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miso dulce de leche swirl ice cream

miso dulce de leche swirl ice cream

I love all things sweet and salty. Potato chips and dark chocolate, sea salted chocolate chip cookies, pretzel-topped brownies, you name it. The key is to have the right balance between the two flavors, not skewed one way or the other, to create a truly […]

chewy sesame oil chocolate chip cookies

chewy sesame oil chocolate chip cookies

  There are a million ways the classic chocolate chip cookie has been reinvented. You name it, it probably exists. Therefore, I went on a mission to create a new version of the cookie, including some of my favorite ingredients. Thus, the chewy sesame oil […]

peanut soba noodle bowl

peanut soba noodle bowl

Yeah, I know it’s been a while since the start of 2017, but one of my New Year Resolutions this year was to eat healthier. So far, I haven’t been doing the best, due to my lackluster effort. I take full responsibility for my subpar […]

lemon lavender shortbread

lemon lavender shortbread

Shortbread is the plain Jane of cookies. I mean no offense, but competing against slutty brownies and salted dark chocolate chip cookies, plain ‘ol shortbread doesn’t stand a chance. Its unassuming blonde exterior holds no secrets, no hidden fillings or exciting flavors. It’s just shortbread. But maybe I’m being […]

mango coconut rolls

mango coconut rolls

  As the days go by, summer gets closer and closer. I can feel it, in the spontaneous heat waves that have hit San Diego recently and the sun that beats upon my face every time I wander outside. Honestly, I have mixed feelings about […]

apple tahini bread

apple tahini bread

  When I first chanced upon this recipe from Kale and Caramel on Pinterest, it was an immediate save. However, as the months passed, I never ended up baking it. Does that ever happen to you? I tend to hoard recipes in my personal collection, and then […]

gjelina’s kabocha, olive oil, and dark chocolate loaf

gjelina’s kabocha, olive oil, and dark chocolate loaf

This isn’t your grandma’s pumpkin cake. This cake is something else, something better, a new version of the ubiquitous pumpkin spice loaf that seems to appear in bakeries nationwide during the fall season. First of all, it’s not pumpkin, but kabocha squash. If you’ve never tried […]