The Foodie Physician

The Foodie Physician

Physician, Chef, Recipe Developer & Board Certified Foodie

Dining with the Doc: Curried Coconut Lentil Stuffed Sweet Potato Bowls

Packed with nutrients, flavor and color, sweet potatoes are the perfect edible bowl for creamy, spiced lentils.  

#thefoodiephysician #sweetpotatoes #veggiebowl #lentils

I wanted to think outside of the box with this month’s Recipe Redux theme, Plant Protein Power Bowls.  We were challenged to create a healthy plant-based bowl packed with protein, fiber and color.  Not only are plant power bowls all the rage right now, they’re also delicious, nutritious and easy to make.  Plus, they’re a great way to empty out your fridge!

Cooking with Sienna: Greek Spinach and Rice Pie- a Celebration of International Cook with Your Kids Day

This delicious, hearty vegetarian dish is packed with the wonderful flavors of Greece!

#thefoodiephysician #spinachpie #LookWhatWeMade

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with #FoodieChats and Uncle Ben's Rice.

I’m a big believer in getting your kids in the kitchen.  I’ve made an effort to get my daughter Sienna in the kitchen with me from the time she was a baby.  She’s my little sous chef!  Although it takes extra time and patience, I try to get her involved when I’m cooking. There are a few reasons for this.  First of all, I love food and I want to instill my passion for cooking in her at an early age.  I grew up watching both of my parents and my older sister cooking up delicious creations all the time and that definitely influenced me. 

Dining with the Doc: Edamame Falafel Sandwiches

Made with edamame instead of chickpeas, these nutrient-packed falafel sandwiches are a delicious twist on a classic dish.

#thefoodiephysician #falafel #edamame

I received free samples of Sabra Spreads mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time

I love a good falafel sandwich.  Originating in the Middle East, falafel is a dish that’s now popular around the entire world.  There’s just something so satisfying about those crispy, fried chickpea balls when they’re stuffed into pita bread along with lots of fresh vegetables and a creamy sauce.  It’s a hearty vegetarian dish and is perfect for lunch, dinner or even a late night snack.  In fact, I have plenty of memories of late-night runs to the falafel food carts when I lived in New York City!   

Ingredient 911: Figs

It's fig season!  With their rich, sweet flavor and unique texture, roasted figs are the perfect accompaniment to tangy Greek yogurt in these luxurious parfaits.  

#thefoodiephysician #yogurtparfait #figs #glutenfree

Around this time of year, fresh figs can be spotted at the market.  This is always an exciting time because although you can enjoy dried figs year round, there’s a relatively brief window to get fresh figs.  Domestic fresh figs have two seasons- the first is in early June and then a longer season runs from August through October.  So if you see fresh figs at your grocery store, snatch them up while you can!

Dining with the Doc: Chicken and Green Chile Naan Quesadillas

With minimal prep work involved, this twist on a classic dish is perfect for busy weeknights! 

#thefoodiephysician #quesadillas #naan #HelloNaan

This blog post was sponsored by Stonefire® Authentic Flatbreads but the opinions are all my own.

Now that back-to-school season is in full swing, our weeknight evenings have gotten a bit more hectic.  After we pick my daughter Sienna up from school, our evenings are usually a blur of after school activities, cooking dinner, packing lunches, giving her a bath, and trying to get her in bed at a reasonable hour.  All while trying to make sure we have enough time to photograph the next blog post before the best lighting disappears!  Once the lazy days of summer are gone and our weekly schedules get a bit busier, we all start looking for ways to save time.  And this includes quick mealtime solutions that will satisfy hungry mouths without sacrificing flavor or nutrition.

Cook Once, Eat Twice: Crispy Avocado Tacos

The latest installment in my Cook Once, Eat Twice series, these hearty vegetarian tacos are the perfect family friendly meal. 

#avocadofries #avocadotacos #thefoodiephysician #cookonceeattwice

Here's the latest addition to my "Cook Once, Eat Twice" series.  Not too long ago, I posted a recipe for these Crispy Baked Avocado Fries, a delicious and totally addictive snack.  Well, I decided to take those crispy morsels and transform them from a snack into a main dish.  My Crispy Avocado Tacos are the perfect weeknight meal.  These easy vegetarian tacos are a breeze to put together and the whole family will love them!

Dining with the Doc: Natural Baby Food and a Tiger Rice Cooker Giveaway

#thefoodiephysician #babyfood #babyfoodcookbook #burritobowl #ricecooker

Disclaimer: I received a free Tiger rice cooker and soup cup for review.  All opinions expressed are my own.

I’m so excited about this post!  Not only am I going to be writing about my new cookbook, I’m also reviewing a wonderful product and hosting an amazing giveaway!  My latest cookbook, Natural Baby Food: Over 150 Wholesome, Nutritious Recipes For Your Baby and Toddler published by Hatherleigh Press, was released earlier this year.  Over the summer, we’ve had a successful “blog tour” where dozens of my amazing blogger friends have reviewed the book and helped spread the word.

Dining with the Doc: Raspberry Coconut Smoothie Bowl and a KitchenAid ® Blender Giveaway

Lovely to look at and fun to eat, this smoothie bowl is packed with flavor and nutrition. 

#thefoodiephysician #smoothiebowl #RazzItUp #raspberries

Thanks to the National Processed Raspberry Council for sponsoring this post!  All opinions expressed are my own. 

I’m fascinated with smoothie bowls.  Thicker than a smoothie and eaten with a spoon rather than being sipped through a straw, a smoothie bowl is a heartier, kicked up version of a traditional smoothie.  And in case you haven’t noticed, they’re all the rage right now in the food world.  Just check out Instagram and you’ll find tons of amazing photos of smoothie bowls.  It seems like people love to use smoothie bowls as a canvas to express their creativity.  With their bright, vibrant colors and elaborate garnishes, many of these bowls look like more like works of art than actual food.

Dining with the Doc: Crispy Chipotle Tuna Tostadas

#thefoodiephysician #tostadas #seafood #backtoschool #familyfriendly #OnlyAlbacore

These tuna tostadas are perfect for a family friendly weeknight meal!

As a chef and food blogger, I love spending time in the kitchen.  I could spend an entire day braising a stew in the oven, making fresh pasta from scratch or even baking a homemade cake.  I’ve always found cooking to be relaxing and a nice change of pace from my day job in the Emergency Room where I’m usually running around for 12 hours at a time.  But I also have plenty of days when I want to get a nutritious meal on the table as quickly as possible.  This is especially true now that it’s back to school season!  

Dining with the Doc: Savory Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins (Gluten Free)

#glutenfree #savorymuffins #thefoodiephysician

All of the flavors of a leisurely Sunday brunch baked into a muffin that’s perfect to take on the go. 

Now that my daughter Sienna has started preschool, our mornings have become quite a whirlwind as we get her ready for school and ourselves ready for work.  And like her mommy, Sienna definitely likes to sleep until the last possible minute!  So although I hope to be able to sit down to a nutritious, homemade breakfast as often as possible, the reality is that there will be plenty of days when I’ll need a faster breakfast option. Enter these delicious savory breakfast muffins!   



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