Cauliflower Rice & Quinoa Sushi Rolls

Here’s a low carb, high protein version of sushi maki rolls! Instead of the regular white sushi rice, I used riced cauliflower and quinoa, combined with the secrete ingredient…… HUMMUS!

Creamy Hot Chocolate with Adaptogenic Mushrooms (Vegan, DF, GF)

Christmas time = daily dosage of hot chocolate for me! I have yet to find a good store-bought hot chocolate mix that’s dairy free and doesn’t use refined sugar or additives (most hot chocolate mix out there are way too sweet for me anyways!). This recipe uses simple ingredients, it’s easy to make, and it’s…

How Does Posture Affect Gut Health

So recently we bought a sit-stand desk for our makeshift home office now that we work from home more. I’m hoping that this can help us improve our posture and encourage us to move a little more while focusing on work. I also notice that sometimes I’m slouching even when I sit at the dinner…

Peanut Butter & Jelly Muffins (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

PB & J… Such a classic combination!! These muffins are tender with a chew almost like sticky pudding, flavourful but not too sweet, loaded with protein & fibre, and such a fun recipe to make! Recipe modified from The Minimalist Baker (oh I love all her recipes especially when it’s one-bowl!) Ingredients 2 batches flax eggs (2 Tbsp…

Pumpkin Muffins Made with Almond Flour (Paleo, Gluten-free)

Another pumpkin recipe for the fall season! When you crack open a big can of pumpkin puree, you gotta use them up in all kinds of baking (check out my pumpkin shortbread bars recipe here). The results are some yummy muffins to keep in the freezer and warm up for a quick and nourishing breakfast!…

Is Coffee Good For Gut Health?

I love coffee, mostly for the taste of it. It’s not like I can’t live without coffee, but it’s just very very hard to resist a good cup of coffee when there’s some fresh-out-of-oven baked goods that I feel the absolute need to pair with coffee, even though I know coffee often upsets my stomach…

Coconut Pumpkin Pie Shortbread Bars (GF DF)

Looking for a recipe that screams fall and easy to put together? Why not take your ordinary pumpkin pie up a notch by turning it into shortbread cookie bars! I’m trying (hard) to eat gluten free and so I made the shortbread crust with almond flour. The result is amazing! The crust is crunchy, rich,…

Purple Sweet Potato Pie (Ube!)

I love the color of purple sweet potatoes! So elegant! They are also called ube and purple yam, and they’ve been a popular food trend in the past few years. They’re often used in Filipino & Japanese cuisine (usually in desserts but there’re a number of savory applications too!). The texture is similar to other…

Power of Yellow & Orange Fruits and Veggies

In many cultures, yellow is the color of happiness and optimism, of enlightenment and creativity, sunshine and spring. It’s said that bright colors like yellow can be an instant mood booster. In fact, some fast food restaurants use yellow as the main color in their interior design and logo (you know which one 😉 to…

One-bowl Banana Muffins (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, & Egg free option)

Sharing a good banana muffin recipe that I found on the Mama Knows Gluten Free blog! Such a nice base for GF muffins that are as good as the “real deal”. *Disclosure: I only recommend products I would use myself and all opinions expressed here are my own. This post contain affiliate links. If you use these…

Book Review: The Plant Paradox by Steven Gundry

This book is centered around the naturally occurring plant component lectin, which is part of plants’ self defense-mechanism to protect them from their predators (humans included). The author discussed how these components may have a negative impact on human health, and proposed that by eliminating lectins in our diet, we can alleviate many health conditions…

Creamy Mushroom Soup (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan)

I had lots of mushrooms, and the best way to use them up quickly before they go brown & slimey is to make a soup! It’s getting a bit chilly here as the Fall weather comes, so a warm bowl of nourishing soup is perfect! One of the great things about cooking with mushrooms is…

Mushrooms for Gut Health

I love mushrooms. They’re packed with umami flavour and health-boosting components. There’re so many varieties of mushrooms out there – other than the familiar cultivated varieties like button mushrooms and creminis (which are just baby portabellos!), wild mushrooms are also very much treasured, then comes the increasingly popular medicinal mushrooms like reishi and chaga, just…