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Creamy Artichoke Pasta

Creamy Artichoke Pasta

Life has been crazy over the past couple months. But mainly it’s been mega hot summer misery - Every time I cook, I end up needing a shower after just to clean off all the sweat. Boiling water and cooking meats especially is a killer on the temperature inside the house. Opening windows is clearly not an option, because spiders live outside. Needless to say, kitchen time has been kept to a minimum. That being said, I still require pasta.

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Passionfruit Lavender Cheesecake

Passionfruit Lavender Cheesecake

I’ve been wanting to make cheesecake for a while, but I didn’t want to make a giant cheesecake, and I was having trouble finding smaller springform pans, so the idea just lingered in my mind like the one orange in the bag covered in mold that makes you not want to eat any of the other oranges. But, I finally found 4-inch springform pans, and so am now uninhibited in the realm of cheesecake, or so I thought. Alas, I think it was not a hardware issue that was keeping me from making this next culinary endeavor; I think I was afraid because I had no experience with setting dairy-based batters. People make cheesecake and it has this perfect un-cracked surface that seemed so unattainable. Whatever though, I like cracks more, so I decided I was really just being a baby, and so I took the leap and bought some cream cheese.

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Sweet Potato and Brie Gratin Galette

Sweet Potato and Brie Gratin Galette

Have you ever wanted to straight up destroy your body? It happens to me all the time, for any number of reasons. Perhaps I had a good day at work and I feel like I deserve a little gluttony. Maybe I had a bad day at work and just want to die. Either way, I usually end up eating a dinner made up of at least 75% butter. Sometimes (all the time), it’s just what I need, and this meal is perfect for it.

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Updated Miso Soup

Updated Miso Soup

I made this soup three times this past week. It took me about 20 minutes total, each time. Cleaning is a breeze because you basically only need a pot, a pan, and two bowls. But that’s all logistics. the flavor is the true success of this dish. The Miso mixed with the fat from the pork results in this beautiful velvety broth. The Fresno chili is no joke - they pack a spicy punch and cut the richness. The orange and lime serve a similar purpose, and add some sweetness. The ginger is fresh and bright. The rest is a textural dream.

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Thanksgiving Stack

Thanksgiving Stack

And I’m back! After a few crazy months in Taiwan and all over the US, I am back in California and ready to ruin your New Years diets. I don’t have a kitchen, so I’ll be posting recipes for some old Instagram posts until I’m able to be a fully functioning cook in my own home. In that vain, this post will have the recipe to the Thanksgiving Stack I made, well, for Thanksgiving, about a million years (one month) ago.

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Infinity Lorighittas in Blue Cheese Sauce with Roasted Grapes and Hazelnuts

Infinity Lorighittas in Blue Cheese Sauce with Roasted Grapes and Hazelnuts

Alright everyone! I’m back in America and fully back in the swing of things when it comes to the kitchen. I got the stomach flu while I was in Taiwan, and lost a ton of weight, so I’m carb-ing up in earnest up in here. That means you can expect a lot of pasta in the near future. This one is similar to my last post, yet so different at the same time.

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All the Textures of the Strawberry

All the Textures of the Strawberry

I just felt like doing something fancy, ok?? Then again, I also never want to get out of my pajama pants, or even out of bed for that matter. The result? I made this decadent craziness and drank wine out of jars with ice cubes in it for like 4 hours, and then passed out after watching an entire season of Preacher. It was my favorite kind of day.

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Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

Every single Irish person I know, and I grew up in Boston, so I know a lot of "Irish" people, has told me that true Irish soda bread contains no fruit. They are extremely adamant on this point. BUT, I distinctly remembered seeing fruit in soda bread on Great British Baking Show, so I was like WHA???

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Potato Gnocchi Korma?

Potato Gnocchi Korma?

I was wondering out loud to my wife the other day about why most countries center their cuisine around rice, bread and noodles, but India doesn't? China uses both rice as well as noodles as a base for most meals, and serves dishes alongside fried or steamed buns. Italy has risotto and pasta as well as a plethora of baked breads. Mexico, no wait, Persia, um no... Ethiopia?.... ok now that I'm considering this in more detail I can actually think of a lot of cultures that don't incorporate noodles into their cuisine. But whatever, I had obviously not been thinking very deeply when I conceived this dish. Anyway, conceive it i did: potatoes in curry, but with gnocchi instead of potatoes!

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