Homemade Pectin-Free Raspberry Jam

For our “last” summer weekend way back in 2015, we took a trip to New Paltz, NY to enjoy some outdoor time. After milkshakes and camping and climbing, we spent one of our afternoons raspberry picking at Jenkins-Leuken Orchards. We had a rough time with our picking at first. There didn’t seem to be many…

Pizza Crust

It has taken a few trials and many errors to get to this pizza dough. From trying to re-create Lamma Island’s most amazing coconut flour pizza to a simple flat bread, it’s finally resting on this recipe that produces 4-5 medium-to-large pizzas! **Turn your oven on to the highest setting (with the pizza stone inside,…

Banana Nut Muffins

It’s really just a spin on banana bread for those of us who don’t have a bread pan. I love making muffins instead of a loaf. They take half the time to bake, they’re easy to grab on the go and they’re easy to pack! It’s also a healthier alternative to grabbing a cupcake or…

No Milk Fluffy As A Cloud Pancakes

Milk used to be my “go-to” ingredient for nearly all my baking and cooking needs. Lately, however, milk has become an enemy of mine. This leaves me with the dilemma of how to make delicious pancakes. Milk Alternatives, of course! Shopping List: 2 cups flour 2 eggs 1 pack vanilla sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder…

Fresh Bread in Under 2 Hours

When I moved to New York City in 2011, I became quite dismayed by how much I needed to spend on good quality food. Granted, things are different in every store; but thing with which I had the most difficult time, is the bread. I tried a number of types of breads from all sorts of locations- Whole Foods, Amy’s…

Carrot Soup Spinach Quiche

BREAKING NEWS: You don’t need milk for a good quiche! Gather the Following 3 cloves garlic, chopped 5 cups fresh spinach 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella 1 (9 inch) unbaked deep dish pie crust (quick crust recipe below) 4 eggs, beaten 3/4 cup carrot soup 1/4 cup full fat coconut milk Sea salt for finishing touch…

Coconut Curry Chicken, Shrimp, Rice

Since our honeymoon to Southeast Asia, my husband and I find every reason to make coconut-curry anything! One of the easiest and most addictively delicious dishes is Coconut Curry Chicken. Every now and then, we go for shrimp, but it’s always optional. Shrimp doesn’t have the best reputation nowadays. However, if you can find it…

Macarons

The first time I tried these famous French cookies, half the batter ended up streaming down the kitchen cupboard; 1/4 flattened out and became slivers of baked meringue; and the remaining 1/4 turned out wonderfully!! This is a cookie I strive to perfect and maybe I will someday. But for now, I leave you with…

Macaroons

These moist little cookies are a coconut lover’s dream. I make them every year as an addition to our traditional cookie spread. Whether you add food coloring, cover them with chocolate, or enjoy them as a pure coconutty treat, they’re simple and delicious! Ingredients 2 1/2 cups sweetened, shredded coconut 4 large egg whites 1/3…

Homemade Pasta Sauce

A knowledge I carry from New York is that it is infamous for being outrageously costly. It doesn’t matter what you are buying, nothing is cheaper in NYC. So how do people afford such a high cost of living? You might first think of an increase in wages. Well, that’s only partially true. With rents…

Coconut Curry Carrot Soup

A friendly spicy kick. Gather the Following 2 pounds sliced carrots 2 cups vegetable broth 2 shallots cut in half 3 cloves chopped garlic 1/2 tsp dried basil 1 tsp dried ginger 1 cup whole fat coconut milk, with 1 tbsp solidified oil set aside 1 tsp curry paste additional water for covering; approximately 1 to 1…

Milk Chocolate Buck Eyeballs

My favorite winter treat as a kid were Buck Eyeballs. Growing up in the country was full of winter treasures and sweet treats. These little peanut butter balls were always a cold treat to accompany a mug of steaming hot chocolate. Traditionally, they are covered with dark chocolate, but I strongly prefer a little extra…