Coconut Milk and Sesame Seed Bread Rolls (gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free)

Coconut milk and sesame seed bread rolls

I’ve been experimenting more with bread rolls in the bread department than actual bread loaves over these past months. Partly because for the past months I had to cook (painfully) with a teeny-itty-bitty-tiny oven that none of my bread molds could fit in! Despair! But I discovered other gluten-free bread making techniques that involved making buns instead of loaves. One of the good things is that I got to play around with new binders that I didn’t use a lot before, such as arrowroot, which gives a firm, compact and crispy bread – perfect for making biscuits – or psyllium. Continue reading

Cookie Dough Mug Muffin, gluten-free, vegan, sugar free

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See the Cookie Dough Mug Muffin version 2.0 here.

My very first blog post was for a breakfast teacup muffin recipe that could be baked in under two minutes in the microwave for instant gratification or a very quick on-the-go breakfast, a concept which people really seemed to like, sort of to my surprise as it didn’t involve any sophisticated cooking techniques and I thought I would have to put in more effort to wow readers. But then I remembered just how blown away I was when I discovered muffins could be made in a microwave: just combine ingredients in a mug, pop in the microwave for 1-2 minutes, watch it rise in child-like astonishment with your eyes glued to the microwave door (very important part of the process) and chow down. Now, whenever I feel like a quick treat or when we have people over for dinner and everyone’s munching on delicious Italian bread rolls and I’m all left out because there’s no gluten-free version for me, I just make a 5-minute salty muffin and I can join the bread feasting party with the rest of the cool kids. Freddy also loves the concept when, after a nice and fulfilling meal I lazily turn to him and ask “want a muffin for dessert?”, and he knows it means within the next five minutes. Continue reading

Strawberry Dark Chocolate Fondant Muffins… with a Playlist

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Dear friends, Happy Food Revolution Day 2013! Today is Food Revolution Day and I am on a mission to spread Jamie Oliver’s wise word. Jamie Oliver was one of the first chefs to inspire me to actually get into the kitchen and start preparing more meals from scratch. He made it seem so simple and fun, and that’s the way we all want to roll with cooking right? I especially loved how he didn’t bother with the time-consuming process of taking a spoon and fork to gently toss a salad with olive oil, and would go directly into the bowl with his hands all the while saying “look at these lover-ly colors! Just beauuutiful!”. Smart man. Continue reading