Matcha Pistachio Mochi Ice Cream

Creamy, pistachio ice cream wrapped in a soft, chewy, matcha mochi wrap.

Matcha Pistachio Mochi Ice Cream - Creamy, pistachio ice cream wrapped in a soft, chewy, matcha mochi wrap.

Meet matcha and pistachio. When combined, different but delicious flavors fill your mouth and leaves you wondering, why isn’t pistachio and matcha seen together more often? The nutty flavor of pistachio combined with the vegetal taste of matcha make a great couple. So here’s some matcha pistachio mochi ice cream for ya’ll.

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Sunflower Chocolate Nice Cream

Nice cream – the popular cream that’s just like ice cream but nice for body – made with, of course – bananas, plus sunflower (for the summer) and a favorite, chocolate!

Sunflower Chocolate Nice Cream - Nice cream - the popular cream that’s just like ice cream but nice for body - made with, of course - bananas, plus sunflower (for the summer) and a favorite, chocolate!I’m back!

I have been quiet away from blogging for 1+ month now because I was on vacation and wanted to relax and escape from the anxiety and messiness of my mind. I wanted to have a moment, well more like 6 weeks, of quietness and exploration before I go back to school and start studying. Because studying is boring and stressful right?  

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Oatmeal Raisin Frozen Yogurt Bark

Healthy frozen yogurt bark – made out of yogurt, crunchy oats, and chewy, sweet, juicy raisins.

Oatmeal Raisin Frozen Yogurt Bark - Healthy frozen yogurt bark - made out of yogurt, crunchy oats, and chewy, sweet, juicy raisins.

I’m always craving something cold these days because it’s so hot and it’s summer! However it’s easy to get carried away with eating a whole can of ice cream then gain five pounds later. So I made these yogurt barks because it’s a great cold snack that is healthy and a perfect alternative to ice cream or chocolate bark.

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Allergy-Friendly Black Bean Brownies

Black bean brownies – allergy-friendly, fudgy, sweet, and made out of completely black beans! A great healthy alternative for regular fudgy brownies!

Allergy-Friendly Black Bean Brownies - Black bean brownies - allergy-friendly, fudgy, sweet, and made out of completely black beans! A great healthy alternative for regular fudgy brownies!

Black bean brownies – sounds unusual right? They’re not made from the typical type of brownies that have flour and eggs, but instead are made of black beans. Though they made sound strange, don’t worry, because they taste just as great as regular fudgy brownies – maybe even better!

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No-Baked Salted Chocolate Oat Cookies

Crispy oatmeal cookies covered in salted chocolate – well, with butter that has salt.

No-Baked Salted Chocolate Oat Cookies - Crispy oatmeal cookies covered in salted chocolate - well, with butter that has salt.

Who doesn’t love easy to make and no-bake cookies? I do and you will too! Whenever you’re having a craving for cookies, a small snack or dessert, or just having a bad day and want something to make you feel better, these no-bake salted chocolate cookies are for you! They’re full of yummy crunchiness from the oats, sweet from the chocolate, and has a punch of salt from the butter. The taste is quite unique because of the butter since it’s not necessarily the type of salt taste you’d imagine. (But in a good way.)

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Vegan California Rolls

Classic California rolls but the vegan and veggie way – rolls filled with green and yellow cucumbers and avocados.

Vegan California Rolls - Classic California rolls but the vegan and veggie way - rolls filled with green and yellow cucumbers and avocados.

It’s time to roll into the weekend! Get it? Roll… like California roll because it’s today’s recipe? Yeah, I try to include a pun into blog posts these days but sometimes they don’t really make sense… lol I try I try. (Though I’m pretty certain this pun makes sense.)

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Seasoned Fried Rice 

Seasoned fried rice – the perfect flavorful meal full of variety from green and yellow veggies to scrambled eggs.

Seasoned Fried Rice - The perfect flavorful meal full of variety from green and yellow veggies to scrambled eggs.

How’s your week been so far? I’ve been busy with cooking and testing recipes because I’m leaving for vacation soon. It’s also been kind of stressful because I procrastinated on some homework (shhh it’s a secret) so I need to make video quickly that’s due tomorrow.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola

Crunchy and sweet no-bake granola filled with creamy peanut butter and chocolate chips.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola - Crunchy and sweet no-bake granola filled with creamy peanut butter and chocolate chips.

Has your week been as crisp and nice as you wanted? Or have you been crunching your way down to get to the weekend? Get the pun? Sorry, I know it doesn’t really make sense and sounds bad, but I’m trying to be punny because today’s recipe is about the wonderful crispy and crunchy granola. (Hence why I’m trying to come up with punny/corny jokes to get us started.)

Anyways, onto granola.

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Pumpkin-Filled Mochi

Classic mochi with a mildly sweet pumpkin filling.

Pumpkin-Filled Mochi - Classic mochi with a mildly sweet pumpkin filling.

Mochi has been one of my all time favorite snacks since childhood. I remember going to the supermarket and buying the individually wrapped colorful mochi filled with different flavors including the popular sweet red bean. As soon as after my parents bought it, I would quickly devour it before I even got home. If you have ever tried mochi, what’s you favorite memory of mochi?

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