Dessert

Vegan Rice Pudding with Bananas – Cuenca, Ecuador

Rice pudding is one of my favorite desserts (or at least… it’s one of my favorite non-chocolate desserts), and it brings back memories of eating out at an Indian restaurant when my family went on weekend outings to the Big City. Finally, I’ve made yummy, creamy vegan rice pudding that can be enjoyed as a…

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Honey Coconut Cookies Recipe – Cuenca, Ecuador

Recently I’ve added whole wheat flour back into my diet, along with the occasional bit of honey. The journey to this decision was long and complex, involving a severe B12 deficiency, a bout of malaria in Southeast Asia, and my engagement to a Burmese man named Naing Naing (who currently requires honey… but someday I…

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Raw Dark Chocolate Cookies – Melaka, Malaysia

Here in Melaka my only real cooking appliances are a cute little steamer, a silicone cooking mat, three silicone cupcake liners, and a few small plates and bowls (along with a few spoons and forks). I have a couple of other random things, but no sauce pan (unless you count the steamer), blender, oven, or…

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Luo Han Guo AKA Monk Fruit – The Real Fruit – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The last time I was out grocery shopping at the Jaya supermarket in Kuala Lumpur, I made a discovery (quite by accident, as usual). I regularly use monk fruit in my recipes, but I’d never actually seen the fruit. I’ve used a fine white powder from Nu Naturals to sweeten everything from chocolate cake to key…

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Superfood Coconut Oats – Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Unfortunately, I didn’t get a photo of this. That’s what jet lag does to a person… I thought I took a picture, but I didn’t. I guess you’re going to have to take my word for it. So this is not a traditional Malaysian recipe (sorry). But, it’s a dessert, and it’s healthy. And here in…

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Spiced Pear Empanadas

This is something I’ve been thinking about making for a long long time. I remember when I was about 5 years old my family would go to Taco Bell (bad, I know) and we’d get empanadas that were hot, gooey, oily, and unhealthy as all h***. I loved them. Ever since then, I’ve been brainstorming on…

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I know it’s November, but I still have pumpkins, and I don’t feel like I did October justice with the whole pumpkin thing. So here’s another pumpkin recipe for y’all. 🙂 Print Pumpkin-Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars Yield: 18 Bar Cookies Ingredients 1/2 Cup Pureed Pumpkin (ideally fresh) 3/4 Cup Arrowroot Flour 1 Cup Almond Flour…

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Sugar-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Like my other recent baking developments, these chocolate chip cookies are SUGAR FREE! And no, I don’t just mean refined sugar free… I mean completely devoid of added sugars. I didn’t think it was possible. And, as an added bonus, they’re grain-free too! I want to try making them with oat flour, but I haven’t gotten…

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Pumpkin Cheesecake

The pumpkin season is upon us. Mexico is one of the world’s major growers of pumpkins and gourds, so I’m in luck this fall! Pie pumpkins are everywhere, so I have as much access to fresh pumpkin as a baker could want. I realized the other day when I was cutting up a pumpkin for…

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Decadent Fudgy Almond Butter Brownies (Perfect for Fall!)

Check out this recipe for a chocolate frosting that goes with this naturally sweetened fudgy brownie. Usually I’m the kind of person who prefers straight up chocolate stuff. No frills added. But… seriously, who can resist a nut butter and chocolate combo? I decided one night to go ahead and give it a shot with…

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