This Banana Pancake recipe isn’t exactly a pancake, but it’s shaped like a pancake, eaten like a pancake, just sans the flour in recipe. Yes you heard me. Flourless pancake, just banana and eggs, and taste just as delicious. Whoever created this recipe is a genius.
Now don’t you agree everyone could use less flour in their food intake. Even though I am intolerant to wheat, I still substitute wheat with other grain flours like rice, buckwheat, millet and sorghum. Whole-kernel grains does conceal an array of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and fiber. But when machines pulverize kernels into flour, even whole-grain flour, what’s left behind is a starchy powder capable of wreaking havoc on the body. Continue Reading →
Don’t laugh. I brought 1kg of my granola on my Europe vacation. As most breakfast options in Europe are wheat based food, my granola was my breakfast, my snack- sprinkled on yogurt parfait and my traveling munchies.
I love making big batches of granola. But sometimes there’s not enough ingredients to make a big batch. Or it’s just too hot to turn on the oven. Or the oven broke down, just like mine did after I came back from vacation. Continue Reading →
“Tell me what you eat, and I’ll tell you who you are”
renowned gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, 1825
My exploration of how food shapes us and our culture took me to the Netherlands.
When I flew into the Netherlands, the view of the country is dotted with picturesque villages, old farms, impressive summer estates, and of course, windmills. It’s not surprising as more than half of the country’s land is used as farmland. Continue Reading →
Grandpa loves to give away his papayas (pardon the pun) everything I visit. and I’ve made many visit since last year, hence papaya overload. He has 3 papaya trees in his backyard which he is extremely proud of. I do not understand why he loves planting just papaya and sugar apple trees in his huge backyard, I love other fruits too like mango, rambutan and passion fruits. Maybe I’ll sneak in a mango tree next time I’m back.
Last weekend, I took back an unripe (green) papaya to make Som Tam (Thai Green Papaya Salad). Continue Reading →
I’ve been a long fan of Simone van den Berg’s blog & photography on Simone’s Kitchen (previously known as Jungle Frog Cooking). Her beautiful images always tells a story, lifestyle photography that’s casual and chic, with healthy recipes. It’s definitely not the type of commercial food photography here in Malaysia, that is always taken close up and studio-like.
When I planned my trip to The Netherlands, I knew I had to join Simone’s Food Photography Workshop. I’m ecstatic to find out Simone is conducting the workshop on the dates I’m in the country, unfortunately the workshop will be conducted in Dutch. Feeling defeated, I told Norbert that I was so disappointed that I’ve travelled so far, yet could not attend the workshop. I can’t believe it when he suggested to be my translator and Simone agreed. You should have seen me jumping up and down in joy. Continue Reading →