January 2019 archive

Blood Orange curd Parfait with yogurt and Granola

Easy Fancy Pots

Simple but fancy looking pots of blood orange curd parfait make the perfect dessert. A surprising touch of coconut makes this a tropical delight with a bit of crunch.

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Butternut squash soup with black beans in a white bowl

A Soup to Remember

Sometimes I feel like the butternut squash soup with black beans is magically. It all comes together so beautifully and I am left wanting more soup. This definitely a winter fave and I can’t wait for you to try.

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Rice and Kale Chicken Soup with Pesto topped with avocado slices in a white plate

The Leftover Soup

This is the easiest kind of soup. Everything is already prepped and cooking really is about warming up together. This Rice and Kale Chicken Soup with Pesto is one more tool in my fight against food waste. It allows me to use leftover items and still have a vibrant meal

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A glass container filled with chicken broth and surrounded by celery, thyme, rosemary and lemon

Omi Eran

I view chicken broth as more than just the essence of chicken. For me, making chicken broth is about creating a flavor base that saves times. In writing this recipe on how to make chicken broth, I am telling you one of the ways I bring flavor into my kitchen. A cup of my homemade chicken broth already is well balanced with different herbs and spices so that when I use it, I can worry less about building a flavor profile.

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Baked potato on white plate served with tomato eggplant sauce

From the Yoruba Kitchen…

Baked potato with tomato eggplant sauce is a perfect winter comfort food. The slightly spicy edge of the sauce is perfect for a hot potato with cheese. Plus, I really can’t resist the sweet tendrils of caramelized onion covered in tomatoes with pillowy potato morsels.

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A loaf of lemon poppy seed cake decorated with slices of lemon and thyme buds with dripping frosting on a white plate

Cleaning Up the Pantry

What do you do when you discover an unopened jar of poppy seed? I don’t know about you but I made a cake with the poppy seed, some lemon and thyme. The Lemon Poppy Seed Cake with Thyme is very moist with just the right amount of sweet with tang from the frosting.

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Golden Turmeric Milk in a transparent glass jar

Winter’s Milky Brew

Turmeric is one of my favorite ingredients in the winter. It is a highly functional food that is anti-inflammatory. This milk is what I reach for on those days when I have shoveled too many inches of snow and I just need something soothing.

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