Healthy Soyfoods in Crystal Mall

Ben and I often go to Crystal Mall for lunch after church service as we love the ethnic food in the foodcourt.

We love this Healthy Soyfoods stall on the ground floor at the market place. There is a line most of the time.

The soy pudding came in a huge pot.

The above is the savoury version i.e. gravy with egg and mushroom. This tub is $2. We enjoy every drop of it. The soy pudding was silky smooth. Continue reading

Peach Apple Cobbler

The Caring Place Community Kitchen made Peach Apple Cobbler for dessert since peach is in season.

The Peach Apple Cobbler is best served warm with a dollop of vanilla ice-cream.

Ingredients

  • 1 large can (540ml) canned peaches, drained or 3 large peaches, seeded and slice
  • 4 cups thinly sliced apple
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon or lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup butter milk


Source: this recipe is adapted from Food Skills for Families on a Smart Budget

Serves 6

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Krispy Kreme on 120th St., Surrey

While we were in Surrey, Ben decided to go for dessert at Krispy Kreme since we seldom patrol this area.

This is the only Krispy Kreme in Metro Vancouver.

Like all Krispy Kreme locations, customers can view the making of the donuts from a glass enclosed kitchen.

It’s always difficult to choose from so many varieties. I wished they have bite size samplers like the Tim Horton’s donut holes. Continue reading

Jack Frost Dessert Cafe on No. 3 Road, Richmond

It was a hot spring day. Ben treated me a cool desert on a pre mother’s day celebration.

We went to Jack Frost Dessert Cafe across Richmond Center on No. 3 Road.

We arrived around 6:00PM and there were only two other customers there. When we left, the restaurant is already full house.

We asked the server what is their popular item and he told us it’s the Tiramisu Snowfall. The bowl is topped with a slice of Tiramisu cake. It was good as it is not too sweet. Continue reading

Thai Creme Caramel

The dessert for the Thai theme kitchen at the South Arm Community Kitchen is a coconut milk based Creme Caramel.

This Thai Creme Caramel uses maple syrup as the caramel.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or 1/4 teaspoon pandan essence
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil (or other healthy oil)

Source: South Arm Community Kitchen

Makes 4

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Caramel Chocolate Crackers

A new participant of the South Arm Community Kitchen said she must have something sweet after a meal. There is nothing wrong to treat ourselves with a dessert, just watch the portion size.

We made some Caramel Chocolate Crackers for our sweet treat.

Ingredients

  • 40 salted soda crackers
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips or chunks
  • 1 cup sliced almonds, preferably toasted

Source: South Arm Community Kitchen

Yield: 40 pieces

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Chocolate Avocado Mousse

The South Arm Kitchen made Chocolate Avocado Mousse for dessert.

Minoo had trouble finding avocado that is ripe enough for this recipe. Hence, the Chocoloate Avocado Mousse was a bit gritty and not smooth. But it still taste good.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Medjool dates
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 – 1.5 cups mashed avocado (2-3 avocados)
  • 3/4 cup raw cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup water

Source: this recipe is adapted from Food Matters

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Apple Crisp with Walnut

The dessert which we made at the South Arm Community Kitchen was an Apple Crisp with Walnut.

You can substitute the apple with other fruit like pear, peaches or mixed berries.

Ingredients

Fruit Mixture

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 to 8 cups sliced apple or more

Topping

  • 1 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup butter or more if needed
  • 1 cup walnut, chopped

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Scorpio’s M Dessert on Alexandra Road, Richmond

Updated: 26 Jul 2017: This restaurant had been replaced by Miss Lina Crepe Cakes.

After dinner, we walked over to the Central at Garden City to do some exploration on what’s new there.

Then we returned to Alexandra Road to look for a dessert place. We ended up at Scorpio’s M Dessert which opens from 3PM to midnight.

The interior looks nice with the high back chairs.

Ben just wanted a drink from the thirstiness he experienced from Midam Cafe. He had a Mango Soda which he said helps to quench his thirst. Continue reading

Hawaiian Coconut Pudding

The South Arm Community Kitchen made a Hawaiian Coconut Pudding for dessert.

The addition of shredded coconut and chopped walnuts added a nice crunchy texture to the smooth pudding.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 5 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • shredded coconut and chopped walnut (optional)

Source: South Arm Community Kitchen

Minoo shared the following food safety tips at the end of the kitchen.

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