27 March 2013

Buckwheat Pancakes そば粉のパンケーキ

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Buckwheat Pancakes そば粉のパンケーキ

i've heard about buckwheat pancakes but never had the desire to make them in the past. i didn't really like its dull color, i also did not want to stock up too many varieties of flours that i think i would only be using once or twice. on the contrary, ever since i started to eat healthy, i began taking an interest on the different types to substitute for wheat flour. so far i've bought buckwheat, chickpea, quinoa and cornmeal flours and i'm very eager to start experimenting. so, heres buckwheat pancakes for a start!

20 March 2013

Carpenter and Cook

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Carpenter and Cook

i've always been a cafe person but i don't think i cafe-hop as much as i would like to. with more and more coffee places sprouting up across the island, i decided i really want to visit one so the girlfriend and i settled on carpenter and cook, a 9 month old vintage themed bakery cafe/furniture homestore.

13 March 2013

Moffles モッフル

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Moffles モッフル

moffles are mochi waffles that are currently a big hit in japan! crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside, they can be paired with either a sweet or savory topping. they can also be eaten like a sandwich with a filling. i made these for breakfast this morning and didn't feel like using my DSLR so i just took a pic with my phone.

06 March 2013

Homemade Popcorn

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Homemade Popcorn

curry parmesan popcorn

snacking proves to be an exceptionally challenging task now that i've started cutting down, or should i say, eliminating white sugar and wheat flour from my diet. ever since making these lifestyle changes and adopting healthier eating habits, i'm always wondering what i can snack on since i'm not someone who can eat three square meals a day. in the past, i would go for cakes, pastries, macarons and other sugary stuff because i made them often. now that i don't, i find writing down a list of healthy snacks is actually easier so i get lots of snacking ideas and this also prevents me from going back to my "old ways". a few of my current favorites are apple/banana + peanut butter, curried carrot salad, hummus dip & crackers and homemade popcorn.

 

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