Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies

Life doesn’t get much better than homemade chocolate chip cookies. Boston University’s Sargent Choice has improved this classic indulgent into a richer, healthier version–with added cranberries for hidden flavor. Using this recipe, I began by soaking 2/3 of a cup of cranberries in water, simultaneously combining the dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Sargent’s healthier […]

Challah Baking

Reaching into my Jewish roots, I recently participated a Challah Baking night. Using a timeless recipe, I was surprised how easy baking bread was. We began by mixing the wet and dry ingredients separately; allotting time to discuss the religious importance of Challah while I secretly watched the yeast rise. After adding the ingredients together, we punched, whacked […]

California Guacamole

Over winter break, my body craves comfort food. Especially after my action-packed week running around San Francisco, I decided to indulge in a savory favorite: California Guacamole. I gave this classic recipe a fresh twist as I loaded mashed avocados with fresh organic carrots, yellow bell peppers, cherry tomatos, pressed garlic cloves, shaved cheddar cheese and caramelized onions.  I […]