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)

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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

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

Lunch/Dinner

Vegan Mince and Mashed Potatoes

A great dinner idea for a Friday night. Life isn't just about watching calories. Especially after working for the whole week and watching what you eat every day, right? Friday night it's time to lay back and relax. An easy and quick meal, but that is also nutritious and delicious. That's my motto. Well, one… Continue reading Vegan Mince and Mashed Potatoes

Breakfast, Snacks

Brazilian Hominy Cream or Canjica

On a previous post (Keeping your culture alive through cooking) I talked about being a Brazilian expatriate living in New Zealand for six years, and how I use some of my cooking skills to ease homesickness. During the months of June and July, we have these festivities across the country to celebrate some of our… Continue reading Brazilian Hominy Cream or Canjica