Food blog

Roux I came across a roux for the first time when I watched a family friend make gumbo. Now that I have made gumbo myself, that brief experience has come in handy. I was curious how…
Health foods I’ve tried that I wouldn’t buy again Along my journey to eat healthier, there are a number of foods I tried to incorporate into my diet that did not get added, for whatever reason. Below, I have listed some of those foods,…
The 3 S’s There are 3 s's associated with pretreating grains and legumes: soaking, sprouting, and souring. Over the past few years, I have experimented with these methods, and have learned a lot. In this post, I've given…
Tortillaland tortillas: Product review My husband and I went through about a month straight of making Mexican-style tacos for breakfast. This included salsa verde, scrambled eggs, refried beans, and corn tortillas. Once we started eating it more and more,…
Celery root Celery root (aka celeriac) is something I saw at the grocery store and figured I would give it a try. Below, I've given a method I've used to make it, and my thoughts on it…
30 Days Grain-Free by Cara Comini: Cookbook review Grain-free is one of the hot diets of the moment, and cookbooks on the subject are abundant. Some give recipes based on categories, such as dinner, lunch, and desserts. Others, like this one, attempt to…
Hint® water: Product review Hint® water is something I’ve seen commercials for, but never had any intentions of buying. On one late night snack run, I decided to give it a shot. It appeared to be carbonated, and I…
Variations on banana bread There are so many ways to switch up classic banana bread. It is one of those foods that, once you get a good base recipe, has infinite possibilities. Below, I’ve described a few variations I’ve…
How (and why) to fry corn tortillas Corn tortillas are popular in Mexican cuisine, and with good reason. Not only are they versitile and a good way to use corn, but are so delicious when prepared the right way. In this post,…
White pepper vs. black pepper In the beginning of my cooking journey, I never understood why someone would bother having two different color peppercorns in their spice cabinet. I simply assumed the standard black pepper was more than enough and…
My experience with jollof rice Jollof rice...what a dear, dear friend of mine. I first encountered jollof rice during my 2017 stay in Ghana, and it has been one of my favorite foods ever since. In this post, I will…
Burger tips: Research and reviews One day, I wanted a burger. I rarely eat burgers, and I wanted to do it right. I initially planned to go to a restaurant, but got it in my head to make my own…
Developing the eggnog recipe Eggnog is a fun drink that adds a festive feel to the winter months. It is known to be thick, creamy, and unique, and can only be found in stores at a certain time of…
How to convert flour from grams to cups I was searching high and low for a rye bread recipe one day. Paul and Mary were teaching me some stuff on The Great British Baking Show: Masterclass, and I was inspired by Paul’s 100%…
What $68 of groceries looks like On September 29th, 2020, I went on my weekly grocery shopping trip. I typically go to Pick N Save once or twice more during the week, since it is really close to my apartment, but…
Flavor ideas While coming up with a single serve cupcake recipe, I wondered what fun flavors I could make them. I reminisced on all the pies, candy, cakes, and cupcakes I’ve had throughout my life, and did…