The Best Veggies to Put on Pizza

My area in New York has lots of pizzerias, where the chefs bake pizzas in brick ovens. Aside from that, they also include different variations, including: Regular (crust, tomato sauce, and cheese) White (crust, ricotta, mozzarella, and no tomato sauce) Sicilian (a thick crust with more tomato sauce and served in squares) And many more…Continue reading “The Best Veggies to Put on Pizza”

I Will Never Take Pizza For Granted Again

I have cooked pizza in recent years, despite my tomato allergy. You can see that post about my pizza with pepper sauce here.  However, before I developed my tomato allergy right after graduating from college in 2017, I often found pizza just okay. I wasn’t passionate about eating it.  Oftentimes, I ate it because itContinue reading “I Will Never Take Pizza For Granted Again”

Can You Believe… Dairy-Free Scones are Delicious?

Although the picture above does not feature scones I’ve made (they’re from a public-domain image site called Pixabay), they look similar enough to the last scones I’ve baked… which had no dairy—at all. While having some issues with dairy a while ago, I experimented with dairy-free recipes. I substituted vegan butter for the regular kindContinue reading “Can You Believe… Dairy-Free Scones are Delicious?”

Dairy-Free Doughnuts… A Mild Disaster

Although I have cooked beignets before (usually from a mix), Saturday, May 19th, 2018, was my first time making doughnuts from scratch. Thanks to my temporary dairy intolerance, I can no longer enjoy commercial-made baked goods unless they are specifically labeled as dairy-free or come from somewhere that never uses dairy. I am hoping to remove thisContinue reading “Dairy-Free Doughnuts… A Mild Disaster”

Double Chocolate-Chip Cookies: Dairy-Free & Delicious

They were chewy, sweet, and chocolaty. They had vegan butter and coconut oil as well as dairy-free chocolate chips. And they were not only delicious, but they were also irresistible. My family could taste the coconut, although I could not. They did not enjoy the cookies as much as I did. But I could notContinue reading “Double Chocolate-Chip Cookies: Dairy-Free & Delicious”

Healthy Gingerbread Cookies – They’re Luckily Delicious, No Matter What

I found a recipe for healthy gingerbread cookies on Google a while back. For copyright reasons, I will not post the link. However, you can search for it or any other one on your own. The one I am going to discuss is not only healthier, but is also dairy-free (it called for coconut oil,Continue reading “Healthy Gingerbread Cookies – They’re Luckily Delicious, No Matter What”

Baking Dairy-Free Brownies… Good, Bleh, and Eh

When I was experimenting with avoiding dairy in my cooking, I tried a brownie recipe. It called for coconut oil instead of a typical dairy ingredient. The first time, it tasted good—irresistible. I would eat them often. My family disliked them. But I enjoyed them. The second time, they had a crumbly texture and tastedContinue reading “Baking Dairy-Free Brownies… Good, Bleh, and Eh”

Chocolate Cupcakes: Delicious (Yet Dry) Without Dairy

This picture was taken from the public domain image site, Pixabay. However, it does look similar to the dairy-free chocolate cupcakes I once made (but hadn’t photographed). I substituted almond or coconut milk for dairy. I also used oil in place of butter. All other ingredients were the same (flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, etc.).Continue reading “Chocolate Cupcakes: Delicious (Yet Dry) Without Dairy”

Who Struggles with Yellow Cake from Scratch? Me

Above is my college graduation party cake that I made from scratch. Everything, including the icing you see and the cake and filling you do not see. The cake was half chocolate with chocolate buttercream (the biggest hit) and half yellow with strawberry filling (which, by the way, tastes a lot better than the commercialContinue reading “Who Struggles with Yellow Cake from Scratch? Me”

Good Times with Gluten-Free Cooking

After discovering something about what white flour was doing to my body, I decided to try some gluten-free cooking. I’m not allergic or intolerant to gluten. I still cooked with whole wheat and oat flour. However, I found the gluten-free meals to be easier on my body. I cooked a gluten-free mac and cheese fromContinue reading “Good Times with Gluten-Free Cooking”