Buckwheat and Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry-Muffin-00 I didn’t quite mean to make muffins this healthy. I bought buckwheat flour a couple weeks back and had frozen blueberries in the freezer and when I put into Google for “blueberry buckwheat muffins” all I got were gluten-free recipes. It so happened that I had all the ingredients I needed for this recipe in my (overstocked) pantry so I thought what-the-hey, I’ll give it a go.

Buckwheat flour is a high fibre, high protein alternative to white flour. In Asia, it’s widely used to make noodles and pancakes. It’s also contains many essential vitamins and minerals (like magnesium, phosphorus – both of strong bones and teeth; manganese to stabilize blood sugar levels; copper and iron for red blood cells production). … 

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Lamb Meatballs in Spicy Tomato Sauce

So, one day I get an invite to this group called the ‘Cooking Group’ on Facebook. “This could be interesting”, or so I thought. Not only do I realise that there are some seriously competitive people out there, I also realised that I have got to get new friends. Heh. Just kidding guys. Rules to… 

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Steamed Chicken with Wood Ear Fungus

This very simple dish is one of my childhood favourites. I was pleasantly surprise how easy it was to cook it - it’s pretty much a one bowl meal (i.e. chuck it all on a heat-proof bowl and set it off to steam). You may be a little apprehensive with the fungus especially if you’ve never heard or seen… 

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How To: Make Your Own Gluten-Free Grain + Rice Mix

One of the first things I did when I decided to be healthy was to cut down on carbohydrates. Mind you, I’m not one to cut off something completely. I believe that everything should be done in moderation. I don’t believe carbs are necessarily bad for us. Personally, I think the closer they are to… 

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Rice Congee with Century + Salted Duck Egg

Not so long ago I discovered the word ‘nutraceutical’. When I looked it up it meant using food as medicine – the food you eat has the ability to heal you. This isn’t a foreign concept to me, the Chinese and Indians have been doing that for centuries. My mum was always brewing Chinese tonics and soups for… 

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Lo Mai Kai (Steamed Glutinous Rice with Chicken)

Lo mai kai is a delicious rice dish that uses glutinous rice (which is more fragrant and stickier in texture). At yum cha restaurants, you’ll find it wrapped in lotus leaves that gives off a sweet lovely aroma when you gently peel it away. Recently, I brought home a bundle of goodies from Taiping, Malaysia which was my… 

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Banana & Coconut Mini Bundt Cakes

Have you ever been stuck with lots of ripe bananas? I know I’ve been there. Summer days are especially unkind to bananas. They just don’t do very well in the heat. So what do you do when you’re stuck spotty bananas that even a monkey won’t touch? Make banana cake of course! I bought some… 

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Rainbow Kuih Lapis

  I’ve been thinking a lot on the subject of happiness and looking to what makes me happy. There are some successes last year that made me feel A-W-E-S-O-M-E; and there are little things that just lifts me up. Trying a new recipe is definitely one of my joys. I suppose you want to know… 

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Milky Bread Rolls & Market Day

I’m gaining a little bit more confidence with bread now. Though I’m still wary. When it comes to living organisms that I have no control over, I feel it can be a little unpredictable. However, so far so good. I’m kinda loving my latest acquisition – Collected Recipes by Kristin Hove. What drew me to… 

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