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Keto Strawberry Chia Seed Jam | Empty Bamboo Girl

Keto Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

I MISS having jam on toast but no more! Thanks to this Very Berry Chia Jam gluten free, keto & paleo recipe from gnom gnom, I can live again. To keep the carb count low, definitely use wither raspberries or strawberries. Originally, I was going to use up some of the fresh blueberries we had …

Sour Cream & Onion Power | Empty Bamboo Girl

Sour Cream & Onion Powder

I MISS sour cream & onion chips, but no more. I found a recipe for sour cream & onion powder. There are a bunch out there, but I wanted to make use of ingredients that I had. INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoon of dry buttermilk powder 1 tablespoon of onion powder 2 teaspoon of dry onion flakes …

The Best Non-Dairy Banana Bread | Empty Bamboo Girl

Best Dairy-Free Banana Bread

I adapted this recipe from Bon Appetit’s Best Banana Bread Recipe. The kiddo can’t eat dairy so I had to improvise. I found substitutes for the butter and sour cream and it turned out to be the best damn banana bread I’ve ever made. I could only have a small bite since I’m on keto. …

Everything Bagel Seasoning | Empty Bamboo Girl

Everything Bagel Seasoning

I don’t want to go to Trader Joe’s because I have no interest in waiting in any long ass line during covid-19. But I do want the Everything But the Bagel Seasoning. And, lo and behold, other than having to get a bottle of poppyseeds, I had all the other ingredients to make it myself. …

Cancel Out Racism. | EMPTY BAMBOO GIRL

Cancel Out Racism

This week my comic strip won’t be appearing in the Sampan Newspaper. There were concerns regarding the content. Editorial suggestions were made, but they would’ve changed the tone…maybe that was the point? Anyhow, I didn’t want to change anything so here it is. It’s about Black Lives Matter. It’s about the need to reform policing. …

Black Lives Matter | EMPTY BAMBOO GIRL

Black Lives Matter.

That is all. Full stop. If you find the statement to be political or controversial, then you’ve got an issue to deal with – racism. Here’s a Chinese translation of Black Lives Matter which I had my auntie review and give the thumb’s up on: 黑人的命也是命. It roughly translates to “Black peoples’ lives are lives …

Quarantine Coping Mechanisms | EMPTY BAMBOO GIRL

Quarantine Coping Mechanisms

In the beginning, I went hog wild with every chip you could imagine – dill pickle chips, Cheetos, Doritos, boba popcorn, shrimp chips, Andy Capp’s hot fries, honey butter chips and it goes on and on.