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…

What Does Your Poop Tell You?

Alright, let’s talk about poops, a topic that we all want to avoid (other than gas?) because we feel embarrassed about our poops? But come on… we eat, we digest, we poop, and we repeat! It’s as simple as that. Actually, poops can tell us a lot about our health. How often should you poop?…

Marbled Matcha Chiffon Cake (+ Dairy & Gluten Free Baking Tips!)

With commercial gluten free flour blends, I’ve had the most success in making chiffon cakes since the airiness (and partly the structure) come from the meringue, and the original recipe requires very little flour compared to pound cakes/muffins/cookies. Actually, milk is not essential in chiffon cakes although some recipes do use it to enhance the…

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…

Non Medical Ingredients in Supplements

There’s been lots of debates on whether one should take supplements (multivitamins and probiotics seem to be the most popular ones, along with vitamin D especially for those of us living in northern latitudes). My opinion on this topic has changed many times throughout the past few years as I went through college & university…

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…

Got Milk? Why the Craze for Plant-based Milk?

The rise of plant-based milk has been unstoppable in the past few years as more and more people are looking for dairy alternatives, some for health reasons such as food allergy & sensitivity and concerns for growth hormones & antibiotics in cow’s milk, others for ethical and environmental reasons. Soy & coconut milk have been…

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…

Nightshades…What the Heck?

Nightshades refer to a group of flowering plants that belong to the species Solanaceae. While many plants that belong to this family are not edible or even extremely toxic, some common edible nightshades include tomatoes, eggplants, peppers (sweet bell peppers, cayenne and chili peppers), potatoes and goji berries… They are packed with nutrients and are…

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…

10 Interesting Podcasts on Food and Health

I listen to podcasts when I’m stuck in traffic commuting to work, going for a long walk by myself, doing meal prep, or even just taking a break after scrolling on the phone for too long (a great way to relieve eyestrain from smartphones but still embrace the technology!) What I love about podcasts is…

Recipe – Matcha Avocado Frappuccino & Turmeric Coconut Latte

Here’s some healthy hot & cold drink ideas for you! Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant rich, soothing, refreshing, energy-boosting, and subtly sweet deliciousness 🙂 They just happen to be vegan and dairy and gluten free! Matcha Avocado Frappuccino 1 cup Coconut Milk (canned, or any other diary-free milk) 2 tsp Japanese Matcha Green Tea Powder 1.5 tbsp…

Should You Eat Breakfast? How Soon Should You Eat After Waking Up?

In this post, I’ll talk about How skipping or delaying breakfast may help boost metabolism and promote fat burning (a brief on intermittent fasting) But how skipping breakfast may increase your risk for liver disease, obesity and diabetes, and affect your energy and productivity on the other hand (conflicting, eh?) How soon you should eat…

A Brief History of Breakfast

As I was doing some research on the topic of breakfast (i.e. how soon should you eat after waking up, intermittent fasting vs. several small meals a day…stay tuned!), I came across some interesting articles and videos on how breakfast evolved throughout history in the western world. Let’s start with Ancient Egypt. it is said…