Ingredient: baking soda

Pastelitos/Empanada Recipe

This is an easy recipe to make for meat lovers as well as vegetarians. You can make them ahead and fry them right before your party and keep them warm in the oven. I’ve included a vegetarian version and a beef version. You could also substitute any protein you’d...

The Best Blueberry Muffins, No Eggs!

These are the best muffins, they bake up and look just like coffee shop muffins. This recipe comes with a secret ingredient egg substitute, and you’ll never guess where it comes from! I couldn’t believe it the first time I made them, they freeze well, and are even good...

Banana Bread with Hawaij Streusel

Banana Bread with Hawaij Streusel I have pretty much made a perfect loaf of banana bread. Hawaij is a seasoning from Yemen and it is my new favorite blend! This loaf smells scrumptious while it’s baking! The banana flavor is in the background with the warm spices flowing through...

Homemade Falafel With Two Sauces

Traditional falafel is made from ground chickpeas or fava beans with lots of herbs and spices. The greener the color, the more tasty they are. I haven’t included a Tahini Sauce, which is usually served with Falafel because I’m not a fan. I haven’t been able to come up...

Speculaas Cookies

This is one of my favorite cookies, I also call them airplane cookies, as these are what you get for a snack on many flights on all airlines. They are so crispy and light, and the spice mixture is just delicious. So addicting! Traditionally, Speculaas are made by pressing...

Basbousa (Semolina Cake)

I had no idea how this cake would be because I’d never used Rose Water before, but it was really good! I modified a couple things, like the amount of sugar syrup and sugar in that because it seemed pretty overwhelming to me with the amounts that I was...