Pistachio Financiers

November 30, 2017

Pistachio Financiers

We’re already at the end of November! Can you believe it? I’ve taken out all my Christmas decorations, I’m ready to listen to Christmas songs all day long, and these pistachio financiers are my first Christmas desserts this season! These green two-biter cakes are the perfect treat to bring to your office Christmas party or a cookie exchange. If you want them a little more indulgent for the holidays, you could even drizzle on some dark chocolate!

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Sweet Potato Doughnuts (Vegan & Baked!)

November 25, 2017

Sweet Potato Doughnuts

I’m in my 7th month of pregnancy, and I’m full of energy! Woohoo! What a great excuse to make some sweet potato doughnuts! Now, I love my airy deep-fried doughnuts, but I do need to watch my weight so these doughnuts are baked. Oh, and they’re vegan too!

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Apple Streusel Muffins

November 3, 2017

Apple Streusel Muffins

Happy November! The first day of November was my mother’s birthday, and what better way to celebrate than to bring her a warm muffin at work? These apple streusel muffins are the perfect treat to have for breakfast on a fall morning. Fluffy muffins with warm spices, tart juicy apples, and a crunchy streusel muffin top. Can’t think of a better way to start the day!

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Pumpkin Buns & Shiitake BLT – Love and Lemons

October 31, 2017

Pumpkin Buns & Shiitake BLT Sandwich

Happy Halloween! Last year I made some eyeballs and put them on delicious cupcakes but I accidentally jinxed my husband who ended up having to go to the hospital… So this year, I decided to play it safe with these pumpkin buns! Still cute and festive, right? I used my fluffy buns to make some shiitake BLT sandwiches from The Love and Lemons Cookbook. Yep, October is coming to an end which means this is the last installment of my National Cookbook Month series.

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Butternut Squash Risotto & Arancini – Love and Lemons

October 27, 2017

Butternut Squash Risotto & Arancini

Round 3 of National Cookbook Month: Butternut squash risotto & arancini! Being Japanese and growing up in Japan, I love rice in all forms. That being said, I don’t remember ever ordering risotto in a restaurant. I’ve made risotto once and while it was good, I just prefer pasta. So then why did I choose this recipe to review? Two summers ago, Tristan and I went to Canada and found Riders Pizza in Cumberland. Tristan had arancini for the first time and was blown away, so I just had to try making them at home!

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Creamy Pumpkin Pasta – Love and Lemons

October 20, 2017

Creamy Pumpkin Pasta

Round 2 of the National Cookbook Month series is this creamy pumpkin pasta! If you didn’t see my last post, we’re celebrating October by reviewing a few recipes from The Love and Lemons Cookbook. I was intending to post this on Tuesday for National Pasta Day, but I’m finding efficiency is not one of sleepy pregnant ladies’ virtues.

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Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse – Love and Lemons

October 15, 2017

Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse

So if you remember the cookbook review I did last year, October is National Cookbook Month! I cooked four recipes from A Taste of Greece, although only two (this and this) managed to make it on the blog since I failed to take photos of the other two. This year I’m reviewing The Love and Lemons Cookbook, and this decadent dark chocolate avocado mousse is the first recipe to try!

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Pumpkin Spice Blondies

October 11, 2017

Pumpkin Spice Blondies

I’m trying to get back into my blogging routine. After taking a break, it’s hard getting back into the habit of taking photos, adjusting the settings on my camera, or just getting myself in a creative mindset in the kitchen. The reality of pregnancy is that I’m always tired and sleepy. I was supposed to make these pumpkin spice blondies on October 1st when it was National Pumpkin Spice Day, but I ended up napping on the couch and missed the sunlight!

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Honeymoon in Koh Samui and… I’m Pregnant!

October 8, 2017

pregnant

So, it’s been a long while since I last posted here. In that time I went on my honeymoon, came back, got back to work, and celebrated my 28th birthday. And the photo above would explain why I haven’t been actively blogging…

I’m pregnant! Tristan and I are expecting a little foodie baby in 2018!

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Piña Colada Lamingtons

July 10, 2017

Piña Colada Lamingtons

Happy National Piña Colada Day! I’m celebrating with some fluffy and moist piña colada lamingtons. Lamingtons are an Australian treat made from sponge cake coated in chocolate and rolled in desiccated coconut. Sometimes they’re also filled with chocolate as well and they are delicious! But of course, I had to put a twist on them. So my piña colada lamingtons have a pineapple filling sandwiched between two layers of coconut sponge cake and coated in a coconutty white chocolate mixture before rolling into desiccated coconut.

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