Category Archives: Dessert

Peanut Sesame Seeds Brittle (花生芝麻酥糖)

Chinese New Year celebration includes a lot of sweet treats. Starting the new year off with eating sweets is believed to represent a year of sweetness and happiness ahead. Peanut sesame seeds brittle is one of the common sweets easily … Continue reading

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No Refined-Sugar: Date Glutinous Rice Cake (Zhao Nian Gao – 無糖棗年糕)

I am in full swing getting ready for Chinese New Year, which is a big eating festive celebration (like Thanksgiving and Chrustmas). A nice coincidence, this year CYN’s Eve is on the same day as Superbowl 50 (setting right in … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Protein-Rich Cuttable Cookies

Oh, I found these cookies hidden in my archive from last Christmas. I ate them but forgot to share. However, for you, they don’t have to wait till the next Christmas to be in your cookie jars. Everyday should be … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip & Fig Granola 

Here’s one simple thing I’ve been doing since the year began (and one of my to dos in 2016) that has made excited and happy: think of a recipe, make it immediately. I know if I save it to my … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chia Pudding 

Feeling the blue. Feeling the tears. Feeling the helpless. Not because of the gloomy weather I suppose. But perhaps about the mass shooting tragedy in San Bernardino, in my very own home state. Grieving for the many many innocent lives … Continue reading

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3 Minute Waffle Sandwich

Happy Happy Thanksgiving! Hope everyone gobbled, continue to gobble, and/or gobbling a belly of warm fuzzy comforting food. It is freezing here in California. It’s late in the afternoon and I am still in my sweatpants. Yup, it’s stretchy sweatpants … Continue reading

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A Morning Delight: Fig Goat Toastini

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Good Afternoon, Everyone! Out of the ordinary, I slept for only 6.5 hours (2 hours less than I normally do) and still woke up feeling energetic and happy. It was 7am. Birds were chirping. The air was freshly crisp. My … Continue reading

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A DIY Valentine’s Treat: Fruit & Nutella Swedish Pancake

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Happy Belated Valentine’s, you beautiful! Hope you had a day filled with roses, hugs, kisses, candies, chocolate and sweets too! I am a big believer of love but not so much a gamer of spending double the money on Valentine’s … Continue reading

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Apple Sago Pudding

A beautiful day begins with some apple sago pudding. I woke up this morning wanting dessert. For me, that’s out of the ordinary to crave sweet as breakfast. Typically, a boiled egg and a piece of toast would do. Though, … Continue reading

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Star + Kiwi Fruitti

I had been telling myself to eat healthy lately so I bought a bunch of fruits and trying to figure out how to make eating them fun and pretty. I envisioned a fruit platter related to love and Valentine’s Day. … Continue reading

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Cherimoya + Pom Sundae

I want to present you our late Sunday night snack – cherimoya (Vietnamese: mãng cầu, Chinese: 番荔枝) + pomegranate sundae (W said it tasted like ice cream), the sweet and super healthy kind. In less than 3 minutes, a drooling … Continue reading

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My Heart Goes Nuts 4 You

I am feeling the love! This page is taken over by red and white. Do you know what that means? Yes! Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. I am featuring a Valentine treat that you don’t want to miss. This treat … Continue reading

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Classic Coffee Crumbly Cake

Happy Friday, Everyone! The weather has been cold but in a more manageable way as I am sitting in my patio enjoying my late afternoon tea with a piece of coffee cake, which I baked this early morning. It has … Continue reading

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Christmas Baking

Happy 12-12-12! It only happens once a lifetime”. What will you be doing to celebrate? I will be eating of these sweet treats I made the past weekend. Last Saturday was a “toasty” day over at my house. There was … Continue reading

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Sunday Tea and Unwind

The weekend is packed with actions, from eating to baking (lots and lots of baking which I will post later). There’s nothing better to do on this Sunday late afternoon other than unwind and relax over a cup of Vietnamese … Continue reading

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