May 28, 2020

Instant Pot Leek and Potato Soup

This leek and potato soup is so simple and rustic, yet it is so flavorful and comforting.


Instant Pot Leek and Potato Soup




With chunky vegetables and a garlicky broth, this soup is the perfect starter for dinner. You could also serve it for lunch with salad and crusty bread. It's both light and hearty at the same time.

Yogurt and Wheat Germ Bread

This yogurt and wheat germ bread is wonderful for sandwiches and morning toast. It's super easy to make, and the final bread is light and airy, which is pretty amazing for a loaf with a large percentage of whole wheat and wheat germ. It's also really flavorful.


Yogurt and wheat germ bread




I made this bread mostly to use some of the yogurt I bought when I made this naan. For some reason, at least in my neighborhood, you can't just buy an eight ounce container of plain container of yogurt anymore. Instead, my only option was a 32 ounce container. There are now so many iterations of yogurt that there is little room for the plain Jane version on the supermarket shelves I suppose.

May 25, 2020

Apple Raisin Rye Muffins | #MuffinMonday

These apple raisin rye muffins are a wonderful grab-and-go breakfast or snack.



Apple Raisin Rye Muffins




These apple rye muffins are so easy to make, are super moist, and have a wonderful cinnamon apple flavor.

May 24, 2020

Mango Chile Margarita

This Mango Chile Margarita is made with fresh pureed mango and freshly squeezed lime juice.





I've been a little obsessed with experimenting with the recipe for this Mango Chile Margarita after visiting a local Mexican restaurant. The cocktail was so good, I had to try to duplicate it.

May 20, 2020

Hibiscus Buttermilk Cakes

These little hibiscus buttermilk cakes are frosted with a delicious buttercream flavored with a homemade hibiscus syrup.


2 hibiscus buttermilk cakes





The vanilla buttermilk cake is super moist, and pairs perfectly with the hibiscus buttercream.

May 18, 2020

Crispy Air Fried Cod Fillets

These air-fried cod fillets, dredged in a panko, shallot, and herbs mixture, are super crunchy and crispy.

Crispy Air Fried Cod Fillets with salad





These air-fried cod filets are super moist on the inside and totally crunchy on the outside, all with a lot less calories than deep fried fish.

May 17, 2020

Banh Mi Deviled Eggs

These banh mi deviled eggs are reminiscent of the banh mi sandwich sold by Vietnamese sandwich vendors.

Banh Mi Deviled Eggs on a platter





These deviled eggs take the elements of a banh mi sandwich: liver pâté, daikon and carrot pickles, cilantro, cucumber, mayonnaise, and chile sauce and pack them into a tasty little appetizer.