Month: January 2020

Fig & Peach Galette

In early 2019 I did a very turbulent apprenticeship at a bakery here in Houston that shall remain unnamed. There I discovered that professional kitchens aren’t for me. That’s because the whole hospitality and service industry in the U.S. is trash, but that’s beside the point. I learned how to make a bangin’ galette dough, though. The secret is apple cider vinegar. Ingredients: 

Marinated Eggplant

This is a recipe for marinated eggplant I adapted from Yotam Ottolenghi’s book called Ottolenghi. This book really changed my cooking game by exposing me to ingredients and combinations I’ve never used before. For real, it cracked everything wide open for me. If you’re feeling stuck in terms of what to cook and need to be inspired, I highly recommend any of Yotam’s books. Yes, we’re on a first-name basis. Ingredients: For the marinade sauce

Quinoa Tabbouleh (Tipile)

I was raised calling this salad “tipile”. If you were raised by Dominican parents, like me, you probably called this salad ‘tipile’. It’s usually made with bulgur wheat but I use quinoa instead because my stomach finds bulgur vulgar. I shared this recipe on my personal Instagram as well and even made a video of how to make it.  What you’ll need: 🔪 2 cups of cooked quinoa 1/2 cup diced tomato  1/2 cup diced cucumber 1/4 diced shallots in 1/4 cup of lemon juice  1/2 cup chopped parsley 1/2 cup chopped mint 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil  salt and pepper to taste (about 1 tablespoon each) Method: 🍅 In a large bowl add the quinoa, tomato, and cucumber and mix it up. Add the herbs followed by the shallots. Mix some more. Add olive oil, salt, and pepper and taste. Enjoy you just made tipile! More into lentils rather than quinoa? Check out my herby lentil salad recipe!