Almond Butter Pancakes

These are my self-appointed, self-titled “famous” Almond Butter Pancakes. I like the idea of having a recipe that everyone in the family loves and knows of me, and so far, these pancakes are close to grabbing that title. One, because my family actually do like them — so far, this is the most requested thing I make in my family.

I wanted to share it on the blog not only because I think it’s really good, but because, even though it’s super quick and easy (it contains only 5 ingredients) I somehow always forget them.

So instead of trying to search for that small scrap of paper where I penned it down (and my scribbles of several experiments to get the milk ratio just right for peak fluffiness), now it’s on the blog and I can easily see it myself.

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Banana Bread (Gluten-Free)

Every family needs a banana bread recipe… here’s ours.

For many weekday mornings, my son and I have this super simple gluten free banana bread (actually, we also like to have this lemon bread, so we kinda alternate now and again). I also like to pack it for when we go out for a snack, and it’s also great for an afternoon refuel. It’s delicious, soft, hearty and super low in sugar — so I definitely don’t feel guilty that my son and I can eat a whole loaf a day. (Which can happen, it’s that yummy.)

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One Pot Comforting Chicken Stew

Warm. Cozy. Comforting. The main idea behind all my recipes and this whole blog and my whole lifestyle in general. And with chicken stew, you can’t get more comforting than that.

This one pot comforting chicken stew recipe is cozy, comforting and so nice on a cold day — whether it’s chilly due to the rain, or season. It’s gluten free, as always, and as it’s one pot, super easy to make — and not only easy, but a joy to make! I don’t know about you, but I love one pot recipes. It makes cooking such a joy to add and stir all the delicious ingredients and the comforting aroma that fills the home. Hmmm.

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My Top 10 Quick & Easy Dinner Recipes

Looking for quick and easy dinner recipes that are actually quick and easy? Same here.

When I was a newly wed and had just learnt how to cook, I would always type in “quick and easy dinner recipes” into Google every few days because I had no idea what to make every night. The thing is, I would see countless articles and I would have to choose between 30 of such articles and the recipe never were quick nor easy — especially for beginner home cooks!

If you can relate, then here is a list of actual quick and easy dinner recipes. Because if you’ve read my blog for awhile, you’d know that some of my recipes are so easy and simple that it’s practically cheating and not cooking at all.

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Classic Pavlova

Out of all the desserts and the baking techniques I wanted to perfect, pavlova was it.

We had a family friend who, growing up, would make pavlova for dessert every Christmas lunch we attended at their place. It always looked so fancy, so grown up, and so sophisticated. Looking at it year by year, I was deeply impressed — something about a pavlova screamed “next level baking”.

So when I made pavlova for the first time last year and it came out perfectly, my family (and myself) were shocked. I knew I had a winner, and really, if I could do it with my little baking skills and experience, then anyone can do it. In fact, I’ve found that it’s really not so difficult after all!

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Thai-Style Glass Noodle Salad

Forget everything I said about Thai food being intimidating to make. Not anymore. Who knew you can get their delicious flavours so easily?!

Thai glass noodle salad is one of my personal favourites. I would always order it at Thai restaurants and just eat the noodles plain (since I don’t like seafood) with the sweet and sour seasoning on it. Everything would think I was mad, just eating plain glass noodles by itself, but now that I’ve adapted it at home with minced chicken, it’s perfect.

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Simple Lemon Bread (Gluten-Free)

Something to know about me; I love lemon flavoured anything. Really, anything. (Well, except an actual lemon, funnily enough!)

So you can probably guess that one of my favourite things in the world is lemon cake.

However, eating lemon cake, with its delicious sweet and sour lemon icing (ugh, so good) regularly isn’t exactly the healthiest, so there is this “lemon bread” option. It’s less sugary than a lemon cake and more of a savoury, hearty buttery lemon bread.

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Bolognese Risotto

Bolognese risotto combines my two favourite things: spaghetti and rice. If you’re a bolognese spaghetti and rice lover like me, you’re sure to like this one!

This bolognese risotto is a simple recipe that is sure to be loved by the whole family, my family surely does, especially my little one. It’s based on the recipe by Marcella Hazan in her book, Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking. If you need more coaxing, my husband isn’t the biggest fan of risotto in general (which is a shame since I adore it) even loved this, so that’s really saying something!

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7 Best Soya Sauce Alternatives

I think I may be the only one on the planet to dedicate a whole blog post on soya sauce, but if you know me, you know I LOVE soya sauce. Absolutely love it. (Maybe a little too much.)

However, when I started getting serious about my health after my diagnosis of an auto immune disease, I knew one thing I had to change was my soya sauce consumption, especially as I cut out gluten from my diet and needed an alternative. And so began my search.

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