Recent Recipes

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. 

Kafta Bil Souniyeh (Oven Baked Kofta Meat)

  Some people say kafta, others say kofta... I guess this is similar to the "potato/pottato" debate. No matter how you spell it, kafta/kofta is a spiced meatball, patty or meatloaf dish in the Middle East. The literal translation for this dish is "kafta in the...

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,...

Krispy Kreme Donut Burgers Are Shamefully Delicious

  Biting into a donut burger for the first time is similar to your tastebuds getting an illegal lap dance from a tacky flavor stripper. Your tastebuds will both love it and simultaneously feel deep shame for loving it. A Krispy Kreme donut burger is a burger with...

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