Appetizers & Side Dishes · Breads · Breakfast & Brunch · Vegetarian

Six-Seed Soda Bread

I laughed when this bread came out of the oven – I imagined that a little alien had hatched (from Alien vs. Predator), escaped from my oven, and was wreaking terror around my house. Although it’s more likely, about to wreak terror on me. Comparing this bread to an alien egg is an unappetizing analogy… Continue reading Six-Seed Soda Bread

Appetizers & Side Dishes · Vegetarian

Mushrooms Stuffed with Brie

The perfect bite-size appetizer. Mushrooms stuffed with brie and topped with a fragrant topping of garlic, parsley, and green onions. Let’s not forget the whole stick of butter either. Can anything else get better? This is a recipe that’s perfect for a dinner party (and super quick to make for those who don’t know what… Continue reading Mushrooms Stuffed with Brie

Appetizers & Side Dishes · Pastas & Rice & Grains

Broccoli Almond Pesto Quinoa Topped with Tuna

I understand. This recipe seems horribly misplaced and doesn’t seem to fit into my obsession (or blog, for that matter) with using pounds upon pounds of sugar, butter, and/or cream cheese. I just finished my marathon of making three cakes in three days and it seemed befitting to blog about a heathy recipe. The key… Continue reading Broccoli Almond Pesto Quinoa Topped with Tuna

Appetizers & Side Dishes · Breads · Breakfast & Brunch · Fruits · Sauces & Dips

Homemade Apple Butter

There’s something nostalgic, almost romantic, about apple butter. I picture myself curled up on the couch lazily perusing the newspaper while savoring  a fluffy biscuit slathered with melted butter and apple butter. Life is good. Only, it’s really just a Tuesday morning. I’ve hit the snooze button one too many times and I’ve forgotten to… Continue reading Homemade Apple Butter

Appetizers & Side Dishes · Asian Cuisine · Pork · Seafood · Vegetarian

Chive Turnovers (韭菜盒子 – Jui Cai He Zi)

Vegetarian dishes that pretend to be like their meat counterparts have always struck a dissonant chord with me – why be something you can’t? Here’s a Chinese comfort food with a ton of flavor that won’t leave you saying “…and where is the meat?” This turnover is stuffed with jiu cai (Chinese garlic chives), clear… Continue reading Chive Turnovers (韭菜盒子 – Jui Cai He Zi)

American Cuisine · Appetizers & Side Dishes · Vegetarian

Oven Roasted Broccoli

I understand. You’re feeling fat and unhealthy looking at all the dessert recipes I’ve been posting  and I’ve actually been getting fat by eating all the desserts I’ve been cooking. If portion control is part of your vocabulary, this is a simple and delicious way of eating broccoli and convicing others to eat their greens. For all the… Continue reading Oven Roasted Broccoli