Homemade Almond Joys

Have you ever tried making a homemade version of a candy bar? This was a first time for me! I picked Almond Joys which is made of a sweetened coconut mixture and whole almonds, covered in melted chocolate. They are very similar to Mounds, but those do not have almonds. I chose almond joy because…

Lemon Coconut Muffins

This is my 3rd muffin recipe in May, I’m really getting good use of my muffin tin haha. Here are the other muffin recipes I made this month – Corn Muffins, Bran Muffins. Is there anyone out there, like me, who would rather make muffins than make a big cake? Maybe it’s because they bake…

Recipe #56: Quinoa Piña Colada Granola

I love eating granola for breakfast. I would usually choose store bought for ease, but the recipe in this book is so simple. It might take 30ish minutes to prepare/bake but after that, it gets stored in the freezer for whenever you want some. This recipe is similar to the muesli that I made back…

Recipe #50: Banana-Coconut Pancakes

The last pancakes I made were recipe 27, the cinnamon oat pancakes (link here). Those were really fluffy and tasty. But I have to say that I liked these banana-coconut ones more. They were equally fluffy from all the baking powder in the recipe too. The flavour of the banana and coconut came through nicely…

Recipe #46: German Chocolate Cake

Just wanted to start this post by saying happy holidays to everyone. No matter what you celebrate – Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza – I hope you are with the people you love and eating lots of good food. I celebrate Chanukah so I’ve been eating my fair share of jelly doughnuts and potato pancakes (in hebrew:…

Recipe #39: Chickpea Tikka Masala with Green Rice

I love indian curries. I don’t usually make them too spicy but they’re so flavourful because of all the different spices. This chickpea tikka masala was perfect in that regard. It was seasoned so well and made the house smell incredible. Another reason I love indian curries is the coconut milk. It adds so much…

Recipe #4: Simple Honey Scones

I’ve made scones many times on this blog (see the collection here). They are such a great breakfast and so simple to make. These honey scones though, really deserve the word simple in their title. The recipe has 8 ingredients and only requires one mixing bowl. Aside from being quick to make, these scones are…

Recipe #3: Coconut Fried Rice with Edamame

I am closing this week with some delicious fried rice. I mean, the other recipes this week (peanut soup and popcorn) were good too, don’t get me wrong. I’m happy I had 3 successes. I mean, I really don’t think any recipe from this book will be bad, everything looks and sounds amazing so I’m…

Coconut Lemon Blondies

So far, in every week this month, I have made a baked good with my secret ingredient. I am keeping that streak going during coconut week. I made blondies using this recipe (link here). I love the combination of lemon and coconut in desserts, it’s so fresh and I just love anything with citrus. These…

BLT Sandwich w/ Coconut Bacon

Hope you enjoyed strawberry week (click here to see those posts), and welcome to coconut week! Since coconut comes in so many forms – fresh, shredded, flakes, milk – I wanted to use a variety in my recipes. For this first recipe, I used coconut flakes. I got this big bag from a health food…