Planning Your Backpaking Meals

About six years back, I discovered Backpacking. I already knew how to prepare for a hike, but backpacking was a completely new league. In a previous post, I already discussed how to cook in the wilderness, the equipment to take, and what kind of ingredients you should carry. Today I intend to go deeper andContinue reading “Planning Your Backpaking Meals”

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”

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”

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”