Monster Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe, clearly, was inspired by Levain’s famous chocolate chips cookies. After testing several recipes, this one is my favorite. The goal: a large chocolate chip cookie, overflowing with mini chocolate chips, with a crunchy outside and a gooey inside. I even did some trials, baking different sizes for different Continue Reading

Carrot Caraway Kraut

I have attempted to make sauerkraut a few times over the years. The first time was an ultimate failure…I had used a purple cabbage and used kosher salt (bad movie) and when I opened the sauerkraut crock as it fermented, I knew something had gone awfully wrong. Rule number one Continue Reading

Butternut Squash Lasagna

My friend Andrew (yea, you!) and I have a constant battle over red vs. white sauce. Andrew is adamant that food traditionally served with a red sauce should only be eaten with a red sauce. Pizza, pasta, and…lasagna! While I personally love a good red sauce, I also love creamy Continue Reading

Mushroom Gravy Poutine

Four years of undergraduate living in Montreal gave me an insatiable appreciation for poutine. Heard of it? It was my go-to late night fast food of choice while living in Montreal. Pizza, pad thai noodles, or poutine. I’ve perfected and modified this recipe over the years. It’s delicious. Proportions are Continue Reading

How to boil an egg…to perfection!

Bon App├ętit posted the perfect guide to making hard boiled eggs to the perfect consistency. This egg cooking guide has allowed me to make the perfect egg of my dreams and has revitalized my love for the simple, classic boiled egg. When I think of hard boiled eggs, I cringe Continue Reading

Ode to an egg sandwich

Countless Sunday mornings have been spent googling “the best egg sandwich” while dying of hunger in bed. Whether I’m looking to find that dreamy, cheesy, perfect morning treat at a nearby cafe, or trying to concoct one of my own, I’m always on the hunt. This version is simple: Go Continue Reading

Mushroom Foraging: Chicken of the Woods

Since learning how to forage mushrooms while living in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest, I have become quite the little avid mushroom hunter. Living in the Midwest has opened up a larger world of mycology and interesting mushroom varieties to examine, taste, and research. On my latest mushroom quest, Continue Reading

Mushroom Foraging: Giant Puffballs

While spending the weekend with my brother’s family in downstate New York, the topic of mushroom foraging (one of my favorites) came up. Apparently, there was a spot on their neighbor’s lawn that kept growing huge, white mushroom orbs. Needless to say, I was compelled to walk over and check Continue Reading

Happy Farmer’s Market Week!

Happy Farmer’s Market Week! Have you supported a farmer today? Grab your reusable grocery bag, look up your nearest farmers market and plan a trip. Over the past decade, data from the USDA shows that the number of farmers markets around the country has begun to increase. However, recently, weekly Continue Reading

Butternut Squash Mac & Cheeze

I have a secret (not so secret) love for mac and cheese. I have an even more secret love for vegan mac and cheeze. This version uses butternut squash, nutritional yeast, and roasted garlic to give it that umami goodness. Gluten-free substitutions described below! (Serves 2) Ingredients 1/3 cup nutritional Continue Reading