Breakfast

Homemade Coconut & Tapioca Yogurt

Making homemade yogurt was always quick and easy when I lived in Brazil. Sure, the constant heat helps the bacteria's job. You leave milk sitting out on the kitchen table overnight and you'll have fresh yogurt (or at least a thick layer of curd) the following morning. My parents taught me this easy task of… Continue reading Homemade Coconut & Tapioca Yogurt

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Snacks

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)

Snacks

Banana Crackles

Here's an idea to make crispy deep fried bananas to go with a nice vegetarian or vegan stew. Twisting your nose? Well, not just yet! There are quite a few Brazilian dishes, stews in fact, that go beautifully with fried banana as a side dish. Off the top of my head, there's one fish stew… Continue reading Banana Crackles

Snacks

Satay Puffs

This is probably my best "made up" recipe ever. Those of you who have read my post on Dairy-free Brazilian "cheese" puffs are aware that not just that recipe, but much of my cooking involves tapioca starch. It is a rather common ingredient in Brazilian cooking and it's gluten-free! As I experiment in the kitchen with what… Continue reading Satay Puffs

Everything in between

Cococappuccino

This recipe is dedicated to my handsome other-half Blair. It was actually his idea. I bought the cocoa powder and coconut milk powder just as something I keep in the back of the cupboard "for a rainy day". Blair, however, made a suggestion as soon as he saw what I had bought from a local… Continue reading Cococappuccino