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Ratatouille Galette

Ratatouille Galette

The reason I love galettes is the same reason why I generally prefer cooking over baking: precision. Unlike cakes and cookies, the beauty of a galette is in the imperfection. A simple, flaky dough, wrapped around whatever you want your filling to be. In the […]

Chinese Chive Pancakes

Chinese Chive Pancakes

Growing up, my mom would always make these pancakes when Chinese chives were in season, which they are right now. So when I was walking around Chinatown and saw them at the market, I found myself craving the pancakes she makes. Since I now live […]

Roasted Vegetable Burrata Toast

Roasted Vegetable Burrata Toast

While avocados can be hard to find during the colder months, the farmer’s market is filled with other things I love: butternut squash, spaghetti squash, delicata squash… see a trend here? Roasting a batch of squashes, zucchini, carrots, and broccolini is one of my favorite […]

Caramelized Onion, Parmesan, & Thyme Focaccia

Caramelized Onion, Parmesan, & Thyme Focaccia

Let’s get this straight. Making focaccia requires p-a-t-i-e-n-c-e, of which I have little of. But the end result so worth it that it made it two days in a row *insert drool emoji*. This recipe was inspired by the jaw-droppingly fluffy focaccia I ate at Pheasant, […]

Bacon Cheddar Chive Scones

Bacon Cheddar Chive Scones

To be completely honest, I’ve never liked scones. They were always that dry-ish looking pastry that I avoided at every morning meeting. As in, would rather not eat a pastry at all than have to eat a scone. Paying for a scone at a coffee […]

Udon Noodles with Spicy Minced Pork

Udon Noodles with Spicy Minced Pork

There are few things I love more than noodles, especially spicy noodles. These noodles are made from ingredients you can always keep in your pantry and fridge for a quickly weeknight dinner, or a potluck crowd pleaser. The cucumbers and water chestnuts add a crunch […]