BEST Chicken Tikka Masala + Turmeric Cauli-Rice (GF, Paleo, DF, Oil-Free)

Deciding what to make for Christmas dinner was definitely not an easy task. Turkey? Ham? Lamb Chops? Ribs? Nothing really sounded right. “What about Salmon? Isn’t that an Irish Christmas Tradition?” That sounded pretty good too. Sighing, I turned my attention back to my laptop screen hoping to somehow…magically…feel inspired. I moved my index finger…

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,…

Ferrero Rocher Biscotti (Paleo, GF, Vegan, Oil-Free)

A winter memory from 2 years ago… The snow had piled up like a thick blanket over the pavements. Everything around me, touched by winter, had all completely turned white. The clear, bold skyscrapers that once stood in the center of the city of Rochester now was a misty blur of white and grey. The…

Raspberry Orange Almond Cake (Paleo, Gluten Free, DF, Oil Free)

November 2016 Recipe Redux  Challenge: Trimming the Table “The holiday baking season is upon us. Time to pull out all the stops. Show us the healthy holiday dessert you will be sharing with family and friends this season.” I eased the oven door open to take the cake out just as the oven clock beeped….

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…

Macau “Serradura Pudding” 木糠布丁(GF, Paleo, DF, Vegan Options)

A dollop of whipped cream, a sprinkle of cookies crumbles, another layer of cream, then cookies again. The fragrant smell of coconut and ginger penetrated through the entire kitchen…it was heavenly. I sneaked a glance at Zoe before dipping my finger into the mixing bowl. She laughed and shook her head. Yum..Creamy, smooth and crumbly. If I could…

Fall-Inspired Graham Crackers (GF, Paleo, DF, Refined Sugar Free)

Bright orange pumpkins; the scent of cinnamon in the air; a beautiful carpet of faded leaves on the driveway. Fall is officially here. From the blazing hot, humid summers, autumn transforms Hong Kong into a city of fallen leaves, cool breezes (perfect for hikes) and “sweater” land for students and for the businessmen. Right by our home, there…

Avocado & Tomato Bruschetta Broccoli Flatbread (Grain Free, GF, DF)

“I received free samples of Sabra Spreads mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.” Sabra Hummus is truly one of my all-time favorite food brands ever. I LOVE their hummus….