Mochi banana cake aka gooeyness heaven

I cannot even remember how I started researching and stumbled upon this recipe by Jenné Claiborne but I’m so glad I did. I followed a recommendation to get Mochiko sweet rice flour (easy to get on Amazon) and I could not wait to try when my package was delivered today. Amazon Prime really is the best $100…

Coconut bars, vegan + GF

As inspired by Oh She Glows here. I did not want to use anything processed, so instead of Graham crackers, I used the pecans that were supposed to be on top for the crust. Then, I ran out of chocolate chips so I changed things up a little in the custard as well. Finally, note that these…

Vegan cauliflower wings

Recipe courtesy of Minimalist Baker. Ingredients: 1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets For the batter: 1.5c whole wheat flour (or brown rice of chickpea flour for GF version) big pinch salt 1 tsp curry powder 1 TBSP tandori masala spice (recipe for home blend below) 1c almond milk 1c water For the sauce: 1/4c red…

Avocado toast with za’atar

I ordered this during a work lunch, at Good Dish cafe in the basement of Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. Fancy, I know. It inspired me to make my own version. It’s my current snack obession. Too bad it’s not very portable! Ingredients to make your own za’atar blend: 2 TBSP sumac 1 TBSP  dried…

Pretzel bites with sweet+spicy mustard dip

If you plan to make the mustard dip, soak the mustard seeds at least 24 hours, preferably 48 hours prior. A big thanks to Vegan Richa for this great recipe, and to nouveauraw for the mustard one. Great for use as an appetizer with a couple beers while working on the main course 🙂 I’m…

Cocoa energy bites [GF]

This is my own twist on a Scott Jurek recipe, and one of my favorite recipes of all times. It is a little long to make, but well worth the effort! And yes they do look like little goats poop pebbles but do not let that deter you!!! Ingredients: 1/2c cocoa nibs, processed into a…

Grapefruit-cucumber-quinoa salad [GF]

I have been seeing myself as a vegan-with-cheese, but I wanted to give a go at going full vegan, so I purchased the Vegan Reset meal plan, which started August 1st, 2016. The recipes yield large portions, so I haven’t done all of them. I’m basically picking and choosing. And I happened to have had friends…

Ezechiel bread

I love bread. I think I said it before but it’s kind of a big deal for me. French = bread+wine+cheese (although my dear father begs to differ about that 3rd one. His loss!) In my search for healthy, home-made alternatives, I discovered Ezechiel bread. This prompted me to buy a hand-cranked mill. Which in turn prompted my personal craze…

The easiest vegan panna cotta [GF]

This is such an easy and delicious dessert – vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free… Perfect to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth! It has a velvety, tasty creamy texture that melts in the mouth. The amount of thickener used ensures a texture more on the softer side – if you like your panna cotta firmer, increase the amount of agar,…