Dessert, Read, Winter

Gingerbread Architecture

Gingerbread houses can be the cause of much frustration. After spending hours planning, baking, and then constructing, it can all fall apart due to simple mechanical issues. The prime culprit in any gingerbread house disaster is the cement used to hold everything together. Do you know what kind of icing you’re using?

Dessert, Snack, Side, Gluten Free, Dairy Free


A good cup of tea needs a strong biscuit, and my green tea custard is no different. These cookies have a touch of ginger and a handful of black sesame seeds to ring in the Chinese New Year. Mix the dough with your hands, save a spoon.



  • 1 cup Oats
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Millet Flour
  • 1/3 cup Black Sesame Seeds
  • 3/4 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 3 ounces Coconut Oil


  1. Heat your oven to 350 degrees.

  2. In a small bowl mix all ingredients with your hands. Squeeze and massage the mixture until there are no visible clumps.

  3. Press the crust into a 9-inch pie dish (or some equivalently sized glass baking dish). Bake the cookies  for 15-20 minutes or until just brown around the edges. Remove dish from the oven and cut it into slices while it's still hot. Let it cool before removing from dish.