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Inside the Kitchen of “Warung Java 1” in Kuta, Lombok

I ate at Warung Java 1 almost every day during my two week stay in Kuta, Lombok. The restaurant doesn't look like much from the outside...but step under the metal roof and you'll find...

Grain-free, Carrot Muffins with Sweet Potato Frosting

I love experimenting with alternative baking recipes, particularly those that are gluten-free and dairy-free. Recently I have been eager to attempt grain-free baking, so I thought I would start with something classic- the muffin. My...

White Bean & Kale Soup

I make soup a lot, but all too often I find myself comfortably drifting back to familiar flavor profiles. I felt the need to switch it up a little and try something new. White...

How to Make “Pepes Ikan” – A Balinese Fish Barbecue

Sitting over glowing coals of coconut, it appears as a banana leaf wrapped package. It is stuffed with fish, spices, and a touch of oil before being grilled on each side. Known as "pepes...

Fermentation, Tabasco Style

Its what gives sauerkraut tang, pickles potency, and kimchi character- FERMENTATION. Or more specifically, lacto-fermentation. Whats cool about lacto-fermentation is that you don't need a yeast or a "starter culture"; lacto-bacterias are naturally present in...

Herbal Root Stew

A couple of months ago I made an herbal root stew for my Farmacy Herbs "graduation potluck". Everyone really liked it and one of my classmates asked me if I could post the recipe....

Caulifower and Parsnip Whipped Dip!

I am the one at the holiday family dinners who pushes the "weird" food on my mainstream minded relatives. I try not to be toooo pushy... fortunately my family members, though traditional in their...

Homemade Nut Butter

I have recently been experimenting with making my own nut butters. I don't usually eat peanuts, so I tend to lean in the direction of butters made from almonds, cashews, and seeds. Nut butters...

Flower Power

As Fall spirals into Winter, vegetable plants will send out splendid flowers. It's their final stage-an attempt to spread seeds for next season. Though many would say the plants have passed their peak, the...

GARLIC

I am admittedly obsessed with garlic. I usually double or triple the recommended amount in cooking recipes and I also love to eat it raw (in salads, with poached eggs, or even juiced!). I...