After the psychosomatic board certification this week, we had to celebrate consultation-liaison psychiatry in style! So I invited some of my favorite psychiatrists over for psychiatry-themed hors d’ouvres. Here was the menu:
Tequila Mojitos by Capote, with p450-interfering mixers: grapefruit juice and pomegranate syrup, both of which increase the levels of many medications.
Platter of Contraindications (for MAO inhibitors): aged bleu cheese, aged gruyere, chantal and aged cheddar, dried chianti-infused sausage, gherkins, and reduced red wine and honey with yeast crackers and sourdough bread. Everything you can’t eat while taking an MAOi anti-depressant or linezolid!
Brie-Liais-en-croute: To repeat my concept of using one flavor to liaise between two others, I made a really delicious, simple, baked brie in pillsbury dough (best cheat ever) with chocolate chips and fresh basil leaves — it seems like a combination that won’t taste good but the flavors liaise beautifully!
Dementia-Prevention cupquiches, just little kale and egg mixes on pie crust, because this combo contains both N12 and folate, the two vitamins that when low can cause reversible dementias.