Easy White Kimchi

Gluten-Free. Keto. Low Carb. Healthy Gut Bacteria (Probiotics). You may have seen my Easy Classic Kimchi recipe that I posted back in April. It is one of the very first recipes I posted and I am happy to end the year with the non-spicy, refreshing version of it: White Kimchi. This post is short and…

Candied Orange Peels

These candied orange peels are super easy to make and requires only 3 ingredients: orange peels, sugar and water. Its a great way to reduce kitchen waste waste and as a bonus, you get some orange simple syrup to use for your teas and coffee. Enjoy these candied orange peels as as a post meal…

Easy Overnight Sourdough Focaccia

Look at those crumbs, isn’t it just dreamy? Sourdough tends to be pretty involved, but making focaccia is very simple to make. For anyone new to sourdough, making focaccia is the best thing to start with. Under or over-proofing is probably the one thing to look out for, but sourdough is time forgiving, allowing a…

Road to Hana Banana Bread

By now everyone has probably made banana bread, right? I mean, what else have you been doing during covid? I’ve been making banana bread from scratch for years and dabbled with many different variations (vegan, gluten free, oil free… you name it– the absolute worse ones I made are those I made with coconut flour…

Basic Steamed Milk Buns (Mantou)

The basic yeasted steamed bun recipe to build upon for all your customizations. For a sourdough version, see this post: Sourdough Basic Steamed Buns (Mantou). As much as I love naturally leavened bread, believe it or not, my preferred way to make steamed bread is actually using commercial yeast aka active dry yeast. A lot…

Quick & Easy Lemon Bars

Lemon bars are such a classic dessert. I love the combination of the buttery shortbread crust and tart, zesty lemon filling. Recently, I discovered how surprisingly easy they are to make! I followed An Italian in my Kitchen’s lemon bar recipe, which was essentially bulletproof. Here, I’m sharing a small batch version of the recipe…

Easy Overnight Sourdough Sandwich Bread

I love overnight recipes because they work so well for sourdough and are so simple and low-stress. This 66% hydration Overnight Sourdough Sandwich Bread is vegan, rustic, and mildly tangy. It calls for mixing and kneading the ingredients the night below and letting it go through a long slow overnight proof. In the morning, the…

Sourdough Discard Butter Pie Crust

Pie crust is so versatile. You can use it as crust for bars, tarts or quiche, sprinkle with sugar and bake it up into a buttery sweet biscuit cookie, or grate on cheese, cut into strips and twist it for the lightest, flakiest cheese sticks. The possibilities are endless! Not only that, it is a…

Honey Basil Olive Oil Cornbread (sourdough or not)

When it comes to Southern comfort food (and BBQ), cornbread holds a special place in many hearts. Its golden crust, fluffy texture, and distinct corn flavor make it a beloved side dish. In this blog post, I invite you to embark on a culinary adventure with my Honey Basil Olive Oil Cornbread (sourdough or not)….

Easy Classic Kimchi

I have been making homemade kimchi for years now (since 2017!). It was actually my first fermentation project. The first few batches of kimchi I made were vegan since I was concerned about improperly fermenting animal products. I tried out a few recipes on Pinterest and YouTube, including Mommy Tang’s, and Maangchi’s, and took my…

No-Knead Yeasted Artisan Bread

This stupid simple, foul proof, overnight, no-knead bread is so hassle-free that it’s been my go-to artisan yeasted bread recipe for several years. I highly recommend it for anyone new to bread making, not only because it is easy, but because the long overnight ferment makes really good, flavorful bread, and it super convenient– allows…