Since increasing the weights in my strength training program (Chalean Extreme by Beach Body), I find myself feeling hungrier than before. There's a grocery store at the ground floor of my building (sometimes it's a good thing and sometimes, it's a bad thing - they sell my favorite Lindt chocolate!) so I go down and … Continue reading Almond butter grain-free “granola” bars
I don't know about you but I eat chocolate when I am stressed. Because duh, chocolates solves half of the world's problems. Maybe. Almost. In my case, at least. I found this very easy recipe from one of my favorite gluten-free (I should say wheat free because it sounds less fanatical) recipe creators, Elana of … Continue reading Easy Black and White Cake – Almost Paleo!
Sometime last week, I got a random email saying I've won a place in a cooking class at Benjarong Thai Restaurant in Dusit Thani Hotel. I've been to a cooking class before, at Amita's Cooking School in Bangkok so I was really looking forward to it. Plus, I really, really love Thai food. * Top … Continue reading Gourmet Cooking Class at Benjarong
We had a lovely weekend last week and I thought, what better way to celebrate it but by baking a chocolate cake. Because even if you're watching your diet, there are times that you just need a chocolate cake. Like nothing else would do. Chocolate cake, mmm. This chocolate cake doesn't involve wheat flour and … Continue reading Almond flour Chocolate Cake
Is 5 am too early to get excited over carrot cake? I have not posted something about the stuff going on in my kitchen, not that I have stopped cooking but because I have not found anything exciting to mention...until I decided to go gluten-free for health purposes and bought the book, The Gluten-Free Almond … Continue reading Classic Carrot Cake with Coconut Cream Frosting…gluten-free!
Who knew attending a cooking class would be so much fun? I self-taught myself to cook and the only 'formal' training I had was when I was 15 and we had the whole year dedicated to cooking and baking for our Home Economics classes. That was years and years ago! Here in Dubai, SCAFA or the School … Continue reading World Food Day Cooking Class at SCAFA
It's been a while since I've posted a recipe here I can't supply reasons why not, only excuses. Oh well. Here's a recipe - actually an outcome of a baking experiment lately. I loved cassava cake since I first had it when I was 8 in that rustic school cafeteria in the Philippines. It's chewy, … Continue reading Filipino Cassava Cake
That bowl of rice with pan-fried chicken in the above photo? It required almost zero effort that even my 8 year old can do. Seriously. With the help of Indonesian Sweet Tamarind Marinade & Stir Fry sauce from the hamper I got from World Foods, a quick meal is born! From the World Foods website: … Continue reading Chicken in Sweet Tamarind Marinade
I love Thai food. I love the rich, tangy flavor that lingers in your mouth and in your mind long after you've left a Thai food joint. I've always wanted to cook Thai food but honestly intimidated by it all - even from looking at the 'exotic' ingredients alone! Lemon grass, galangal,masaman paste, etc...the list … Continue reading Masaman Chicken Curry
I love Asian food. Duh I am Asian! I've started cooking Thai food at home after my visit to Thailand last year because that would be cheaper than going to a Thai restaurant whenever I crave for something Thai. (And I get that craving many times) I just need the right ingredients and easy recipes … Continue reading World Foods: Asian cooking made easy