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Category Archives: Sweets

Persimmon Galette with Brandy Cream

Persimmon has become easier to find in the U.S. lately. The last few years I’ve been able to find it at Costco. It’s one of the most popular fruits this time of the year (fall-winter) in Japan. My parents actually have a persimmon tree in their yard, and they harvest hundreds of them every year. […]

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

The fall is gone, and the winter is here, but I’m glad that pumpkin stays. Love any type of cinnamon rolls, but this time of the year the pumpkin version seems the winner. They were dressed with maple glaze. So delicious! Recommended beverage: strong black coffee.

Veggie Daifuku

Daifuku is a kind of popular Japanese sweets. It’s a slightly chewy mochi stuffed with sweet red beans. You can buy pre-made sweet red beans, this was homemade. If you make it yourself, you can control the amount of sugar and the texture. It takes a few hours, so I keep store-bought package in my […]

My Favorite Carrot Cake

I’m always very conscious of what I put in my body, but when it comes to sweets, I’m even more cautious. Since I don’t like to eat a lot of sugar, if I eat something sweet, I only want to eat something I truly love. Yes. I admit I’m pretty picky. And I’m super particular […]

Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

I like pies. And I like cheesecake. I just couldn’t decide if I wanted to make a pie or a cheesecake, so I decided to make a cheesecake pie! The pie crust was ready. I used canned pumpkin, but other than that everything was home-made. Fill the crust with a generous amount of pumpkin cheesecake […]

Pink Galette

Things don’t always go the way you plan. Well, that’s life, right? But sometimes you get a nice surprise because things go better than you expected. When I had these beautiful apples, I thought a pink apple gallate would be too good to be true. This was before baking. And this was out of the […]

Mille Crepe Spiced Pumpkin Cheese Cake

I’m not thrilled about this quick drop in the temperature. However, I do feel a little better when I think it as a pumpkin season! My favorite, Kabocha. Kabocha plus my plant-based butter plus my plant-based “cheese” equals “tasty”. Crepes are like pancakes. The first few never turn out right. I have to say my […]

Rustic Wabi-Sabi Scones

I was in the mood for Japanese flavored scones. Made two versions. This one is Kinako (roasted soy bean powder) and black sesame. This one is Matcha almond. I added some whole wheat flour, and the results were pretty rustic-looking, just the way I wanted. They were perfect when served with my homemade plant-based butter. […]

Miss You Portland Cookies

I was in the mood for cookies. Not the chewy type, but the shortbread type. I happened to have beautiful fresh rosemary and decided to add it to the cookies. The rosemary cookies were delicious. Just what I wanted. But then an idea came to me. My husband and I took a trip to the […]

Hello Again! Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding with Brandy Vanilla Sauce

I was never a big bread pudding fan. Until I tried one made with croissants. So when I switched to the 100% plant-based diet, I thought I would never get to eat bread pudding, because who makes croissants without butter, right? Well, lucky me. I found someone who does make plant-based croissants. Eureka Compass Vegan […]