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Matcha Pistachio Truffles

When you need an afternoon pick-me-up, try a healthy buzz over another cup of caffeine or a timbit in the staff room. These are high in protein, healthy fats and antioxidants to boost and maintain your energy, with zero processed sugar. Just dates for the perfect sweetness to balance earthy matcha and nuts.

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Sprouted Hummus

And all of a sudden, it’s Spring. The season for dips, sharing, and eating outside.

Hummus is one of my favourite creamy dips with flatbread or raw veggies, and also a great salad dressing and spread for sandwiches.  Made with chickpeas, it is high in fibre and protein with a low glycemic index to keep you feeling full and satisfied between meals.

This basic recipe can be rustled up with just 6 ingredients, proving that some of the best tasting things in life are the simplest to make! I use dehydrated pre-sprouted chickpeas as my starting point, which takes less than an hour to rehydrate before it’s ready for hummus-making. Sprouted chickpeas are easier to digest as the process deactivates components that can make minerals contained in the beans otherwise difficult to absorb. I like to think of the end product as “super hummus”: same luxuriant flavour, but with ramped up nutritional value, and less bloating and gas. Major bonus points, imo.

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Turnip Cake (Lor Bak Gou)

Kung Hei Fat Choi!!! Turnip cake is a well-loved dim sum dish, served steamed or pan-fried throughout the year. Turnip cake is especially popular during Chinese New Year because the word cake ‘糕’ and ‘high’ in Cantonese are both pronounced as ‘gou’, making cakes a symbolic food of prosperity and fortune. So. Eat your cake.

If you’re wondering what turnip cake actually is, it is a savoury steamed cake made of rice flour and shredded turnips, with little pieces of Chinese sausage, mushroom and dried shrimp. It is truly much more delicious than it looks in writing (as are most dim sum items 😉 ) This is my mum’s recipe I’ve posted. It is my favourite.  Continue reading

Sweet Pea Roasted Jalepeño Guacamole

I’m a big avocado fan. Huge. I eat one everyday, typically by itself or in a smoothie. And when it comes to guac, I usually do a simple one with lemon juice, salt and pepper to top a salad or chicken dish.

This recipe, however, is something worth sharing. I came across it when Whole Foods only had one ripe avocado on a day I was in charge of guac for a potluck. Of course. The store clerk suggested I try the sweet pea guacamole on their website which uses only 1 avocado and frozen green peas as the bulk. I added some other ingredients as well for extra kick and the result was surprisingly packed with flavour. Light and sweet, smoky and spicy. I can’t recommend it enough, you’ve gotta to try it for yourself.

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