Chunky Coconut Granola (Clean)

How is it already Saturday? I was so looking forward to using this October break productively. I was going to finish all my college essays and come up with a Math IA topic and finish my Extended Essay and study for my upcoming math integration test and my psychology socio-cultural level of analysis test and […]

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 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 […]

Coconut Flour Black Forest Cupcakes (Clean)

~ Coconut flour chocolate cupcakes with an easy 3-ingredient cherry filling, and topped with lightly sweetened cream, chocolate shavings, and a cherry ~ OHMYGOSH. Okay. These are my favorite healthy cupcakes ever. I’m not kidding. I know I say that all recipes are delicious, but this one especially. Each cupcake (chocolate cupcake, cherry filling, cream, […]

Vegan Cherry-Coconut Cream Tarts For Two (Clean)

So…here’s how to make small-batch cherry-coconut cream tarts for two. Or, um, one. I’M SORRY NOBODY ELSE WAS HOME AND I COULDN’T HELP IT.  These little guys are so easy to make, and you really just need five ingredients. Five. Essentially, you could go with four. …Four. For this amazing little tart! Plus, they’re no-bake. Are […]

Coconut Flour Black Forest Pancakes (Clean)

Despite their name, pancakes don’t actually taste like cake…right? WRONG. So so so so so wrong. This pancake stack tastes like cake. It tastes like a six-layer black forest cake, and it’s absolutely d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s. Oh, and did I mention that these pancakes are gluten free? And oil free? And super healthy? And there’s a vegan option too? […]

4-Ingredient Healthy Spelt Crepes (Clean)

I love crepes. To be honest, I probably love making crepes as much as I enjoy eating them. They’re honestly one of my favorite things to make. Call me a loser, but it’s just so cool to see the silky batter cook to form lacy edges and these beautiful, golden brown designs. You’ll almost always find […]

Ultra-Fluffy Blueberry Yogurt Pancakes (Clean)

I’m in a bit of a dilemma. By the time I post this, my mock exams will probably be over, but right now, they haven’t happened yet and I don’t know what to expect. (Yep. Mocks ended today and I’m just posting this now.) See, I had a week-long break recently, and I spent the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 – […]

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 […]

Sugar-Free One-Bowl Apple Oatmeal Muffins (Clean)

I’ve posted muffin recipes before, but all of the classics – blueberry oatmeal muffins, double chocolate muffins, chocolate chip…but never apple oatmeal. In fact, I barely even have any apple recipes around here. I think it’s start I adding to that collection. I always seem to have too many apples in my fridge. My brother loves apples. […]

Kitchen Experiments #1

What a day. After my morning ACT practice test, I felt pretty damn good about getting a 34. My head is usually scrambled after ACT practice (If I’ve typed cookie chrisp instead of cookie crisp into my chat with you, now you know why). So I usually just binge on Robbie Amell movies for the […]

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 […]

Blueberry Almond Granola (Clean)

YAY FOR MORE BREAKFAST FOODS! I know that I recently posted breakfast cookies, but c’mon you can’t get enough of breakfast foods, right? I would totally be up for having breakfast for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but that’s not really likely to happen. Well, it might. Come to think of it, that should be something […]

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 […]

Red Velvet Beetroot Pancakes (Clean)

A few weeks ago in mid-January, I was scrolling through Foodgawker as I always do, and I noticed that people had already started posting Valentine’s Day recipes, and I was pretty confused – it wasn’t even February yet! Well, now that it’s actually February, here’s a “Valentine’s Day”-inspired recipe, because you can’t go wrong with pink […]

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 […]

Peanut Butter Granola (Clean)

It’s my first post of 2016! And I’ve decided to post….peanut butter granola. Okay, I know, it doesn’t sound like the most fancy and impressive thing, but sometimes it’s important to enjoy simple things…like peanut butter granola, which as a matter of fact, is absolutely delicious and awesome. If you follow my Instagram you may […]

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. […]

Vegan Spiced Pumpkin Bars + Is My Diet Vegan? (Clean)

As Thanksgiving grows closer and the world turns to gold, all of us are probably stocking up on pumpkin purée in preparation for all the delicious fall recipes that all the food blogs are throwing at us. I fall (no pun intended) under both categories. Yes, I’m stocking up on pumpkin purée, and I’m also […]

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 […]

Cookie Dough Banana Blondies (Clean)

                      HI GUYS! It’s been like half a month since I last posted a recipe, oops? The IB hit me in the face, not giving me time to post anything, and then even when the work lessened, I’d fallen out of the cycle of posting. […]

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 […]

Rustic Blueberry Tart with an Oat Crust (Clean)

When I say that it’s blueberry season, I mean hell yeah it’s blueberry season! Throughout the entire year, during my hundreds of unnecessary visits to the grocery store, I always stop to check the prices of a) avocados, and b) berries. In the past week, blueberries have been on sale – the best kind of sale […]

Egg-free Blackberry Pavlova (Cheat)

Ever since discovering how to make vegan meringues (with 2 ingredients!), I’ve been dying to try vegan-ize other meringue-based recipes. As a matter of fact, the secret ingredient can supposedly be substituted anywhere egg whites are necessary (vegan macarons and angel cakes, anyone?). Need I remind anyone what this secret ingredient is? It’s a can […]

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 […]

Black Forest Baked Oatmeal (Clean)

~ Black forest baked oatmeal. A healthy, dessert-like breakfast oatmeal, with cocoa, cherries, and cream. ~ Black forest is one of my ultimate favorite flavor combinations. Thus far, I’ve posted three black forest recipes. There’s black forest pancakes, black forest cupcakes, and black forest nice cream. All of the black forest recipes have been healthy ones, and […]

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 […]

Easy Cinnamon Banana Nut Granola (Clean)

I haven’t posted anything in the last week. I know. I’ve been in Singapore. I had an insanely awesome time there. We had three upgrades. We got a seat upgrade in the plane, an upgrade at Four Seasons, and most importantly, we got randomly upgraded from some 700SGD hotel room at Marina Bay Sands to a […]

Black Forest Nice Cream (Clean)

Nice cream, or “Nana ice cream”. It’s one of the best discoveries of healthy-food history. I’m sure that pretty much everyone has heard of it by now, one way or another. 1 ingredient ice cream? Who could miss a headline like that? This is my current favorite flavor, which can’t really be much of a […]

Crunchy Oat-less Granola (Clean)

I adore oats in all forms. Whether it’s in the form of granola, regular breakfast oatmeal, overnight oats, classic oatmeal cookies, sugar-free blueberry pecan oatmeal muffins, or even just using oat flour, I’ll have it all. Then again, I know that some people don’t eat oats, which I couldn’t do, but if they did make that […]

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 […]

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 […]

Honey Almond Quinola (Clean)

Oh the relief of Spring Break. It’s timed perfectly this year. Beijing’s at that point where it’s generally 10-20 degrees, except this period will last less than a week. Spring and Autumn are practically non-existent in Beijing, which is hella depressing, especially since they’re my favorite seasons. Naturally, I decided to make a batch of […]

Sugar-Free Blueberry Pecan Oatmeal Muffins (Clean)

I feel like these muffins are going to become a staple in my house. They’re just so snackable and yummy. You won’t understand how addicting they are until you make them. I was so surprised at how sweet and flavorful they tasted. There’s hardly any added sugar. No refined sugar, no coconut sugar, no agave syrup, […]