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Exploring Ta Prohm and Angkor Thom

Ta Prohm

Even if every one’s picture of a white Christmas is frolicking in the snow, achieving this is quite difficult in the southern hemisphere. Hence why I have funnelled my holiday itinerary towards our neighbours in the tropics. Summer is the time to avoid massive toggery anyway. No need to wear three layers of consumerism. It also makes being #minimalistic (which …

The Beauty That Is Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

There is something about ruins such as Angkor Wat, a place that must have once been so majestic and inaccessible to the common people, that evoke feelings of awe and commiseration. Awe because what was once inhabited by the royal family almost a thousand years ago is now open to tourists from all over the world. To be in the presence of the …

Triple Layer Oreo Cake

Triple Layer Oreo Cake

There may still be an existing debate about whether or not Oreo is considered vegan. But you won’t have to worry about that in this recipe. This cake is purely vegan and purely yum! This recipe doesn’t use any Oreos but you may garnish using crushed Oreos if you like, but it isn’t really necessary. Ingredients: Chocolate Cake 2 cups …

Chocolate Overload Cake

Chocolate Overload Cake

I think I was craving for chocolate far too much when I decided to create this superlative of a chocolate dessert. This basically combines a moist and fluffy chocolate cake topped with a gooey chocolate sauce. Ingredients: Chocolate Cake 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups almond milk 1 1/4 cups unsweetened applesauce 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar 1 cup …

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Slices

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Slices

These are not only vegan, but are gluten-free and guilt-free as well! When I first baked this, I honestly couldn’t have enough. These are moist on the inside but crisp on the edges. And what could go wrong with a chocolate dessert that has chocolate chips?This recipe is the perfect dessert for when you have guests at home. Or you …

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Starting the week right! This vegan peanut butter and chocolate chip pancakes recipe makes a stack of about 8-10 pancakes. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups of buckwheat flour 2 cups almond milk 2 mashed bananas 1 flax “egg” (basically, combine 1 tablespoon of flax meal with 3 tablespoons water and let rest for about 10 minutes to thicken) chocolate chips (I …

Green Tea Buckwheat Pancakes

Green Tea Buckwheat Pancakes

Why has green tea become so popular for this millennial foodie generation? Green tea, not only referring to the Japanese-style tea itself, but more specifically, its fine tea powder that is used to up the ante of classic cakes and desserts, has somehow permeated this 21st century to be one of the trendiest flavours among foodies. Whether it is going …

Matcha Monster Nana Ice Cream Sandwich

Matcha Monster Nana Ice Cream Sandwich

This recipe is composed of two parts. The first one is for the shortbread cookies that you will use as the sandwich. And the second one is for the actual matcha ice cream. These shortbread cookies can go well with any flavour so you can try it with other ice cream flavours if you want. Let me introduce to you …

Kale Coconut Smoothie

Kale Coconut Smoothie

Back to regular programming! Apologies for the hiatus as I was away from my laptop for awhile. I was in Bali for a week and it was wonderful. I still miss the beaches in the Philippines though. And as I was reminiscing, I was dreaming about this smoothie. So here’s another super green smoothie recipe. Ingredients: 2 cups kale 2 …

Salted Caramel Cake

Salted Caramel Cake

One of the trendiest flavours ever created. But whoever came up with salted caramel is a genius. Its right amount of salty and sweet is what makes it so sought after. Ingredients: Crust 1/2 cup dates 1/3 cup almonds (raw) 2 tablespoons maple syrup 2 tablespoons cacao powder Middle layer 1/2 cup cashews (soaked overnight and rinsed) chocolate chunks (I …