Faking it – Almond flour pancakes

My subconscious has been infiltrated by pancakes. Not that anyone needs any particular reason to fixate on pancakes (they’re fixation-worthy in their own right) but my own hankering has come from reading my way through the Odd Thomas series. The titular character is a fry cook who is renown for his pancake skills. And also seeing…

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Faking it – Vegetable pasta

Vegetables are not exactly a family favorite in my house. In fact, I routinely joke at how backwards it is that I’m perpetually trying to convince my parents to eat their vegetables. I’ve tried sprinkling broccoli with cheese, tossing green beans with Old Bay, and I even went so far as to call Brussels sprouts “miniature cabbages”…

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Bite me

I’ve been performing a lot of kitchen experiments recently. It’s partially because I’m enjoying the access to a variety of ingredients that comes with moving back to the States, but mostly because I love the whole process of mixing and testing and eating. It’s like alchemy – part art, part science, and part wishful thinking.…

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That’s my jam

When I hear the word “chia” I have a very instant reaction. I’m sure you have the exact same reaction as well. It turns out in addition to making a great gift when spread onto a terra cotta animal, chia seeds are totally edible and apparently quite good for your health. They’re chock full of fiber,…

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