Quark and Jam on Toast

This is less of a recipe and more of a meal idea for anyone who wants a change to their toast routine.  I have found that I rarely have a day that does not start with toast.  It’s a breakfast staple for me.  As such, I have experimented with different toast varieties given the ingredients… Continue reading Quark and Jam on Toast

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

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

Food Album: August 29-September 4, 2021

This week was lovely.  School was less intense, and I got to sleep a little bit more.  My parents visited over the weekend, and my cousin had a birthday!  I got a lot of wonderful food at some fantastic restaurants in Reno. Other than that, my food has looked fairly standard: morning toast and yogurt,… Continue reading Food Album: August 29-September 4, 2021

Soft-Boiled Eggs on Avocado Toast

This is my favorite way to cook eggs for multiple reasons.  First, there is virtually no mess.  All that is needed is a pot of water, and I simply rinse the pot after finishing.  Second, I get a runny, jammy yolk housed in a perfect egg-white cup when I slice the eggs in half.  This… Continue reading Soft-Boiled Eggs on Avocado Toast

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

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