Homemade Hummus

My earliest memory of Hummus was as a small child with my sisters, Amy and Meadow. They paired it with Pumpernickel bread and we ate it as we walked around our tiny town. It wasn’t until I moved to New York City, in 2011, that I started to make it “from scratch,” as we say….

Baked Whole Fish

If you’re seeking a way to make a dinner that looks like it took you all day, prepare a whole fish. It always looks like a lot of effort, but the most effort lies in the process of eating! We typically choose one of the following types of fish, due to their size and taste:…

Good Ol’ Cheeseburgers

Sometimes there’s nothing better than a great burger. Ingredients: 1/2 tsp Chat Masala 1/2 tsp smoked salt 1/2 tsp black pepper 1 tbsp olive oil 1/4 tsp nutmeg 4 cloves crushed, minced, and sautéed garlic 450 grams ground beef (NOT a mix of pork and beef. Only beef.) Buns or bread of choice Combine all…

Substitutions Are Sometimes Better

I’m a firm believer in using what you have. If you don’t have milk or sugar or eggs, it’s not the end of the world. Over the years, I’ve treasured quick substitutions. Here are some of my favorites: Baking Soda & Baking Powder Baking soda is a hot commodity in Germany; while in the USA,…

Homemade Pectin-Free Raspberry Jam

For our “last” summer weekend way back in 2015, we took a trip to New Paltz, NY to enjoy some outdoor time. After milkshakes and camping and climbing, we spent one of our afternoons raspberry picking at Jenkins-Leuken Orchards. We had a rough time with our picking at first. There didn’t seem to be many…

Pizza Crust

It has taken a few trials and many errors to get to this pizza dough. From trying to re-create Lamma Island’s most amazing coconut flour pizza to a simple flat bread, it’s finally resting on this recipe that produces 4-5 medium-to-large pizzas! **Turn your oven on to the highest setting (with the pizza stone inside,…

Banana Nut Muffins

It’s really just a spin on banana bread for those of us who don’t have a bread pan. I love making muffins instead of a loaf. They take half the time to bake, they’re easy to grab on the go and they’re easy to pack! It’s also a healthier alternative to grabbing a cupcake or…

No Milk Fluffy As A Cloud Pancakes

Milk used to be my “go-to” ingredient for nearly all my baking and cooking needs. Lately, however, milk has become an enemy of mine. This leaves me with the dilemma of how to make delicious pancakes. Milk Alternatives, of course! Shopping List: 2 cups flour 2 eggs 1 pack vanilla sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder…

Fresh Bread in Under 2 Hours

When I moved to New York City in 2011, I became quite dismayed by how much I needed to spend on good quality food. Granted, things are different in every store; but thing with which I had the most difficult time, is the bread. I tried a number of types of breads from all sorts of locations- Whole Foods, Amy’s…

Carrot Soup Spinach Quiche

BREAKING NEWS: You don’t need milk for a good quiche! Gather the Following 3 cloves garlic, chopped 5 cups fresh spinach 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella 1 (9 inch) unbaked deep dish pie crust (quick crust recipe below) 4 eggs, beaten 3/4 cup carrot soup 1/4 cup full fat coconut milk Sea salt for finishing touch…

Mirror Marshmallow Sugar Cookies

Take the mirror cake trend to your cookies, with the help of marshmallows! I accidentally discovered this several years ago, when I was home for Christmas. I used melted marshmallows to cover a cake because frosting was too sweet. When it solidified, it looked like it was straight out of Doctor Seuss! This year, I…

Coconut Curry Chicken, Shrimp, Rice

Since our honeymoon to Southeast Asia, my husband and I find every reason to make coconut-curry anything! One of the easiest and most addictively delicious dishes is Coconut Curry Chicken. Every now and then, we go for shrimp, but it’s always optional. Shrimp doesn’t have the best reputation nowadays. However, if you can find it…