Chocolate Tahini Oatmeal Cups (Vegan GF)

Sharing a super versatile one-bowl recipe! There’re so many options for substitutions – any nut or seed butter, plant-based milk and sweeteners of all sorts would work!

Super Soft Paleo Banana Bread

This banana bread is super soft & moist with deep banana flavour! The texture and flavour is so close to regular banana bread which is typically made with wheat flour and white sugar. It’s free of grains, dairy, and refined sugar. And it’s also a one-bowl recipe…gotta love that! – it’s a keeper! Recipe adapted…

Matcha Olive Oil Muffins (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

The slight earthiness and floral notes of matcha blends incredibly well with the grassiness of extra virgin olive oil, which also gives the cake a subtle savoury flavour, making it only not too sweet. The addition of almond flour not only imparts a yummy nutty flavour to the cake but also makes the crumb super tender and moist. It also helps form a crunchy and crackly crust on top which is so satisfying to break apart and contrasts with the soft crumbs nicely!

Ginger for Gut Health

Ginger is a powerful herb (though some may call it a spice) that’s widely used in cooking and also as a folk medicine to relieve nausea and bloating for thousands of years. It’s incredibly flavourful, healthy, and inexpensive – definitely one of my pantry staples! Here’re some of the many benefits of consuming ginger as…

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…