Homemade Bread in Under 2 Hours

When I moved to New York City in 2011, I became quite dismayed by how much I needed to spend on good quality food. Granted, things are different in every store; but thing with which I had the most difficult time, is the bread. I tried a number of types of breads from all sorts of locations- Whole Foods, Amy’s…

Milk Free Pancakes

Milk used to be my “go-to” ingredient for nearly all my baking and cooking needs. Lately, however, milk has become an enemy of mine. This leaves me with the dilemma of how to make delicious pancakes. Milk Alternatives, of course! Shopping List: 2 cups flour 2 eggs 1 pack vanilla sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder…

Carrot Spinach Quiche

BREAKING NEWS: You don’t need milk for a good quiche! Gather the Following 3 cloves garlic, chopped 5 cups fresh spinach 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella 1 (9 inch) unbaked deep dish pie crust (quick crust recipe below) 4 eggs, beaten 3/4 cup carrot soup 1/4 cup full fat coconut milk Sea salt for finishing touch…

Mirror Sugar Cookies

Take the mirror cake trend to your cookies, with the help of marshmallows! I accidentally discovered this several years ago, when I was home for Christmas. I used melted marshmallows to cover a cake because frosting was too sweet. When it solidified, it looked like it was straight out of Doctor Seuss! This year, I…

Coconut Curry Rice

Since our honeymoon to Southeast Asia, my husband and I find every reason to make coconut-curry anything! One of the easiest and most addictively delicious dishes is Coconut Curry Chicken. Every now and then, we go for shrimp, but it’s always optional. Shrimp doesn’t have the best reputation nowadays. However, if you can find it…

Macaroons

These moist little cookies are a coconut lover’s dream. I make them every year as an addition to our traditional cookie spread. Whether you add food coloring, cover them with chocolate, or enjoy them as a pure coconutty treat, they’re simple and delicious! Ingredients 2 1/2 cups sweetened, shredded coconut 4 large egg whites 1/3…

Homemade Pasta Sauce

A knowledge I carry from New York is that it is infamous for being outrageously costly. It doesn’t matter what you are buying, nothing is cheaper in NYC. So how do people afford such a high cost of living? You might first think of an increase in wages. Well, that’s only partially true. With rents…

Coconut Curry Carrot Soup

A friendly spicy kick. Gather the Following 2 pounds sliced carrots 2 cups vegetable broth 2 shallots cut in half 3 cloves chopped garlic 1/2 tsp dried basil 1 tsp dried ginger 1 cup whole fat coconut milk, with 1 tbsp solidified oil set aside 1 tsp curry paste – for a non-spicey version, leave out the…

Shortbread Marzipan Linzer Cookies

This is a multi-step process that will result in mind-blowing cookies 🙂 Step 1: Shortbread Cookies Ingredients: 1 Cup Softened Butter (unsalted) 1/2 Cup granulated white sugar 2 1/2 Cups White Flour – in Germany, you can use 1050 or 405. It results in great cookies either way. If you use the 1050, you’ll have…