Paleo Banoffee Pie (dairy-, gluten-, refined sugar-free)

Banoffee pie is an English pie made with bananas, toffee (condensed milk heated in the can for hours) and whipped cream. This recipe takes all the baddies out of the equation: gluten, dairy, refined sugar, and replaces it with nutritious ingredients: almonds, coconut oil, dates, honey, cashew butter and coconut cream.
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Traditional British Apple Crumble

Here’s an old favorite of mine, apple crumble. It’s hard to believe that such a wonderful dessert can be madewith only five ingredients. Stewed Granny Smith apples are topped with a sweet, buttery crumble topping. It’s great with cream, vanilla ice cream or custard. I had never baked this for A until his folks were coming over for dinner. Continue reading

Traditional Tiramisu


The number of times I have made tiramisu is countless. However, I am only blogging about it now, because I finally have a photo for the entry. Yay! This recipe is simple, and yields the most delicious tiramisu. It’s also quick and easy to make. I was a little reluctant to make this for A, as he doesn’t drink coffee, Continue reading


Paleo Apple Crumble/Crisp (gluten-, dairy-, refined sugar-free)


Apple crumble was the first thing I baked in my Home Economics class (at age 11). It’s been a firm favorite of mine for many years. I enjoyed it with vanilla ice cream, custard and on its own. As my diet has evolved, I was on the hunt for a similar dessert, but without the gluten, dairy or refined sugar. Continue reading


Sticky Ginger Pudding (paleo, gluten-, dairy-, refined sugar-free)


Did I really promise to share this recipe last December? Oh, shame on me! It’s taken me a whole year to get around to doing it, but you’re going to be happy I did, because this sticky ginger pudding is the bee’s knees. It’s super-easy to make, and consists of the simplest ingredients: bananas, coconut oil, honey, ginger, coconut flour, egg, baking soda and salt. It’s rich, sticky, spicy, sweet and gooey. Continue reading


Moist Coconut Flour Orange Cake with Frosting (paleo, gluten-, dairy-, refined sugar-free)



A wanted an orange cake for his birthday, so I made two versions: one for him, and one for me. Hey, I wasn’t going to miss out on orange cake!

This cake is moist and absolutely delicious. It contains all things coconut: coconut oil, coconut milk and coconut flour. It’s held together with eggs, Continue reading


Paleo Lemon Bars (gluten-, grain-, dairy-, refined sugar-free)



I remember the time when A and I used to devour a whole pan of lemon bars in one evening. What I don’t remember is if those evenings were also packed with brownies and/or chocolate chip cookies! Anyhow, the lemon bars had a delicious buttery base/crust, and was topped with a heavenly lemon custard.

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Sweet Potato Glutinous Rice Balls with Coconut Sugar

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I have not celebrated Chinese New Year (CNY) for many many years. “Celebrating” in my family meant receiving red envelopes and gorging on good, homemade, traditional Chinese food.

It’s been twenty years since I celebrated Chinese New Year with my folks! They do still go about the tradition with my siblings, but living 5,000+ miles away doesn’t make it easy to rush over for dinner.

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No-Bake Paleo Pumpkin Cream Pie (Dairy-Free, Honey-Sweetened)

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Ever since I made my no-bake strawberry cream pie, I wanted to make a spiced pumpkin version. Of course, I had to wait until the right time of the year to make it… At Thanksgiving, I enjoyed this slice of heaven whilst everyone else was pigging out on their pumpkin and/or pecan pie.

Not only is this pie awesome tasting, it is also gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg-free and refined sugar-free! Continue reading


Nanaimo Bars

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A few years ago, A talked about Nanaimo bars and how we should make them. The thing is, we got on with our lives and totally forgot. I wanted to make him a treat and so looked up a recipe. At first glance, the ingredients list made me a little sick. These bars contain no nutritional value, and to buy the ingredients was really hard for me. Vanilla pudding? You’ve got to be kidding me! There was no way in hell I was buying that #$!* stuff, so I made vanilla buttercream.

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Triple Chocolate Cheesecake

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Last year, A’s birthday cake of choice was “chocolate cheesecake”.

I have only made one real cheesecake from scratch ever, and that was the pumpkin cheesecake a few Thanksgivings back. That was back in the day when I ate dairy, wheat and sugar, so it was easier for us to share it. Now, this whole cheesecake was going to be for A’s stomach only. Continue reading


Strawberry Cream Pie (gluten-, dairy-, refined sugar, soy-free)

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My. Oh. My.

This cheesecake-esque pie is probably the best dessert that I’ve had in a looooong time. It’s creamy, rich, dense, strawberry-ish and incredibly delicious! It’s easy to make and packed full of all the good stuff, including nuts, coconut oil, strawberries, honey and coconut. What’s better still is that it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free and soy-free) and paleo-friendly!

I’ve been longing to make this recipe for a long time. Continue reading