Cauliflower Tikka Masala

I’ve been wanting to make this recipe for Cauliflower Tikka Masala for a while after seeing it on The Cutting Veg instagram feed, and finally got around to making it this weekend! The recipe is not an authentic tikka masala, but it is delicious! Plus, it is dairy free, for all those that are lactose…

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…

Banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls with Yogurt Glaze

This banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls recipe (slightly edited) from Minimalist Baker and Yogurt Glaze recipe from Epicurious is BANANAS B-A-N-A-N-A-S! Original recipe is vegan using vegan butter, I chose to make mine with real butter because my stomach is fine with dairy (and it is what I had at home). Here’s how I made it: Banana Bread Cinnamon…

Overnight Buckwheat Chia Oatmeal

I bought a huge bag of buckwheat to make my Homemade Seeded Buckwheat Bread, but since I do not have a food processor or blender in my new place (which I need to make the bread), I was not able to use my buckwheat for this recipe. I was looking for another buckwheat recipe that…

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….

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…

Peanut Butter Tempeh

A combination of two of my favorite foods, peanut butter and tempeh. I snagged a few bites of the tempeh with the peanut sauce before I baked it, and I knew I would love the final product because it was delicious even before putting it into the oven. This recipe is very easy to make,…

Romanian Foods You Need to Try

I was recently on a trip to Romania for four days, and was obviously excited to try traditional Romanian cuisine. I have a huge sweet tooth, so most of the traditional foods I ate through on my four day trip to Romania were desserts. Here were some of the highlights of my trip, including foods…

Greens and Pita Benedict with Feta Zaatar Cream

Wanted to try this recipe after seeing it featured on Molly Yeh’s instagram and blog. I was particularly excited to try it because it is vegetarian (so am I), is made with homemade pita (one of my favorite types of bread), and is made with a feta cream sauce instead of hollandaise (I love poached…

Crunchy Sweet Potato Peels

I saw this recipe on food52’s instagram for what they called Potato Peel Chips. I had been wanting to try this recipe for a while, because I love crunchy foods, and sweet potatoes (especially the peel!) It makes me sad that a lot of the recipes discard sweet potato peels, especially since they are delicious…