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

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

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

Whole Wheat Bread

For all you gluten lovers, I am here for you.  Here is the embarrassingly simple recipe for sturdy, reliable bread that is edible every time.  What more could you ask for? Ingredients 2 cups water, warm1 tsp. sugar2 tsp. active dry yeast2 cups all-purpose flour2 cups whole wheat flour1 tsp. salt Method Dissolve sugar in… Continue reading Whole Wheat Bread