A post about beans – not the sexiest thing ever, but it’s time the legumes got their chance in the spotlight. Beans have been a source of protein for many cultures throughout history. They’ve been noted in the Iliad, cultivated by Mesoamericans and, as with the squash plant, were one of the “Three Sister’s” in…… Continue reading Beans
Home alone one evening, and somewhere in the middle of not-hungry and need-energy-to-sustain-myself-till-the-morning, I found my first recorded original soup recipe. I’ve “made” several mish-mashes on my own, for sure. Several goat cheese pizzas come to mind, as does a whole year in Food Technology at GCSE (though I’d like to forget some of the…… Continue reading My first through-and-through original
First of all, let me declare that I don’t just eat sweets all day, nor do I endorse this behaviour (not publicly, at least). That being said, this is a pretty darn good cake. It’s flu season in the US and with NYC being particularly badly affected, a little honey can only help. A…… Continue reading Oh, honey
I came back home, from home, this week. Travelling was crazy this time. Between jet lag and baggage issues, some nights were so exhausting that we’d fall asleep by 10, which is not normal for me. But seeing Japan for the first time was amazing. Kyoto, with its quiet charm, was so beautiful. The sunsets…… Continue reading Sardines (a non-recipe for non-sad-desk-lunch)
Hi there! Quick post today before I run off to a planning session for Brain Awareness Week 🙂 Watch me be a creepy graduate trying to fit in with the young, college student crowd teaching kids about the brain. We are 15 days away from Christmas, people. It’s more of a cultural holiday than a…… Continue reading Christmas: Chocolate Chip Cookies (+tips on shipping!)
Woah, it’s December! And thank goodness. It has been a crazy year with plenty to reflect on. For one, I feel like I still have so much left to do to round out this year on a good note. But we often discount how meaningful the past year has been. The frenzy of the holiday season…… Continue reading Pumpkin carrot breakfast muffins
I’ve been thinking a lot about what exactly “healthy” eating is. Everyone seems to be in love with ranking things, to the point that even diets are on the US News list. Setting aside the question of whether it’s appropriate to pit diets – especially if they eliminate whole food groups – against each other,…… Continue reading Beet burger patties + What’s "healthy"?