• Monday , 5 December 2016

Purple Yam Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Icing

Purple Yam Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Icing

Kitchen experiment time y’all!  I am diving into the ‘ber months in sweet treat style.  Lately, the posts here in Amusing Maria have been about sweet stuff, see here and here and there’s more to come.  My sweet mood the ...

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No Bake Chocolate Coconut Chia Bites

No Bake Chocolate Coconut Chia Bites

“Ideas are driven by a single impulse: to be made manifest” – Elizabeth Gilbert (Big Magic) The quote above  spoke volumes to me, and the line would pop up in my head each time I had an idea.  I was ...

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How to Toast Shredded Coconut

How to Toast Shredded Coconut

There are several ways to toast or brown shredded coconut.  One is to evenly spread the coconut in a baking sheet to bake in the oven until brown. The second would be to toast the coconut in a pan over ...

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Custard Yema Cinnamon Chow Mein Cookies

Custard Yema Cinnamon Chow Mein Cookies

Custard Yema Cinnamon Chow Mein Cookies.  A mouthful of delicious words.  Wait until you eat these crunchy cookies. It might become your next go to treat. My schedule lately has been fun and busy (see here) but also stressful.  What ...

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Tofu Mozzarella Cheese Tomato Pizza

Tofu Mozzarella Cheese Tomato Pizza

Tofu Mozzarella Cheese Tomato Pizza. What? My new favorite food has come in the form of  baked tofu slices.  How awesome!  My creative mind listed all the delicious recipe possibilities once I was told I can use it like bread! “Tokwa”or ...

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Be right back!

Be right back!

Be right back or “brb”.  Why have I not posted? Where are my recipes? My stories? We’ve had a whirlwind of a schedule with our blessedly hectic few months.  We travelled to spectacular places, then travelled some more.  Then, I finally ...

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How to keep Basil Leaves Fresh

How to keep Basil Leaves Fresh

We drove up to Vermont to visit family and a few minutes after entering the house, a call for help to “make basil pesto – payment in kind” was made by the residents.  I looked through the window overlooking the backyard ...

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Easy 3 Ingredient Eggplant Omelette Recipe

Easy 3 Ingredient Eggplant Omelette Recipe

During my recent trip to the Philippines, I asked Miss Em, mom’s helper,  to show me how to cook Eggplant Omelette.  It’s an easy  recipe using just 3 main ingredients:  Eggplants, Eggs, and Salt.  I used to dislike eating Eggplant ...

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While Travelling, Eat Your Vegetables

While Travelling, Eat Your Vegetables

Guest post time! Since I’m currently traveling, it’s been difficult to have access to a kitchen and cook recipes to feature here in Amusing Maria.  This guest post is written by Andrew Goethals, a fantasy genre novelist and most beloved editor. ...

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Apple Jicama Salad

Apple Jicama Salad

Jicama or “Singkamas” is similar to a turnip in shape and texture but has a mild, sweet taste.  In the Philippines, Jicamas are usually a summer treat.  Juicy and crunchy, this tuberous root is eaten on it’s own or dipped ...

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