Though it may sound a bit sacrilegious to dessert connoisseurs, the easiest way to explain the essence of the panna cotta is that it mainly consists of dairy or cream, with a touch of unflavored gelatin. The beauty of it is that it is a jell-o based dessert of sorts but with a fancy, creamy twist. Not many people walk away feeling like it's a cheap childish dessert by any means, and it always feels as though it hailed from a gourmet kitchen. It requires no baking, just a tad of patience by the stove top, and plenty of resting in the fridge. It is the perfect summer treat, a most welcome delicacy in any gathering, and a memorable way to wow your guests.Read More
Dear friends, I can confidently say I've hit the jackpot with this dish. Though fancy it may sound, it is truly an easy and straightforward recipe that can feed as little as two people or as many as ten.
A luscious dish hinted with spicy peppery notes of gochujang that is oddly reminiscent of chicken tikka masala, but with Korean undertones on chewy al dente spaghetti that drips with a creamy sauce in every bite.Read More
My distasteful experiences with fusion in the past--the kinds that were harmful to my knowledge of food since I had never met a dish I didn't like prior--begged to be settled by a revolutionary fusion dish. A dish that would enlighten my senses and help me embrace all forthcoming gustatory experiences. Little did I know that a single visit to Marugame Monzo in LA's Little Tokyo would change all that immediately.Read More
Hello everyone! How do you do today? I hope you are having a marvelous Wednesday. I just wanted to stop by and say hi. Also, can I say that I am so looking forward to the Foodbuzz Fest?!! Tyler Florence, anyone?
Yup, I plan on bringing a wooden spoon and getting it signed by...whoever is merciful and kind enough to sign it for little ol' me! Hah!
Since it is Wednesday, I will share with you what I had Wednesday. I know, I know...You may be bored to tears, but humor me--as my breakfast today was quite an exciting dish. Go check out the host's (Jenn's blog) if you get the chance. :)
It's a quick and lazy version of my Yammy Veggie Frittata from several months back. It was half baked in a baking dish, and then microwaved because my stomach could not wait any longer. :P The side was some Spelt pancakes topped with SSB and fresh figs. Aren't figs so pretty in photos?
Lunch today was some leftovers from an Italian eggplant dish that I made for my mom's birthday, which was Monday. The pasta sauce is crock-pot made. I cooked it for 6 hours while I was doing some work outside of home, and I am extremely surprised at how delicious it turned out.
Lately I have been having a case of the Spelt flour addiction. It's truly such a versatile flour that makes great breads, cookies, pancakes, and so much more. Although it is not wheat based, it has a slightly nutty flavor, and a perfectly light texture; hence, it's great for quick breads.
It is also great for a healthier form of Ginger Snaps. So I will just show you a "snap" shot of this amazing, wonderful treat.
This gingersnap recipe is rather easy, and I was pretty amazed at how well they turned out. Not only are they a bit healthier than regular snaps, but they contain Spelt flour, fresh ginger, and they taste like Anna's Ginger Thins. Have you ever tried those?! Oh my are they delicious... But I must say that I prefer these over the store-bought snaps/thins because they don't make my teeth hurt like their sugar-laden counterparts do. The recipe will be here soon. I'm sure you can tell I'm excited haha. What can I say? I'm easily amused.
Have a blessed day and stay warm y'all~ :D
Favorite store-bought cookies?
Which celebrity chef would you like to meet?
-I can't pick just one! But I would love to meet Ellie Krieger because of her awesome personality and health-conscious cooking.