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 & slimy 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…

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…

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes (Gluten & Dairy Free!)

I found this super easy Banana Oatmeal Pancakes recipe made right in the blender from Ambitious Kitchen. They’re gluten and dairy free, and also don’t contain any white flour or sugar. They’re fluffy, moist and subtly sweet on their own, or you can add maple syrup for extra sweetness! Perfect for a Sunday breakfast. Recipe…

Kombucha & Living Vinegar Cocktails?!

So I’ve been brewing kombucha for a few weeks now (at my 7th batch!). It’s super fun and actually not as complicated as I thought it would be. Since I started water kefir brewing first, I couldn’t help but to compare the two very similar and increasingly popular probiotic drinks. I thought the use of…

Why Are Sprouted Nuts, Grains, Seeds and Legumes Better For You?

The sprouting of nuts, grains, seeds and legumes has been an age-old practice in many cultures around the world for thousands of years. I wonder if our ancestors somehow knew about the health benefits of sprouting at the time, or it all happened simply by accident due to the shortage of food and preservation methods,…

Super Quick Curried Zucchini & Swiss Chard

Summer means an abundance of vibrant, nutritious vegetables – zucchinis, Swiss chards, tomatoes, lettuce, herbs… Isn’t it a wonderful time?! While I don’t have a veggie garden (#goals!), I get these beautiful farm fresh veggies from Little Bee Farmer’s Market delivered to my doorstep almost every week! It’s a great way to support local and…