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”

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”

Pasta Deconstructed

Pasta is usually thought of as an unhealthy or non-diet friendly dish, isn’t it? In this brief post, I intend to analyze this comfort dish of mine. I’m going to look at one of my easy go-to recipes, which is quick and comforting. By quick I literally mean done in nine minutes. This post isContinue reading “Pasta Deconstructed”

Cooking for Singles: Braised Pork Shoulder, Eight Ways

Variety is the number one challenge I find as a single who likes to cook; convenience is the second one. These challenges lead me to develop ways to make the best use of my ingredients in a way that’s neither boring nor inefficient. Today I’m going to walk you through one week where I ateContinue reading “Cooking for Singles: Braised Pork Shoulder, Eight Ways”

Almond Milk Flan

Since I’m a kid, I’m obsessed with flan. It is one of those desserts I’m sure I’d not be able to stop eating. That’s why I like to have them once in a very long while. It’s more of a treat rather than something habitual. Not long ago, I baked a horrible loaf of bread.Continue reading “Almond Milk Flan”