Pita Bread

PITA BREAD Recipe barely adapted from The World Encyclopedia of Bread and Bread Making. 225 grams unbleached bread flour 1 teaspoon kosher salt 140 milliliters warm water (about 120-130 degrees F) 7 grams / 1/4 ounce active dry yeast 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil In a small bowl, sift together the flour and salt.  In […]

Pine Nut Paprika Houmous

So today is the two year anniversary of happyspinach etc.  I really do wish I was more prepared for it (i.e., a cake recipe), but I just found out about it when I logged on to post this houmous recipe.  My blog certainly has come a long way since my first embarrassing post, and it has certainly […]

Vegan Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes

So I’ve got a couple of things I want to talk with you guys about today.  Daft Punk and these chummy pancakes. Let’s talk about Daft Punk first. So I’ve known about Daft Punk for quite a while (upon a smidge of researching, I found that they’ve been around since the 1990s), but for the […]

Goldenberry Chia Bars

When I was reading Fellowship of the Ring, I was immediately drawn to Goldenberry.  She was just such an organic and angelic character that I found reminiscent of the faerie queens I had read about when I was younger.  The name Goldenberry also brought to mind a delightfully sweet and tangy golden berry.  At the time, […]

Mung Bean and Walnut Houmous

Lately I have been very restless.  I want to go do something exciting and adventurous.  Go on a road trip, perhaps?  To somewhere not terribly famous, but quaint and rustic and charming and just plum-dandy wonderful! It’s actually very strange for me to want to go on a road trip.  I tend to not feel […]

Mixed Berry Muffins

Baking is an art, and it’s something beautiful.  When we bake or cook, we not only nourish the body but also nourish the soul.  I was listening to somebody the other day and they said that too much focus is being put on food these days, and that we should just stop trying to make it more than […]

Lentil Bolognese

Deadlines and writer’s block are a very, very bad combination.  Especially when it’s an unexpected deadline…  You see, I started this week off thinking that I would be able to touch on my persuasive essay during the week, but do the bulk of the work on the weekend.  But I was wrong…!  In the middle of […]

Garlic Houmous

It’s funny how new things can change your perspective.  For instance, ever since I’ve become a sort of “amateur food photographer/stylist” I’ve begun to look at photography in a completely new light.  Another example is the book I’ve been reading, Figures of Speech.  It’s the most witty, novel book written by Arthur Quinn (most certainly worth […]