4 Awesome Raspberry Desserts

Need something sweet for the weekend? Here are four delicious raspberry recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Raspberry Cream Pie

  • Ingredients: 8 ounces softened cream cheese, 2 tablespoons orange liqueur, 2/3 cup confectioner’s sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 cup whipped heavy whipping cream, 1 cup sugar, 3 tablespoons water, 3 tablespoons cornstarch, 2 ½ cups raspberries, 1 ½ cups crushed vanilla wafers, ¼ cup melted butter, and 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • Preparation: Combine butter, pecans and crushed wafer then press into a pie plate (9 inches). Next, beat cream cheese, orange liqueur, confectioner’s sugar, and vanilla extract in a bowl until fluffy then fold in whipped cream. Spread this on top of the wafer crust and chill for at least 2 hours. When ready, combine corn starch and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in raspberries and water and bring to a boil. Stir for 2 minutes until the mixture thickens, then cool and refrigerate for at least an hour. Spread the raspberry mixture over the crust and filling. Garnish with fresh raspberries.

Raspberry and Chocolate Tart

  • Ingredients: 2 cups raspberries, 1 teaspoon cornstarch, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1/3 cup Nutella, 5 ounces softened cream cheese, 1 ½ cups flour, and 6 tablespoons softened butter
  • Preparation: In a food processor, combine butter and cream cheese with flour to make dough. Shape dough into a disc then wrap in plastic. Refrigerate for at least an hour. Preheat oven to 350° When ready, roll dough into a rectangle then place in a parchment-lined baking sheet. Spread Nutella on the dough. In a bowl, slightly mash raspberries then toss with cornstarch and sugar. Spread this on top on the Nutella spread then fold in the edges of the dough towards the center. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes until golden brown.

Raspberry Ice Cream

  • Ingredients: ½ cup raspberries, ¼ cup sugar, 1 cup half-and-half cream, 2 tablespoons evaporated milk, 4 cups crushed ice, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and ¾ cup salt
  • Preparation: Place cream, raspberries, sugar, evaporated milk, and vanilla extract in a two-layer resealable plastic bag. Press out extra air and seal tightly, then place in another plastic bag with ice and salt. Press out extra air from the third bag. Shake and knead for at least 5 minutes until the mixture looks thick.

Berry Cobbler

  • Ingredients: 2 cups raspberries, 2 cups blueberries, 1 ¼ cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 cup sugar (additional 2 tablespoons), 1 egg, ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon, ¼ cup milk, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoons canola oil, and frozen vanilla yogurt
  • Preparation: In a bowl, whisk 1 cup flour with baking powder, cinnamon, and 2 tablespoons sugar. In another bowl, whisk, egg, milk, and oil then gradually add into the dry ingredients. Spread batter into a cooking spray-coated slow cooker. In another bowl, combine sugar, blueberries, raspberries, and flour then spread on top of the batter. Cook on high for not more than 2 hours. Serve with yogurt toppings.

Experiencing Thailand in Singapore

I know what you may be thinking, how can you experience Thailand in Singapore? Well, you may have guessed that there would be a little China or a little India in Singapore but did you know that there is actually a little Thailand? Singapore has and always will be one of the most diversified cultures in Asia with influences from all around the world and although you may have not pictured it out, Thailand actually has a special spot in Singapore.

Little Thailand might fool you at first glance as you pass by because of the multiple travel agencies and money changers which do not look so appealing but do not let this facade fool you. Golden Mile Complex is as Thailand as Singapore can get and everything from the clothing stores, the restaurants, the alleys, and even the people give off a huge resemblance of Thailand. Fun fact. The Golden Mile Complex actually has the biggest variety of Basil around in Singapore.

As you know, Thai food is composed of a large variety of vegetables which is why it is not a surprise that in little Thailand, you will find a huge variety of these vegetables. Now for the part you’ve all been waiting for, Thai food. Starting from the supermarket, you will already find food stalls around and even a small noodle bar but look around a little more and you’d find a stand that sells bananas fried in flour and coconut oil.

Although the taste may be a bit hard to picture out, the experience is absolutely beautiful. Hidden around the mall, you’ll find one of the most authentic Thai restaurants around called the Beerthai House Restaurant. The reason why we can so confidently claim that this place is authentic is because the owner of Beerthai House is also the president of the International Thai Chef Association of Singapore. What else proof would you possibly need?

Although not verified but there has been a rumor going on that they let you order Thai dishes even if they are off the menu. Have a try and see for yourself. These are just a few of the hidden gems you can find in the Thailand of Singapore and although this may not seem like much, the authenticity will amaze you as how they were able to retain the ingenuity of Thailand in Singapore. Singapore is a place that will amaze you as there is always something new to discover.

7 Delicious Yet Guilt-Free Snacks You Should Definitely Try Out

Healthy eating isn’t always as easy as just buying and consuming more fruits and vegetables. In fact, the biggest challenge that comes for many people is the time between meals when you’re tempted to munch on something sweet or salty. Square meals are not enough to commit to a healthy diet, and that’s why it’s important to have all kinds of food choices for you to mix and match so you won’t get bored or grow sick of your routine.

So if you want to enjoy munching on food while still closely following the path to weight loss and a healthier lifestyle, then because to get these snacks since they are definitely worth giving a try in your diet:

Fruits, vegetables, and nuts

The first thing that comes to mind when the term “healthy eating” is mentioned is always the three following types of foods: fruits, vegetables, and nuts, and for good reason: they’re high in nutrients and fiber, and when you prepare them right, they can be really delicious as they are.

Peanut butter

You should probably avoid this if you have a peanut allergy, but a spoonful of peanut butter on whole-grain bread makes for a great protein-rich snack that you can munch on to keep you filled with energy throughout the day.

Dark chocolate

Chocolate doesn’t have to be that bad for you when you take a closer look at the label and pick the kind that isn’t all empty sugar. Dark chocolate with at least 70 percent cocoa content is more likely to have anti-inflammatory properties and other kinds of health benefits still preserved, which makes them healthier options compared to other types of chocolate, like milk chocolate.

Hardboiled eggs

To keep up on your daily protein requirements, have an egg! It’s inexpensive and is packed with up to six grams of protein, which isn’t bad for a food items with only seventy calories.

Yogurt

What makes yogurt an amazing snack to keep in your fridge as much as possible isn’t just that it’s a healthy food rich in protein and gut-friendly probiotics, but that there are so many ways to enjoy it by pairing it with all kinds of fruits, nuts, and grains.

Popcorn

It’s not the first thing that would come to mind since it’s usually packed with butter and salt, but when you cut out both, you’re left with a delicious helping of corn kernels freshly popped in high heat.

Unsalted seaweed

Kelp is aleady high in mineral content before it even hits the shelf, and this makes for a great snack that doesn’t need any more seasoning to supplement the subtlety of its umami flavor.

Dating in Singapore

Have you ever wondered what dating is like in Singapore? Well, so have we! As much as we’d love to tell you that we have found the perfect formula of finding love in Singapore, sadly that isn’t the case.

Love is such a complicated topic that whenever there is a discussion about love, most of them just come to an inconclusive conclusion. Some people spend their whole lives looking for love and Singapore is no exception. Although there are some Singaporeans married to their careers, it does not mean that Singaporeans are not open to dating. Attraction plays a great deal in the dating game as Singaporeans admire it when you take good care of yourself.

Here is where most people are mistaken when it comes to looks, most people think that you have to look good to be attractive but in reality, you just really have to look like you take good care of yourself. Why shouldn’t you? Buying yourself quality clothing and taking good care of your body are signs of self-respect and once you learn how to respect yourself, others will slowly notice and even respect you for that.

The second thing you have to pay attention to is boundaries. Know how far you are expected to get yourself involved and how intimate you are supposed to get. Now before you go out in the dating scene, ask yourself this, why am I dating? Is it because of boredom, loneliness, adventure, or do you really just want to meet that significant other who you want to build your future with?

If your answer is the latter, then dating in Singapore is perfect. Although the casual fling is still possible, most people in Singapore do not like wasting their time, especially when it comes to relationships. People in Singapore are genuine. If they like you, they will show it and vice versa. Although it may get a little complicated later on, if your relationship is worth fighting for, then why not fight for it?

The last thing you need to know about dating a Singaporean and this is the most important part of all, where do you see yourself in the future with your partner? Direction is important in every relationship and this does not exclude Singapore. It’s not enough that you and your partner get into the same car, you have to drive towards your destination together.