I recently found out that I do not really have gluten allergy, just mild wheat allergy. You can imagine how elated I am to know I can use other types of grains such as rye and spelt. The 1st thing I did was buy a packet of IREKS ‘Dinkelspitz’ at Pastry Pro in Kepong to try out spelt bread. Dinkelspitz is the ready mix for coarse-textured spelt bread with linseed, coarsely ground lupin seeds and spices – RM8.50 for a 500g packet. Continue Reading →
After making a couple different types of pancake (Strawberry Crepes, Gluten free Crepes and the last one Durian Pancake), I was intrigued with the tender and pliable texture of the durian pancake that makes it easy to wrap or fold. I thought it is be a great recipe to tweak for a gluten free wrap. Continue Reading →
While I’m off to Penang to visit my mama for a couple of days, I’m so delighted to have one my favourite bloggers & fellow penangite Ping from Ping’s Pickings. If you haven’t been to her blog, you must go now. Yes I mean now. Her blog become a must to visit, to get my dose of recipe inspiration and laughter. I’m always waited eagerly.. no, it’s more like waited impatiently.. to her new post, seeing what else she will conjure up next. Ping’s creative and super easy recipes is a delight to try & tested: especially her 2 ingredient Strawberry Ice Cream, easy Coconut Pie and Passionade Ale.. and not forgetting her reconstructed recipes of Yong Tau Foo and Mango Glutinous Rice.
Yes, I can tell you Ping is even more funny in person & her yummy bakes is unforgettable – still can’t get over her pineapple tarts. Ok enough of me babbling non-stop about Ping, it’s her turn. Take it away Ping!
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This Quinoa Salad is another of my new love discovery. I know I’m quite late to get into the bandwagon of whole grains. My mama have been mixing whole grains and legumes in her daily ‘rice’ for the past 7 years, and I used to quietly eat and complain under my breath about the weird rice combination. There’s red/black/brown rice, millet, quinoa, buckwheat, corn, red/black bean, dal, chickpeas, etc.
It’s been a while since I had millets and I was missing their nutty flavour. Millet is commonly used as breakfast cereal / breakfast porridge in Himalayas and certain parts of China. Here I use millet to replace my Banana Oatmeal. Although oats have been widely publicized for their heart-protective properties, millet is a grain that should be included on your list of heart-healthy choices because it is highly nutritious and has a good source of minerals.
While I was on the Candida diet, there’s many grains, gluten & dairy products have to be avoided. It was so difficult to find alternative for my breakfast. Until I found my saviour – Millet, which I bought at the organic shop. Later I also found Mydin @ USJ sells unhulled millet, which I tried to hull with a food processor with not much success.. I read that a coffee grinder works best!