Buckwheat Fennel Focaccia

After watching the first episode of Fat, Salt, Acid Heat, I’ve had my mind set on making my own focaccia! As a fan of boulangerie, I knew that this task wouldn’t be as time-consuming or tedious as other baked goods such as sourdough or enriched breads. Continue reading “Buckwheat Fennel Focaccia”

Autumn Buckwheat Breakfast Bowl

Fall is officially upon us and that means warming and comforting foods are on the table. This feeling creeped up on me and resulted in the development of this brekkie Chai Peach Pie Bowl! Sounds delicious, right? This breakfast is my spin on a rice pudding but way more delicious. It’s gluten-free, using buckinis (aka buckwheat groats) and dairy free (using almond milk), with roasted … Continue reading Autumn Buckwheat Breakfast Bowl

Who knew breakfast could be this good? Exploring the anatomy of kahvaltı (full Turkish breakfast)

After a brief hiatus in Europe, travelling through 6 countries in under a month, I’ve returned with a full belly, entirely inspired by the culinary idiosyncrasies from each country, city and region. After such an amazing trip, I couldn’t help but share my experience and observations, in particular in regards to Turkey. After travelling through Istanbul, Nevşehir, Pamukkale, Hierapolis, Kuşadası and Cappadocia, the most overwhelming difference … Continue reading Who knew breakfast could be this good? Exploring the anatomy of kahvaltı (full Turkish breakfast)

Coconut Oil: An Overview

Vegetable oils are extracted from various plants ranging from seeds or legumes to fruit flesh. With new processing technology improving yield, and increased number of industrial and commercial uses, their global production has increased significantly from 90.5MMT in 2000/2001 to 195.09MMT in 2017/2018 (US Department of Agriculture; USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, 2018a). Their unique chemical and physical properties attribute varied nutritive qualities and lead to … Continue reading Coconut Oil: An Overview

No-knead overnight quinoa loaf

Ingredients: 2 cup bread flour 1 cup black quinoa flour 1 1/2 tsp. salt 3/4 tsp. active dry yeast 1 3/4 cup warm water Method: In large bowl, mix all dry ingredients together. Add the warm water and mix until shaggy dough forms (adjust water or flour if too wet or dry). Cover bowl in plastic wrap and allow to rise overnight (I left it … Continue reading No-knead overnight quinoa loaf