Five Do It Yourself Pantry Items

A few days back, I made granola for the very first time in my life. I buy granola from bakeries and local shops to experience different flavors as I have it for breakfast most days. But, suddenly, I noticed that it got pretty pricey, so I decided to make my own. Inspired by how easyContinue reading “Five Do It Yourself Pantry Items”

Persimmon Parfait Recipe

I can’t believe 2021 is almost over, and this will be the last post of the year. If this year has taught me anything, it’s to keep things simple and adapt to new circumstances. And you can think of adapting on so many levels! So this is my simple version of adapting. One of myContinue reading “Persimmon Parfait Recipe”

Dairy-Free No-Waste Failed Bake Bread Pudding

What a long title for a post, right? Even for the experienced baker, bread baking is not always seamless. Loaves can fail at any time. However, there is always a way to minimize waste and enjoy what’s left of your bake. Today I happened to ruin a bake by setting too high an oven IContinue reading “Dairy-Free No-Waste Failed Bake Bread Pudding”

Cooking in the Wilderness

Some time back, I discussed an introduction to hiking. Now, I intend to expand on the topic to cover an essential skill for long hikes and backpacking: cooking. Cooking in the wilderness might sound intimidating. As a beginner, you might feel tempted to bring only items ready to eat without any sort of preparation orContinue reading “Cooking in the Wilderness”

Cooking Method: Confit

As a single, I need to tap into every trick in the book to preserve food. One such method is confit; it’s not my intention to describe the technique as much as showing how I use its products in different ways to reduce my waste on cooking and make more flavorful dishes. What’s confit? It’sContinue reading “Cooking Method: Confit”

Persian Cooking: Experience and Lessons Learned

Not long ago, I borrowed from the library the book “Bottom of the Pot” authored by Naz Deravian, a book about Persian cooking. During the latest years, I had the chance to make quite a few Persian friends, and the one thing they all have in common is their praises for Persian cooking. So, sinceContinue reading “Persian Cooking: Experience and Lessons Learned”

Eggs Benedict Deconstructed

I had many ‘bennys’ in my life. Some were better than others, yet all are an undeniable staple of the American brunch. I chose this dish to deconstruct because it consists primarily of ingredients that people commonly demonize. So today’s post tries to address the question: What’s unhealthy in Eggs Benedict, and what is itsContinue reading “Eggs Benedict Deconstructed”

Minimalistic Kitchen Basics: Knives

I had plenty of kitchen tools in my life. But when I moved to Seattle, I decided to learn how to do more with less. I live alone in a tiny studio, so it’s the perfect opportunity to challenge what my tools can do. I’m beginning this series of posts with every chef’s pride andContinue reading “Minimalistic Kitchen Basics: Knives”

Mini Gluten & Dairy Free Chocolate And Orange Cake

I recently faced the challenge of making a gluten and dairy-free cake for a good friend’s birthday. I found the experience very satisfying and decided to document it. As time goes by, I bump into more people that don’t want to eat gluten or dairy, not because of food allergies or celiac disease, but forContinue reading “Mini Gluten & Dairy Free Chocolate And Orange Cake”

Recipe: Pistachio & Dates Rice Pudding

Not long ago, I got my wisdom teeth removed. This procedure gave me the perfect opportunity to experiment with smoothies. In my quest to innovate with flavor, I stumbled upon pistachio milk in the nut milk section of my grocery store. I had never tried it before, and it looked like a great candidate toContinue reading “Recipe: Pistachio & Dates Rice Pudding”