Guacamole! Olé!

Let me paraphrase a Tweet by Josh Groban: “Not yet. Not yet. OOPS! Too Late!” – Avocadoes. If you can find yourself a perfectly ripe, not veiny, not brown inside, beautiful soft avocado, TAKE IT! You need it! Guacamole is one of my favorite dips that just satisfies so many cravings all at once: Salty,…

Quick Snacks

So far, nothing has been more time consuming than Chicken Satay. With this 3 hour meal in mind, I have to divert to the idea of something quick because let’s face it, there isn’t always time! Salads For me, a salad is like teatime to a Brit. It involves precise shapes and thicknesses of tomatoes,…

Homemade Hummus

My earliest memory of Hummus was as a small child with my sisters, Amy and Meadow. They paired it with Pumpernickel bread and we ate it as we walked around our tiny town. It wasn’t until I moved to New York City, in 2011, that I started to make it “from scratch,” as we say….

Baked Whole Fish

If you’re seeking a way to make a dinner that looks like it took you all day, prepare a whole fish. It always looks like a lot of effort, but the most effort lies in the process of eating! We typically choose one of the following types of fish, due to their size and taste:…

Good Ol’ Cheeseburgers

Sometimes there’s nothing better than a great burger. Ingredients: 1/2 tsp Chat Masala 1/2 tsp smoked salt 1/2 tsp black pepper 1 tbsp olive oil 1/4 tsp nutmeg 4 cloves crushed, minced, and sautéed garlic 450 grams ground beef (NOT a mix of pork and beef. Only beef.) Buns or bread of choice Combine all…

Common Kitchen Substitutions

I’m a firm believer in using what you have. If you don’t have milk or sugar or eggs, it’s not the end of the world. Over the years, I’ve treasured quick substitutions. Here are some of my favorites: Baking Soda & Baking Powder Baking soda is a hot commodity in Germany; while in the USA,…

Easy Brownie Cupcakes

After a trip to Ghirardelli Square in San Fransisco, my life needed more brownies! An adaptation of Angie’s Best Brownie Recipe on All Recipes has become the saviour for all our brownie needs. With a few tweaks and tricks, I’ve settled on pulling together a list of simple ingredients to make gooey brownies in a snap!…

Homemade Pectin-Free Raspberry Jam

For our “last” summer weekend way back in 2015, we took a trip to New Paltz, NY to enjoy some outdoor time. After milkshakes and camping and climbing, we spent one of our afternoons raspberry picking at Jenkins-Leuken Orchards. We had a rough time with our picking at first. There didn’t seem to be many…

Perfect Easy and Quick Pizza Crust

It has taken a few trials and many errors to get to this pizza dough. From trying to re-create Lamma Island’s most amazing coconut flour pizza to a simple flat bread, it’s finally resting on this recipe that produces 4-5 medium-to-large pizzas! **Turn your oven on to the highest setting (with the pizza stone inside,…

Banana Nut Muffins

It’s really just a spin on banana bread for those of us who don’t have a bread pan. I love making muffins instead of a loaf. They take half the time to bake, they’re easy to grab on the go and they’re easy to pack! It’s also a healthier alternative to grabbing a cupcake or…