Kamis, 27 Februari 2014

Super Clean Brownie a.k.a Black Beans Brownies

You know that I'm an active Instragram user, don't you? Well~ I'm addicted to IG more than other SNS. 
IG helps me to find what my real passion is. And yeah~ "healthy cooking & baking" is the answer! 
On IG I can find so many people who have the same interests as me. and they inspired me! 
Below is one of my favorites recipe which I found on IG.

Are you a chocoholic? have you ever felt guilty after eating a big slice of brownie?
Now.. you don't have to! Make this... the day after taste even better. Trust me!

Black Bean Brownies

Ingredients :
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed.
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil (I used canola oil)
  • 1/3 cup oats flour
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar (or use more honey)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • a pinch of salt

EASY! Just throw all the ingredients into the food processor. Process it until smooth and well combined. Pour the batter into baking dish and bake it for 30 minutes or until  a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let it cool for awhile before cutting and serving.

Just enjoy this clean brownie with smile... :)

Hello 2014...!

Waa!!!! It has been a year since the last time I posted something... My bad~ >.<
I was busy studying English... You do know how bad my english is, don't you? haha...
I went to Melbourne last June and took IELTS test there and officially a good English user now! yay~ ^^

                        St. Kilda, Melbourne

I’m not sure whether I can keep posting something in the future or not.. but will try to do so.. J
What makes me happy is I’m one step closer to my dreams.. Huray! After discussed it many times I just felt so tired and was about to give up. But, you know what?! At the end my parents let me to learn patisserie in Melbourne. My course will start on 22 April. Oh no~ I’m so excited!

Though my real passion is healthy cooking & baking, patisserie can be a good stepping stone, don’t you think so?

Ah~ I need to find a job as soon as I arrive in Melbourne. I’ll save some money and use it for joining some nutritional cooking classes. Wish me luck! ^^

My future posts might be kinda mixed between my new life, healthy food recipes, and what my school teaches me to make. So… catch you pretty soon! Much Love..


Senin, 25 Februari 2013

Honey Oat Quick Bread

Heiii~~~ How are you all?
I'm so busy lately.. That's why I couldn't update my blog... Sorry!! ^^
Finally~~ I've become a graduated student! yay!!
I got A- for my final project.. hahaha.. It's not so bad, isn't it? kekeke...
As you know... I really really love healthy cooking...
I'm thinking to take natural chef program in Wholefood Cooking (Perth, Australia) or Bauman College (San Francisco, CA)... But~~~ Still confused! hahaha..
This morning I made a quick bread... Yay~~~ "Honey Oat Quick Bread" adapted from EatingWell site... It's so yum!!! One of my favorite recipe! hehehe..
So here's the recipe ^o^

Honey Oat Quick Bread
adapted from EatingWell

  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats, or quick-cooking (not instant) oats, divided
  • 1 1/3 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup nonfat or low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup low fat or skim milk
  1. Position rack in middle of oven; preheat to 375°F. Generously coat a 9-by-5-inch (or similar size) loaf pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon oats in the pan. Tip the pan back and forth to coat the sides and bottom with oats.
  2. Thoroughly stir together whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Using a fork, beat the remaining 1 cup oats, yogurt, egg, oil and honey in a medium bowl until well blended. Stir in milk. Gently stir the yogurt mixture into the flour mixture just until thoroughly incorporated but not overmixed (excess mixing can cause toughening). Immediately scrape the batter into the pan, spreading evenly to the edges. Sprinkle the remaining 1 tablespoon oats over the top.
  3. Bake the loaf until well browned on top and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 40 to 50 minutes. (It’s normal for the top to crack.) Let stand in the pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Run a table knife around and under the loaf to loosen it and turn it out onto the rack. Let cool until barely warm, about 45 minutes.
12 slices

Enjoy~~ I hope you like it too... ^^
I'll try to keep updating my blog as often as I can.. hehehehe...
See ya ^^

Rabu, 26 September 2012

Whey (Buttermilk) Oatmeal Pancakes

Hello~ Rise and Shine!!! Another Oatmeal recipe.. I'm really addicted to oatmeal...!! ^^
Do you know what I usually do every night before I go to bed??? The answer is ::: Think about what I wanna make tomorrow for breakfast!! LOL..
I adapted this pancakes recipe from regular buttermilk oat pancake. But to make it healthier I changed a bit the ingredients. No eggs, no butter, no sugar, and no milk?! It's fluffy~ =)

Whey Oatmeal Pancakes
makes 6 pancakes (serves 3)


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup whey (or buttermilk)
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seeds mixed with 3 tbsp water (equal to 1 egg) , set aside
  • 1/8 cup light olive oil
The night before : Combine the oats and whey (or buttermilk) in a medium bowl. Stir to mix. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

In the morning:
  1. Take the bowl of oats mixture out of the fridge, set aside.
  2. In another medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set sside.
  3. In a glass combine the flax egg, oil, and maple syrup. Add this wet mixture to the oats mixture and stir well. Add the flour mixture and stir again to combined. (the batter'll be very thick)
  4. Cook pancakes like regular ones over medium heat (1/4 cup at a time).
  5. Enjoy~!!

Senin, 17 September 2012

Whole Wheat Blueberry Yogurt Quinoa Muffin (Eggless)

Yesterday afternoon I kinda miss my oven. Lately, I'm very excited to make a healthy breakfast. So I just eat my overnight oatmeal with various toppings. But, I really miss to use my oven and make some bakedgoods. I wanna make something different which is healthy, vegan and I can keep it in the freezer for emergency breakfast. I remember one of my friends on IG once said that quinoa's also delicious in Muffin. OK! I decided to make some vegan quinoa muffins. I looked into the refrigerator and food storage cabinet. "Argh~ I run out of soy milk" ... Sadly, I couldn't make it vegan. =( The only dairy that I found in my refrigerator's a bluberry yogurt. So I decided to use it and make some "Eggless Whole Wheat Blueberry Yogurt Quinoa Muffin" (WOAH~ The tittle is too long, isn't it? hahaha...) Fortunately it turned out soo good. I didn't put any sweetener on my muffin. Because I thought the applesauce itself is sweet enough. 

Eggless Blueberry Yogurt Quinoa Muffin (Whole Wheat)
serves : 4 

1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup blueberry yogurt
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup quick cooking oat
3/4 cup cooked quinoa
1/2 cup wholemeal flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
a little bit vanilla
Optional : sugar or maple syrup to make it sweeter.

1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees celcius. Butter 4 ramekins and set aside.
2. In a large bowl whisk together applesauce, yogurt, oil, and vanilla. Sprinkle the quick cooking oat on top  
    and set aside. 
3. In another bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar (If using) , and quinoa. 
    Add this mixture to the wet ingredients and gently mix until just combined.
4. Fill each ramekin three quarters full. Sprinkle the top with more quick cooking oats (or raw sugar). Bake 
    for approximately 25 minutes until the muffin starts to brown. Cool for 5 minutes in the pan and turn on to 
    wire racks to cool completely.

Suggestion : Eat warm, slathered with good butter, fruit jam, or peanut butter. Or freeze for breakfast. ENJOY~! ^^

*Ps : Sorry, my english isn't good enough. LOL

Minggu, 12 Agustus 2012

Single-Serving Breakfast Pancakes With Banana Sauce (Vegan)

What did you have for breakfast this morning?
I had this hearty and healthy vegan pancakes.. ^^
I adapted the recipe from ohsheglows blog. She has so many fabulous recipe.  yey~
Below I put mine recipe. I can't find a spelt flour here in my city so I replace it with whole wheat flour and oat flour.

Whole wheat Single-Serving Vegan Pancakes
Makes 4 pancakes.

1/4 cup white whole wheat flour
1/4 cup oat flour
a pinch of salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup water (or non-dairy milk of your choice)

1. Mix all dry ingredients together.
2. Add the water (or milk) to the dry ingredients and stir well.
3. Spray a skillet with non stick oil and spoon the batter onto the skillet on med-low temperature.
4. Flip pancakes when bubbles pop and cook other side.

For the Banana Sauce
1/2 banana (not frozen) : Mash up
1 tbsp vegan margarine (melted)
1/2 tbsp pure maple syrup

* Mix all ingredients together then pour it in the top of pancakes..

Low- Fat Vegan Banana Bread

My second banana bread... I thought it's better than the first one.. I adapted this recipe from Veganomicon , but i don't have the molasses and sucanat sugar, so I replace it with Maple and brown sugar. It still turns out good and not too sweet. If you prefer to make it sweeter then maybe you can put more sugar. Give it a try... ^^ 

Low-Fat Banana Bread (Vegan)
Makes one loaf about 12 slices

2 large or 3 small very ripe bananas
1/4 cup applesauce
1/4 cup canola oil
1/3 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup white whole wheat flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.
2. In a large mixing bowl, mash the bananas really well. Add the sugar, applesauce, oil, and maple, and 
    whisk briskly to incorporate.
3. Sift in the flour, baking soda, spices, and salt. Use a wooden spoon to mix until the wet and dry 
    ingredients are just combined. If you're using chocolate chips or nuts, fold them in here.
4. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and bake for 45 to 50 minutes (it took 50 for me). The top should 
    be lightly browned and a knife inserted through the center should come out clean.
5. Remove from the oven and let cool!
6. Slice it and enjoy with tea or coffee (maybe) ^^