Category Archives: Vegetarian

chocolate & tofu brownies

photo 3 copyI’ve made tofu chiffon cake before, but this was my first time making tofu brownies. I like how certain recipes (particularly Japanese) have tofu as their base ingredient. It provides another dimension to the cake, and adds some natural moisture (if you don’t drain the water from the tofu).

This creation was somehow accidental – I was meant to make a fluffy chocolate & tofu pound cake but ended up with brownies as I forgot to add the baking powder! It turned out to be a blessing in disguise as I really liked its texture. But if you are a pound cake lover, feel free to follow the recipe as per normal!

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vskitchen granola bake sale

4 Wow, it’s been two weeks since my first granola bake sale. Slots filled up quickly and I received very good feedback from customers. Phew! I’m thankful that everything went smoothly. I had a mass meet-up in town and it was really nice meeting some people for the first time! Yes, finally beyond the digital space that is Instagram.

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double chocolate muffins

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I can’t remember the last time I baked muffins. I think I stopped making them when I started baking cupcakes. I have now grown to appreciate them better – comes with age, maybe. Rustic, easy to transport and simple to make, what’s there not to love? By the way, one of my biggest pet peeves is people identifying cupcakes as muffins.

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pantry staple: my basic granola recipe

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It’s been a while since I last made my own granola. I love making it from scratch as I can decide its sweetness, crunchiness and flavour. This time, I modified my usual recipe, with the special addition of apple juice and organic dried figs which I bought from Amsterdam. I also swapped the usual olive oil with coconut oil. The result was an aromatic blend of spices and coconut, the best I’ve made so far. Note: You may use other types of fruit juice, e.g. pear, orange, etc. Be adventurous!

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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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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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