Three Great Spots for Pastries in Mendoza

Recently I visited my home town Mendoza, Argentina, for a month. During that time, I spent my mornings exploring coffee shops and bakeries. Last week, I wrote about my favorite spots for coffee, now I will talk about pastries. Medialunas are NOT Croissants Before I start, I would like to introduce the world to ArgentinianContinue reading “Three Great Spots for Pastries in Mendoza”

My Three Favorite Places for Coffee in Mendoza

I love coffee. The one thing that makes me happy every single day when I open my eyes is knowing that I’ll drink coffee, and I live in one of the world’s capitals of coffee, Seattle. Recently, I came back to my hometown, Mendoza, Argentina, after many years and tried to explore it with beginner’sContinue reading “My Three Favorite Places for Coffee in Mendoza”

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”

Compassion, My Path into Buddhism – Chapter 2

Not long ago, I shared some of the most impactful things I learned from Buddhist literature and practice. However, one key thing that I failed to mention is compassion. In today’s post, I will do my best to connect my current understanding of compassion with the teachings I discussed last time and try to deliverContinue reading “Compassion, My Path into Buddhism – Chapter 2”

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”

How Many Donuts?

Developing a good relationship with food is fundamental to live a healthy life, both physically and mentally. In today’s post, I intend to share some basic understanding of food thermodynamics and give you some perspective about what it takes to lose or gain one pound of fat weight. When engaging in a food conversation, peopleContinue reading “How Many Donuts?”

My Path into Buddhism, Chapter 1

The year 2020 was not an easy one for many. Initially, 2020 was the year I had planned to execute a sort of end-to-end life improvement plan, but I wouldn’t imagine how much more challenging it was going to get. By contrast, the hardship gave me a chance to deepen into Buddhism, which I hadContinue reading “My Path into Buddhism, Chapter 1”

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”

My Favorite Three Croissant Spots in Seattle

When it comes to croissants, there is a sizeable difference between one worth paying for and one that’s not. I have been trying out bakeries all over Seattle, and I would like to share the top three that deliver outstanding results consistently, so the next time you visit Seattle, you know where to go. WhatContinue reading “My Favorite Three Croissant Spots in Seattle”