100 Calorie Starbucks Copycat Lemon Loaf (Paleo, Nut-Free, Oil-Free)

1- Bowl Flourless, Oil-Free Lemon Cake. Only 100 Calories. Extremely Moist and Fluffy. Quick. Easy. From the window, I watched as the rain pellets gently fell to the ground. Every drop was an added gift to mother nature. The entire world had turned into a glassy wet reflection. I gently caressed my braided hair, resting it softly on my…

Grilled Italian Chicken Pita w/ the BEST Vegan Ricotta (DF, Nut-Free)

“I received free samples of Toufayan Pita mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Toufayan Bakeries and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.” Guys get ready for this. Today we have an amazing recipe to share…

Creamy Soy Milk Ramen (GF, Vegan, Vegetarian)

Not Your Ordinary Ramen under 30 minutes. Vegan, Gluten Free, Low Fat. Creamy, rich winter comfort food in a bowl. Slurping down the last strands of wheat noodles, I lifted the porcelain bowl to my lips to finish off the last mouthfuls of warm broth. It probably wasn’t “lady-like” of me at all, but it…

Skinny Pulled Orange Chicken (Paleo, GF, DF, Oil-Free)

The simplest 7 INGREDIENT Mexican Inspired Pulled Chicken. No SLOW COOKER needed. Tender, succulent. Deceptively Easy – all in 1 HOUR!  February 2017 Recipe Redux Challenge: Taco Tuesday “February 21 is a Tuesday. So show us your healthy, creative take on the taco.” I walked pass the beautiful vibrant shades of oranges, yellows and greens. I paused…

Mediterranean Poached Eggs (GF, Paleo, DF, Oil-Free, Vegetarian)

“I ate a dozen hard boiled eggs all the way on my 8-hour ride from Guangzhou back home” my dad proudly announced. As you can tell, my dad loves eggs. I had heard this story many, many times. So often at the dinner table or over the phone my parents would share stories from their childhood…

Special Soy Sauce Fried Rice (GF, Vegetarian, Oil-Free)

January 2017 Recipe Redux Challenge: Budget-Friendly Eats “How low can you go? Can you make a meal for less than $3 per serving? Whatever your budget, show us your healthy entree recipe to help keep food spending in check in 2017.” The bus engine roared as we pulled up to our little hostel where we…

Foolproof Chinese Soy Poached Chicken 鹵水雞 (GF options)

“I received a free sample of Kikkoman soy sauce mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Kikkoman and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”  Warm, Fragrant, Aromatic…What was that? I dashed into the kitchen and carefully…

Dairy-Free Creamy Salmon Alfredo (GF, Nut-Free)

Keys. Door Opened. Shoes off. Finally. Home Sweet Home. I watched as Zoe plopped on the couch – completely wiped out from hours of studying. My body ached; my legs cramped from sitting way too long and we were starving. Growing up back at home, the kitchen and fridge would never be empty. Boxes of crackers,…

Japanese Roasted Ratatouille Spaghetti (GF, Vegan, Vegetarian, Oil Free)

White linen curtains dressed the tall French windows. I watched as the early morning breeze lifted the ends of the opaque sheets, as if leading them in a slow dance welcoming the beautiful morning. Inevitably it brought with it the smell of fresh grass and buttery croissants. Each morning, my dad would hurry down the narrow…

Mum’s Fragrant Cantonese Chicken & Mushroom Rice (GF, Oil-Free)

Tap, Tap, Tap. The only noise that could be heard was the tapping noises from the fluid motion of my fingers on the keyboard and the sound of occasional cars passing by our apartment. My weekends just seemed to be scheduled with heaps of essays, homework, studying. It was frustrating. The sun was seeping through the…