Recipe: Chai Banana Pancakes

In the aesthetic dreams that Pinterest and Instagram fuel, I imagine the perfectly lit kitchen smelling of healthy morning pancakes cooked on a sizzling cast iron skillet. I dream about the quiet mornings where I made breakfast for my family on a Sunday, no one yet awake, leaving me to alone start to fill the…

Roasted Sweet Potato with Corn, Black Beans and Peanut Sauce

As any other girl, I am wont to crave sweet potatoes from time to time. We can’t help it. It’s in our blood. And especially as it’s down in the low low temperatures here in the Netherlands, a warm meal with lots of beans and and toasty potatoes sounds perfect. I worked off of a…

Recipe: World Peace Chocolate Cookies

Yes, it finally happened. I finally got around to making the Dorie Greenspan World Peace cookies. They’ve been on my list for a good couple of years. In fact, I remember when the recipe was posted in Food52 – 2013. In other words, it’s taken me five years to get around to making this cookie…

Recipe: Lemon Coconut Loaf

Let it not be said that I allow the recipes section of my blog to fall completely by the wayside. What makes inspiration difficult to come by is one common issue: repetitive meal planning. Luckily with the new slew of friends to make at graduate school, I have more than enough reasons to get in…

Smoothies and Banana Bread (semi-healthy breakfast)

If you’re anything like the rest of the population, the beginning of the new year translates to some level of forced healthiness. Whether it means you work out more or you eat healthier, there’s some vague semblance of “trying” that goes around. I am no exception to this rule. Luckily, because the internet knows what…

The Spiciest Chili I Have Ever Made

Soup months are the best months even if you mess up a recipe and end up with spice death-defying chili recipes on the weekdays. I tried to make the Tasty Protein Packed Chili recipe last week, and in my mental math acrobatic attempt to half the recipe to four servings, I made a fatal mistake….

Lazy Chocolate Chip Cookies

There comes a time in every cook’s life… oh who am I kidding, there comes a time in mostly everyone’s life where you want a cookie and you aren’t willing to put forth the minimal effort of making fully fledged chocolate chip cookies. This is me most of the time. On the plus side, there’s…

Recipe: Peanut Butter Cookies

One of things I love about this recipe is its lack of one. After doing some serious research into what was the simplest recipe that could use peanut butter, made some kind of baked good, and didn’t require me to buy many extra ingredients – I was left with two reflections. 1) as long as…

Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles are the easiest and quickest cookie to make if you’re in a rush. They have a couple base ingredients… and even if you don’t have all the things, you can substitute at will and really do just about anything. Case in point: I was in the mood to bake on a Sunday evening at…

Roasted Pumpkin, Brussel Sprouts and Chicken

If I’m being honest, this barely requires a recipe at all. I went with my gut and threw some ingredients on a sheet pan with one vague idea of what I wanted and ta-da: delicious autumnal themed┬ánoms for at least four meals! two 500g containers of chicken Spice mix: Cayenne Pepper, Paprika, Garlic Powder, Turmeric,…

Experimental Brownies

In my very humble opinion, the best part about cooking is that you never know what can go wrong. Perhaps you don’t realize there’s no baking soda in the kitchen until too late or you let that sweet potato sit for too long and now it’s more like sweet potato mash. It’s practically the rule…

Passover Apple Cinnamon Cake

It might not come up so often in general conversation, but the fact of the matter is that I was raised Jewish. What sings to me of nostalgia and childhood memories is passover food, the warm and buttery tastes of latkes dipped in apple sauce alongside heavy kugels. Everything about the “high holidays” fills me…