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Almost virgin dairy free Piรฑa colada bread

I can’t believe it’s April 2021, and Easter holiday yet we’re still dealing with the pandemic. It all just feels like a bad dream sometimes. Luckily where I live has been one of the safest countries from the virus in the world, but we’re also one of the countries that had to be in high alert the longest (probably one of the reasons we have been quite safe). I remember talking to my mother in law about the new pneumonia we heard about on the way to the San Diego airport for a flight back to Hong Kong. That was January 2020 and also the last time I traveled. I’m dying to go on any type of holiday (aren’t we all?), but sunny tropical beach destination is where I have been missing the most lately. Continue reading Almost virgin dairy free Piรฑa colada bread

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Dairy free, gluten free dark chocolate almond marshmallow cookies

Life never goes as planned. A phrase that I always loved and believed. And this year so far has once again proved what I believe…well, not in a good way. My husband had a big birthday at the end of April (not saying any number here, but it was one of those big ones ;-)). So from early this year I started planning/plotting a surprise party and a trip. His family in the US was supposed to fly to Hong Kong and show up at his birthday party unannounced. And we would all take a trip to Bali together a couple days later. Obviously something like that is not going to happen for a while. And since we had a ban on gathering of more than 4 people (now it’s changed to 8), I couldn’t even organize a party with friends that we normally have every year.

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Gluten-free, dairy-free banana pancake and raspberry banana sorbet

gluten free banana pancake

Pancake is my husband’s favorite food of all time. And he is a traditionalist when it comes to it, meaning he’s not into any of fancy new versions (such as souffle pancake, which I personally love). To him, pancake is one of those perfect comfort foods that no one needs to mess with. So I get quite nervous about doing something different or experimenting with pancake recipes. One of the successful ones from the past is my “vegan coconut and cinnamon pancake” . Although he couldn’t help adding a little butter on top of the pancake, he liked the flavor. Continue reading Gluten-free, dairy-free banana pancake and raspberry banana sorbet

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Dairy-free coconut black rice pudding with almonds and raspberries

My inspiration for this recipe is an Indonesian black rice pudding, which was specially requested by a friend a few weeks ago. She’s always had a sweet tooth, so it was not a surprise that she fell madly in love with the rich sweet rice pudding while her recent stay in Bali. Since I am also a fan of the dish myself I decided to give it a go, but with a little bit of twist. Continue reading Dairy-free coconut black rice pudding with almonds and raspberries