Vegetarian Recipes

No fail, Flourless Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

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No fail, Flourless Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rainy season + kids at home = we need to be creative to keep them entertained with some healthy treats! This is a recipe that I came up with when I had to keep my girls occupied with some activities during the heavy rain during Hong Kong summers. The beauty of this recipe is that you can whip this up in 5 minutes, get the kids busy with the shaping and bake it in 10 to 12 minutes, depending on your oven and the thickness of the cookies. There is also no such thing as "underbaked" with this recipe as all ingredients can...

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Ashwagandha Coffee, Yin and Yang, energy and grounding.

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Ashwagandha Coffee, Yin and Yang, energy and grounding.

Ashwagandha has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine. Some call it Indian ginseng. It has a calming and grounding effect which helps us balance out our body and as a result some positive "side effects" you may feel less stress, better mood, and more focused!I came across this concept of mixing coffee with ashwagandha in a cooking class where one lady from Australia told me that this is what she started drinking in Byron Bay.   Basically you mix a Tablespoon of ashwagandha powder into your coffee and drink that in the morning. Both coffee and ashwagandha are natural...

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Sourdough Focaccia Napoletana - The Neapolitan Secret Recipe

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Sourdough Focaccia Napoletana - The Neapolitan Secret Recipe

  You might be thinking why there is a sweet potato next to the focaccia...Well, that is because this is actually the secret ingredient for today's recipe! A good friend of mine shared this recipe and she told me that this is the way they make focaccia in Napoli. Just by adding a hand full of mashed potatoes will make the bread soft and fluffy. I tried with both potatoes and sweet potatoes for a healthier option and both work perfectly! I wasn't sure how much to add to the recipe but I decided 100g of cooked potato ( about a medium...

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How To Maintain (Feed) Your Sourdough Starter

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How To Maintain (Feed) Your Sourdough Starter

Since the lockdown of #COVID-19, seems like the whole world has started to bake... With a bunch of ingredients going out of stock, we're also starting to bake the traditional, authentic way... SOURDOUGH!      Baking with traditional ingredients may be time-consuming, but the beauty of traditional methods show how simple your home baked breads can be: flour, water and salt is all you need to make a gorgeous loaf of sourdough bread. The basics are taught to you in our level 1 sourdough baking class, to give you the right foundation to then build your own skills and get creative.     Today, we will...

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Vegan Aglio Olio Peperoncino with Konjac Noodles

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Vegan Aglio Olio Peperoncino with Konjac Noodles

Aglio olio peperoncino is a popular Italian pasta dish with crispy garlic, chili flakes, parsley and a LOT of olive oil. Growing up in Japan, this was also one of the most common pasta dishes that everyone loves and it's called just "Peperonchino" (ペペロンチーノ)  which I only noticed recently that is only the name of the chili pepper, not the pasta dish. Anyway! I was craving this dish and noticed I can make this in a Keto way.It's only the pasta that needs to be replaced with an low carb Konjac noodles! Konjac (こんにゃくor 蒟蒻) is a popular ingredient used in a lot of Japanese...

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