• Vietnamese Coconut Banana Ice Cream Bars

    Vietnamese Coconut and Banana Ice Cream Bars – Kem Chuối (Grain Free, Paleo, Dairy Free, Vegan)

    May Ly

    This Vietnamese Coconut and Banana Ice Cream Bars recipe is a modern twist to the traditional Vietnamese Kem Chuối dessert made with a flattened ripe sugar banana, smothered in sweetened coconut milk and sprinkled with toasted peanuts, then frozen. I grew up with this simple dessert and thought it was about time I made my own healthier version with toasted almonds and sweetened with some maple syrup instead of the refined sugar loaded version. OMG I think this tastes better than the original! Vietnamese Coconut Banana Ice Cream Bars This recipe a great way to use up over ripe bananas,…

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  • Vietnamese Braised Meatballs (Paleo, GAPS, AIP, Keto Friendly)

    May Ly

    I recently learnt how to make this simple braised Vietnamese meatball dish and it’s become a family favourite, especially for my middle child who started on the full GAPS diet a couple of months ago. It’s so quick and easy to make (as well as cheap!). Served with steamed vegetables…

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  • Vietnamese Cassava Cake (Grain, Egg, Nut and Dairy Free)

    May Ly

    Cassava was one of my favourite tubers growing up, I have delicious memories of the savoury curries and all the sweet desserts my mum would make.  I have neglected to use this amazing little tuber in my kitchen once I moved out of home. Now that I’m living in the…

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  • Braised Chicken with Ginko, Lotus & Water Chestnut (Ga Tiem Bạch Quã)

    May Ly

    A traditional Vietnamese dish I grew up eating often served during special days such as the lunar new year (Tét). I never knew growing up how lucky I was that mum regularly cooked with all these amazing superfoods such as gingko biloba, goji berries and lotus nuts. Such common ingredients…

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  • Lemongrass, Chilli & Turmeric Chicken

    May Ly

    This Vietnamese lemongrass, turmeric & chilli chicken dish is another one of my mum’s recipes that I grew up eating. It’s quick and simple to make and you can easily marinade the chicken ahead of time or freeze them into portions to prepare for a meal later in the week.…

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  • Vietnamese Vegetarian Stew

    May Ly

    A Paleo lifestyle for me isn’t all about meat, I grew up with meat free days whether it was consciously or unconsciously. My mum followed the Buddhist calendar and following certain ancestral ceremonies we had vegetarian days at home which I really loved. Her Vegetarian stew is one of my…

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