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

Marinara Pasta

I’ve been on an Italian kick this summer, so marinara sauce has been a staple in my kitchen every week.  This is not a traditional recipe.  It is born from the ingredients and cookware I have available to me.  Feel free to adjust any ingredients you need to suit your preferences.  Have fun! Ingredients 1… Continue reading Marinara Pasta

Red Pepper Paste

This recipe comes from a Turkish kitchen, and after I tried it, I have made it every week since.  I modified the Turkish recipe to be a bit milder for my white girl taste buds, but it still retains the depth of flavor found from the tomatoes and peppers in the original dish.  I recommend… Continue reading Red Pepper Paste

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

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