Mushroom Risotto

So.  I made a mistake while cooking.  I added way too much water to a batch of barley I was boiling in the pressure cooker.  As a result, the barley came out a bit soupy.  Though it would not work for my original intention, the barley became a perfect base for this mushroom risotto.  Let… Continue reading Mushroom Risotto

Potato Buns

With the turn of Autumn, starchy vegetables are making an entrance into my life again.  It is once again the time of the potato; one of the glorious aspects of the Fall. Ingredients Buns 2 cups water, warm1 tsp. sugar2 tsp. active dry yeast2 cups all-purpose flour2 cups whole wheat flour1 tsp. salt Filling 1… Continue reading Potato Buns

Purple Sweet Potato Stuffed Buns

This recipe is too beautiful not to post.  I love cooking with the color purple because it can be rare in our daily ingredients.  I was experimenting with making a stuffed bun for purposes of portability since I have to commute to work once again.  These buns are perfect for transporting lunch with no mess. … Continue reading Purple Sweet Potato Stuffed Buns

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Tomatillos are a fruit native to Mexico with a tangy taste and a jammy texture when roasted.  This makes them a wonderful base for salsa.  This recipe is my attempt at digging further into Mexican cuisine, of which I know disappointingly little.  Regardless, I am excited to explore the flavors of central America more.  I… Continue reading Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Black Bean Hummus

Do you want hummus constantly but have an insatiable desire to consume as many antioxidants as possible like I do?  If so, you should definitely make this recipe.  It’s literally just hummus but with considerably more antioxidants from black beans.  Let me know what you think. Ingredients 3 cups black beans, cooked3 Tbsp. tahini3 cloves… Continue reading Black Bean Hummus

Roasted Tomato Salsa

Salsa is one of the most popular condiments in the United States, yet most people are still buying theirs from the grocery store!  To stop this madness, I have provided this recipe for you.  Feel free to make measurement adjustments as needed. Ingredients 3 Tbsp. onion, minced1 Tbsp. garlic, minced1 Tbsp. cilantro, choppedJuice from ½… Continue reading Roasted Tomato Salsa

Peach Preserves

A friend of mine gave me a bunch of peaches from a friend’s tree, but they were a bit underwhelming in taste.  This was the perfect opportunity to make preserves!  They turned out well too.  The lemon is for the coagulation effect from the pectin, and the sugar is for taste, so feel free to… Continue reading Peach Preserves

Very Berry Smoothie Bowl

I tried making smoothies this past fall and winter, and I hated the taste.  I thought I was done with smoothies forever.  However, after spending a day outside in the heat and dryness this summer, a smoothie was the only thing I craved after.  This experience taught me to listen to the signals of the… Continue reading Very Berry Smoothie Bowl