Plov

Plov is a popular Russian rice dish that came to Russia via central Asia. Everyone makes it differently. For example, some time after we came to SoCal, my mom had an idea to use cayenne instead of black pepper, which I’m pretty sure is a non-standard, but, in my opinion, awesome change. Before we start, I haveContinue reading “Plov”

Carrot Top Quiche

One of the perks of living in Portland is the amazing year round farmer’s markets, boasting seasonal produce from local sources. Buying produce at the market has caused me to cook seasonally, which has  expanded my horizons in terms of ingredients, but carrots are one of the few veggies available almost all year round andContinue reading “Carrot Top Quiche”

Pistachio-Lavender Shortbread Cookies

Since I’ve moved to Portland, Ken’s Artisan Bakery has become one of my go-to places for lunch, bread, and sweets. They have these amazing hazelnut shortbread cookies that I kept buying, so one day I decided to try my own shortbread, and I am pretty proud with the result. These cookies have a bit lessContinue reading “Pistachio-Lavender Shortbread Cookies”

Spicy Carrot-Egg Salad (no mayo)

I’ve never been a big fan of egg salad, mainly because of the mayo. So a few days ago, I decided to devise an easy egg salad recipe to destroy all other egg salad recipes! I find that the cooked carrots in this recipe blend well with the egg, while adding a little extra colourContinue reading “Spicy Carrot-Egg Salad (no mayo)”

Two-bite Breakfast

Today I tried a new breakfast recipe, the Two-bite Breakfast, and just wanted to share my success! These delicious bites of heart-attack are made with cheesy toast on the bottom, bacon strips wrapped around, and one wholesome egg in the middle. To head in a slightly more healthwardly direction, I recommend low-fat, low sodium baconContinue reading “Two-bite Breakfast”