Avocado oil -so what’s the hype?? When I first tried it, I thought it was too good to be true. Lightly-flavoured fruity oil with a high smoke point, buttery texture, amazing health benefits and versatile enough to use the same oil for cooking and salads??? If like me, you feel the need to have at least five different oils in the pantry for different uses, then this is a godsend.
I am the newest fan of buckwheat. Ever since I got a bag to try out from Organic Himalaya, I have been using it to make pancakes, brownies and now, banana bread. I love baking with it as it’s gluten-free and essentially a superfood – buckwheat has a low GI, high in protein and dietary fibre. It also has a slightly nutty taste which I think works really well in cakes!
We hear a lot about super foods and the amazing health benefits they bring in warding off cancer, heart disease, cholesterol and other diseases – but what actually are they, where can you find them and most importantly, how do you use them in everyday meals?
Who doesn’t want to be healthier? We’re at the start of a new year and most of us have lots of resolutions to eat more veggies, cut down on the ‘bad’ stuff and lose some of that leftover Christmas weight asap as a result of over-indulging! Instead of focusing on a short-term goal, how about making it a lifestyle change? I’m not talking about a complete overhaul overnight but a step-by-step conscious, logical and realistic approaching to eating better, one day at a time. Here are some easy-peasy everyday tips to get you started. Pick the one that resonates best with you and start today!
I love shopping at the local market. In fact there’s a fabulous one in my hood at Jalan Tua Kong and Raymond, the stall owner is a true connoisseur of local ingredients who takes the time to explain how best to cook it. I’ve made some of best my stir-fries inspired by him!
So next time you go shopping for groceries, why not try the local market instead? Not only is it cheaper and fresher, you may come across some interesting finds that will inspire you to experiment and create new dishes!
Lots of people ask me if it’s possible to get vegetarian local food in Singapore. The answer is yes! And you don’t have to limit yourself to veggie hawker stalls only (where too much mock meat is used to substitute protein), you can get great veggie food at almost any hawker centre by being proactive, knowing what goes in the dish and asking them very nicely to omit certain ingredients.