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Summer Salad Season

I love adding nuts and seeds to salads as it gives a nice texture that makes it more flavoursome. I have a newfound favourite which is a mixture of toasted sunflower seeds and buckwheat groats, which I came across accidentally. Initially I thought of toasting just sunflower seeds to use for a salad dish I […]

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Herb Tuna and Quinoa Salad

Quinoa is a grain crop that is grown for its edible seeds. Despite that, it’s not a grain and free from gluten. It’s pronounced as keen-wah. In a 100 g (3.5 oz) serving, cooked quinoa provides 120 calories and is an excellent source of manganese and phosphorus, and a moderate source of dietary fiber, folate, iron, zinc and magnesium. Quinoa is high in protein compared to most plant foods, but compared to other protein sources […]

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Fresh Spring Rolls Recipe

I have been meaning to make fresh spring rolls for two months, but they seemed like a lot of work and hard to handle. So, I kept postponing it until last week. I’m glad to say they’re easy and fun to make! It takes some time preparing the ingredients, so I like to do this while […]

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Can Burnt Food Cause Cancer?

When I was young BBQ gatherings were a special occasion. It involved a lot of people, food, and certainly a lot of fun. Friends, relatives and neighbours were all invited. Typically we had corn on the cob and a variety of meat and seafood. There was pork satay, chicken wings, whole fish, tiger prawns and […]

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The Debate on Microwaves

Recently I moved into a new place and there is no microwave. Initially I was worried because I used to use the microwave every day. I reheat milk for my morning cup of coffee, occasionally reheat leftover food and melt chocolate for baking (As a side note, now I enjoy black coffee with a dash […]

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Buckwheat Protein Bar recipe

by Lismi Wong Currently I am on a 30 day sugar free September challenge. We have to eliminate all refined sugar from our diet. Normally I don’t take much sugar, whether added or hidden. I am doing this September challenge because I want to know how my body will response without taking any refined sugar for 30 days.   To prepare […]

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