Chickpea Peanut Butter Waffles

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It’s already October, and seriously, the last month has been a blur. With my eldest being in Kindergarten, I’ve been racking my brain for quick and healthy breakfasts that we can eat before he rushes off to school.

Lately, I’ve been experimenting with other legumes like chickpeas. I’ve found that many of the recipes for chickpea waffles online are savoury, and use chickpea flour. While that’s great (I love chickpea flour waffles with ham and cheese), I’ve come up with another variation of my Healthier Black Bean Waffles … by swapping the black beans for chickpeas (or garbanzo beans). (more…)

Product Review: Modern Hippie Detoxifying Charcoal Facial Mask with Green Tea Extract & Bentonite Clay

I can’t believe it’s almost the end of September already. Truth to be told, I’m one of those people who actually enjoys Fall. Maybe it’s the fresh start, or the cool crisp air, colourful leaves on the ground, and sunny afternoons… but it reminds me of when my own school days.

And now, my eldest is in full-day school… so every morning and afternoon, I get to walk with him to school and enjoy the beauty that is Fall.

Speaking of fresh starts, Modern Hippie sent me the Charcoal Face Mask with Green Tea Extract and Bentonite Clay to try! (more…)

Matcha Pineapple Bun “Bo Lo Bao” 菠蘿包

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As a child, I remember whenever we would visit my grandparents and there would sometimes be a box of assorted Chinese bakery goods on the kitchen table. Most often, there would be BBQ pork buns, red bean buns, and egg tarts, but once in a while there would be cocktail buns (gei mei bao) and pineapple buns (bo lo bao). I always fancied the “special” buns such as the cream-filled cocktail buns and lightly sweetened pineapple buns. (more…)