Desserts

    Barazek | Sesame Pistachio Cookies + Q & A with Abdallah El Chami

    sesame pistachio cookies

    With the current political climate, cooking and baking can sometimes feel like a trivial pursuit. Luckily lots of fellow food bloggers across North America have been busy this winter finding creative ways to highlight food’s power to connect, comfort, and speak loudly in times of crisis. One of these initiatives was the #immigrantfood campaign started by celebrity chef David Chang (of Momofuku fame) and widely adopted  by the food blogging community, which Kelsey and I found immensely inspiring. 1st, 2nd, and even…

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    Guides

    Introducing the YCEN Shop

    Hey everyone, we want to take a quick break from all the recipe sharing to let you in on something a little bit different. You may have noticed that we added a “Shop”…

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    Desserts

    Salted Tahini Nanaimo Bars

    Happy birthday to my Dad! He turned 65 yesterday, which is a big deal, but shows zero signs of slowing down or becoming a *gasp* “senior citizen”. In fact, he’s starting a brand new…

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    Breakfast

    The Popeye // Avocado and Spinach Smoothie

    I kind of don’t like green smoothies. I mean, they’re fine, but I’m not really excited to drink a kale/cucumber/ginger smoothie. Recently I decided to challenge myself to find the perfect…

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    Desserts

    GALentine’s Day Sugar Cookies

    I’m the first to admit that I’m an impatient, and often sloppy, baker. I love baking, but I hate all the finicky stuff. Ugly baking tastes just as good as the…

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    Appetizers

    How to Quick Pickle Cucumbers

    Ever eat a whole jar of pickles in one night? Yeah, me too. I’ve recently developed a nasty and expensive pickle habit that wont quit, so I needed to figure out…