Flourless chocolate cake is a special sort of dessert. Rich, dense, decadent, yet not overly sweet. This is the kind of cake you have if you LOVE chocolate, not that half-hearted “yeah, I like milk chocolate and cream”-stuff. This is a cake for connoisseurs. People who really want to taste the deep flavour profile of chocolate. If you’re gluten-free, this cake could be your new best friend (well, second best. I know I’m always number one on your list, bestie).
The summer’s officially over, the weather has turned, and I’m almost tempted to turn the heating on – autumn is here. Hands up if you’re ready for all things pumpkin?
(Here you can imagine me trying to type with one hand while waving the other in the air. It’s not easy.)
This creamy pumpkin curry is a great way to start a season of pumpkin recipes. It’s basically a simple Thai red curry, but with added pumpkin to make the sauce extra thick and luxurious. If there’s a way to make a recipe feel more indulgent while actually adding more vegetables, I’m …read more
This is going to be a pretty easy post to write, since I know almost nothing about the fine art of bulgogi. I do know that if you follow along with what I did in the video, you’re going to end up with something very delicious, and fairly gorgeous, so that’s a good place to start.
I also know that you can control the texture by making your slices thicker or thinner, as well as changing the marination time. Obviously, the thinner the slice, and the longer it’s in the marinade, the softer and more tender the meat becomes. However, …read more
Pumpkin pancakes and cinnamon rolls are well and good, but what about those of us who like something savory instead of sweet for our weekday breakfasts? These Paleo muffins prove that pumpkin plays just as well with cumin and paprika as it does with cinnamon and nutmeg.
These muffins make a great grab-and-go breakfast or a healthy afternoon snack. They are also grain-free and very nutritious!
We had some new arrivals in our house this week. 2 new, smiley, cute, furry little friends. We have adopted 2 cats via Cats Protection. We met them for the first time two weeks ago and totally fell in love. We picked them up on Friday and this weekend has been full of snuggles, mouse chasing and getting to know our new additions. They’re still a bit shy and Scout is quite timid and still a bit unsure of everything, but they’re slowly getting used to their new surroundings. Arto has made it quite clear he likes lap …read more
This past summer we stayed at McMinnville, Oregon, an impossibly cute town in the Oregon Wine Country. We tasted wine and ate too much.
This past summer AJ and I took to the road and wound our way from San Francisco through the Pacific Northwest. We eventually ended up in Vancouver to take a cruise up to Alaska, but before we did that, we visited Oregon and traveled down the Columbia River Scenic Highway from The Dalles to Portland. But before we headed up to Canada, we stopped for a couple of magical days in McMinnville, an adorably quirky little town …read more
Waffles are a serious business in my breakfast-loving household, and I recently set my sights on the mother of all maple-drenched ambitions: The Classic Buttermilk Waffle. This is such a simple and timeless breakfast that I figured it would be easy-peasy to come up with a good recipe.
Two bags of flour, a few dozen eggs, and several cartons of buttermilk later, I think I’ve got a winner! Crispy on the outside, soft in the middle, and a rich buttery flavor that just begs for jam and syrup.
When I can’t decide what to cook, a good solution is always to fuse together two of my favourite foods. Pizza + quesadillas = pizza quesadillas. Sandwiches + Greek salad = Greek salad sandwich. Chilli + macaroni cheese = chilli mac. It’s a winning formula. This time, I decided to combine the flavour of a plate of loaded nachos with the form of a veggie burger, and thus, these vegetarian nacho burgers were born.
I almost never do sponsored videos, and that has nothing to do with not wanting to sell out. I’d love to sell out. Who wouldn’t? No, it’s more the fact that very rarely does everything line up to make one of these possible, as it did with this video for Idahoan Signature™ Russets Mashed Potatoes.
Rarely do I get offered a chance to feature a product that I actually like, and use, so when they offered to sponsor a video, I jumped at the chance to show off one of my favorite guilty pleasures. Although, these are a far …read more
Cilantro lime rice is the best rice for burrito bowls, and pretty much any Mexican food, right? (Cilantro haters, please look away, this one’s not for you.) It works well with Asian dishes too.
But you don’t want to just toss plain rice with cilantro and lime juice and call it a day. Well, you could, but it wouldn’t be close to as good as it could be. Cilantro lime rice made well is irresistible. As in, “as soon as you make finish one batch, you’ll want to make another” irresistible. Or, “take your hands of my food, this is all …read more
On this day 23 years ago, we went to City Hall. It was a Wednesday. Did we take the day off from work? I don’t remember, but we must have. It was a different time. There was no Uber or Lyft, and Muni was barely functional.
In a room scarred with a huge seismic crack in the wall, we signed a piece of paper that afforded us a handful of protections as a couple within the confines of the city of San Francisco. It was, then, the most we could have. As we burst out the doors, though, we were, in …read more
Since this is a family friendly blog, I probably shouldn’t tell you the first words I uttered when I bit into this homemade peanut butter millionaire’s shortbread. They were along the lines of ‘holy moly’, but a little less polite. Well, a lot less polite if I’m honest, but once you taste this stuff, you’ll understand.
Crumbly, buttery shortbread. Gooooooey peanut butter caramel. And chocolate (which needs no additional qualifiers).
When you’re shopping, and get a sudden craving for homemade soft pretzels, there’s not a lot you can do to satisfy that yearning immediately. Sure, you can set some dough when you get home, and wait for it to rise, but by the time that’s done, how do you even know your still going to want pretzels?
Well, the solution to this probably not very common problem is store-bought pizza dough. While I don’t necessarily recommend it for making world-class pizza, if you’re willing to eat something that looks like a bagel, it works very well for making pretzels.
Do you ever have those days where you just want to lie in bed and do nothing? When you finally get out of bed everything seems grey and gloomy and you ask yourself, why did I even bother? Yeah, currently…
Have you ever had shakshuka? It’s a North African specialty similar to the Italian dish Eggs in Purgatory (Uova in Purgatorio). Shakshuka is basically eggs poached in a quick, spiced-up, homemade tomato sauce.
In late-summer, shakshuka is also a great way to incorporate some more garden bounty into your meal.