Lady Docs Corner Cafe Blog

Julia Korenman, M.D.

Jewel Salad

October 15, 2022

In the intense summer heat, I was not in the mood for cooking or for eating heavy food and went looking for meal salads which required little prep. This one is easy, is good year-round, and doesn’t involve much cooking. It also makes a lot, so it’s good for a crowd or for leftovers. Farro…

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Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Katherine May

January 18, 2022

We were in the middle of last year’s long covid winter when I heard Katherine May interviewed on NPR and I became intrigued enough to read her book, which I loved. By the time I wrote the review, it was spring and I was feeling optimistic, the need for recommending Wintering fading. However, here we…

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Bewilderment – a novel by the author of The Overstory

December 1, 2021

Life is as vast and endless and ultimately unknowable as the universe, or the human brain and body with its cells and microbiome and unfathomable consciousness.  It is embodied by a many-acre ancient forest, one huge millennials-old redwood, or one father trying to raise his brilliant, troubled son.  Richard Powers became well-known in recent years…

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Apple Pear Soup

January 24, 2021

This is a great recipe for using those Harry and David pears that are delicious, but may go bad before you get to eat them all, or the last couple of apples in the bag. It is light and a mix of sweet and savory. INGREDIENTS: 1TBSP butter, marjarine or olive oil 1 TBSP olive…

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Cooking during a Pandemic—Recipes using shelf stable ingredients: black bean and tortilla pie, lentil soup with sweet potatoes

May 7, 2020

During this time of Covid-19 when I am cooking a lot and trying not to go to the grocery store too frequently, I really appreciate my recipes that contain shelf-stable ingredients. I stock up on what I need and pull it all out when it’s time to cook!  The black bean and corn tortilla pie…

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Mindfulness in the time of Covid-19

May 3, 2020

Many of my friends do yoga or meditation, but I have not managed to do either of those. I have read some books about mindfulness and have tried to incorporate some of those practices with varying levels of success.  I wish to improve because mindfulness has been shown to be helpful to manage anxiety and…

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In the Time of Coronavirus: Why Eliminate Unnecessary Trip?

April 9, 2020

My husband and  I took a walk around a lake last weekend. The paths were wide. The people were respectful of the 6 foot distancing. However, as I was backing out of the busy parking lot, I was involved in a fender bender. No one was hurt, but I had to exchange information with the elderly…

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In the Time of Coronavirus: Gastrointestinal Symptoms of COVID-19

April 9, 2020

While most of us know about fever, cough, sore throat and shortness of breath as symptoms of COVID-19, intestinal symptoms can be present in almost 30% of patients. These include anorexia (loss of appetite), nausea, diarrhea and abdominal pain. Many of us get occasional diarrhea or an episode of vomiting and/or diarrhea that we attribute…

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A Book Review: Talking to Strangers, by Malcolm Gladwell

January 31, 2020

Unless we live in a small town, we are unlikely to know everyone that we come in contact with. We are often forced to make decisions on how to interact with a stranger without knowing anything about them, and the consequences can be devastating. Malcolm Gladwell struggles to understand the recent police shootings of African Americans,…

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Warm Lentil and Sweet Potato Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

January 28, 2020

By Stephanie Sedgwick, adapted by Julia Korenman If you have vegetarians at your Thanksgiving feast, consider a tasty lentil dish as a protein alternative to turkey. Ingredients: 1 large or 2 medium sweet potatoes (1 pound)1 cup lentils1 ½ tablespoons apple cider vinegar1 ½ tablespoons maple syrup2 teaspoons Dijon mustard¼ teaspoon nutmeg2 tablespoons finely chopped…

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