Snacks

Gluten-Free Taro Muffins

I gotta say this was one recipe that I was afraid wouldn't work out. It turned out delicious actually! A great afternoon snack or a quick bite for when you're in a hurry, these muffins are filling but not heavy in the stomach. That's not entirely surprising as one of the several benefits of taro… Continue reading Gluten-Free Taro Muffins

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Dessert

Berry & Banana sorbet

Nothing original, but this recipe is extremely easy and quick to make. Not to mention it's delicious and it "goes down" perfectly on a hot sunny spring day here in New Zealand. 2 bananas 1 cup of mixed berries 2 tablespoons of brown sugar Peel and chop the bananas. Then put the banana slices (in… Continue reading Berry & Banana sorbet

Dessert

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

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