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…

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…

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…

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…

The Best Gluten & Dairy Free Pizza! + Product Reviews

I’ve been curious to try gluten & dairy free pizzas at mainstream pizza chains just to get a sense of what they’re like so I can set an expectation before I make my own version to satisfy my occasional pizza craving. After all, they’re not real pizzas so it’s almost unfair to compare them to…

Pineapple for Gut Health

Growing up in a tropical climate, I love topical fruits, especially pineapples! They are incredibly delicious and packed with gut-friendly components: Fibre & Water The high fibre and water content in pineapples help “move things along” and thus preventing constipation. It’s also incredibly hydrating. Despite the fact that high fibre foods tend to help lower…

DIY 2-Ingredient Coconut Yogurt

I found this amazing recipe from the Minimalist Baker (I love her blog!) on how to make a simple 2-ingredient Coconut Yogurt! It’s nice and simple, uses easy-to-find ingredients, and only takes less than 5 mins to put together. Then all you have to do is to let it sit on the counter for 24-48…

Aloe Vera for Gut Health

Aloe Vera is such a magical plant! As a desert plant, it can thrive in the most harsh environment (it’s known as “plant of immortality” in Ancient Egypt), and produces a jelly-like substance that’s packed with minerals, vitamins, amino acids and enzymes that are beneficial to us. It’s widely used in folk medicine throughout the…

Simple Coconut Ice Cream (dairy, gluten, soy & egg free)

Here’s a simple coconut ice cream recipe that’s dairy, gluten, soy & egg free, and sweetened with pure maple syrup. So happy with how this ice cream turned out! It’s incredibly smooth, creamy, and decadent with just the right sweetness! I think canned coconut milk is my favorite ingredient of all! So versatile and can…

Crispy Tofu with Wasabi Ginger Sesame Dressing

This is a really simple recipe that I love – ready in just 15 minutes! Enjoy hot or cold, as an entree, a salad topper or an appetizer! Ingredients 1 box (454g) of firm (preferred) or medium-firm tofu (make sure to look for the Non-GMO logo!) Pinch of sea salt Oil for frying (I used…

Gluten Free Matcha Chocolate Chip Muffins

I love matcha and everything matcha flavour! It’s been a popular ingredient in Asia for a long time but now it’s becoming a major food trend around the world, mostly for its health-promoting properties. It’s high in antioxidant, promotes brain, heart and liver health, and may help with weight loss – almost sounds like it’s…

Is Red Wine Good for Gut Health?

It’s Wine Down Friday! A glass or two doesn’t hurt, right? In fact, some say it can even be good for your health, including gut health. Red wine is a major component of the Mediterranean Diet and also key part of what makes the French Paradox a paradox… hmm another food dilemma?! According to a…

Miso Sesame Ginger Shrimp Bowl

This simple power bowl makes a great light and refreshing lunch, an appetizer or a side dish. I found eating a high-carb lunch makes me very sleepy and sluggish in the afternoon which in turn makes me less productive in the rest of the work day. So a low carb, high-protein lunch like this is…