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Hotel Survival – Southeast Asia Edition

One of the unfortunate things about Bagan, Myanmar is that, at the time of this writing, it’s not possible to rent an Airbnb apartment anywhere in the area. Although it’s not that surprising that there wouldn’t be Airbnb or other vacation rental stays in Bagan (disregarding the legal status of these stays), I can’s tay…

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Banana Chia Pudding

Chia pudding is slowly becoming one of my new favorite desserts. I wouldn’t have ever probably tried chia pudding again had it not been for our temporary change in diet, so I’m very grateful that I got the opportunity to experiment with something new! I’ve done chocolate chia pudding a few times now with great…

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Sugar-Free Chocolate Chia Pudding

We’ve tried chia pudding before with no success. I don’t remember what happened exactly, but it turned out either too thin or too thick, and just plain wasn’t quite right. And we haven’t tried chia pudding since. But, as we started the candida diet, I’ve had to reconsider things like chia pudding. A few days…

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Candida-Diet Vegan Berry Pancakes

We served these vegan pancakes with steamed potatoes (topped with olive oil, salt, and pepper) and a salad complete with lots of fruits and veggies. This pancake recipe was adapted from the book “The Candida Cure” by Ann Boroch to suit the ingredients we had in our pantry at the time and all the other…

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Where to Find Baking Yeast in Guanajuato, Mexico

  My dad was the one who initially suggested going into pastry shops and bread stores to ask where they get their yeast. My mom didn’t completely agree with the tactic, but, well, who else would know better where to get bread yeast than the bread makers? The first bakery said to go to the…

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Vegan Butter

Butter is pretty difficult to replace, even with the commercial alternative butter products on the market in the United States right now. I used these commercial butters in my baked goods for a long time, but when I came to Mexico I was forced to use coconut oil instead for nearly all my baking. I’d…

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Raw Cheesecake — VEGAN

I’ve been working on a vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, raw cheescake for about 6 years. I tried using tofu (that didn’t work), I tried using lemon extract to give my cheesecakes that characteristic nasal flavor (better, but not great), I worked with coconut cream for a while, and although that worked reasonably well, it just…

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Super Simple Chocolate Candies

I love chocolate. There’s no way around it. It doesn’t matter what the occasion is or where I am in the world, I always want chocolate. Back in the United States, I can order plain chocolate bars with no sugar, dairy, or wheat for use in chocolate chip cookies or for making a shell for some banana…

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2 Ingredient Banana Pancakes

These are for when you have absolutely NOTHING to cook with, and you’re craving a sweet treat. In my experience, bananas and eggs are two staple foods that can be found just about anywhere in the world. And the true beauty of it is that they don’t necessarily require thorough cleaning like other foods sometimes…

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Dinner Rolls

Print Buns Prep Time: 45 minutes Cook Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes Yield: 8 buns Ingredients 1 batch Bread Flour Mix (3 Cups) 3 TBSP Coconut Sugar 3 Tsp Yeast 1 1/4 Tsp Salt 1/4 Tsp Xanthan Gum 1 1/4 Tsp Guar Gum 2 eggs 1 Cup Milk 5 TBSP Butter…

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