Minimalistic Kitchen Basics: Knives

I had plenty of kitchen tools in my life. But when I moved to Seattle, I decided to learn how to do more with less. I live alone in a tiny studio, so it’s the perfect opportunity to challenge what my tools can do. I’m beginning this series of posts with every chef’s pride andContinue reading “Minimalistic Kitchen Basics: Knives”

Mini Gluten & Dairy Free Chocolate And Orange Cake

I recently faced the challenge of making a gluten and dairy-free cake for a good friend’s birthday. I found the experience very satisfying and decided to document it. As time goes by, I bump into more people that don’t want to eat gluten or dairy, not because of food allergies or celiac disease, but forContinue reading “Mini Gluten & Dairy Free Chocolate And Orange Cake”

Recipe: Pistachio & Dates Rice Pudding

Not long ago, I got my wisdom teeth removed. This procedure gave me the perfect opportunity to experiment with smoothies. In my quest to innovate with flavor, I stumbled upon pistachio milk in the nut milk section of my grocery store. I had never tried it before, and it looked like a great candidate toContinue reading “Recipe: Pistachio & Dates Rice Pudding”

Pasta Deconstructed

Pasta is usually thought of as an unhealthy or non-diet friendly dish, isn’t it? In this brief post, I intend to analyze this comfort dish of mine. I’m going to look at one of my easy go-to recipes, which is quick and comforting. By quick I literally mean done in nine minutes. This post isContinue reading “Pasta Deconstructed”

Cooking for Singles: Braised Pork Shoulder, Eight Ways

Variety is the number one challenge I find as a single who likes to cook; convenience is the second one. These challenges lead me to develop ways to make the best use of my ingredients in a way that’s neither boring nor inefficient. Today I’m going to walk you through one week where I ateContinue reading “Cooking for Singles: Braised Pork Shoulder, Eight Ways”

Almond Milk Flan

Since I’m a kid, I’m obsessed with flan. It is one of those desserts I’m sure I’d not be able to stop eating. That’s why I like to have them once in a very long while. It’s more of a treat rather than something habitual. Not long ago, I baked a horrible loaf of bread.Continue reading “Almond Milk Flan”

Bread Baking Essentials

So you’re ready to start baking bread, you’ve got your flour, your yeast, your salt, some water, and now what? I know there is seemingly endless bread baking material on the internet, and everyone prefers different tools. Here I intend to share what is essential to my bread baking needs and why it makes aContinue reading “Bread Baking Essentials”

Japanese Kabocha And Shiitake Risotto

After I attempted to go keto, I decided to dive deeper into Mediterranean cuisine. This type of cuisine seemed natural and familiar to me as a Spanish and Italian descendant. I enjoyed preparing all sorts of Mediterranean dishes for several months, including the traditional pumpkin risotto. A month ago, I decided to get my toesContinue reading “Japanese Kabocha And Shiitake Risotto”

How to Make Bread while Camping?

This is a topic I’m really excited to talk about, as I’ve been holding myself from posting this until I actually get a chance to try it in real life! And it finally happened, so happily I will present my camping bread recipe. Context and Challenges You can safely skip all the explanations and goContinue reading “How to Make Bread while Camping?”

13 Health Tips for Traveling Professionals

As a person that travels for work, and a manager of people who do, one concern for me is to keep myself and my team healthy. Traveling for work challenges every pillar of a healthy lifestyle, so in this post, I’m going to share some tips that I’ve learned and implemented over the years thatContinue reading “13 Health Tips for Traveling Professionals”