Shishito Peppers

Shishito peppers are sold in Denver, Colorado in mainstream supermarkets. I used to find them in Asian markets but now they are getting popular and more people are wanting to savour these chiles or pimientos, so exciting! In Spain, they have a very similar pepper known as Padrón peppers- pimientos de Padrón. Both of these peppers are the bomb.

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Peach Crisp with Oats Gluten Free

Peach and oats crisp

Let’s get some peaches and when they are a little on the soft side, and ripened, bake them with a mixture of oats, cinnamon and milk. It is gluten free and easy to prepare. It can easily serve two people, but I have served it four people without a problem in my family.  Sometimes all we need is a small dessert after dinner, don’t we?  Read more

Quinoa pudding with almond milk

If you enjoy rice pudding, you’ll love the quinoa pudding with almond milk. For this recipe I used the Almond Breeze Vanilla almondmilk. This post has been sponsored by Almond Breeze. The vanilla-flavored almondmilk helps to use less sugar in this recipe. The taste of this almond milk with the slivered almonds and quinoa covered with ground cinnamon is a dessert that will fill you up at any time of the day. Read more

Pumpkin Flan

Prepare a pumpkin flan for Thanksgiving. Use one can of pumpkin puré and the usual ingredients to make flan. It is a gluten free dessert that I made for a friend who can’t eat pumpkin pie. 

Making the caramel is not an easy step if this is your first time. You will place the melted sugar on the bottom of a glass baking dish 9.5 inches x 1.6 inches (24cm x 4cm). I use a non-stick pot to melt the sugar. This step took me several times to get it right when I was learning. Now it’s super easy to do. If you are a beginner, check some online videos on how to melt sugar.  Read more

Black Bean Dip with Tahini

This is a fabulous creamy black bean dip for a party! 

[Disclosure: Sesame King sent me samples of the tahini paste. But I was not paid for this recipe, I just used the product. Opinions are always mine. #sample.]

Start with a can of black beans or with fresh cooked black beans. First add some flavor to the black beans by heating them in a pan with some spices. Chop tomato, garlic cloves, and onions and add to the black beans. Season with salt and black pepper. Add fresh herbs such as cilantro or parsley.  Read more