Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Turkey and Brownies

Sometimes, I’m social and do dinner with friends. Surprise. Shock. Awe. I know! Me?! Social and doing things outside of my comfort zone on occasion. It’s enough to make anyone have a minor heart attack. Though then again, this “dinner” was with one friend, and we sat around drinking wine while I enjoyed myself cooking……

Lies of “Single Serving Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies”

So let’s clarify things before I explain why single serving oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are a lie. When you’re sitting alone in your apartment, it’s 11pm and you’re having a slight craving for something sweet: it only makes sense that you’d want to google the mysterious single serving recipes that you see online. My original…

Ground Turkey and Mushroom-Pine Nuts

Ground Turkey Couscous & Mushrooms with Pine Nuts In lieu of my usually horridly unhealthy baking post of the week, I though I’d share with you two of my more recent weekly dinner meals. Normally I try to aim for something mildly healthy – with a good mix of starch, vegetables and protein. The first…

Coconut Curry

You’re all thinking it… I can see it in your eyes. Yes. I used pre-cooked chicken for my curry last week (don’t kill me?). Even now, looking at the delicious results of curry paste and coconut milk – I can’t bring myself to feel too shamed. Normally, I love cooking chicken from the raw state,…

Election Detox

In the last months, weeks and days leading up to the US election, I’ve found myself feeling… as horrible and not-myself as I have in quite a while. I wake up tired, exhausted and unmotivated to do anything other than wallow. Rachel Maddow’s show lightens me, but only to the point where I want to…

Salmon, Butternut Squash and Carrots

It feels like months since I’ve written an actual blog about something reasonable that I would cook in my kitchen without 500+ Indonesian spices. Given it’s winter and soup season, it’s about time. As many of you know, I’m a huge proponent for salmon (Omega-3) and all of the veggies possible. Normally, I would say…

Ground Beef Skillet-Casserole

In honor of my leaving Germany, I set about thinking of a perfect goodbye meal for my dear friends living in Berlin. It couldn’t be too fancy or difficult to make… but it also had to scream *comfort* and *I promise I’m not leaving you*. Hmm, what to cook? Then it struck me, a casserole…

Chicken Rice Soup

The classic of classic, the winner of every sick soup contest ever: The Chicken Rice Soup. I won’t pretend that I have any idea of what I’m doing when I make chicken soup (noodle or rice), or if there’s some secret method I utilize – I just have my way, and what is this blog for if…

Roasted Chickpeas

Ingredients (Adapted from The Kitchn) 1 can chickpeas 2 tbsp olive oil dash of cardamom dash of cardamom some sugar anything your heart desires Preheat your oven to 400F, prep a baking sheet with parchment paper Rinse and drain the chickpeas – and roll them dry with a paper towel or anything you have handy…

Cauliflower Pizza

Ingredients: 1/2 head of cauliflower 1 egg 2 tbsp. flour salt and pepper to taste ALL of the cheese (1 1/2 cup of mozzarella) Smears of marinara or tomato sauce Oregano All of the pizza toppings you want (I used cherry tomatoes, vegan meat, garlic, and more cheese (obviously)) Edit: Wow… so apparently this is what happens…

Roasted Peaches and Yogurt

Roasted Peaches and Yogurt: The Recipe Ingredients: 2 peaches (the closer to ripe, the better) Some white wine (your preference) Nutmeg Cinnamon Butter Honey (Raw is better) Lime Juice/Zest Yogurt or something creamy Note: This recipe is incredibly easy and insanely delicious and I’m warning you now that you will probably eat a whole batch…