Homemade Lachuch

Was too lazy to go out and buy bread on this rainy day, so I decided to make my own using ingredients I already had at home. I’ve been wanting to make Jamie Geller’s Lachuch (yemenite flatbread) so I figured this was a perfect opportunity. Here’s her recipe (you can find my additions below the…

Homemade Garlic Knots

I was out of bread at home and looking for a homemade bread recipe that also used garlic (which I had a surplus of), and found this DELICIOUS garlic knots recipe from Pretty.Simple.Sweet. They were fluffy, flavorful, and buttery, just how I like them! I didn’t have a standing mixer, so I used my dough mixer…

Homemade Nut Butter

If these had a label, I’d write, “WARNING: ADDICTIVE!” on them. I made three different variations of nut butters this past month for the first time, and wanted to share my advice for doing so, as well as the recipes I used. When making nut butters at home, it is important to have a strong…

Roasted Asparagus

Roasted Asparagus: recipe from New York Times: Ingredients: 1 bunch (around 2 pounds) thick asparagus, woody ends snapped off (I used purple asparagus, but any asparagus is fine) 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil salt, freshly ground pepper 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves (optional) fresh lemon or lime juice (optional) Instructions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees….

Mini Vegetable Goat Cheese Frittatas

Inspired by the Cutting Veg’s Mini Cauliflower Goat Cheese Frittatas, which I slightly revised for this recipe I thought I would try making this recipe since I had goat cheese, thyme and egg I wanted to use. I thought it would be interesting to substitute beet rice for the original cauliflower rice (thinking it would…

Oil-Free Roasted Eggplant (Two ways)

Likely due to my middle eastern background, eggplant is one of my favorite foods. I’ve been seeing different methods of roasting eggplant without oil, and decided to do an experiment using two similarly sized eggplants from the same store to figure out which method I liked best. I tried two methods: one using the stove…

Fluffy quinoa

Have you ever struggled to make quinoa? Tried to make it following box directions (2 cups liquid for 1 cup quinoa) and ended up with a soupy mess (please don’t tell me this has only happened to me!) I did some research online and recipe testing found a way to cook quinoa that gives me…

Whole Wheat Popovers

Stumbled upon this recipe on @zoebakes instagram, and have been wanting to try it forever! Finally decided to make it today and it was a huge hit in my household. I made a few edits to her recipe based on ingredients I had at home. For example, I didn’t have whole milk, so I used…

The BEST Chia Seed Jam

I’ve made various versions of Chia Seed Jam at home, and they all come out very different. I like making homemade versions of chia jam as a health conscious vegetarian, since they don’t contain gelatin or other processed ingredients. Plus, chia seeds are incredibly nutritious and are a great source of antioxidants, fiber, protein and…

Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

So I love fries and sweet potatoes, which has led me to make sweet potato fries pretty frequently. I like mine crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, and have tried different recipes. Recently, I tried making two different recipe versions as the same time so I could give a fair comparison. I…