Welcome to “Scientifically delicious”, a blog dedicated to unraveling how certain foods affect our mind and body. The goal of this blog is to share healthy recipes that include a bit of the science behind how certain ingredients work to improve overall body function and health.

The inspiration for this blog came several years ago when I moved to Boston to take a position as a cancer researcher at a local hospital. It was there that I started to become more and more interested in how our diets can shape not only how we look on the outside, but also how we feel on the inside. After looking through countless journal articles, it became apparent that there is a ton of information out there about how certain foods can aid in the prevention and treatment of some diseases. I decided that my biological background and love for cooking was the perfect combination to bring this information to you in a more digestable format.

The final step in the evolution of starting “Scientifically Delicious” came when my boyfriend, SB, and I started to participate in a Paleo lifestyle. The Paleo diet incorporates foods that our early ancestors (the caveman) would have consumed with an emphasis on high protein/low carb, organic foods that are prepared with your own hands. This cleaner way of eating has changed the way I think about food and the way my body feels.

If you have found my website through a social media avenue or search engine, I hope that you will click through some of my past posts to get an idea about what “Scientifically Delicious” is all about. I invite you to follow my blog and message me with questions about any foods that you might be interested in learning about.


Nikki earned her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh in 2009. She currently works at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute where her project focuses on  uncovering new cancer vulnerabilities and targeted therapies. Nikki plans to use her biological background to help make nutritional studies more approachable to every type of audience. However, she wishes to remind you that you should always consult your doctor or nutritionalist when incorporating any drastic changes to your diet.


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    1. Hi Happy Balance, Thanks for stopping by my site and for your support. I checked out yours and I am looking forward to your DIY projects. It sounds like we have more than cancer research in common. I too love a good home project. Looking forward to future posts! I’m thinking about doing a post on several natural cures for the failed experiment-blues. 🙂

    1. Hi Elissa! Thanks for your visit to my blog! Yes, my can of coconut milk is ~400ml. Keep me posted on how your berry version turns out. I think this would be amazing with a mix of blueberries and raspberries. Have a great day!

  1. We had a great New Year’s Eve dinner using recipes from your blog! We had a mix of gluten-free, lactose-free, sugar-free, grain- free and ‘normal’ eaters and the dishes not only satisfied everyone, but were given rave reviews by everyone! The Spicy Shrimp Coconut curry soup was fantastic for a cold night and the Apple Clafoutis made the house smell like a holiday candle and tasted amazing! I also love that both recipes are versatile. You could modify both of them to specific tastes and seasons.

  2. Nikki- I didn’t know how else to msg you so figured this would work 🙂 I know you asked me a little about Urban Detox Club awhile back. I’m actually from Boston where I think you live based on this bio & am having a little “Urban Detox” party/girls’ night at my best friend’s apartment in the Back Bay area. Let me know if you’re interested in coming – it’s this Saturday at 7pm!

    1. Thank you so much for the nomination! I am going to try and get to answer these questions this week. I appreciate your support!!

      1. I know the feeling! Keep on putting together your recipes, and peppering your food with life stories. I am certain that I’m not the only one enjoying your content!

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