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

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

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

Italian Sliders

There’s not much to do in quarantine.  I’ve taken to cooking to keep me sane.  So far so good.  I’ll let you know how it goes.  Ingredients Kidney Bean Balls 1 32 oz. can kidney beans, drained¼ medium onion, roughly chopped1 Tbsp. garlic, minced¾ cup rolled oats (more if needed to reach desired consistency)Italian dried… Continue reading Italian Sliders

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