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


Scrambled Quinoa and Eggs on Chia seed toasts

Ideas normally come to me early in the morning. Usually a few minutes before I m fully awake. I am a morning person and my brain has always worked better in the early hours of the day. When I was a student, I used to wake up at 4 am to study. Later, as a… Continue reading Scrambled Quinoa and Eggs on Chia seed toasts


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)


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


Vegan croquettes. Easy to make, nutritious and delicious!

Being from Brazil, you might think that it's pretty difficult to be a vegetarian/vegan when most of your typical dishes are made with pork, red meat and seafood. Well, I am not going to lie to you that being a pescatarian for 23 years has been an easy ride, especially being a teenager in Brazil… Continue reading Vegan croquettes. Easy to make, nutritious and delicious!