Feb 052011
Birthdays aren't healthy days...but it's ok!

So this isn’t a real blog post.  At least not a normal tush cook post.  But I had to post this birthday cake for two reasons.  1) It’s a very important person’s 25th birthday, and 2) It’s ridiculously awesome (I’m working on modesty).    So the way this worked was 2 different types of cookie [read more…]

Jan 312011
Mushroom Barley Soup with Spinach and White Beans

I’m sure you’re shocked–another soup recipe from Marissa. But really, can you blame me? 56 inches of snow so far in New York, and more to come. Someone upstairs must have beef with New York, because they keep throwing more and more of that white stuff at us, cackling as they watch me stand on [read more…]

Jan 262011
Granola Bar Fail/Granola Triumph

As some of you may know, Monday was my first day of school!  I started NYU’s clinical nutrition program, and since I’m doing school part-time and working full-time, I decided I needed some healthy on-the-go snacks. So I decided to make some energy packed, high fiber granola bars… Here’s what went into them:  Oats, wheat [read more…]

Jan 202011
Chicken Lettuce Wraps

As much as I love to and try to eat healthy food, I’m not one of those people who can honestly say they’re disgusted by some of those famous, giant dishes from chain restaurants.  A single Cheesecake Factory salad may be portioned for a family of five and drowning in dressing with more fat than [read more…]

Jan 142011
Apple-Pecan Crumb Bars

Baking, when you have a so-called “healthy” cooking blog, can get a little tricky.  Baked goods without sugar and butter just aren’t as tasty. Period.  But, you don’t want to seem like a total hypocrite and make something totally indulgent and disgustingly delicious.  It’s about finding the balance, and these bars are it. For my [read more…]