Adzuki Fudge Brownies with Goji Berries (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Adzuki Fudge Brownies with Goji Berries (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

I would've found it very difficult to comprehend if you told me a couple years ago that I could make brownies with beans. In fact, I wasn't eating brownies a few years ago. I have been on one form of elimination diet or another for so long that my recently-liberated palate is a clean slate. So when I was introduced to the idea of flourless brownies made with black beans, I didn't bat an eye, even when the only black bean I know is found in a Chinese sauce, usually fermented.  

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Pandan Coconut Cake with Kaya

Pandan Coconut Cake with Kaya

This is the cake I currently bring to parties, potlucks and any gatherings that involve food. It's a great conversation starter, usually beginning with the explanation on why the cake is green. No artificial coloring, I emphasize. The color comes from a leaf called pandan (scientific name pandanus amaryllifolius aka screwpine), which also contributes a unique flavor that has been described as sorta floral, sorta grassy, sorta nutty, and all-round wonderful. Comparable to vanilla in Southeast Asia, pandan is used to flavor both sweet and savory dishes.

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