Coconut Pandan Jam (Nyonya Kaya)

Smooth coconut jam with a hint of pandan. This Asian jam is also known as “Kaya”. You can spread this sweet coconut jam on toast or stuff it in a pao

Coconut jam with pandan, nyonya kaya

Are you a fan of sweet spreads on bread?

If the answer is yes, you should definitely try today’s recipe! I already shared a recipe on coconut jam a while back, but my dad’s gf taught me a much simpler version with only four ingredients and I just had to share it with you guys. This coconut jam is sweet, thick and creamy. Exactly like it’s supposed to be but without the addition of thickening agents. Once you’ve tried this, you’ll be craving for more. Read more

3-Ingredient Coconut Macaroons

3-ingredient coconut macaroons! (Madame Cocos Copycat) Use sweetened condensed coconut milk for a lactose-free version. These macaroons are gluten free too.

In The Netherlands, we have a concept called “Madame Cocos“. They sell fresh made coconut macaroons but also sell tubs of macaroon “dough”. A few weeks back my “bro-in-law” bought a bag of these macaroons. The shop is super cute and they sell all kinds of macaroons: regular, dark chocolate, white chocolate, and rum and raisins. So good. I’m not sure how much my sis’ bf paid for the fresh macaroons, but when I saw the tubs of “dough” for € 5,50 each on their website I was a bit shocked! (One tub makes 8 large macaroons) And so I decide to make my own recipe (as usual). Coconut macaroons are really super easy to make. Really. Anyone can do this; it’s a matter of stirring. In addition to needing no skills, this recipe takes only three ingredients! Three! So if you’re a true coconut lover, you can’t skip this easy treat. This recipe makes 10 macaroons and the ingredients will cost you about € 3,50. Read more

Vegan Frappuccino (with a foodprocessor)

Ice cold coffee drink made with a foodprocessor instead of a high quality blender. Make this at home and adjust the coffee flavor and sweetener to your taste! Use maple syrup and almond milk for a vegan version. Finish with (vegan) whipped cream. Whipped cream is optional (not really).

 

Vegan frappuccino. (Try typing that word (frappuccino) fast 10 times by the way. I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve typed farppuccino while writing this recipe lol.) I’ve tried making this drink at home so many times using my Philips blender. My blender was quite cheap so I wasn’t really surprised when I found it had a very hard time blending ice cubes to a frappuccino. (Should totally buy a professional one, but yeah.. money) Last week I had an epiphany though: What if I used a food processor instead of my blender? Will it work? Answer? It works! Read more

Pumpkin Hummus with a Kick

Smooth and creamy hummus made with sweet pumpkin. This hummus has a slight kick to it from the chili and contains no oil. Serve with bread or use as a dip.

It’s about time I shared a recipe other than baked goodies with you guys again. I can’t even remember the last time. The past few months have all been cookies, cupcakes and more. But today it’s time for homemade hummus! Pumpkin hummus. A while back I tried this store-bought pumpkin hummus in one of my taste tests (Dutch) and both me and my boyfriend liked it a lot. And so I decided to make my own version. A version without added sugar and less salt. It turned out delicious (if I may say so myself). I’ve made this hummus a couple of times now and each of those times the batch hasn’t lasted more than a few days. Gone in a jiffy. That good.

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Vegan Blueberry Pancakes

Thick, fluffy pancakes stuffed with warm plump blueberries. Egg-free and no dairy. Suitable for vegans. Serve with plenty of maple syrup.

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Pancakes time!!! Who doesn’t love pancakes? I do. Except for the “healthy” banana egg pancakes. Have any of you tried it before? I’ve tried several times AND with all kinds of adaptations to the recipe, but it never tastes good. It’s just too banana-y and egg-y (which is kind of obvious seen the ingredients lol) for me. Super healthy’s just not my thing. Guess I’ll just live with the carbs and run an extra mile. Psssh… who am I kidding? I’ll just live with the carbs, period. Lol. Read more