Cooking with Magnets!? It’s Like Magic

When I first started Amazing Braising, I knew that my kitchen did not have room for me to take pictures as I cooked. I went looking for a portable solution that allowed me to cook on my dining room table. I first learned about induction cooking a few years ago, but I never really had a reason to seriously consider purchasing an induction cooktop. While … Continue reading Cooking with Magnets!? It’s Like Magic

Vegan Tikka Masala

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about my love of food from other cultures and the stories meals can tell. While foods can shape our memories and gatherings, our cultures and climates also shape the foods we love and enjoy. Families take the ingredients that are available and turn them into meals that bring everyone together. Over generations, communities develop cuisines and recipes are … Continue reading Vegan Tikka Masala

Heat, Heat, Hurray! – A Portable Butane Burner

There are many things I love about my apartment: an extra room, a walk-in closet, and  an included washer and dryer. However, I hate my kitchen — it is a narrow L-shaped room with no natural light, remarkably little storage space, and an old electric stove. When I decided to start this blog, I realized my kitchen just wouldn’t do. It is too small with too … Continue reading Heat, Heat, Hurray! – A Portable Butane Burner

Pineapple Ginger Dumplings

Summer lasts well into October in south Louisiana, and I decided to lean into it this week and create a dessert that invokes the tastes of summer — a blend of tropical flavors, including pineapple, coconut, and ginger. After some research, I decided a dumpling in a caramel sauce would make a delicious treat. The dumplings take a bit of effort to assemble, but they are … Continue reading Pineapple Ginger Dumplings

Counterspace at White Star Market

If you have spent any time with me, you know that I have a very powerful sweet tooth. So, it was no surprise when I was, perhaps entirely too, excited by the discovery of Counterspace at White Star Market. Their stacks of sweets piled high immediately drew my eye as I entered the market’s double doors. I must admit it was a little strange to … Continue reading Counterspace at White Star Market