After a 6-week long holiday in Europe, I’m finally back home. It was a beautiful trip, which I will post about later, but for now, you’ll have to content with a smoothie recipe. One thing about traveling is that you can’t always find the healthiest foods all the time, so I’m trying even harder to eat healthy now that I’m home. For example, this was my first smoothie in 6 weeks!!! And I think I passed my monthly quota of meat and potatoes by a mile. Whoops.
This smoothie is the sweetest smoothie I’ve ever tasted, and this is without any additional sugars. The sweetness mainly comes from the figs, which came from our own fig tree! The rest of our garden exploded as well, including the lettuce and zucchini. The only thing that kinda turned for worse was the grass. Brown grass is not that nice… Anyways, I’ll try to finish up the vacation post soon (hopefully), and make more food!
The blueberries actually come from a blueberry farm close to our house. We always go there during the summer because the blueberries are awesome, sweet and cheap. Yes, I love my fruit. All I’m missing is the stone fruit. It’s not hot enough to grow them here :(.
The sweetest smoothie you’ll ever taste without any added sugars. It tastes like fig jam with a delicious undertone of peaches and bananas. Almost sounds like a wine description ;). Ingredients:
2 bananas, sliced
1 peach, chopped into cubes
5 large figs
1/2 cup almond milk, or how much you need to almost cover up all the fruit
In a blender, blend all the ingredients together until smooth. Serve right away by itself or as a smoothie bowl with toppings such as granola and more fruit.
Hey guys! Anyone want a fluffy and crispy on the outsides really easy pancake to make? I got a 12-inch skillet for my birthday a few weeks ago and this is the first time I made something with it. I wanted to do either a frittata or a dutch baby pancake but finally decided on the pancake. And it’s super delicious and fulfilling in the morning, but I’m sure this could pass for dessert too.
Like I said, it’s super fluffy and crispy on the edges, plus has some sweetness from the raspberries and the raw cane sugar. I was so surprised when I looked in the oven because all I could see was that my pancake had billowed up to twice its size.
I’ll admit, not quite as healthy as I would’ve liked because I used normal flour and butter, but it is really good and I used almond milk and raw cane sugar to sort of balance it.
A sweet and fluffy dutch baby pancake in a 12-inch skillet with delicious raspberries. Ingredients: 4 eggs
2 tbsp. raw cane sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup almond milk
1/4 cup raspberries
4 tbsp. butter (do not omit!)
Preheat oven to 425 °C (218 °F). In a stand mixer fitted with a whisk, beat the eggs, sugar and salt until frothy, about three minutes. Whisk in the flour until well-combined. If there are lumps, you can use a blender to make the batter smooth. Lastly, fold in the raspberries.
Once the oven is preheated, melt the butter in a 12-inch skillet over the stove-top (making sure to coat the sides) and at once, pour in the batter and place the skillet in the oven. Bake for 16 to 18 minutes, or until puffy and slightly brown.
Cut the dutch baby into 2 to 4 wedges. Eat straightaway with extra raspberries and maple syrup if desired.
The day I’m done school the weather decides to be blistering hot. Well, blistering hot compared to the rest of the year. It’s 30°C here and I know that might not seem hot in other places, but trust me, here it’s incredible.
I decided to beat the heat by making a cold dessert, and what better than the Italian dessert Semifreddo, which literally means half-cold? I was looking at Elisabeth Prueitt’s cookbook, titled Tartine All Day, and I happened upon the most gorgeous picture of chocolate Semifreddo. I was so hyped to make it until I saw the ingredients and realized I didn’t have half of them and it wasn’t as healthy I would have liked.Read More »
Sometimes we all need a bit of extra energy. Especially when it comes in the form of a sweet and nutty ball with matcha and dates. These bites literally melt in your mouth! And I absolutely adore the soft texture of the dates with a bit of crunch from the almonds and chia seeds.
I call this the easiest and healthiest dessert, snack, whatever, invented! (My dad called them donkey shit but whatever, it’s the taste that counts, right?) It only takes 5 minutes to blend all 5 ingredients in a food processor before popping them in the fridge for a few hours. I may or may not have also licked the pot sparkling clean while waiting for the bites to firm up.Read More »
We’re approaching finals again and I’m relieved that provincials have been removed. I still need to do a few final exams, but I think it’ll be okay. I predict that food will become my best friend during those stressful times, which is why I’m trying to eat really healthy now so I’ll be prepared for those food urges later on.
Last week, I made Style Sweet CA’s lemon mousse cake with raspberries and it was so good! There were a lot of eggs in it, but the result was mouth-watering. I changed a few things to make it healthier, and I was very pleased with the cake. Probably going to post it on Instagram soon since it looked so good.Read More »
Last week, for mother’s day, I made Sweet Potato, Avocado and Eggs Hash for breakfast, and I also made bread! These rolls are really easy to make and have a bit of a crunchy crust with a soft interior.
They might just look like potatoes, but I assure you it tastes much better than a raw potato. I like how they’re single portions because it makes it so much cuter and easier to serve because you don’t need to cut out a slice from a big loaf.Read More »
I’m very pleased with this cake. I started from Life Love Food’s Honey Olive Oil Almond Cake, but I made a few changes because I either didn’t have the ingredients, the pan or the patience :). I can also proudly say that the mascarpone raspberry cream was all me! I do use a lot of recipes online to help me with my baking adventures because of ratios, proportions and other scientific stuff that comes with baking, but not for the cream.
Baking healthy means changing many things, like butter, sugar, eggs, flour, etc. Although I haven’t reached the healthiest point in baking (like I still use AP flour which I’ve heard was bad but other flours are just way too expensive and I’ve been wanting to try cashew cheesecake forever but cashews are also very expensive), I’m happy with baking because it still tastes good and doesn’t take too much of my time.Read More »
I’ve had this one time in Japan and I loved it so much that I’ve been waiting to make since forever.
It’s essentially healthy ice cream, with only sesame powder and bananas, wrapped in a naturally-sweetened coating. And it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. It just takes time to refrigerate and freeze, but during that time you don’t have to be like standing in front of the fridge and watching the mochi. Unless you want to for some reason?
I’ve also been preparing a food board presentation for school, which may or may not include healthy brownies, so if that works out I’ll share that here, plus the presentation board because it has food drawings on it :).Read More »
My pictures are really cringy today but I can affirm that it tasted really good! It’s kind of like an iced matcha latte with all the health benefits for breakfast. So I just searched this up now (if I said I didn’t rely on the internet I would be lying), and matcha is actually really good for your metabolism and burning calories. It also enhances you mood and calms you down.
In Hong Kong, steamed buns, or Mantou, are essential to any dim sum.
I take no credit for these whatsoever. My mom adapted these buns from a Chinese recipe that I begged kindly asked her to translate for me so I could share the recipe with you guys. The steamed buns taste absolutely wonderful. Soft and warm, with a hint of matcha, I gotta say I loved them!Read More »