Easy herbed booze bread

Easy orange ginger cider bread with kawakawa and basil
Easy orange ginger cider bread with kawakawa and basil

Kawakawa bread! It’s a long time coming. This super plant kawakawa has made several appearances on this blog. The peppermint after-taste makes this booze bread truly remarkable. JD scored high with this one!

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Easy Brazilian cheese bread (Pao de Queijo)

Easy Brazilian cheese bread (Pao de Queijo)

JD’s version of another wonderful easy recipe from a rock star of a food photographer, my idol Katie Quinn Davies of What Katie Ate.  The main and most important ingredient is tapioca starch which you can easily find in Asian stores. If you want to make gluten-free cheese bread, you’d love Katie’s Pao de queijo recipe!

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Easy orange ginger cider bread

Easy orange ginger cider bread
Easy orange ginger cider bread

I’m seeing a trend here. My Master Baker is making bread from alcoholic drinks. Not that I’m complaining. And it was my idea anyway! I give him the recipe and he bakes. Booze bread, perhaps we should call it that, and why not?

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Easy berry cider bread

Easy berry cider bread
Easy berry cider bread with black olives, sun-dried tomatoes and piquanté peppers

JD’s special gift to me this Christmas is this: For the month of January, he will put on his master baker hat and he will bake anything I wish for. I just have to give him the recipe and he will do the rest. Fair enough. I got me a pastry chef for 31 days!

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Christmas tuna macaroni salad

Christmas tuna macaroni salad
Christmas tuna macaroni salad

Back home in the Philippines, tuna macaroni salad has always been part of my family’s Noche Buena (Christmas Eve) feast. How come you may ask, since this is not a traditional Filipino recipe? But we make it because it is SO easy to do: no cooking, not a  lot of chopping, just put everything together and chill in the fridge. We normally use mayonnaise but in the spirit of healthy feasting, I used homemade vinaigrette as dressing. The result is absolutely better, taste-wise and health-wise!

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