Well it looks like I’ve only posted twice in the past year?!? I’ve actually been cooking A LOT, but have gotten out of the habit of taking photos and writing down the recipes. I will work on that(!), but in the spirit of not overthinking things, I thought I’d start back in by sharing a … Continue reading Oh, hi!
This past year hasn’t seen too many lo-fi posts, but last week the blog had a birthday anyway, and I rallied to bake it a cake. This fancy fancy delicious Lemon and Blackcurrant Stripe Cake is from Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh’s beautiful dessert book Sweet. The recipe is a little complicated and not very … Continue reading Happy 5th Birthday, Lo-Fi Gourmet!
I love holiday parties. Andrew and I have hosted one every year practically since we met (except for last year when we had just moved and didn’t know many people yet and I was almost in my third trimester and not feeling up to a party + eggnog was extra off limits with the alcohol … Continue reading Eggnog for Two
Oh wow. That was a very long hiatus! A few things have happened since my last post, but I’m going to focus on the main event, which is that I had a baby! Andrew and I welcomed Olive Tallulah in April, during a pink moon and the first peak of the pandemic. She is so … Continue reading Autumn Updates
I haven’t felt much like blogging recently, for so many reasons. Mainly it’s been a combination of being 9 months pregnant and in the middle of a pandemic. My due date is tomorrow and it’s looking unlikely that we’ll have a baby by then; meanwhile, we’re afraid that the longer she waits to get here, … Continue reading Moroccan Carrot Salad
It’s hard to believe Lo-Fi Gourmet is turning four this year! As I do every year, I’ve baked the blog a cake for the occasion; this one is a loose adaptation of a recipe from Missy Robbins’s wonderful cookbook Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner . . . Life. In my variation I reduce the sugar by a … Continue reading Happy 4th Birthday, Lo-Fi Gourmet! Olive Oil Cake with Candied Orange
Oof, January is almost over, so it’s now or never for my 2020 food goals post! I don’t have as many goals as in past years, since with 2020 being the year of third trimester + new baby, I’ll be honest that “cook something and eat it” is as far as I can go for … Continue reading 2020 Food Goals
Happy new year! After another short hiatus, it’s good to be back again. I took some time around the holidays to travel for work, travel to see family, and rest up after returning home, but I’m excited to be back and sharing this bread with you now because it’s AMAZING! I’ve been really loving the … Continue reading Buckwheat Cranberry Pecan Bread (gluten free)
I’ve recently been overcome by an inexplicable urge to bake pies. I don’t know if it’s the holiday season, the cold weather, or what, but I would be baking them every day if I could! This one is loosely adapted from the wonderful book The Sweet Spot: Dialing Back Sugar and Amping Up Flavor. Kabocha … Continue reading Kabocha Persimmon Pie
I can’t think of a better way to kick off a cold, snowy week following a busy Thanksgiving weekend with family than a warming soup that can be made with turkey bone broth if you’ve made some from your Thanksgiving turkey. Andrew and I hosted our first Thanksgiving ever this past weekend, with both our … Continue reading Mushroom Barley Soup