99 SpeedMart Grocery – Melaka, Malaysia

The 99 SpeedMart was a small grocery store that we found in a strip mall next to a coworking space called Grind Shack Workspace in Melaka, Malaysia. Although there it wasn’t possible to find everything necessary at this grocery, we did find some things, however. But besides that, this is one of the few small grocery…

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Sorghum “Buns” in Banana Pudding – Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I’m still tweaking this recipe, but it certainly will hit the spot for a fun dessert that’s sweet and easy to make (if you have a steamer). We found our little steamer at a store in Kuala Lumpur within Nu Sentral (a big shopping mall with all sorts of stuff). We can use it to…

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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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Cinnamon Mango-Banana Smoothie

Mango-banana smoothies are super easy to make and taste amazing. Seriously. They’re the perfect “long day” dessert because they take so little time and they’re healthy. I try to always have some bananas and mangoes on hand for those days when I just don’t have the energy to make anything more spectacular (or for when I run…

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Vegan Chocolate Cake Sweetened with Monk Fruit (Lo Han Guo)

This vegan chocolate cake surprised me. It tastes sweet enough to taste like a truly decadent treat, and I have to remind myself with every bite that it was sweetened with fruit, and that no I’m not being “bad” by having two slices. I was somewhat suspicious of monk fruit when I first read about it……

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