Cooking Method: Confit

As a single, I need to tap into every trick in the book to preserve food. One such method is confit; it’s not my intention to describe the technique as much as showing how I use its products in different ways to reduce my waste on cooking and make more flavorful dishes. What’s confit? It’sContinue reading “Cooking Method: Confit”

How Many Donuts?

Developing a good relationship with food is fundamental to live a healthy life, both physically and mentally. In today’s post, I intend to share some basic understanding of food thermodynamics and give you some perspective about what it takes to lose or gain one pound of fat weight. When engaging in a food conversation, peopleContinue reading “How Many Donuts?”

My Path into Buddhism, Chapter 1

The year 2020 was not an easy one for many. Initially, 2020 was the year I had planned to execute a sort of end-to-end life improvement plan, but I wouldn’t imagine how much more challenging it was going to get. By contrast, the hardship gave me a chance to deepen into Buddhism, which I hadContinue reading “My Path into Buddhism, Chapter 1”

My Favorite Three Croissant Spots in Seattle

When it comes to croissants, there is a sizeable difference between one worth paying for and one that’s not. I have been trying out bakeries all over Seattle, and I would like to share the top three that deliver outstanding results consistently, so the next time you visit Seattle, you know where to go. WhatContinue reading “My Favorite Three Croissant Spots in Seattle”

Book Review: Sapiens, A Brief history of Humankind

“But the best thing fire did was cook. Foods that humans cannot digest in their natural forms – such as wheat, rice, and potatoes – became staples of our diet thanks to cooking” Yuval Noah Harari The book “Sapiens: A brief history of humankind” by Yuval Noah Harari is one of my favorite books ofContinue reading “Book Review: Sapiens, A Brief history of Humankind”

Book Review: The Righteous Mind

“If you think that moral reasoning is something we do to figure out the truth, you’ll be constantly frustrated by how foolish, biased, and illogical people become when they disagree with you.” Haidt, Jonathan. The Righteous Mind . Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. During the 2021 COVID-19 pandemic, I witnessed and experienced strain within my socialContinue reading “Book Review: The Righteous Mind”

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”