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Recipe: 10-Minute Guacamole

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Okay, I’m no fantastic cook. Without a formal recipe, I can wrap up some pretty decent mac n’ cheese, spaghetti bolognese, scrambled eggs, avocado toast, breakfast smoothies, entree salads… and that’s about it. However, during this quarantine, I am taking it upon myself to learn and master some of my favorite and most basic of foods. Hopefully, I can know how to make them like the back of my hand. The first recipe: guacamole.

Growing up in Southern California, the motherland of avocados, my love for guacamole developed as soon as I can remember. SoCal is filled with delicious guacamole. Instead of buying it this lockdown, I decided to make some myself, for the sake of #WFH. I am pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to make and how delicious it turned out. Humbly, I think I pretty much nailed it.

So, whether you cook regularly or have an avid fear of the kitchen, this recipe is guaranteed to do the trick. (Perhaps you want to virtually enjoy this dip with family and friends?)

Time: 10 mins

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 2 ripe Roma tomatoes
  • 1 lime
  • 3 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin

Instructions:

  1. Cut the 3 avocados and place them in a serving bowl. Mash with a fork.
  2. Add in the lime juice, cumin, and salt.
  3. Dice the 2 tomatoes (pro tip: remove/scoop out the seeds) and put them in the serving bowl.
  4. Add the cilantro and onion. 
  5. Mix everything.
  6. Grab some tortilla chips and enjoy.

As I said, it’s effortless. But also extremely good. You’ve been warned.

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“Homemade” Pizza – the Cure to Quarantine Boredom

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If you’ve read the title, you know what this post will be about. Homemade pizza is a super quick and easy meal for you, your friends, and your S/O, and is fun to make. Sure to leave your stomach satisfied and your cravings in check, this activity is indeed worth it. Keep reading if you want to make homemade pizza this lockdown.

Ingredients:

  • Tomato sauce
  • Pre-made crust (unless you want to make the crust yourself. Check out a recipe for that here),
  • Cheese (provolone, mozzarella, and Parmesan. Shredded is recommended).

That is all.

Step-by-step visual:

I hope you enjoyed this homemade pizza tutorial. Let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment down below, or checking out the blog’s Instagram and Twitter.

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My Favorite (Syrian) Breakfast: Ful Medames

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Ful (“fo-ol”) Medames is a traditional Syrian breakfast and a staple in other Middle-Eastern countries like Lebanon, Egypt, and Morocco. For starters, this meal is entirely vegan and easy to prepare while also very filling. Savory and hearty, it’s a breakfast meal that my family and I enjoy during Sunday brunch. Keep reading for the recipe, and make sure you check out our other recipes here.

Servings: 2

Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Parsley
  • Green onion
  • Tomatoes
  • Fava beans (canned)
  • Chickpeas (canned)
  • Lemon
  • Chile powder or jalapeño (optional)
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Cumin
  • Salt & pepper
So delicious!

Instructions:

Disclaimer: I do not include exact measurements below. How much to add of each ingredient depends on personal preferences. 

  1. First, bring water in a pot to a boil.
  2. Then, add salt and garlic to the pot (for taste)
  3. Rinse and strain canned fava beans and chickpeas; boil them in the pot of water for 5 minutes.
  4. Finely chop the tomatoes, parsley, and onions, set aside.
  5. Squeeze juice from the lemon and set aside.
  6. Collect beans and pot water into a bowl
  7. Aliquot equal amounts of chopped tomatoes, parsley, and onions to the bowl
  8. Pour some lemon juice & olive oil into the bowl.
  9. Add chile powder or jalapeño slices (optional) and lots of cumin. (mmmm, never enough, cumin!)
  10. Add salt & pepper to taste.
  11. Enjoy!

I hope you enjoy this recipe! Feel free to share it with your friends and family.

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How-To: Apple Cider Sangria

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Calling all sangria fanatics! I found a recipe for homemade apple cider sangria, and it was delicious. It’s perfect for the autumn holiday seasons and will also leave your guests in awe with your bartending skills.

Easy to make (and boyfriend-approved), this recipe is worth the read if you’re interested.

Servings: 10

Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Orange (1)
  • Pear(1, any color)
  • Apple (1, any color)
  • 2 tablespoons cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions:

  1. Thinly slice the fruits and place them in a pitcher. Then, add the sugar and cinnamon; mix all together.
  2. Place pitcher in the fridge for 1 hour to allow the flavors to meld.
  3. After 1 hour, remove the pitcher from the fridge. Pour in the bottle of red wine.
  4. In a wine glass, add ice. Fill half-way with sparkling cider, then fill the rest with the mixture from the pitcher.
  5. Enjoy!

I hope you enjoyed this recipe as much as I did. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below. Cheers!

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Charcuterie Board-ing 101

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Recently, I’ve been into charcuterie boards. They’re easy to prepare and fun to eat. Plus, you’ll impress one or a few guests with this platter., They’re also perfect opportunities to explore combinations of meat/cheese/crackers/spread and discover the tastiest varieties. Keep reading if you’re interested.

My first charcuterie board!

First off, a typical charcuterie board consists of mainly meats and cheeses. But at many restaurants or house parties, it’s expected that these boards include bread, fruits, nuts, condiments like honey or mustard, pickles, and olives.

So without further ado, here’s the basic layout:

  1. Something pre-sliced. These bring savory, salty goodness. Think thin cured meats
  2. Something you slice. Next, these will add chew and texture. Think cheeses & hard meats 
  3. Something spreadable. These provide richness and smoothness on the palate. think meat pâtés or vegetarian equivalents
  4. Accents. These add variety, help people mix and match, add contrast, and combine different sensations, aromas, textures, and flavors. Think bean- or veggie-based spreads, soft cheeses, jams, fruits, mustards, pickles, and slices of bread 
  5. Beverages. Last but not least, these will reset the palate and complement or contrast food. Think wines, beers, or non-alcoholic drinks 

Enjoy and bon appetit!

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Recipe: Whipped Coffee ☕️

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Also known as “Dalgona coffee,” this form of coffee preparation is not just a trend you’ve seen on TikTok. It turns out that whipped coffee is a standard and traditional way of making coffee in countries like Greece (called a “frappe”). Easy to make and delicious, this whipped coffee recipe is a must to try out at home. My boyfriend loved this coffee so much he made it for a few days in a row! But who can blame him? After all, it is enjoyable almost any time of day.

servings: 1

time: 15 mins

ingredients:

instructions:

  • First, add 2 tbsp of each of the following into a clean bowl: instant coffee, cane sugar, and hot water.
  • Then, whisk all together until consistency thickens, the color lightens, and the mixture becomes creamy (5-10 min). (Pro-tip: once your hand hurts from whisking, it’s pretty much ready.)
  • Finally, pour the whisked coffee mixture onto a glass filled with ice and milk (or into a mug with hot milk).
  • Mix it all and enjoy it!
Only a few ingredients needed!
Ooh la la! Just before mixing together 😍
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