Category: vegetarian

  • black sesame cookies

    black sesame cookies

    Happy Autumn! I was hoping to be making something a little more autumnal, like something with apples, pears, and/or pumpkin spice, but I sort of ran out of steam, and out of fresh ideas. Plus I made a drier more crumbly version of these last week, which I didn’t like, so I felt I needed…

  • matcha blackberry friands, vegan

    matcha blackberry friands, vegan

    A friand is a small almond cake, similar to French financiers. In fact,  friand literally means “a tasty thing” in French. They are popular in Australia and New Zealand. The main ingredients for both friand and financier are almond flour, brown butter, icing sugar, and egg whites, but a friand often has additional ingredients and flavors…

  • red quinoa banana oat bars

    red quinoa banana oat bars

    Sometimes you come across a recipe online that is so basic, so memorable, that you make a mental note of it and try to recreate it without needing to look at the source online, because it’s incredibly easy and basic. And after making it a few times, you’ve made some minor changes and tweaks, and…

  • red bean brownies

    red bean brownies

    One of the few vegan and gluten-free things on my blog! Not low carb or low-sugar though, but I’m working on it. This is definitely not a traditional brownie. Adzuki or aduki bean paste, is a popular Asian filling for sweets and pastries, especially in Japan. It is a canned product and ready to use,…

  • butternut squash galette

    butternut squash galette

    One Word: Flakey! By the way, is it “flakey” or “flaky”? I’m going with flakey. If you like a flakey crust recipe, and you don’t mind the “rusticity” of a galette, then this recipe from Epicurious is for you! Autumn roasting of fruit continues! That’s right, butternut squash is technically a fruit. Crazy, huh? And yes,…

  • quinoa enchilada bake

    quinoa enchilada bake

    Ben continually surprises me with his unexpected dinners on Monday nights. It was so good the next day for lunch at work that I took the photo above using my phone. I ran out of avocado and tomato, but doesn’t it look good already? Please imagine some freshly chopped avocado slices and tomatoes! Carnivore Ben…