Cake Donuts with Chocolate Glaze

Cake Donuts with Chocolate Glaze

My Dear Friends, How are you planning for a long weekend next week? I'm planning to stay home, have my non-turkey Thanksgiving meals (usually consist of Asian noodle soup and [...]

Winter Salad with arugula, fig and persimmon. ~ v, veg, gf

Winter Salad with arugula, fig and persimmon.                               ~ v, veg, gf
Gluten FreeVegetarian

Are you looking for an idea to make a delicious salad that you can turn it into a meal? This winter salad with arugula, fig, and persimmon is colorful, filling, [...]

Roasted Maple Carnival Squash ~ v,gf,veg

Roasted Maple Carnival Squash ~ v,gf,veg
Gluten FreeVegetarian

If you want to try something new other than making candied carrots or sweet potatoes for this coming Thanksgiving, try roasting carnival squash. With buttery, nutty, and delicious flavor, you [...]

Pumpkin Seed and Walnut brittle ~ gf,veg

Pumpkin Seed and Walnut brittle ~ gf,veg
Gluten FreeVegetarian

Perfect for salad, snacking, trail mix, or anything in between, this pumpkin seed and walnut brittle is one of my favorite thing to add to my vegetable dish. It's super [...]

Almond Vanilla Cupcakes ~ gluten free

Almond Vanilla Cupcakes ~ gluten free
Gluten FreeVegetarian

I'm so glad to find this recipe from my favorite blogger and a cookbook author minimalist baker. This gluten-free cupcake is super moist, so tasty, and has a great texture! [...]

Winter Salad with Pomegranate and candied walnuts

Winter Salad with Pomegranate and candied walnuts
Gluten FreeVegetarian

Hi friends, I hope you're ready to embrace the crisp air, the scent of gingerbread, and warm food in the cold season. The ultimate dish I can eat all week [...]

Chocolate Rice Krispies Balls ~ v,gf

Chocolate Rice Krispies Balls ~ v,gf
Gluten Free

  Since everyone is in a Halloween spirit this week, I decided to make treats that are a little bit festive. These chocolate Rice Krispies treats was a cool project [...]

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies ~ with cream cheese filling

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies ~ with cream cheese filling

Hi friends, I'm celebrating fall with pumpkins this year! How about you? I mean, this is the season to put pumpkin in everything, right? From soups, to desserts, to jack-o-lantern, [...]

Popovers with garlic parmesan butter ~ veg

Popovers with garlic parmesan butter ~ veg
Vegetarian

  These are my very first-time popovers, and I made mistakes!  Yes, I was so intrigued by the puffed-up bread that looks so crispy but soft and fluffy when you [...]

Pumpkin Chocolate Bread ~ df

Pumpkin Chocolate Bread ~ df
Dairy Free

This pumpkin bread is perfect for breakfast, afternoon snacks with friends, or whenever you're craving for comfort treats. It's so soft and moist, and it's the perfect pair for a [...]

Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Swiss Meringue Buttercream

  Swiss meringue buttercream is made by cooking egg whites and sugar over a double boiler, whip them until they're super fluffy like meringue, and add butter a little at [...]

Figs and caramelized onion tart ~veg

Figs and caramelized onion tart ~veg
Vegetarian

This dish is a crowd-pleaser, easy to assemble, and will satisfy your taste bud. I love the combination of the sweetness from the caramelized onions, and fresh figs (thank's to [...]

Chocolate Lava Cake ~ gf

Chocolate Lava Cake ~ gf
Gluten Free

If you want a simple chocolate dessert but don't want the huffs and puffs of intricate steps, then this chocolate lava cake is the answer! I always appreciate a simple, [...]

Jalapeno Cheddar Biscuit

Jalapeno Cheddar Biscuit

  I used to love KFC's biscuit! I loved how buttery, flaky, and soft their dough was. I used to devour them warm just as soon as I got them [...]

Avocado Citrus Dressing ~ gf, df, vegan

Avocado Citrus Dressing ~ gf, df, vegan
Gluten FreeDairy FreeVegetarian

If you have 5 minutes today, then let's make this creamy and super nutritious avocado dressing! This dressing is super easy to make, delicious, creamy texture, and versatile. You can [...]

Mixed Berry Pavlova ~ gf

Mixed Berry Pavlova ~ gf
Gluten Free

Here's another exciting gluten-free recipe to make for this season. Meringue is fun to make and create great cookies, macarons, and dessert. It's chewy-crisp texture on top, a soft marshmallow [...]

Spiced Chocolate Cupcake

Spiced Chocolate Cupcake

Ok, so be prepared to get messy on this one, friends! But it will all be worth it. For all chocolate lovers out there, think about making a rich and [...]

Warm Balsamic Kale Salad ~ veg, gf

Warm Balsamic Kale Salad ~ veg, gf
Low CarbVegetarian

Now that we are going slowly toward cooler months (read: season), here in my kitchen I will be cooking more of sauteed vegetables, soups, and stews using bone broth, and bake anything [...]

Dark Chocolate Walnut Bites ~ v, df, gf

Dark Chocolate Walnut Bites ~ v, df, gf
Gluten FreeDairy FreeVegetarian

  Hi friends, What if you can get sweet, fudgy, dark chocolate snacks that are high in fiber, anti-oxidant, potassium, Omega 3 fatty acid, and can help to improve your [...]

Tomato, Spinach, Onions Tart ~ veg

Tomato, Spinach, Onions Tart ~ veg
Vegetarian

  Because I'm still in heirloom tomato mood. I'm making tomato, spinach, and caramelized onion tart today! This tart has a flaky crust and loaded with yummy vegetables in it. [...]

Heirloom Tomato Pizza ~ veg

Heirloom Tomato Pizza ~ veg
Vegetarian

If there is one must thing to add in your dish during summer besides (ahem.... peaches) is heirloom tomato! These colorful vegetables are sweet, a bit less acid than regular [...]

Mediterranean Rice Salad ~ gf, veg

Mediterranean Rice Salad ~ gf, veg
Gluten FreeLow CarbVegetarian

If you're looking for a refreshing and flavorful dish that is quick and easy to put together during summer, then you should try this Mediterranean Rice Salad. This salad is [...]

Arugula, Watermelon, and Feta Salad ~ gf, veg

Arugula, Watermelon, and Feta Salad ~ gf, veg
Gluten FreeLow CarbVegetarian

I'm so grateful for this wonderful opportunity to have a conversation with a chef with over 3 decades working in the culinary industry. Chef John Moogan is a perfect example of [...]

Peach Cobbler ~ df, gf, veg

Peach Cobbler ~ df, gf, veg
Gluten FreeDairy FreeVegetarian

  This is an absolute juicy, tangy, sugary crisp peach cobbler you'll ever make! Not to mention that they're EASY to make, dairy-free, gluten-free, and only requires one bowl to [...]

Walnut Vegan Cookies ~ df, v, veg

Walnut Vegan Cookies ~ df, v, veg
Dairy FreeVegetarian

This is a simple and easy vegan cookies you can make at home by using one equipment only. They are moist, crunchy, and easy to pop in your mouth. Walnut Cookies [...]

Raspberry Linzer Cookie

Raspberry Linzer Cookie

If you're still in the mood for summer cookies {like I do}, adding lemon and thyme in any dessert you make will create such a refreshing flavor in your sweet [...]

Peach Berry Pie

Peach Berry Pie

One of my favorite summer fruits are peaches. Sweet and juicy, with a little tanginess so it makes them perfect for pies. Peaches are harvested from late June through August. [...]

Summer Zucchini Bread ~ df

Summer Zucchini Bread ~ df
Dairy Free

This is a very light and lemony loaf of bread you can enjoy in a hot season (hello July!) For many zucchini lovers, this vegetable is a great main ingredient [...]

Strawberry Shortcake | Summer Dessert

Strawberry Shortcake | Summer Dessert

For this strawberry shortcake, I used genoise for a lighter and spongy texture. With a hint of lemon zest and the natural sweetness of strawberries, this is a perfect cake [...]

Tres Leches Cake | Valentine’s Day dessert idea.

Tres Leches Cake | Valentine’s Day dessert idea.

an interview with chef Huascar Aquino - chef/owner of Huascar & Co Bakeshop.            Chef Huascar Aquino is a highly talented pastry chef that I’m so grateful [...]

Turmeric Rice | easy and healthy

Turmeric Rice | easy and healthy

Turmeric is one of the most powerful spices in the world. It's a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant and may also help improve symptoms of depression and arthritis pain. Turmeric is the best [...]

Chocolate Babka | So yummy!

Chocolate Babka | So yummy!

I have to admit, I was a little hesitant in making chocolate babka. Maybe it’s because most recipes have more than 10 steps and takes longer than a day to [...]