Stuffed Red Peppers (Capsicums) – My first attempt at making a Vegan Keto dish

For a while, I've been hearing about this keto diet (short for ketogenic diet). It is supposed to be very healthy by making your own body utilize fat instead of accumulating it. I have to say I thought it was rather controversial to suggest that you eat "fat" in order to burn fat. After some careful… Continue reading Stuffed Red Peppers (Capsicums) – My first attempt at making a Vegan Keto dish


Maize Biscuits (Biscoitos de Maisena)

A childhood delight... when you grow up in Brazil. 1 cup of maize 1 cup of rice flour (or any other gluten-free flour) 1 cup of coconut milk powder 4 tablespoons of molasses 5 tablespoons of vegan spread or margarine.   Mix everything in a bowl. Knead the dough until it's uniform. Roll the dough… Continue reading Maize Biscuits (Biscoitos de Maisena)


Guilty-free Carrot Cake

Gluten-free as well. Brazilian carrot cake is slightly different from its New Zealander counterpart. Instead of the white frosting, we make chocolate frosting instead. Due to a friend's visit today, whom I know has a high gluten intolerance, I decided to make a gluten-free Brazilian style carrot cake for her. We hadn't seen each other… Continue reading Guilty-free Carrot Cake


Quinoa and Yam toasts

Experimenting with what I have at home. Following recipes from cook books or a website aren't always easy. Sometimes you don't have all the ingredients; other times you don't like one or more ingredients. Whichever the case is, trying to recreate a recipe can also be frustrating. Especially when you look at the picture you… Continue reading Quinoa and Yam toasts