My parents were blessed with an incredibly fruitful garden this year, and whenever they come up to visit, I find myself struggling to cook through all the summer vegetables. Tomato soup and pico de gallo only go so far, so I’ve been dreaming up new ways to eat tomatoes. And basil. And summer squash, winter squash, peppers, zucchini, etc. So many vegetables! Anyways, I came up with this quick “gazpacho” (I didn’t know what else to call it) that makes a great light lunch.
Due to a myriad of reasons all pointing to my health – some more recent than others – I have decided, out of necessity, to switch to an all-vegan diet. I was terrified at first but now I’ve realized it’s not so bad. It’s actually quite fun. You have to be more imaginative when you can’t rely on cheese and eggs. And so now War and Yeast will be chronicling my adventure through vegan-hood. Continue reading
We move now onto the second of the soup trio, a simple black bean soup. I thought it would be fun to pull from the flavors of a mole sauce, so this soup is spiked with chili and cocoa. It’s super simple to throw together, and absolutely delicious. Continue reading
This cake is one of the most ambitious baking projects I’ve completed yet, but it was oh-so worth it. I have a confession – I don’t tend to enjoy cake usually, but this might have changed my mind. The combination of marzipan, white chocolate pastry cream, sponge cake, and raspberry jam is to die for, and when this decadent cake is gone, you’ll find yourself aching for more. It is important to remember that Continue reading
I came across the most interesting cookie recipe over on Top with Cinnamon. Instead of the usual chocolate cookie technique, the recipe is made partly on the stove. I just had to try it out and, of course, couldn’t follow the exact recipe without tweaking it. These cookies were everything I’ve been looking for in a chocolate chip cookie. They are chewy, dense, doughy, and a little crisp on the bottom. I substituted Biscoff spread for almond butter and the results were delicious.
But wait! What did you say? What’s Biscoff spread??
Everyone needs to know about it. There should be public service announcements and a national holiday for Biscoff spread. It is the peanut butter of heaven, the Biscoff cookie in spreadable form. Continue reading
This recipe is super quick to throw together and great for using up leftover rice. Nom. Continue reading