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Finding resolve + Hot Cross Biscuits

As some of you my dear readers know, the start of this year hasn’t been particularly pleasant because of a certain “discovery” that happened. In fact I can think of several adjectives that can describe it, but let’s stick with...
by The Tummy Train on Mar 30, 2013

Finding resolve + Hot Cross Biscuits

As some of you my dear readers know, the start of this year hasn’t been particularly pleasant because of a certain “discovery” that happened. In fact I can think of several adjectives that can describe it, but let’s stick with...
by The Tummy Train on Mar 30, 2013

If only life were as easy as braiding lemon breads

How goes the first couple of weeks of the new year for you all? Mine has been one heck of a roller coaster ride. Sometimes when I lay down to sleep at night, I feel shocked at how much has happened in the last 11 days since the year began. Work has b...
by The Tummy Train on Jan 12, 2013

The thing about new year’s + Baked Oatmeal To-Go

I think a most people expect to feel differently every time the new year swings around; like some sort of strange, unexplainable feeling of rebirth is supposed to stir inside them. The truth is, this very rarely happens in the magnitude we imagine, a...
by The Tummy Train on Jan 4, 2013

Brightly golden Ensaymada sunshine

If you’re wondering where I’ve been this past week, I’ve been in the hospital. I got sick with the dengue fever and had to be confined for seven unfortunate days in the hospital, four of which were spent fighting off recurring high...
by The Tummy Train on Nov 27, 2012

In the absence of actual apple pie– Apple Pie Muffins

You ever have days when you get a hankering for apple pie but you’re too lazy to go through the motions of making the dough, chopping up the apples, and all that? I do. A lot of times actually. So then you might ask, ‘Why don’t you...
by The Tummy Train on Nov 17, 2012

{Filipino Food-Love} Introducing one of my ultimate comfort foods

I’ve talked about comfort food before, but lately I’ve realised that nearly nothing else can comfort me in the same manner as this simple little porridge can. We call this Filipino breakfast staple the champorado, and it’s basically...
by The Tummy Train on Nov 12, 2012

{Dearly Dreaming Dorie} Discovering rum in baking

I’ve never used rum in any pastry before. It’s not because we don’t like alcoholic beverages in the house or anything like that. I admit that I don’t drink, but we do use wine in cooking often enough. All this time, I’ve...
by The Tummy Train on Nov 8, 2012

My first encounter with quinoa

We interrupt your regular apple and pumpkin-filled autumn foodfest with something hearty and healthful. Not that apples and pumpkins aren’t healthy, or that people ever get tired of autumn foods. Think of this as a sort of palate-cleanser, if y...
by The Tummy Train on Oct 20, 2012

I’m glad I changed my mind about Chai and made this cake

Before I begin to heap praise upon praise for this recipe, I just have one quick question: Do you like Chai? At the beginning I didn’t like Chai. At all. It reminded me of this particular childhood stomachache medicine that my grandmother used...
by The Tummy Train on Sep 30, 2012

Stormy day blues and bread

Today is probably one of the worst days my city has encountered in recent years. The rain has not stopped falling for two weeks straight, and the rains these past two days have not only been continuous, but also heavy. Lightning fills the sky in frig...
by The Tummy Train on Aug 7, 2012

Bakewell Slices for an almondy mood

My week is finally winding down. With just little bits of business left to tie up, I’ve managed to squeeze in some time to write about these lovely bars. These bars, as you might have guessed, is based on the English Bakewell Tarts, which is so...
by The Tummy Train on Jul 22, 2012

My Happy Day Muffins

I made muffins out of a whim. It has carrots, pineapple, a touch of oats, whole wheat flour, egg whites, and agave nectar in it. Oh, and a dash of cinnamon and ginger, and an ocean of my love. That’s right. If you’re wondering where the b...
by The Tummy Train on Jul 14, 2012


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