Lady Docs Corner Cafe Blog

Julia Korenman, M.D.

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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Sweet Potato Stew

January 28, 2020

Adapted from “Main Course Vegetarian Pleasures” by Jeanne Lemlin This time of year, I crave hearty soups and stews. I served this to a group of friends recently and several asked for the recipe. It has a healthy mix of vegetables, which gives it a lot of flavor. I use prepared vegetable broth that has…

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Moroccan Sweet Potatoes and Vegetables

January 28, 2020

Adapted from “The Jewish Holiday Kitchen” by Joan Nathan This recipe can be used for Passover by eliminating the chick peas, and not serving over rice — unless you’re Sephardic.  Editor’s note: Julia made this for a recent Middle Eastern food gathering and it was delicious! It’s a different take on tsimmes. Ingredients: 4 large onions…

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What’s New in the World of Colon Cancer Screening?

April 7, 2019

March was colon cancer awareness month. I am a little late in my blog this year but want to give a shout out to getting screened – you can prevent or detect this cancer early with a colonoscopy. Colon cancer is the 2nd most common cause of cancer death in the US, with approximately 50,000…

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The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson – a Pulitzer Prize winner

February 24, 2019

A couple of months ago I read a book review of Michelle Obama’s book, “Becoming” written by Isabel Wilkerson. Ms. Wilkerson’s review referenced the Great Migration of African Americans from the Southern US to the North, when talking about Obama’s family, who raised her in Chicago. Wilkerson’s writing was so interesting, that I bought HER…

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