Chocolate-Dipped Pistachio Shortbread (Cheat)

Guys I’m dying and my mouth is in food heaven. This shortbread oh em geee.    I’ll probably regret eating 4 of these decadent shortbread cookies later on when I’m having roast duck for dinner, but I couldn’t help it! There is just layer upon layer of flavor and texture and I can’t stop eating them. […]

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (Cheat)

I’ve always been a huge fan of anything involving brown butter. Remember this brown butter banana bread recipe? AKA my faavorite banana bread recipe of all time? Ever since I stumbled upon that recipe, I’ve just loved using brown butter in baked goods. It takes the flavour to a whole new level, building so much depth […]

Mini Valentine’s Chocolate Cake (Cheat)

I went through so much to get this cake to work (none of which should discourage you from making it! You’ll see…) So Valentine’s Day is coming up, and I figured I’d find a mini chocolate cake to bake in my heart-shaped cake pan and share that with you guys! I found the perfect recipe. […]

Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies (Clean)

Happy New Year, everyone! (yes, I know, it’s been like two weeks but still). I hope that you all had an amazing Christmas and New Year’s. I definitely did. I spent the first Christmas at home for as long as I can remember. It was full of good food and good times and was probably […]

Whole Wheat Banana Muffins with Dark Chocolate Chunks (Clean)

  Ooh been a while since I’ve posted a muffin recipe. Been a while since I’ve posted at all, to be honest. Sorry about that, end of semesters are always ridiculously chaotic, but at least Winter Break is just around the corner! One more day!! Let me start off talking about the muffins so that you […]

Chocolate Cupcakes with Pink Buttercream and Chocolate Cupcake-Toppers (Cheat)

Happy birthday, Mommy!! ❤ I made these cupcakes a couple of days ago for a bake sale, but the main reason I made cupcakes was so that I could reserve three of them for today – my mom’s birthday. I don’t like making small-batch cupcakes because making a batch of 24 cupcakes requires the same […]

Raspberry Chocolate Truffle Tart (Cheat)

This is probably the most photogenic thing I’ve ever baked. So yeah…lots of photos in this post. Enjoy. I went to a Simple Plan concert on Sunday! It’s the third SP concert that I’ve been to and it was incredible, just as it always was. The only downside is that 90 minutes speeds by when you’re singing at […]

Chocolate Chip Almond Ice Cream (Cheat)

Summer is coming to an end (nooo), but that doesn’t mean you have to stop eating ice cream. I have so much ice cream in my freezer, I’ll probably be eating it all the way to October. I’m back from South Africa, and it was seriously amazing. God, I love animals. The highlights of my […]

Coconut Chocolate Chunk Cookies (Clean)

I think I found my new favorite cookie recipe. I pulled my first batch out of the oven and omg the chocolate was all melty and it looked so good. Seriously, this recipe is definitely not short of chocolate. I grabbed a cookie without letting it cool and gobbled it down. It was delicious. I […]

Chocolate Sprinkle Banana Bran Muffins (Clean)

You guys should probably all know by now that I love muffins. They’re perfectly sized on-the-go snacks, especially when traveling! In a couple of weeks, I’ll be heading off to Sri Lanka, so I’m going to need lots of yummy snacks for my long hours of traveling, and that’s where these guys come in – […]

4-Ingredient Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (Clean)

I’ve been making cookies a lot these days, and I’ll admit that I’ve been eating a lot of the raw cookie dough as well (*gasp* salmonella!), but hey – I’m not sick yet! Anyways, you can stop making excuses for eating the raw cookie dough (“I’m making sure the cookies will taste good…”). Instead – you may […]

No-Churn Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream (Cheat)

IT’S BEEN TOO LONG SINCE I’VE POSTED ICE CREAM! I’ve started keeping ice cream in my freezer for a few months now, even though it only recently started warming up. Nevertheless, I figured most people wouldn’t be appealed to an ice cream recipe until it was ice cream weather. Two months ago, I got all prepared […]

Vegan Chocolate Truffles (Clean)

Last week, I posted a recipe here for these amazing silky chocolate truffles. God, that’s got to be one of my absolute favorite recipes. It’s not very healthy, but treating yourself to a little delicious melt-in-your-mouth chocolate truffle every now and then doesn’t hurt. Nevertheless, it’s definitely not vegan, and wouldn’t it be great if there […]

Silky Chocolate Truffles (Cheat)

You know those reallllyyy good Japanese chocolate truffles? I’ve figured out how to make them at home. I still remember the batch of chocolate truffles that made me fall in love with chocolate truffles. To be honest, it was only a year or two ago, and I don’t mean Lindt chocolate truffles, I mean pure, […]

Flourless Souffléd Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Chocolate Ganache (Clean)

Souffléd stuff is awesome – except for souffléd omelets. Don’t try souffléd omelets (I speak from experience). Souffléd cupcakes though? YES. You need these in your life. And not just any souffléd cupcake, but one with a salted chocolate ganache. Okay – so why are souffléd foods so incredible? Because they’re fluffy as hell, but not in […]

Chocolate Macarons with Silky Chocolate Ganache (Cheat)

I’ve done it. Macarons. The #1 thing on my Baking Bucket List, which I proudly crossed off on January 1, 2016. Yes, it takes me a long time to sort through and edit the photos for my posts, but that doesn’t really matter…right? Point is, I was terrified by macarons – just like every other baker […]

Chocolate and Walnut Breakfast Cookies (Clean)

I usually try to keep things from being repetitive on this blog, and by that, I mean I never post two muffin recipes without at least 4 other types of recipes in between. Yeah….that’s changed. It’ll probably be a one-time thing, but nonetheless, I’m guilty. Two posts ago was the recipe for these AMAZING cranberry […]

Cranberry and Dark Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies (Clean)

Healthy oatmeal cookies are my life right now! My old go-to snack were healthy muffins, but now, cookies have undoubtedly taken first place (sorry, muffins, I still love you). Where do I start with these cookies? They’re gluten-free, and aren’t insanely sweet like your average cookie, which means that you can eat two (or three!) without feeling sickly full. […]

Salted Chocolate-Covered Caramels (Clean)

Has anyone noticed that it’s been way too long since I last posted a recipe involving chocolate? Seriously – the last chocolate-focused recipe I’ve posted is the unbelievably healthy beetroot chocolate microwave cake over a month ago (gasp)! That was a damn good recipe, but then again, that’s no excuse for the lack of chocolate on this […]

Sugar-Free Chocolate Chip Quinoa Muffins (Clean)

School is starting up again, and as always, I’ve got a batch of muffins in my fridge to allow for easy school-snacking. A muffin (or two) a day keeps the school stress away. So – why are these chocolate chip quinoa muffins so perfect as on-the-go snacks? Let’s talk quinoa. Quinoa (pronounced keen-WAH) is a […]

Unbelievably Healthy Beetroot Chocolate Microwave Cake (Clean)

Every year, millions of people make new year’s resolutions in determination to live a healthier year, and every year, millions of people cry. Personally, as you may have noticed from my little new year’s rant, I’m rather indifferent to new year’s resolutions. Nonetheless, I’m here to help out those in distress; sugar-free, gluten-free, oil-free, and […]

White Chocolate Dipped Cherries (Clean/Cheat)

Here it is: the last post of 2015. I know I should probably be all like “The year flew by so quickly!” and all, but truthfully, it hasn’t. I’m not saying it wasn’t a good year, but man, it sure has been one unique and memorable year. In 2015, I’ve truly accomplished things that I never thought that […]

3-Ingredient Avocado Banana Chocolate Mousse (Clean)

Who says healthy chocolate mousse can’t be festive? Alright, fine, “avocado banana chocolate mousse” doesn’t exactly scream Christmas, but hey, the red background is quite festive, no? Either way, this is a recipe that I make on almost a weekly basis. Granted, I don’t always make it look all pretty in a coffee cup, but still. […]

Pumpkin Dark Chocolate Crumb Cake (Cheat)

Forget the pumpkin pies and cranberry sauces, this pumpkin chocolate crumb cake is incredible and the ultimate Thanksgiving dessert! Who needs tradition when you can go for the alternative – a soft, moist, and spiced pumpkin cake with chocolate crumbs and pockets of half-melted chocolate hidden inside, and topped off with a generous layer of chocolate crumbs […]

Chocolate Chia Mousse (Clean) + Creative Nature Superfoods Discount Code!

This post is sponsored by Creative Nature Superfoods. All opinions expressed here are my own. I have a new favorite favorite way to eat chia seeds, and I’ve also found a new favorite chia seed and cacao nib brand! Creative Nature Superfoods. This company generously sent me some samples to try out their products. I was […]

White Chocolate Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies (Cheat)

I need to make cookies more often. I’ve always loved oatmeal cookies, but the addition of fresh, plump blueberries and sweet, smooth white chocolate take these cookies to a whole new level of yum. These cookies are crispy on the edges, yet still soft and chewy in the center. I didn’t chill my cookie dough before baking […]

Whole Wheat Double Chocolate Muffins (Clean)

Considering the fact that healthy muffins and brownies are a staple in my house, it’s quite abnormal that I haven’t posted a muffin recipe in a while. To make up for the lack of muffin posts, I’ll give you one of my favorites.   Now, I have a few chocolate muffin recipes, but this is […]

Mini Blueberry and Chocolate Tart (Clean)

I’m in awe. This tart tastes just like any other tart would, except it’s good for you. Yeah, I’m saying that the crust and the custard are both refined sugar free, and just refined-free overall. I’m seriously so in love with this recipe, though. It was gone within minutes. Then again, it was a mini […]

Chocolate Oreo Ice Cream Cups (v) (Clean)

As the summer days turn to fall, I do have one last ice cream recipe to share with you. Unlike the 3-ingredient no-churn cookies and cream ice cream, or the no-churn biscoff cookie butter ice cream, this one’s guilt-free, healthy, and nutritious. Sure there’s still the black forest nice cream and the chocolate-covered mint avocado banana ie cream squares that you […]

Healthy 5-Minute Vegan, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free Chocolate Microwave Mug Cake (Clean)

When life throws stress at you, eat chocolate. Chocolate cake. A microwave chocolate cake that’s oil-free, gluten-free, and vegan-izeable. Thrown together in just 5 minutes. Eaten straight out of your favorite mug while it’s still steaming hot. Oh, and I haven’t even gotten to the best part… It’s healthy, too?!? When you’re doing all your stressin’ out, this […]

Mocha Chocolate Granola (Clean)

~ Aromatic mocha chocolate granola – Easy, crunchy, and healthier granola with melt-in-your mouth chocolate chips and a hint of mocha ~ Let’s say you were checking out my recipe index, and you demanded, “Pick one oat recipe to eat for the rest of your life.” I’d point at this one without question. By the way, […]

Best Ever Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies (Clean)

~ These one-bowl, best ever healthy chocolate chip cookies are utterly perfect. You’ll never believe that they’re healthy! Gluten-free, flourless, no white sugar, no butter. ~ I didn’t think that chocolate chip cookies could be so healthy and so delicious at the same time. These cookies gave me so much reassurance that you can have a baked […]

Chocolate-Covered Mint Avocado Banana Ice Cream Squares (Clean)

~ These healthy, gluten-free, vegan chocolate-covered mint ice cream squares are super easy to make and perfect for cooling down or just to have as a low-calorie treat. ~ I’m sharing another recipe from my free ebook! They’re chocolate-covered mint avocado banana ice cream squares, and they are so good (and healthy)! Absolutely perfect for the […]

4-Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles (Clean)

Someone take movies away from me, I beg you. It’s been a week of summer vacation, and I’ve watched too many movies already. 7, to be exact. In no particular order: Pitch Perfect 2, Whatever It Takes, Knocked Up, The Boy Next Door, The Loft, Jurassic World, Inception. I’ve got Jurassic Park sitting in my “to-watch” […]

Chocolate Caramel Coconut Breakfast Quinoa (Clean)

Chocolate Caramel Coconut. Damn, that’s a mouthful (Ha. Get it?). True, more flavors don’t necessarily result in better tastes, but in this case, it definitely does. How could you possible go wrong with chocolate and caramel and coconut? I’m not gonna lie and say that I didn’t have a foodgasm when I took my first […]

Double Chocolate Waffles (Cheat)

~ Freezer-friendly fluffy chocolate waffles studded with little pockets of melted chocolate ~ I don’t want to think about my finals. All I care about is that they’re over at last. I can finally focus on eating properly again. My comfort food for the past three days has been cookies n’ cream ice cream, which is […]

Sugar-free Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies (Clean)

Holy moly, these are amazing. The best part? They’re 100% sweetened with dates. I’ve always doubted date-sweetened recipes. I’ve never been the biggest fan of dates. While everyone else was raving on about dates being the most delicious snack, I sat back and enjoyed my bananas and almonds. Anyways, if you take a closer look at the […]

Black Bean Chocolate Lava Cake (Clean) + Free Cookbook!

BREAKING NEWS, YOU GUYS! I wrote a cookbook. What? I know, I barely did any pre-publishing advertising, but anyways, you can download it for free here! I shouldn’t be blogging right now. I should be doing homework because I just got back home late from my MYP Celebration. I’m sorta done with the MYP (bring […]

Beetroot Vanilla Rice Pudding with Dark Chocolate (Clean/Cheat)

I love rice. Being from a Chinese family ensures that I get to eat rice (almost) daily. When I was younger, my parents and grandparents would call me a “fan tong”, which literally translates to “rice bucket”. In other words, I mostly ate rice. We usually eat rice prepared the traditional way – steamed. Simple. […]

Beetroot Nut Butter Chocolate Cups (Clean)

Oh, dear God. The frustrations and difficulties and exhaustion people have to deal with these days. The frustration of writing poetry and having to justify your decisions The difficulty of memorizing French terms The exhaustion of learning about polynomials and factoring them without a GDC The annoyance of having a VPN that constantly quits on you The struggle […]

Vanilla Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies (Cheat)

These are probably my new favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. No surprise there, though, because the recipe for these was adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction. I do see why this recipe is so famous. These cookies are absolutely perfect! Vanilla cake mixes were on buy-one-get-one-free. Seeing that, I instantly thought of this recipe, so I got the […]

Vegan Peanut Butter Blossoms (Clean)

Christmas is only 4 days away! These past few days have been fully dedicated to Christmas prep, and I mean purely Christmas prep. Yesterday, I spent the entire morning putting up Christmas window stickers with my mom, spent the afternoon shopping for more gifts, and spent the night wrapping gifts. I’ve probably spent at least […]

Best Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting (Cheat)

I don’t bake with fruit much, but bananas are an exception. Banana bread and banana cakes – I could never get enough. I had such a difficult time letting the cake cool enough to be frosted. As soon as I took the beautifully baked cake out of my oven, the entire kitchen was filled with […]

Banana Bread Waffles (Clean)

So relieved that it’s October break. It’s a very well-needed break. I wrote up a list on my whiteboard of all the things I need to accomplish over these next 7 days, but just looking at it makes me want to cry…UGH LIFE. On the bright side, not having school early in the mornings means that […]

My 17th Birthday Cake (Cheat)

~5-layer midnight cake with cheesecake filling, covered with a generous layer of pink buttercream, glossy chocolate ganache, and topped with whipped cream and Oreos~ Guess who’s 17 years old! I have a love-hate relationship with birthdays. I love everything about them, except the fact that I’m another year older. I prefer other people’s birthdays, with all […]

Pumpkin Banana Spiced Pancakes with Pumpkin Fro-Yo (Clean)

This one day during September, my inbox began filling up with pumpkin recipes from all the blogs that I follow, and that’s when I realised that I should probably get started on these pumpkin recipes, so today I’m giving you not one, but two pumpkin recipes! Here in Beijing, the temperatures are still in the high 20s, so […]