Kidney Bean Brownies

Still have those beans in the cupboard?  Well I do. So instead of making chili or soup I decided to make brownies. For this recipe you need, kidney beans, maple syrup, butter (or coconut oil if you want it vegan), cocoa powder, baking soda, and vanilla extract. Blend everything together in a food processor. You…

Apple Honey Substitute

Have you ever run out of honey and craved that sticky golden syrup? Ok its never happened to me but I came across this recipe during the pandemic and thought I would give it a try. This creates a delicious syrup that mimics honey and its easy to make. All you need is apples, lemon…

Surprise Sunbutter Cookies

I first saw these cookies on emmymadeinjapan and I thought this was the most interesting cookie surprise ever.  Apparently there is a chemical reaction that happens with the cookie and the baking soda. After baking and cooling the cookies, the middle of the cookie turns green! So fascinating.  I think this recipe would be a hit…

Blueberry Crumble Almond Cake

I created this recipe after a dinner I attended. I was in charge to the dessert but didn’t have time to go grocery shopping. Instead, I looked in my cupboards and fridge to create something. Almond flour and frozen blueberries was the inspiration and creation of a Blueberry Crumble Almond Cake! Begin with the cake….

My Grandma’s Mantou Recipe

There are a lot of things that you can take for granted especially during these time. I look back to days when I used to bake and cook with my grandma and I would reminesce on some of the food we ate. One particular recipe was chinese steamed buns. We used to make them almost…

Almond Flour Brownies

I have been grateful for all this time that I was given. It has allowed me to experiment with some foods that I thought I would not have time to try. Its also given me an opportunity to use up items in my pantry. A couple months ago, I bought a large bag of almond…

Candied Celeriac

For my friend’s yearly trip to Whistler, we decided to have a cooking contest where each of the teams was given a secret ingredient. I got to help choose the ingredients. To my surprise, the ingredient that was assigned to my team was one that I had no idea what to do with. It was…

Three Ingredient Shortbread Cookie

Now that my son is two (almost 2.5), it is time that I introduce him to baking. This has been the part of motherhood I have been waiting for.  I really want to spend time in the kitchen with my son.  This is the first time for me cooking with him but he did really…

Celery Root and Carrot Almond Cake

One day I needed a cake made from celery root and it needed to be gluten free. I found a recipe for this gluten free almond cake and thought it would be a good base for the celery root cake. Celery root has a mild celery taste but is more like a potato when cooked….

Chocolate Coffee Beans

Yesterday I spent my Valentines day sick at home. I tried to be productive but that didn’t happen.  In the end I was able to make a blog post. This is a super simple recipe for those days that you just are craving a sweet treat.  And you know me. I love coffee. Place chocolate…

Almond Cookies

Lunar New Year is just around the corner and I wanted to try to make something for it.  I decided to try to make some almond cookies.  I found this recipe which is super easy to make. For this recipe, you just need a few simple ingredients: flour, almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar,…