broken, but I was not surprised.  Being a black female physician of 15 years, I’ve had my share of disheartening discriminating moments from subtle spoken micro-aggressions to outright racial condescension.  However, this incident comes only days after being requested to lead a diversity workshop because a group of black students were reprimanded by their professor for supporting the Black Lives Matter movement by simply wearing black t-shirts and gathering to take a picture.  I must call ENOUGH! We ......
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Saffron & Pepper Fish Stew

A lovely light fish stew featuring cod and plaice, with wonderful Mediterranean flavor. Enjoy!! Yield: 4 servings Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil1 large onion, half chopped finely, half sliced, then quartered2 large garlic cloves, chopped finely1 red pepper, sliced1 green pepper, sliceda pinch of sea salta half a tsp of ground black pepperhalf of a butternut squash, diced1 fennel bulb, sliced1 large vine ripened tomato, diceda good pinch of saffron threads2 bay leaves1 tsp dried thymehalf a tsp dried parsley4 strips of orange zest250ml white wine250ml water2 tsp fish stock powder (or sufficient cubes for 500ml liquid)80g sliced black olives500g ......
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