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My name is Jen, and I am a newlywed and a family medicine resident in New York. I have many interests, hobbies and passions, and am always try to find the time for them all despite the busy schedule of a medical resident. Many of my passions seem incongruous (running and cooking, science and religion), but they are starting to come together! First and foremost, I am really passionate about food, especially good, healthy food. I grew up watching my mom and grandma in the kitchen, so learned at an early age some kitchen basics. My grandma’s golden rule is to start any good stir-fry with onions, green pepper, and garlic, and my mom is the queen of the grill! My passion for cooking really took off when I got my own kitchen during my junior year of college. I love adapting old favorite recipes to make them healthier, and think that all healthy food should taste good! You should never feel deprived because you are trying to eat healthier. I am not only passionate about making healthy food, but also learning more about nutrition and how to make better nutrition accessible to everyone. I want to share my love of vegetables (my favorite food group, despite the relentless teasing of my friends) and help people fit healthy eating into their busy lifestyles.

A little on my food philosophy: I like to eat real food – I try to avoid processed foods, cook whenever I have the chance, and buy locally whenever posisble. I love piles upon piles of vegetables because they help to fill you up while being nutrient (but not calorie) dense. My cooking philosophy tends to be fast, fun, no-fuss and healthy! A vegetarian for 5 years, I am again including meat into my diet a few times a week. Most recipes I create and share are veggie-heavy, whether they include meat or not!

A healthy lifestyle is all about balance. I love exercise almost as much as I love food. I have fallen in love with running – I ran my first 10K as a senior in college and my first half marathon the following year. I have run one more half marathon since then, fulfilling my goal of a sub-2 hour race! I finished my first triathlon (Olympic distance = 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run) in 2011, and so have learned to love swimming and biking (for non-transportation reasons!) as well. I also love being active in other ways: hiking, kayaking, long walks, etc.

Like I said before, I have a really wide range of interests, including paper crafting and scrap booking, reading, learning more about nutrition and community health, science, faith… oh, and learning to be the best primary care doctor I can be! Guess that takes up a pretty big chunk of time…  Anyway, my blog has and will likely continue to evolve over time and contain as many ramblings as it does recipes, so let me know things you would like to see me post about and I will do my best to do so!

Contact me at homemadeadventure@gmail.com if you have any questions or comments!

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  • 1. A Return to Normalcy « homemadeadventure  |  June 3, 2011 at 6:00 pm

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  • 2. Cold Curried Lentils « homemadeadventure  |  August 10, 2011 at 8:04 am

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  • 3. realfunfood  |  August 18, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Love your blog – it looks like we have the exact same philosophy on food! :)

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  • 4. Holly  |  August 19, 2011 at 1:07 am

    Hi I found your post via FP! Much enjoyment reading and your about page is great.

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    • 5. jenlenew  |  August 23, 2011 at 2:27 pm

      Thanks so much :)

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  • 6. Summer Bean Salad « homemadeadventure  |  August 19, 2011 at 9:02 am

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  • 7. SavageMuscle  |  August 22, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Jen – LOVE what you’re doing here! The recipes look fantastic :) Your passion really comes through in the way you write and the photos rock. Just wanted to drop in and thank you for a fantastic blog!

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    • 8. jenlenew  |  August 23, 2011 at 2:27 pm

      Thanks so much! Took a look at your site – good luck with P90X! I have always heard great things about it. Maybe some of my veggie recipes will come in handy :)

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      • 9. SavageMuscle  |  August 24, 2011 at 1:10 pm

        That’s exactly what I had in mind :) I think the first ones I try will be the Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches and the Grilled Veggie Panini. I’ll let you know how they turn out!

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  • 10. goingsteadyblog  |  August 24, 2011 at 8:46 am

    Just discovered you, and looking forward to reading all your posts. You seem like a very interesting person!

    Peace. http://goingsteadyblog.wordpress.com/

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    • 11. jenlenew  |  August 24, 2011 at 4:42 pm

      Thanks so much! Hope you enjoy reading, and good luck with your journey! Hope you can find some good non-tofu recipes here ;)

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  • 12. Amanda (Adele) D  |  September 30, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! :)

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  • 15. The Great Indoors « little sacred space  |  December 9, 2011 at 6:57 am

    [...] oatmeal once again, I insist that another gal’s oatmeal obsession is behind mine this time.  Jen has been blogging a month of oatmeals, and her honey-banana-walnut one got me thinking, why have [...]

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  • 16. Mel  |  January 25, 2012 at 9:36 am

    I just found your blog and wanted you to know, you are so adorable! I don’t have a blog, but I will be back to yours! Keep up the great work!

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    • 17. homemadeadventure  |  January 25, 2012 at 11:35 pm

      Thanks, glad you enjoyed! Hope you find some kitchen inspiration on future visits :)

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  • 18. hotchoc  |  February 8, 2012 at 7:56 am

    Hi Jen, I love your blog :) Which medical school do you attend, if you dont mind me asking.

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    • 19. homemadeadventure  |  February 8, 2012 at 10:28 pm

      I go to BU Med :)

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      • 20. hotchoc  |  March 14, 2012 at 9:23 am

        Nice. I love Boston! And hope to study there one day soon :) Keep the posts coming, I love the recipes. Definitely trying to be a lot more healthier myself.

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  • 21. Lauren @ WWoB  |  March 21, 2012 at 10:46 am

    So nice to meet you! You have a great food and life philosophy :) Best of luck with the USMILE and all that studying!!!! Cooking and baking are my FAVORITE study break, probably yours too!

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    • 22. homemadeadventure  |  March 21, 2012 at 8:24 pm

      Thanks! Cooking is definitely helping me stay sane right now!

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  • 23. twoblackdoggies  |  October 12, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Hello Jen, I love food too and I wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the Super Sweet Award! Thank you for creating such an interesting, super sweet blog :-) Here’s the link: http://twoblackdoggies.wordpress.com/2012/10/13/super-sweet-award/

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