Behind the Curtain: DIY Face Wash

DIY Face Wash || On Simple Medicine

My shower is the place where many of my personal care products live: face wash, shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner, shaving cream, body wash…You get the picture. The majority of those products are premium brands purchased at Whole Foods or VitaCost. And as much as I love shopping for beauty products and testing out different product lines, I’m slowly transitioning to making my own items using high quality ingredients. I ran out of face wash over the weekend and it seemed like the perfect time to learn a new DIY. [Read more...]

Featured: Lemon, Feta and Farro Salad

Lemon Feta and Farro Salad || On Simple Medicine

This beautiful summer salad was featured on MindBodyGreen today!


  • 1/2 cup dry Organic Farro
  • 1 bunch rainbow chard
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 finely sliced fennel bulb
  • 1/2 chopped yellow bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Check it out: Summer Salad with Lemon, Feta and Farro for the full directions!

Lemon Feta and Farro Salad || On Simple Medicine

Whole Foods Inspired: Garlicky Kale

Garlicky Kale || On Simple Medicine

For a short while between Medical School and my current job, I worked at Whole Foods Market. There are perks that come with working at WFM and if I had to pick my favorites, it would be the 20% discount and access to the amazing hot/cold foods bar. The food bar at Whole Foods is one of those magical places where you can get sucked into spending $385 without evening noticing. It’s dangerously full of delicious foods and everything is by weight. So if you’re an “eat with your eyes” kind of girl be prepared to spend your entire grocery budget for the month on one meal. Towards the end of my time at WFM I finally learned how to make the perfect plate for under $5. [Read more...]

Blueberries in the Morning

Friday! You are here again…I missed you so.

This time last week I was packing up to head into the woods. I wish that was happening again this weekend…I’m pretty sad that it isn’t. I had SUCH a good time. It’s all I’ve thought about this entire week. To make myself feel better I’m going to make a BIG bowl of garlicky kale on Saturday. Jealous?

OK. I”ll stop whining now. I’m happy it’s Friday and in honor of my 2nd favorite day of the week, I’ll share my second favorite breakfast beverage (after coffee, of course).

Blueberry Chia Smoothie || On Simple Medicine

I’ve been adding Chia seeds to lots of things lately, and this smoothie is no exception. I like to sprinkle them on top for a fibrous crunch. They also provide sustained energy and keep me full longer. To make this smoothie blend the following ingredients:

Blueberry Chia Smoothie || On Simple Medicine

I like to drink my smoothie, or purple drank as I like to call it, in a jar. It’s kind of a thing. It also makes my smoothies taste better.

Seriously. Try it.

Blueberry Chia Smoothie || On Simple Medicine

That’s my purple drank smoothie in action on Instagram.

Happy Friday! I hope you have a wonderful weekend.