Monthly Archives: June 2013

pantry staple: basic crêpe recipe

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I always try to have something a little more special for Sunday breakfasts. Since I recently purchased a crêpe pan, I decided to have a little fun with it. Crêpes are the French equivalent of pancakes. I can’t decide which one I prefer. But I am fond of savoury crêpes and sweet pancakes.

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flourless chocolate cake

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Months back, I was tasked to bring dessert for a dinner gathering. As a close girlfriend of mine had very generously gifted boxes of Valrhona chocolate before leaving for Paris, I knew I had to make something with chocolate.

With chocolate, the possibilities are endless. I remember deciding between a rich double chocolate tart or a flourless chocolate cake. I eventually decided on the latter as I thought it would be easier on the stomach after a heavy meal.

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homemade almond butter

DSC_1125 copy I love almond/nut butter. A tiny bottle at the local grocery will set me back $14. I figured that it would be more cost effective in the long-run to DIY almond butter. Further, I prefer the taste and texture of homemade ones. Thinking of making a chia-almond butter variation when my supply runs out.

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vegan banana cake

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So I saw a bunch of overripe bananas sitting on the kitchen counter and took the opportunity to bake a fresh loaf of banana cake (or bread).

I’ve always loved a good banana cake and I have a few go-to recipes for it. But since I discovered this banana cake, I doubt I would be revisiting the original ones as often.

Believe it or not, this cake is sugar-free, butter-free, dairy-free and egg-free.

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