Meaty Mushrooms on Toast (vegan | gluten-free)

I've never actually claimed to be vegan, despite meat and dairy being absent from my diet. Admittedly, I have on the odd occasion consumed egg and even meat. Well, let me explain- living in China as an expat requires compromises since adapting to a new culture usually means a level of change. Meat is difficult… Continue reading Meaty Mushrooms on Toast (vegan | gluten-free)


Smoked garlic and sweet potato cheesecake (vegan | gluten-free)

It's that time of year where we're heeded to get out the wooden stakes and vampire repellant and this little knuckle of a shoot sure throws a good punch. The garlic's strong flavour and aroma characteristics somewhat resemble that of its older sister, the stout and sturdy onion, both as stinky as each other! When… Continue reading Smoked garlic and sweet potato cheesecake (vegan | gluten-free)

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1-step Congee (vegan +fat-free + gluten-free)

Now there aren’t many foods in this world that I take a sheer disliking to, but if you’d asked me last year for my opinion on congee (Asian rice porridge) it would definitely be difficult to hide my hatred for this dish. I know hate is such a strong word, but I think my initial… Continue reading 1-step Congee (vegan +fat-free + gluten-free)


Buckwheat galettes with cheesy mushrooms (vegan + gluten-free)

Of course it had to be the French that gave the humble pancake a sexy name, but I guess that’s just the French language in general. A galette basically refers to a buckwheat pancake that is often accompanied by a savoury filling/topping. It’s ridiculously easy to make so I thought I’d give it a shot.… Continue reading Buckwheat galettes with cheesy mushrooms (vegan + gluten-free)