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My Grain-Free Muffins are for sale at Fertile Underground!

                Now you can try my grain-free muffins for yourself! A slight variation from my frosted muffins I posted earlier. Ingredients include house-made almond flour from Fertile Underground, local eggs, local honey, organic coconut oil,...

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...

Cultures with Cabbage

Bacterial cultures that is. After all, many lacto-fermented foods (which utilize lacto-bacteria) contain cabbage as an ingredient. Its the principle component of sauerkraut and a staple for creating kimchi and other curious combinations. So...

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...

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...

“A Feast for the Spirits” – Balinese Food Traditions of Galungan

Central to Balinese culture is the belief in spirits. Taking multiple forms, they are regarded as Gods, ancestors, and energetic forces. They are believed to be everywhere - existing internally and externally,...

Mr. John Dory

I picked up some John Dory at the Pawtucket Wintertime Farmer's Market today from The Local Catch. Cooking seafood is not something I have much experience with, but my recent desire to consume more...

Melaka, Malaysia: A Paradise for (Gluten-Free) Food Lovers!

Quick links: Restoran Nyonya Makko Wild Coriander Aunty Lee's Peranakan Restaurant Calanthe Art Cafe Sayyid Antique & Cafe Chicken Rice Balls Nasi Lemak Jonker Street Hawker Center Assam Pedas Weekend Night Market Cendol Ondeh Ondeh Malacca (or "Melaka" in Melayu) is a small city on the west...

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...

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....