Traditional Tiramisu

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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

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

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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

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

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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.

Due to my dietary choices, lemon bars have not been on my menu for over three years. It’s Continue reading

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.

This year, I wanted to eat something “special” for CNY. Continue reading

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.

The resulting Nanaimo bars were a hit. 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

Banana and Chocolate Ice Cream (dairy- and refined-sugar free, vegan)

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An ice cream that is creamy, dreamy, and also free from dairy and added sweeteners? Yep! This delectable treat is made simply by blitzing together some frozen bananas, raw cacao, sea salt and vanilla powder (optional).

I know, I know, calling pureed frozen fruit isn’t really ice cream. I mean, it’s not laden with mammalian juice (aka milk/cream), refined sugar/other disgusting sweeteners or eggs. If you dairy eaters out there doubt the flavor and texture of this dessert, please give it a try, just the once, it might just pleasantly surprise you. Continue reading

Vegan Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake (gluten-, refined sugar-, soy-, dairy-free)

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I was so very excited to make and eat a WHOLE pumpkin cheesecake-esque dessert (and not have a reaction to it). Although, it doesn’t come anywhere close to my dairy-laden spiced pumpkin cheesecake, it’s a great dessert nonetheless. It was gone within 3 days, and it was just me eating it!

The base/crust is made with oats, walnuts. coconut oil, maple syrup and spices, and is sooooooooooo delicious; similar to a really good oat cookie. The filling is made with cashews, pumpkin, coconut oil, maple syrup, coconut sugar, lemon juice, vanilla and spices, Continue reading