I tried the hard taco shells many moons ago, and I really didn’t like them. I’m more of a soft tortilla gal, and since I find the gluten-free tortillas so unpalatable, I use more natural wrappers, such as collard greens, lettuce, or in this case, roasted seaweed. Yes, nori sheets… wonderful and versatile! Continue reading
Wow. I haven’t eaten something that resembles bread for a loooong time. I don’t miss bready things, so I guess I am one of the fortunate ones. However, after seeing this recipe, I was really curious to try what these muffins tasted like. They were pretty good, especially with jam (or butter and jam, if you can eat dairy). Continue reading
One weekend, A’s folks invited us over for brunch. I brought along this delicious cake for myself, since I’m weird that way… Everyone else had Eggs Benedict, while I was quite happily stuffing my face with this loaf and fresh fruit. This cake is moist, lightly coconutty, with a wonderful aroma of zesty lemon. Continue reading
Since the original coconut bacon recipe was so good, I wanted to create a soy-free variety. This recipe uses fish sauce, so unfortunately it’s no longer vegan.
I was a little concerned that the fish sauce would turn this snack fishy, but I didn’t even detect any fishiness (this may differ depending on the fish sauce used). Continue reading
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
Quiche can be a little bit of a challenge when feeding someone who is gluten-free, dairy-free and meat-free… that’s when this recipe comes to the rescue.
My previous favorites were ham, mushrooms and lots of mature Cheddar; roasted red peppers with goat cheese, and smoked salmon with broccoli.
As time moved on, my quiche evolved. Here the pastry/crust from brown and Continue reading
Along with leftover sour cream, we often have leftover egg whites we keep in the freezer. Where do all these egg whites come from? Usually our chocolate chip cookies (oh and from eggnog). With so many in the freezer, we tried egg white scrambles , but were not impressed, so it was back to the drawing board.
Since my huge dietary change about two years ago, one of the main textures I miss is crunch/crispness. I was Continue reading
Moist. Succulent. Tender. Moreish. These are the words I’d use to describe this carrot cake. It is paleo-friendly, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free and sweetened with honey.
After discovering that coconut butter isn’t only tasty, but can be used as the base of cakes (see paleo chocolate brownie), I was dying to create a carrot cake with it. The ingredients are simple. The flavor and texture are unbelievable. However, I wasn’t sold on the cashew cream icing. Continue reading
My sister gifted me this awesome hob (stove-top) waffle iron for Christmas. I was excited because I could finally make and eat waffles without worrying about the gluten-ified electric waffle iron. I went online to hunt for a suitable paleo-friendly and dairy-free waffle recipe. This is pretty much it… these waffles are simple to make and are sweetened ripe bananas. They are soft and spongy, making them perfect to sop up lots of syrup (if you’re that way inclined). Continue reading
Thanksgiving has come and gone, and with the rate I’m uploading these recipes, I could have easily waited for Thanksgiving 2015. But, better late than never I say.
This wonderful creation is for people who love pumpkin pie but have stopped eating it because of health/dietary issues. It’s suitable for people who are gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free. The pie is simple to make and tastes really good. The best part for me, is knowing that I can have a huge slice (or two) without getting sick afterwards. Continue reading
I really didn’t want a pastry- or crustless pumpkin pie. I had thought about making the crust with a date/nut/coconut combo until I stumbled across this recipe. I have tried a few recipes for gluten-free pastry/pie crust before, and all of them fail on the texture and flavor. Most fall apart and taste like beans or something rather unpleasant. This one is different. The picture above depicts the uncooked pastry/crust. I have only used it with this pumpkin pie Continue reading
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