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…

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…

Should You Cook With Olive Oil?

It’s widely known that Extra Virgin Olive Oil has many health benefits: modulate gut microbiome, improve insulin sensitivity, and lower risks for cardiovascular disease, prevent neurodegenerative diseases, etc (check out this post for a summary). However, there’s been a heated debate on whether olive oil is suitable for use as a cooking oil. Opponents say…

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…

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…

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…