Nasi Lemak (Coconut Rice) and Crispy Anchovies

On our last day of vacation, I made nasi lemak for lunch. It would have been a time-consuming dish to put together if I had to make the sambal from scratch but thankfully, we had managed to find jarred nasi lemak sambal (Tean’s Gourmet) a few months back and of course, I stocked up. 😬 […]

Pandan Coconut Doughnuts

Ta-dah- homemade pandan coconut doughnuts! My only day off and I spent half of it making/frying doughnuts, lol. The dough contains mashed potatoes, which I love because it keeps the end result moist and fresh for longer than a few hours. Toooooo delicious – absolutely worth my time! 😂❤️😋 Adapted from Mashed Potato Doughnuts recipe […]

Soft Boiled Eggs

Received these eggs from my beautiful friend (inside and out), Tasha, who treats her chickens like royalties. 😁 With eggs these fresh, my first thought was I need to make myself some soft boiled eggs. So here they are – absolutely delicious! Thank you so much, Tasha! Note: I prefer my soft boiled eggs on […]

Cinnamon Rolls

Came across this unusual cinnamon roll recipe in The Fannie Farmer Cookbook where the cinnamon is incorporated inside the dough rather than as a filling. This fascinated me, so I decided to make them to find out what they would be like. In full disclosure, I did change the entire way the dough is prepped […]

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Blueberry Honey Cornbread Muffins

With my current medications, I find that I have to drastically reduce my salt intake to minimize the worst of the side effects. Even that, the side effects are barely manageable. Fortunately, I find that omitting salt in my baked goods (and simply relying on existing salt in the ingredients) doesn’t truly affect their taste […]

Easy Open-Faced Omelet

I find that I use a LOT of aromatics and salt-free seasonings/spices nowadays to boost flavor since I have to drastically cut back my sodium intake (I miss salt!). My go-to aromatics are garlic (my absolute favorite) and sweet onion (you can get a giant bag of the sweet onions at Costco for less than […]

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 […]

Blackberry-Citrus Jumbo Muffins

While I definitely have to go without dairy for the rest of my life, excluding gluten from my diet is still not an entirely firm decision (although I have been doing my best to eat gluten-free). Of course, right before I was asked to omit gluten, I had just replenished my pantry with a 12 […]

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Steamed Pandan Cupcakes with Coconut Topping

Any day and everyday is the prefect day for pandan cake, lol and since it’s Christmas, it is only fitting to expend a little more effort to make the mini-cakes extra special and delicious! ❤️ Coconut Topping 1 cup water 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons cornstarch A little vegetable oil […]

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Easy Banana Bread

I imagine most households have a favorite, go-to banana bread recipe and when I was still baking with regular wheat flour, I had several that I love to make to use up all those overripe bananas. I’m so glad to discover that by going gluten-free and dairy-free, I won’t be deprived of enjoying a slice […]