Cashew Cheese Balls

This recipe was from a while ago, but it was simple and refreshing, especially in this summer heat.  You can include this on any meat or cheese board, and it will not be out of place.  I would pair this with crackers, pickled vegetables, fresh cucumbers, or my red pepper paste.  Let me know what… Continue reading Cashew Cheese Balls

Chickpea Nuggets

Sometimes I want some chicken nuggets but can’t be bothered to get them at the store.  Instead, I make this overly-complicated recipe as a replacement and congratulate myself for being lazy and staying home.  I hope y’all enjoy. Ingredients 2 cups chickpeas, cooked¼ onion, roughly chopped3-5 cloves garlic, minced½ red bell pepper, chopped1 tsp. cumin,… Continue reading Chickpea Nuggets

Cold Brew Coffee

It’s been a hot summer.  As someone who enjoys drinking warm beverages, even I did not want to drink hot coffee in the morning.  With a little bit of planning ahead, you too can have cold coffee in the morning with virtually no effort.  I’ll tell you how. Ingredients ½ cup coffee, ground3 ½ cups… Continue reading Cold Brew Coffee

Mandarin Citrus Hummus

I did not always enjoy hummus.  With parents from the Midwest, it was not a staple growing up.  However, as I have explored the origins of the dish and experimented with making my own, I realize it is one of the best foods to keep in my kitchen.  The jury is out on the exact… Continue reading Mandarin Citrus Hummus

PB&J Cookies

If you enjoy reminiscing about simpler times, but you’re fancy now and don’t eat carbs, I completely understand.  This one is for you. Ingredients ½ cup rolled oats2 cups dates, chopped½ cup peanut butterPinch of saltAny jam or preserves of your choice Method Add oats into a food processor with the S bladePulse until oats… Continue reading PB&J Cookies

Chocolate Walnut Cookies

Sometimes, you just want some chocolate.  I got you. Ingredients 2 cups dates, chopped½ cup walnuts, whole3 Tbsp. cacao powder2-3 Tbsp. cacao nibs (optional)Pinch of cinnamon (optional) Method Add all ingredients into a food processor with the S bladeProcess until mixture is homogeneousRoll balls and refrigerate for approximately a half hourServe with coffee, milk, tea,… Continue reading Chocolate Walnut Cookies

Millet Bread

This recipe was inspired by my research in West African cuisine, in which I found a recipe for bread involving wheat, millet, and/or corn.  This recipe pairs well with my West African Peanut Curry recipe, found here.  My bread turned out a bit plumper than I expected, so do not be afraid of rolling out… Continue reading Millet Bread

Raita Sauce

I have used this sauce with about 90% of the dishes I make.  Therefore, I think it deserves its own post.  It’s a great flavor balance for savory, spicy dishes.  Ingredients 1 cup plain yogurt (I prefer Kite Hill brand)1 lemon, squeezed1 tsp. coriander¼ cucumber, chopped (optional)Cilantro and mint for garnish Method Add all ingredients… Continue reading Raita Sauce