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drmiggy

I'm Michelle, aka Miggy, a PhD biochemist working in cancer. Since I was a teenager (I won't say how long ago that was) I have been interested, possibly obsessed, with healthy cooking and eating. Having spent ten years in academia, I learned how to prepare healthy meals quickly and on a budget.... Full Bio
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Food Pr0n: Sexy and Easy Tomato Sauce, Aw Yeah by drmiggy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking There are so many bad places I could go with the title of this post, but I will leave that to your imagination. A little over a year ago, I posted a recipe for a ru ... Read on »
Make This Now: Smoky and Sweet Tomato Salad by drmiggy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I have an addiction, one that can only be indulged for a few weeks every year. Heirloom tomatoes rule my kitchen late in the summertime. I hardly go a day without cho ... Read on »
Make This Now: Bacon Green Beans with Quinoa by drmiggy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking There is nothing that makes me happier than a kitchen full of fresh produce. After my first winter in Chicago, I realized how much I took this for granted in Houston. Th ... Read on »
Food Pr0n: Zucchini and Prosciutto Frittata by drmiggy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I love the farmers market for many reasons, but the best thing about it is that I get introduced to foods I would never see in the grocery store. For example, the g ... Read on »
Food Pr0n: Rhubarb Compote with Greek Yogurt by drmiggy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking If you’ve ever been to any family gathering at my folks house, you will be familiar with at least one of the following stories: The time when my little brother got ... Read on »
Life teaches me lessons I have no choice but to learn by drmiggy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Lentils de puy, or French green lentils, make a killer muhjadarrah I suppose it’s been longer than a few weeks. I can give you a million excuses why I’ve staye ... Read on »
Taking a Break For a Few Weeks by drmiggy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Hi. I started a new job, which I love. I moved for the second time in three months to a gorgeous new apartment, which I also love. I traveled to Houston, then home, ... Read on »
Quick and Cheap Dinner: Mexican Layer Casserole by drmiggy 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Life changes, and apparently mine does this all at once. In two weeks time, I’ll have flown to Houston to wrap up work at my most recent position, will head home to ... Read on »
Soul Food: Mediterranean Chicken with Roasted Fennel by drmiggy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Soul Food is a new feature for the blog. These recipes are all about feeling good. I find myself making dishes that aren’t “healthy” in the conventional sense of the word, ... Read on »
Food Pr0n: Skillet Blue Cornbread by drmiggy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking When I first went off to college my mother had the smarts to send the Woman’s Day Cookbook with me. I know if seems old-fahsioned, but I can’t tell you how many times I’ve ... Read on »
Quick and Cheap Dinner: Quick Chili by drmiggy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking The first five weeks I’ve called Chicago home, I have only seen a light dusting of snow accumulate. The temperatures here have been “mild” according to the locals, mostly ... Read on »
Food Pr0n: Toasty Granola Bars by drmiggy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Some mornings (OK, most) I am able to muster just enough brain power to make a pot of coffee. Cooking breakfast is out of the question. I won’t skip breakfast, thou ... Read on »
Food Pr0n: Winter Greens and Potato Casserole by drmiggy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Lifestyles change. Mine sure has in the last few weeks. I’ve gone from driving over 70 miles a day to getting in the car about twice a week. Because I no longer com ... Read on »
New Kitchen Cooking Bonanza by drmiggy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking My old kitchen/hallway I am finally a resident of Chicago, and an apartment with a full-size refrigerator, oven and range. After three and a half years of cook ... Read on »
Quick and Cheap Dinner: Sweet Potato, Kale and Quinoa by drmiggy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I’m busy, I’m packing, blah, blah, blah. You get it by now. In spite of everything going on in my life, I must take time to feed myself nourishing meals. Fast food ... Read on »
Food Pr0n: Potato and Radicchio Flatbread by drmiggy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking When I think too much about everything I have to do in the next 12 days I get panicked. Yes, my apartment is tiny, but I have lived here for three and a half years and I ... Read on »
Traveling, Packing, Reading, Not Cooking by drmiggy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I think I could sleep 12 hours tonightexcept that I need to get up early and head to the airport for my second trip this week. I just got back from the San Antonio Breast ... Read on »
Food Pr0n: Buttered Leeks and Radishes by drmiggy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Lately I have been trying to eat mostly seasonal produce. This little seasonal produce tool I found on Real Simple is helping me out. You may have noticed I have been ... Read on »
Quick and Cheap Dinner: Butternut Squash Pita Pizza by drmiggy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I have been on a fall produce binge the past few weeks. The orangesredsand yellows of fall are popping up in the produce sectiondemanding to be crammed into my mouth. I go ... Read on »
Food Pr0n: Tangy Roasted Brussels Sprouts by drmiggy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking November 28, 2009 | I’m a lucky girl. ... Read on »