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Welcome to Cat's Kitchen

You're a busy dental student. It can be super hard to prepare and make time for healthy foods. But with a little help from Cat's super easy recipes, we know that you can do it!

March 1, 2017

The best gift to receive is...BANANA BREAD! Banana bread is soo easy to make, and this recipe is foolproof and 100% healthy as well. When you make a whole loaf, you can't help but to share this delicious goodness with those around you!!

Bananas are a nutritional powerhouse: high in Vit B6, potassium, fiber, manganese, vit C, biotin, and copper...AND super filling as well! The best thing about bananas is its versatility: they ta...

January 21, 2017


  • 2 cups oats (option to grind one cup of these into oat flour)

  • 2 large ripe bananas

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 1.5 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

  •  1/2 cup mix-ins: chocolate chips, blueberries, raisins, nuts, etc


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Prepare a m...

January 12, 2017

 Here is the quickest easiest cookie you ever made...

A great on-the-go breakfast OR even a healthy curb to your evening sweet tooth

 Simple basic foundation..2 ingredients - THAT'S IT! 

Oatmeal and Bananas

Then add in whatever healthy mix-in's you'd like!


  •  2 bananas (mashed)

  • 2 cups oatmeal

  • 1/4 cup of each mix-in (eg. dried fruit, nut pieces, dried coconut shreds, chocolate chips/cacao nibs, etc...get...

October 23, 2016

Also known as "Nutritional Yeast" or savory yeast, nooch has become popular in recent years as a great plant-based source of Vitamin B!  

Vitamin B is an essential Amino Acid that we MUST obtain through food, as our body doesnt make it on its own. Nooch brings folates, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, selenium and zinc - what a SUPERFOOD!

Yellow in color, dont let the "yeasty" name deter you from this cheesy and delicious spice! It...

October 21, 2016

What's Tahini?! Simply ground sesame seeds.

But it's also the secret ingredient that gives hummus its nutty flavor. Ever wonder how else to use tahini besides hummus? Here's a sweet idea! 


  • White/black sesame seeds (optional) to roll in

  • 1/3 cup maple syrup

  • ½ cup tahini

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 tsp cinnaon

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1/4 cup all purpose

  • ...

October 17, 2016

Ever heard of "Liquid Gold" or "Golden milk"?

Well it's not quite worth gold, but turmeric has so many amazing health benefits:

  • Commonly known for it's anti-inflammatory properties

  • High antioxidant amount

  • Phytonutrients.

  • Historically it has been helping people with tooth aches (what?! so relevant (;)

  • Ease menstrual pains

  • Heal bruises or colics

  • *Most of the health benefits are traced back to the...

October 17, 2016

 Who says you have to travel to an exotic island to get your dose of tropical goodness? Papayas and mangos are in season right now. So pop by a local grocery store and get yourself a juicy one!

  • 2-3 frozen bananas

  • 1/2 papaya

  • 1/4 cup plant-based milk

  • Coconut flakes optional to top

  1. Process the frozen banana chunks and 1/4 of the papaya chunks to make the base of your bowl

  2. Add in milk to soften the fro...

October 10, 2016

 - 2 cups oats (or quinoa flakes, or other grain of choice)

- 1 cup buckwheat groats (kasha)

- 1 cup dessicated coconut or coconut flakes

- 3 tbsp of chia seeds

- 1/4 cup of cashews

- 1/3 cup of dried cranberries

- 1 tsp of cinnamon

- 1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice

- 1 tsp of ginger

- 1 tsp of nutmeg

- 1 pinch of salt

- 1 tbsp of vanilla

- 2 tbsp of melted coconut oil

- 2 tbsp of maple syrup 

*preheat oven to 325 degrees 

*melt coconut oil and m...

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About Cat

Cat is a yoga instructor, turned future dentist! As the UCSF's Chapter's Wellness chair, she is always working towards becoming a stronger, happier, and healthier part of your day!

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