2014-12-12

Double Chocolate Hot Chocolate

Yield: 1 serving




INGREDIENTS:

- 240ml coconut rice milk (=48kcal / no added sugar)
- 40g dark chocolate chips or chunks
- 1tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½tsp coffee granules
- ¼tsp ground cinnamon
- ½tsp vanilla extract
- handful of mini marshmallows


In a mug melt chocolate in one-third of the milk by microwave. Stir until smooth.

Add in the remaining milk and all other ingredients. Stir until smooth. Heat in microwave until hot.

Stir well again before serving. Enjoy!!

2014-11-12

Green Tea Cake

Yield: one 23cm round cake





INGREDIENTS:

- 110g granulated sugar

- 4 eggs

- 100ml unsweetened almond milk

- ½tsp vanilla bean paste

- 1tsp baking powder

- 1tbsp matcha powder

- 225g plain flour



1. Sift all dry ingredients into a bowl. Set aside.

2. Using an electric mixer beat eggs with sugar on high speed until thick and pale. Add in milk and vanilla bean paste, without stopping the mixer, until well combined.

3. Fold in dry ingredients in batches using a spatula, until well combined.

4. Pour batter into a silicon round cake pan, or any greased pan. Bake in preheated oven set at 180c for 30 minutes.

5. Remove the cake from oven and let it cool completely before serving and storage.


Better serve cold :p

Applesauce Banana Bread

Yield: 1 loaf


INGREDIENTS:

- 256g plain flour

- 1tsp baking soda

- ¼tsp salt

- 125ml sweetened applesauce

- 2 eggs

- 330g peeled ripe bananas (~2-4 bananas), mashed



1. Combine all dry ingredients in a big bowl and mix the wet in another. 

2. Pour the wet into the dry. Mix until well blended.

3. Pour batter into silicon or greased loaf pan. Bake in preheated oven set at 175c for 55-65 minutes until a toothpick inserted into center of the bread comes out clean. Let bread cool before serving/storage.


***If I could find unsweetened applesauce, I would have added 2tbsp of honey.

Orange Couscous

Number of Servings: 2





INGREDIENTS:

- 100g couscous
- 150ml hot vegetable stock
- zest and juice of 1 orange
- 50g sultanas or raisins
- 50g dried apricots, chopped
- 50g dried cranberries
- 50g chopped almonds
- 1tsp chilli powder
- ½tsp dried herbs
- salt and ground black pepper
- 1tsp light olive oil


1. Soak couscous in hot vegetable stock with orange zest and juice for 10 minutes.

2. Then, add in all other ingredients except oil and mix well.

3. Coat bottom of an oven dish with olive oil. Pour in the couscous mixture. Wrap with foil.

4. Cook in preheated oven set at 150c for 20 minutes.

Serve hot!

2014-10-12

Black Rice Sweet Soup

Number of Servings: 4





INGREDIENTS:

- 150g black rice
- 1500ml water
- 60g light brown sugar
- 200ml Coconut Rice Milk (=40kcal)


1. Have the black rice washed, and then soaked in 1500ml water in a saucepan overnight.

2. Heat the pan of black rice in water over medium high heat, bring it to a boil.

3. Cook almost but not fully covered over low heat for 90 minutes. Stir for a few times.

4. At the 85th minute, add in sugar and milk. Stir well.

5. Serve either hot or cold, but not at room temperature. ENJOY!

Vegetarian Pasta with Broccoli and Peas

Number of Servings: 4


INGREDIENTS:

- 280g wholewheat fusilli
- 280g carrots, diced
- 280g (drained weight) canned petit pois
- 500g broccoli, chopped into bite-sized florets
- 4 garlic cloves, sliced
- 560ml vegetable stock
- 1tbsp olive oil
- 1/2tbsp dried mixed herbs
- 1/2tsp ground black pepper


1. Cook broccoli in boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.

2. Drain petit pois. Rinse, drain again, and set aside.

3. Pour fusilli into boiling vegetable stock in a saucepan and cook for 6 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, add oil to frying pan. Stir fry carrots and garlic for 1 minute. Season with herbs and black pepper. Reduce fire and cook covered for 4 minutes. Stir in broccoli, and stir fry for another 1 minute.

5. At the 7th minute, pour the whole pot of fusilli including vegetable stock into frying pan. Stir well. Cook everything covered for the last 6 minutes, until all liquid is absorbed/evaporates. Stir in petit pois before switching off fire.

Serve hot!

2014-09-12

Applesauce Oatmeal Blueberry Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins


INGREDIENTS:
- 200g plain flour
- 125g rolled oats
- 80g granulated sugar
- 2tsp baking powder
- 1/2tsp baking soda
- 1/4tsp salt
- 250g fresh blueberries
- 1 egg
- 125ml sweetened applesauce
- 240ml unsweetened soy milk
- 1tsp vanilla extract


In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients and blueberries, and then make a well in the center of the bowl. In another bowl, mix egg, apple sauce, soy milk, and vanilla extract. Pour the liquid mixture into the well of the large bowl containing dry ingredients and mix until just blended. 

Spoon the mixture into silicon or greased muffin cups. Bake in preheated oven set at 190C for 20 minutes, until the muffins are light and golden brown.