Banana Bread with Walnuts

Prep Time: 10-15 minutes | Cook Time: 1 hr, 10 minutes Serving Size: ~10-12 slices per loaf Podcast Recommendation: BBC Documentaries Podcast: Reflections: Islam, People and Power Boxset. As the first in a series of podcasts examining Islam, Safa al Ahmad reflects on Islam as a religion, political philosophy, social contract, etc. through her own experience […]

Cheesy Pizza Dip

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 12-15 minutes Serving Size: 3-4 Podcast Recommendation: Ingredients: 2/3 cup shredded Italian cheese blend, divided into two 1/3 cups 1/3 cup tomato puree 4 oz (half a block) of neufchatel or cream cheese garlic salt crushed red pepper (optional) parsley (optional) 6 slices pepperoni Instructions: Preheat oven to […]

Lemon Poke Loaf

Podcast Recommendation: Flip the Script by Invisibilia about surprising results in non-complementary behavior. Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 55-60 minutes Ingredients: Lemon Loaf 1⁄2 cup butter 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1⁄2 cup milk (2%, etc.) or almond milk! 1 tablespoon vanilla extract or paste 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1⁄2 […]

BEST-EVER Spicy Tuna Salad

I took a French pastries from scratch course this morning but didn’t enjoy it as much as I should’ve because of the group dynamic. The class was small, 8 people instead of the usual 12, and I was put in a group with three others that didn’t pay attention very well and would often need instructions repeated back to […]

Kitchen Sink (Date, Banana Chips, Peanut Butter, Almond, Chocolate Chips) Granola

Serving Size: 8 bars Prep Time: 25 minutes Cook Time: 1 hr cooling time Ingredients: 1.5 cups dry oats 3/4 cup peanut or almond butter 1 cup pitted dates 3/4-1 cup chopped almonds (hand-chopped or pulsed food processor) 1/2 cup banana chips (hand-chopped or pulsed food processor) 1/4 cup chocolate chips parchment paper 1/2 cup honey (optional, […]