Vegan Dates & Walnut Loaf
This loaf is super tasty and moist as hell. Naturally sweetened by the dates and raisins. A definite recipe to keep in the pantry, and so easy to make. My girls 8 and 10 years old, attempted this all by themselves.
Raw Chocolate Mint Slice
You can have abs and have your dessert too! Especially a healthy high protein dessert that is also dairy free, sugar free, gluten free and low in carbs. Made mostly with pre-soaked nuts of almonds and cashew, and sweetened mostly by dates and maple syrup. It also has spirulina, which adds the fresh green colour to the dessert while packing it with antioxidants and B-vitamins. The chocolate contrasts really well with the mint, making it a decadent yet refreshing protein bar - great for pre ...
Soy Sesame Dressing with Rainbow Salad
This dressing is so versatile, inspired by the Japanese recipes.
Here, I have decided to assemble a rainbow salad comprising of finely shredded white cabbage, purple cabbage, julienne red, yellow and green peppers, daikon, carrots and baby tomatoes. You can be as creative and as colorful as you want - let your inner child take over!
You can surely make this dressing ahead, or double up the recipe to keep them handy for future uses. Once you have this salad in your pantry, you will ...
Quick Pickled Vegetables
I love quickies! It satisfies an urge but yet urgent and exciting. Yes we are talking about pickled vegetables :-) This is quick because it doesn't have to sit in the jar to be fermented. Just 2 hours in the fridge and it 's enough to infuse the tangy sweet taste to the raw vegetables while it maintains it crunch to satisfy the urge.
I really fell in love with pickled veg when I was in Kyoto 2015 on one of our compulsory couple trips annually. Without the kids, we get to enjoy each ...
Rainbow Salad with Hummus Avocado Dip / Dressing
There's always a story behind a new recipe creation. This one is inspired by 2 events.
Firstly a hostess that 's trying her best to be on a Paleo diet but wanted more Asian familiar recipes, and secondly, the plantbased foodporn feeds I have been getting on my IG account. Presenting vegetables in a variety of colours can be a real turn on I reckon.
So here you go.
Vegetarian Pad Thai Salad
This salad was inspired by the PS Cafe version but mine here is presented like how you would eat the actual noodle Pad Thai in most Thai restaurants :) There are many alternatives to this, but I like the version served using a dressing very similar to the Green Papaya Salad. This salad can be made vegan, vegetarian, paleo or gluten free. I will post a vegetarian version, and refer to my notes
below how to make it to suit your diet preference. You can also add other kinds of ...
Nesu Dengaku – Grilled Eggplant with Miso
Eggplant or aubergine is a vegetarian delight for its dense texture, a great alternative to "meat ". However, when cooked, it transform to a silky smooth texture. They remind me of men sometimes, macho looking outside but really a mushy teddy bear inside. I didn't like the texture of this lovely purple fruit (yes its actually classified as a fruit!) when I was a child but has come to love it now.
However, this royal purple highness tends to absorb lots of oil when cooking. So here's ...
No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies
I love experimenting! Faddish or not, it creates excitement. We all need an injection of fun in an otherwise boring week. Just like in relationships, we need to keep evolving to stay present. This recipe was my first venture into Paleo dessert. I can't believe how easy it is to make these until I tried it, and even better to know that they are healthy and tasty too. Never been a fan of dates but when blended with nuts and chocolates, it miraculously transformed into DILE (Dates I ...
Hulk’s Power Balls
Feeling like some super power to energize my Spartan team mates for Race Day. So I decided to make these Hulk-friendly balls!
Matcha (green tea powder) is full of antioxidants and coupled with dates and almonds, makes a tasty snack worthy of warriors. Heck, if you have little ones, tell them Green Arrow & Green Lantern live on them for their supernatural powers and hopefully wane them off the unhealthy stuff too! Besides Superheroes, this recipe is also Paleo, Vegan and ...
Cauli 2-Ways with Nuoc Cham
The pale cauliflower never turned me on as much as his beautifully green cousin broccoli does. Always felt that the white inflorescence is rather tasteless and bland unless consummated with cheese and milk in a gratin. Recently though he has been courting me unfailingly, and I finally succumbed because he is low in fat and carbohydrates and rather high in Vitamin C, with fleeting appeal of Vitamin B and K. Besides his sensibilities, I discovered he is also pretty flexible and I can ...