Gluten-free Oat Buns

  Pop quiz: What do these five quotes have in common? “The poor man lived on nothing but bread and water.” “She loved art, but accounting was her family’s bread and butter.” “The trio sat by the table and broke their bread.” “The high taxes were taking the bread out of the miller’s mouth.” “He…

Apple Squash Hash

Humans are easily annoyed. This fact is not shocking, but a lot people don’t realize how relevant it is. We all have our own list of pet peeves. I consider myself hard to anger, but some things always grate on my nerves, such as: noisy chewing doors that are almost closed then slide back open…

Easy Chocolate Drops

Life is about finding balance: healthy eating and sweet indulgences, work and play, dark and light, fire and water, yin and yang, and socializing and solitude. Therefore, last week’s Gluten-Free Vanilla Cupcakes must be countered with today’s chocolate recipe. Me: Did you know that chocolate is actually healthy? People: Really? That’s awesome! (Proceeds to eat…

Gluten-Free Vanilla Cupcakes

It’s hard for me to understand vanilla. I mean, I understand what the flavor of vanilla is, but to me, it is just like its informal definition: boring. Just like darkness is an absence of light, vanilla is an absence of chocolate. Many chocoholics would agree with me, but I’m sure I’ve offended many vanilla…

Mediterranean Quesadilla

  What’s stranger than a Frenchman overcooking a steak? An Italian making a quesadilla. Well, I’m only half Italian, but I have never made a quesadilla before. I’m probably pronouncing the word wrong in my head right now. For all of the haters who are thinking, “Haha, you don’t pronounce the Ls!” I reply, “You…

No-Mayo Mushroom Dip

I’ve been flipping through cookbooks recently, (it’s a common pastime) and it struck me how many ingredients are in each recipe. This is not some sort of epiphany; of course, it takes a lot of foods to create something unique, but sometimes it seems that there are so many ingredients, they all get lost in…

Goodbye Summer Snap Peas

Late September can mean one of two things: You are beginning to adjust to the new routine of school/work. You are wondering if you will ever adjust to it. The hardest part of an enforced schedule is at the start: waking up early. No one wants to leave a warm bed and stagger onto the…

Gluten-free Cinnamon Cereal

I conducted an intensive and official poll about handedness. Abstract Abstracts in lab papers are pure spoilers. If you want to read a study, examine the whole thing. I’m not annoying enough to spoil the ending. Introduction We encounter hundreds of people throughout our daily activities, but 10% of those around us are mutants. They…

Sunny Side Up Eggplant

How to become an adult: Step 1: Realize you have no clue what you are doing. Step 2: Realize nobody else does either. Step 3: Fake it til you make it. Step 4: Decide to buy a coffee since that seems like an adult thing to do. Step 5: Go to a coffee shop. Step…

Frozen Banana Popsicles

Take note of the title of this recipe: Popsicles, not ices. This is how I understand it: The ice lollies on sticks are called ‘Popsicles’ and the ones in a tube are ‘freezies.’ In Brooklyn, however, both seem to be under the broad term ‘ices.’ I understand the name, ice pops, ices, but I still…

3 Dairy-Free Coffee Creamers

Note: This is going to be a ‘there are two kinds of people in this world’ post. I would apologize in advance, but I am not sorry. There are two kinds of people in this world: Morning larks and night owls. Most of the world would be able to identify as one of the two,…

Lemonade Cookies

There was a strange viral headline on CBS News: “Man Trapped in ATM slips handwritten ‘please help’ notes through receipt slot.” My initial impression is that the story is ludicrous.  How can a person get stuck in an ATM machine? This sounds like an incident out of a novel that critics will chastise the author for…