Anyone would tell you that its always best to cook with what you enjoy drinking, whether savory or sweet a good drink will make it better. As for me my love is baking and I love trying out new things, so this was the perfect opportunity to try a good stout beer for this recipe. I used a Guinness stout  to make this amazing tart, reducing the stout to a syrup consistency just elevates the flavor that much more. This recipe starts with reducing the stout and setting it aside, work on your tart recipe so that it can rest before rolling out. Once theRead More →

Fresh lavender is a versatile ingredient that you can incorporate in both sweet and savory dishes. Lavenders floral notes works well with coconuts rich bold flavor, making it the perfect combination for this recipe. If your sweet tooth is as big as mine then its hard not too want sweets. This recipe satisfies anyone looking for an easy guilt free ice-cream fix. You almost think you’re having regular ice-cream. Purchasing an ice-cream attachment for my Kitchen Aid stand mixer was probably one of the best things I own. I wanted to start making fresh ice-cream at home. Yes, its easy to buy ice-cream at the marketRead More →

Lavender and Earl Grey is a combination made in foodie heaven! After much brainstorming for my next video, I thought  that lavender would make a good ingredient in a dessert. I did not want it to stand alone so I figured the bold flavor of a black tea such as Earl Grey would work. Both lavender and earl grey have floral notes that compliment each other making them ideal for this cake. No tea time is complete without a sweet treat, and what better way then with fresh lavender from the farmers market, yet dry lavender also works. Like me if you want something easyRead More →

Chocolate Babka – My first ever Youtube video inspired by this Chocolate Gem. Babka is a bread similar to Brioche, sweet, rich and light with a buttery flavor. Although I’ve eaten Babka quite a few times before, this was my first time making it. I was a bit intimidated at first starting this recipe but I was up for the challenge. Just like baking any other kind of bread you must be patience here. First things firsts, start with your dough (you’ll want to get this puppy done). Once that’s ready, let the dough rest (30 mins) – Listen to music, drink some water (lol)Read More →

    Alfajores are indeed a Latin American staple its simple yet satisfying ,this cookie has its origins from Spain. However, every Latin American country has their own unique version on how to make their alfajor. Eating this cookie has always been a treat for me, I would usually have it at Peruvian restaurants and bakeries. Alfajores are sandwich cookies with a dulce de leche filling (sweetened condensed milk). The dulce de leche is filled between two sweet biscuits (cookies) and topped with a bit of powdered sugar. Alfajores are usually made with cornstarch which gives it a light texture and makes them super delicateRead More →

Today’s meal prep consisted of forage goods available in my refrigerator. With the busy week ahead I wanted to prep some meals for the week. I used some veggies that looked like they were about to give in. I hate seeing food go to waste, so before letting it spoiled I cooked them. I did the easiest lazy way to cook vegetables on the fly (meaning fast because I had stuff to do). I roasted some sweet potatoes, fennel, eggplant, white asparagus, potatoes and some red onions. I seasoned the veggies with a few spices (turmeric, coriander, paprika salt and pepper) mixed them up withRead More →

 NYC is one Giant Melting pot with many, many food options. You can travel the world without ever leaving the city. This is what I love about New York ! One of my favorite neighborhoods to visit is the Lower East Side, just over the Williamsburg Bridge its a great place for any Food lover to explore and today was no exception. I was meeting a friend for lunch and we could not decided what to eat but she had a great idea about trying some Peruvian food cooked by a naked Chef “how could I say no to that” but he was not reallyRead More →

When you think of Miso what is the first thing that comes to mind ? For me its miso soup, savory delicious soup, not in a million years I thought of adding it into a cookie recipe. However whenever I see an ingredient it always tend to hit some sweet notes. Miso is fermented soybean paste a seasoning used in Japanese cuisine. The results are a thick paste that in my opinion has almost a nutty flavor to it, similar to a thick peanut butter. What better way to use it then in cookies, Chocolate Chip Cookies of course. I cannot help that sweets areRead More →

Tonight’s dinner was pretty simple, I decided that I wanted to make Pizza. I don’t eat much Pizza so when I do it has to be good. But the best part of making it at home means that I can put anything I want on it. Its pretty much a blank canvas and I am the artist. I love to add mushrooms and veggies to my pizza, but I just could not resist putting some chorizo on it. First I made the dough and let it sit for 2 hours  in the oven, ”off” of course because its actually warm enough for the dough toRead More →

This year was the first time I went apple picking. Friends and I went to Warwick Orchards in NY where there were a great selection of many kinds of apples, pumpkins and beautiful animals. Warwick also offered Honey and yummy apple cider doughnuts.   I could totally feel my mouth watering as we got closer to the orchards, all that I could think of was stuffing my face with an apple cider doughnut. Of course I did and as we were ready to pose for a silly photo I got stung by an angry Bee! though my lip was swollen it did not stop meRead More →