Black Bean Braised Tofu

Black Bean Braised Tofu

52 weeks of cooking – Tofu It may be hard to believe, but there are some days when I don’t want to cook, the key word there is some. And on those rare occasions where I don’t want to cook but still need to cook…

Cluster Granola

Cluster Granola

52 weeks of baking – Breakfast/Brunch When I cooked on Class Afloat I made large batches of yoghurt from scratch, it seemed more practical than having to buy and refrigerate several small containers. I could just make the yoghurt when I needed a big batch,…

Steamed Custard Buns

Steamed Custard Buns

52 weeks of baking – China Coffee shops in Asia are just like ones in the west, coffee drinks, a selection of teas and pastries, both sweet and savory, the only difference is the flavor of those drinks and pastries. Like other steamed buns the…

Cilantro Pesto

Cilantro Pesto

52 weeks of cooking – Fresh Herbs If you haven’t noticed cilantro is my favorite herb, I love the floral notes and brightness it has in comparison to parsley. It can be used in almost any dish but it’s more prevalent in Latin and Asian…

9 Egg White Cake

9 Egg White Cake

52 weeks of baking – Tube/Bundt Cake I have fond memories of making angel food cake from a box with my grandma. Pouring ingredients into the mixer, letting it whip up into a big foamy batter and picking off the brown crust as it cools…

Taco Salad with Chipotle Ranch Dressing

Taco Salad with Chipotle Ranch Dressing

52 weeks of cooking – Hot and Cold Summer is a time for salad and not just small side salads, big, hearty, filling, dinner salads. To me a dinner salad is your whole meal, lots of veggies, composed flavors and a spectacular dressing. This taco…

Raspberry Chocolate Crumble

Raspberry Chocolate Crumble

52 weeks of baking – Cobblers, Crisps and Crumbles This creation was invented because I wanted to be different, I wanted to make something different than what I could already find. I didn’t want a chocolate cobbler on top of my fruit, I wanted something…

Goat Cheez-Its

Goat Cheez-Its

52 weeks of baking – Copy-cat I have a problem, I can’t follow a recipe, no matter how hard I try to use someone else’s well planned out recipe, I can’t. One of our current interns, Megan, is allergic to dairy and eggs, it’s been…

Malakoff Loaf

Malakoff Loaf

52 weeks of cooking – The Alps When cooking for a crowd I try to find alternatives to making individual appetizers, it takes too much time fiddling with small things, why not make a few huge ones and slice it up. This week’s Reddit challenge…

Almond Biscotti with Fennel and Orange

Almond Biscotti with Fennel and Orange

52 weeks of baking – The Renaissance Biscotti are really hard cookie that have to be dipped in coffee to be edible, that’s true, but more traditionally they were dipped in a sweet wine. I made these biscotti to go with a beet port that…