Recipes

Sweet Tooth Tuesdays – PBJ Cookies

Here’s my little spin to the traditional thumbprint cookies. instead of it just being a regular cookie with some jam, I decided, why not make it taste like PB&J!

I used gluten-free flour for this recipe. Gluten free flour actually tastes more like toast than regular flour, which was pretty much the only reason I decided to use it over regular white flour. Gluten free flour is also higher in protein, making these cookies healthier and more filling.
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Foodie Fridays: Green Onion Pancakes

I grew up going to dim sum with my parents/family on a regular basis. My ABSOLUTE favourite thing to order were these green onion (scallion) pancakes (葱油饼) . They typically come in two different styles, a savoury flatbread type or a thin pancake type. I prefered the thin pancake type, they were more chewy and flavourful than the flatbread style, which were typically greasier and more bread-like. 

As usual, I used gluten free alternatives, the regular alternatives are there as well. This recipe is already vegan friendly!

This recipe yields about 3 large pancakes.

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Sweet Tooth Tuesdays – Zucchini Carrot Bars

As a continuation of my healthy kick, I decided to add on Sweet Tooth Tuesdays, this is where I post up my recipe of my dessert of the week. The last two vegan, gluten-free desserts I made were all eaten within 2 days, so they typically don’t make it past the Tuesday.

For my first week’s post, I’m doing a zucchini carrot cake inspired bar. This is made with gluten free and vegan alternatives: apple sauce is used instead of eggs, rice milk instead of milk, and coconut and brown rice flour instead of regular flour. I’ll put up the gluten, non vegan alternatives beside the replacements as well.
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Foodie Fridays: Not’yo Average Taters

I’ve been going through a healthy alternatives kick lately, and I was craving potato tater tots like there was no tomorrow. Having cut out fried foods as much as possible and trying to stay away from processed foods, I decided to try and make a healthier alternative!

This recipe is gluten-free and vegan. I made nacho cheese flavoured tots. This was my first time trying nutritional yeast. Oh my God, if you’re a fan of nuttier and stronger cheeses, this is a fantastic replacement. It’s high in B12 and thiamine.

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Foodie Fridays: Pimenton Sauce

So I had a taste of this sauce when I was visiting a friend down in Texas, and just had to get the recipe! This is a tomato based smokey pepper sauce – think tomato sauce on steroids. It has a strong smokey taste from the paprika with a subtle hint of cumin. This can be made in 30 minutes and goes great as a sauce for everything. Traditionally this is used in potatoes bravas, a traditional Spanish tapas dish, but realistically, this sauce is very versatile. I tweaked the recipe a bit to make the sauce thicker and with ingredients that I had in my pantry. (more…)