Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Hello friends!  This here chocolate mousse is soooo rich… soooo creamy… soooo chocolatey… sooo0 decadent, and sooo0 easy to make, that even though I didn’t do my usual photo shoot, I’m giving you the recipe anyway.  I know a picture is worth a thousand words, but one taste is worth more, in this case.  Please trust me here….

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The Expat Dietitian Turns 2!

Carrot Cake with Coconut Cashew Frosting

Hello, friends!  My little blog is 2 years old!! Is it a birthday, or a blog-i-versary?!  I’m not sure, but in any case, let’s celebrate with this yummy carrot cake with cashew coconut frosting…

How I wish you could all gather around my table so I could slice each of you a piece of this cake and say a big “THANK YOU!!” to you all for reading.  It does mean the world to me that you would choose to spend your time in my little corner of the Internet….

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Homemade Fruity Gelatine Blocks

Homemade Fruity Gelatine Blocks

Watch it wiggle… see it jiggle…  It’s full-on summertime here in Philippines, and any kind of dessert we can make without turning on the oven is likely to be a BIG WINNER.

Sara went to a birthday party the other day and came home asking if we could make Jello sometime, because they’d had it at the party and it was “soooo good!!!” I don’t need to tell you I’m not a big fan of Jello, what with the ingredients being just sugar, artificial colours, and artificial flavours.  In fact, I’m not sure I’ve ever made “real” Jello at my house.  EVER.  But I did always love…

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No-bake Sweet Potato Brownies

No-bake Sweet Potato Brownie

These no-bake sweet potato brownies have been my best sweet potato discovery since around Thanksgiving 2004… when I discovered (a bit too late for that meal!) that there actually are really great taters here in Philippines!

We had lived here for less than 6 months, and I was newly pregnant with Sara, when we thought it would be a brilliant  idea to invite about 30 people from Mark’s office over for Thanksgiving.  Never mind that my kitchen had exactly one…

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Apple Banana Bread with Chocolate Almond Butter Sauce

Apple Banana Bread with Chocolate Almond Butter Sauce

This vegan banana bread was a long time coming, folks.  Starting from a recipe that called for a cup of white sugar, a cup of vegetable oil, and 3 cups of white flour, I have to admit I swung a little far to the extreme of healthy on my first few tries to “healthify” it. My kids were nice as always…

“Um, Mama… maybe you could just make the regular one next time…”

This is my cue that I’ve gone too far….

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The Best Vegan Brownies

The Best Vegan Brownies

Folks, this is a special day…

I MADE VEGAN BROWNIES WITHOUT ANY TYPE OF BEANS!! OR ANY VEGETABLE, FOR THAT MATTER!

This recipe has been a loooonnng time coming, and my kids are thrilled it’s finally arrived…

I hate to say it, but they get a wary look on their faces when I tell them, “I made dessert!”  Even more so when they know they’re going to be taste-testing a “wonderful new recipe!”…

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Vegan Pecan Pie

Vegan Pecan Pie

I find it a bit ironic, don’t you, that I’m sharing this rich, decadent pecan pie with you immediately after announcing that I’m training for a bikini competition.  I also find it ironic… or maybe masochistic is a better word… that I began this program immediately prior to Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I didn’t really think about the timing on that one……

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Brownies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Brownies

Sometimes you stumble upon a beautiful thing… sometimes you make it happen… and sometimes, it’s a combination of the two.

Yesterday I held a workshop with my dear friend Ana.  It started out to be a seminar with the basic idea of “how to maintain your health while running your small business at the same time,” and evolved into the visionary realm of empowering expat women to find clarity & purpose in their lives beyond the end of their husband’s next work assignment….

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl

Hello friends, it’s pumpkin season!  (At least it is in North America!)  And actually, in Philippines, it’s pumpkin season all year long… Philippines has beautiful local pumpkins called kalabasa that are a bit softer and milder than “jack-o-lantern” pumpkins.  I do everything with them, from roasting slices with cinnamon & curry powder, to cubing them up in curries, to pureeing them for pies……

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