Banana Spirulina Smoothie

November 25, 2014 by Shannon Lim | 1 Comment

Banana Spirulina Smoothie packed with healthy fats, good carbohydrate, complete protein and green boost to fuel your day and workout.

Banana Spirulina Smoothie

A couple of weeks ago, my friend Tracy took me along to her personal training session as her husband could not make it to that session. Honestly, I’ve not been actively working out this year, just some occasional yoga practice, morning walks at the park, hike or swim. As I don’t like working out in the gym, a part of me dreaded a killer session but a part of me was so looking forward to it because I’ve been wanting to firm and strengthen my body, especially the arms and abs. Continue Reading →

Teriyaki Salmon Bowl

November 20, 2014 by Shannon Lim | 3 Comments

Easy weekday meal of teriyaki salmon, steamed bok choy and egg rice bowl.

Teriyaki Salmon Bowl

Fish appears often on my weekly meal, mostly local fish like mackerel, sea bass, sardines and red snapper. About once a month, salmon is my treat as they are not cheap in this part of the world.  Like most families of Chinese descent, I grew up eating fish dishes almost daily because of the belief that fish helps us become smarter -> better grades -> better jobs -> better life. Yes, Chinese are always being made fun of for only thinking about studying and making more money. I wouldn’t deny that for the majority of Chinese descendants. Continue Reading →

Multigrain Miso Porridge

November 12, 2014 by Shannon Lim | 2 Comments

Easy hearty one-pot comfort meal packed with good-for-you multi-grains and enzyme-rich miso.

Hearty 1-pot Multigrain Miso Porridge

There’s something comforting about a bowl of piping hot porridge, even on hot days. On days when I’m under the weather, tired,  or just do not feel like cooking, rice porridge is one of my go-to meal. Spinach porridge, chicken porridge, fish porridge or egg & pepper porridge. My current favourite is Multigrain Miso Porridge, which I’m loving for breakfast too. Continue Reading →

Buying Spices: What You Should Know

November 5, 2014 by Shannon Lim | 3 Comments

Buying Spices: What You Should Know

Most people talk about how to incorporate the right type of spices in their cooking or the spices’ health benefits. Before learning how to cook well with spices, it is more important to learn how to source and purchase fresh, quality spices.

There is increasing interest in knowing where your vegetables, meat and dairy come from. Don’t you want to know where your spices come from as well?

Would you make a green smoothie with moldy fruits? Use rancid oil in your salad? Of course not. Similarly, you should aim to use the best spices and herbs possible. Good quality spices are much more potent than average grocery store spices, and can elevate a dish with little effort and minimal cost. Continue Reading →

Thai-Style Kelp Noodle Salad

November 1, 2014 by Shannon Lim | 0 comments

Hot, spicy and sour Thai-Style Kelp Noodle Salad, with crunchy cashew, fresh salads and juicy seafood. Every bite bursting with flavour and texture.

Thai Style Kelp Noodle Salad

I first heard about Kelp noodles from my raw food teacher Daniw Arrazola. It was the ‘noodle’ ingredient in the raw noodle recipe that she taught, but Fine Organic Gallery that sold it ran out of stock. Luck was not on my side after a couple of times of dropping by that shop, but it never occur to me to pre-order it as it wasn’t something I urgently wanted to try. Continue Reading →

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