Kuih Bangkit

Finally, I have success making my favorite Chinese New Year cookie! I wasn’t sure if I could have ever done it in my lifetime, lol – the recipe seems so simple but yet, extremely complicated at the same time. The list of ingredients is short but there are so many variables in the process and […]

Jumbo Squishmallows

Saw this guy at Costco just now – I was actually very tempted to get it, lol…..he was massive and he just looked so cherry! Isn’t he absolutely adorable? ❤️

Joy in My Kitchen

Happy Friday! Being in the kitchen and making food is definitely a hygge for me. I’m not referring to the crazy cooking mania that we encounter when making holiday meals, lol but more of the quiet moments when we make food to feed our loved ones or when we crave something special or when we […]

Lemon Garlic Shrimp

So, you have leftover lemon juice after making lemon muffins……hmmm, what should you do with it? Make this easy-peasy lemony, garlicky shrimp dish – so delicious! 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 10-12 cloves garlic, minced About 1 pound shrimp 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon […]

Crunchy Rice Rollers

These very lightly sweetened, crunchy rice rollers have been part of my self-care regimen lately. Due to an extra restrictive diet and in an attempt to try to manage the physical side effects of my medications, there aren’t a lot of foods I can enjoy at the moment. However, I know I can enjoy these […]

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Lemon Muffins

The main difficulty I had in the past when baking purely with just coconut flour was that the resulting baked goods would come out dense and wet in the center. Is it possible to obtain a tender, fluffy muffin with only coconut flour? Apparently, it is! Using a Keto Lemon Muffins recipe, I made some […]

Blueberry Cake

I totally forgot I have this fantastic, easy-peasy cake recipe where the cake bakes up perfectly and the fruit topping never sinks to the bottomless abyss, lol. The base recipe originally came from an old favorite magazine – Chocolatier, and had plum toppings but here, I filled it with a massive amount of blueberries, because […]

Fig Leaf Coffee

I’ve been hearing the term hygge (hue-guh) or self-care a lot lately and it’s even more relevant to me now, more than ever as I struggle with the consequences of a health condition and the side effects of the medications I need to take, while in the midst of a pandemic nonetheless (and I am […]

Air Fryer Ayam Goreng Berempah (Spiced Fried Chicken) with Nasi Lemak (Coconut Rice)

I have to say we are pretty pleased with our new air fryer so far. Last night, we made ayam goreng berempah or spiced fried chicken, and the chicken is cooked to perfection as usual, without much effort on our end. We served the chicken with a simple but delicious meal of nasi lemak (coconut […]

Unreal Dark Chocolate Coconut Minis

Over the holidays, we discovered the Unreal Dark Chocolate Coconut Minis at Costco! Holy moly, they are so awesomely delicious!!! Coconuty, not too sweet (51% less sugar than the leading brand) but that just makes it so easy to eat more, lol, gluten-free, dairy-free – be still my heart! Zero sodium!!! I’m currently on quite […]