Recent Recipes

Meat Stuffed Artichoke Hearts

This recipe is deliciously hardy and easy to prepare. Great to serve at a dinner party as it can be prepare ahead of time and is good eaten hot or at room temperature. For my sanity, I used frozen artichoke hearts. They come fully cleaned and ready to use. 

Best Pastel De Nata Ever (Portuguese Custard Tarts)

I am obsessed with this dessert. On my last trip to Lisbon I ate so many of these crunchy/creamy pies I vowed to learn how to make them for myself. After a few tries, this is my version of Portuguese pastel de nada.

Stuffed Zucchini In A Garlic Yogurt Sauce (Kousa Bil Laban)

Literal translation: Zucchinis in yogurt. Growing up kousa bil laban was what I used to consider comfort food; I loved it (anything with a yogurt sauce really). This classic Lebanese dish might seem complicated, but once you master a few tricks (stuffing the zucchini and cooking the yogurt), it is a dish you will make over and over again. 

Recent Deep Thoughts

What Happened To Froot Loops? Where Did The Flavor Go?

Froot Loops does not taste good anymore; there I said it. It was hard for me to admit this to myself. The box is still as flamboyant, the loops are even more colorful, and the cereal is still crunchy, but sadly these are the superficial traits of the cereal. Its spirit has been crushed. Froot Loops is now a soulless breakfast item; Toucan Sam an imposter. 

Mukbangs: Addictive, But Leaving Me Unfulfilled

Don’t get me wrong, watching Mukbangs has become an integral part of my life, that I am happy to indulge in a few times a day. But it is no replacement for the real thing: staring at strangers eating in public until they ask me to stop.

Recent Disgustingly Delicious

PB&P Sandwich (That’s Peanut Butter & Pickles)

  About a year ago, I saw a recipe on the New York Times website for a  peanut butter and pickle sandwich. The word recipe to describe this is a bit of a stretch, but for lack of a better word, this "recipe" got stuck in my head. The directions are in the name,...

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