Brazilian Tapioca Treats

This is the easiest dessert I have ever seen created. My darling friend Carolina showed me how to make it! 

Pão de Queijo

Greetings from Brasil! I arrived in February and will be spending the next year in Lavras, Minas Gerais teaching English at Universidade Federal de Lavras, and doing research on food security! Importantly, I’m researching food! And guess what, we’ve got some tasty treats from this wonderfully warm country. This pão de queijo is a naturally gluten-free…

Mulligatawny… in a Slow Cooker!

This is an easy-peasy mulligatawny. Delicious as a soup served with some toast or as a dinner time meal or over a bed of rice and garnished with cilantro. I was originally inspired to make this recipe for the blog spoonforkbacon.com but adapted the recipe and shaved some calories by not cooking the veggies in…

Gluten Free Quinoa-Banana Pancakes

These are really a delicious and hearty breakfast option. Even the lover of all carbs will be charmed by this number. You’ll need: 1 banana, mashed (preferably one which is more ripe) 1/2 cup of uncooked quinoa, prepared to package instructions (around 1 cup prepared quinoa) 2 T sugar 1 t vanilla extract 2 egg…

Japanese Ginger-Carrot Salad

Pardon me for my hiatus from food blogging. It has been a busy past couple months, and I’ve recently finished my undergraduate at the University of Toronto! Although I have been cooking and accumulating a great deal of photos to post, I haven’t quite gotten to the computer to document the magic. I’ve been cooking…

Mofongo Relleno with Lime-infused Black Beans and Rice

It was a Friday night and the ladies stayed in, taking pictures of food, making chocolate molten cakes with ice cream and watching bad romantic comedies. So much food. To start the day off right, I decided to cook up these black beans that had been sitting around for a while that needed to be…

French Onion Soup Portobello Burger

So I know what you’re thinking. Soup-burger? It really makes no sense, but it will. Allow me to explain. I love french onion soup. It’s one of the unhealthiest of all soups, there’s tons of cheese, buttery-sauteed onions and a whole bunch of bouillon. It’s delicious for those reasons. I also love mushrooms. While there’s…

Green Beans with Honey and Sesame Seeds

I love Asian Fusion. I think its because this past year I lived in China Town and my closest grocery stores were all Asian grocery stores. Whether or not that was the case, my roommates and I have found out honey goes well on EVERYTHING, including Asian dishes. We’ve made these beans with a butter-honey…

{Ginger Mint} Lemonade

Mmmm Lemonade the perfect summer treat! You’ll need: 3 lemons 3 cups of water 1 cup sugar Ice cubes  Mint-Ginger Simple Syrup (optional) Directions: Cut peels off lemons and halve each lemon: Add cut lemons, water, sugar, and ice cubes into a blender. Blend thoroughly and pour over a sieve and into a large bowl…