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The summer has me reaching for non-bake recipes as the thought of turning on my oven in this heat (and humidity) makes me cringe a little! I’ve been craving a mousse or pudding and had yet to try out aquafaba for one. Aquafaba mousse has also been all over the Facebook Group (Aquafaba Hits &…

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It was recently National Chocolate Day. I need to get a calendar to keep up with all of these food-related holidays because I always find out about them far after the fact. Despite that, when I found out about National Chocolate Day I immediately tried to brainstorm what I could make to celebrate it, even…

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Now that I’m back into my aquafaba craze I decided to whip up some vegan meringue buttercream! It’s been on my list for ages and I finally found an excuse to try it as an option for a wedding I’ll be baking for this summer.  I followed this recipe from Gretchen’s Bakery. It turned out…

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I’m addicted to recipes from Bunny’s Bite ever since trying her chocolate chip cookies – see that post here. They were so chewy and decadent, easy to throw together, not to mention healthy and as always vegan and gluten free! I wanted to give another of her recipes a shot so I chose her double…

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It’s been a while since I attempted vegan meringues and after trying again this week I have no idea why! The first time was a total flop, but there’s a lot of variables involved in the meringue making process and I’m sure I made mistakes on at least a couple the first time around.  This…

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Where has the last 7 months gone? An international move and two school terms later and here I am – smack bang in the middle of winter. Getting used to the cooler weather after 15 years in all-year-round tropical humidity is not easy. All I want to do after my day is rug up, binge-watch…

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I think I’ve discovered the ultimate double chocolate cookie recipe. The original is gluten free but not vegan, so I veganized it and I was so impressed with the results. I could barely resist the cookie dough, let alone the fresh baked cookies. Double chocolate cookies hold a special place in my heart as we…

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My mother used to buy sugar-coated pull apart bread for our breakfast when we were young. This is one of my favourite old school bread and I remembered how we enjoyed tearing apart the sugar-coated bread. I simply love the sprinkled sugar on top of the bread. The bread was so soft and sweet that…

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INGREDIENTS: 5.6 oz (160 grams) all purpose flour 3.5 oz (100 grams) chilled butter, cut in small cubes 2.3 oz (65 grams) light brown sugar 1 teaspoon orange zest 1 large egg, room temperature 8.8 oz (250 grams) milk chocolate DIRECTIONS: To make the cookie: In a food processor, add the flour and chilled butter.…

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I accidentally bought a can of jalapeño black beans the other day. In my defense, beans are hard to find here and I think in my excitement of finding black beans at all I just grabbed the can and was on my way. Of course I still drained the aquafaba as I always do and…

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I’ve never been a fan of apple in baked goods. I don’t know why and it may seem weird, but I think it’s a texture thing. I love apple pie because the apples are cooked until soft. But others I just can’t wrap my head around – like crispy apple in muffins? I also have…

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Moist, fluffy and scrumptious mocha bundt cake with the nutty addition of almond flour, that will make you want to eat the whole pan! INGREDIENTS:   1 1/2 cups gluten free all purpose flour 1/2 cup Barney butter almond flour 2½ teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt ¾ cup yogurt, at…

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Earlier in the month it was my birthday. I decided to try and improve on my cake from two years ago, orange and chocolate cake. Here is the revised recipe with a few additions! I would love to hear if you try any of my recipes! Ingredients Orange layers 170g butter, softened 300g sugar 4…

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I decided I wanted to top a recent cake I had baked with colourful meringue kisses, so here is how I made them! It was my first time making striped meringue kisses but I was really pleased with how they turned out! Colourful meringue kisses Ingredients 90g egg whites 180g white caster sugar Food colouring…

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I spend a lot of time thinking about food… Shopping for food… Preparing food… Cooking food… And yes, eating food.   What a life. Chocolate Chip and Nut Muffins: 375g self-raising flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt 220g golden caster sugar 1 egg 125ml macadamia oil  2 teaspoons vanilla extract 180ml…