Best Bolognese Recipe

Want to impress your family, friends or partner with a meal? As a pasta lover, this is one of my FAVOURITE recipes! It’s easy, quick, and yummy. It cannot go wrong if you follow this recipe. πŸ™‚ I’ve adapted this recipe a little bit to include more vegetables. Information: Cooked tomatoes are associated with greater…

5 Nutritional Myths They Want You To Believe

Negative calorie food…? Have you ever heard of β€œnegative-calorie food”? It means the food requires more energy from your body to digest than the calorie the food provides, resulting in weight loss. People like to use celeries or apples as the example. This is NOT true. (Sad, I know.) Proteins have the highest thermic effect…

Creamy Chickpeas and Mushroom Pasta

Did someone say Meat-free Monday? πŸ˜€ No time to cut the chicken? Crave pastaΒ but also don’t want to feel guilty? Looking for a vegetarian meal? Chick peas are a good source of fibre and protein, and they are low in fat – Win win! This creamy pasta is so tasty, quick and easy. You have…

Pilchard stew

Pilchard is a good source of omega 3 and calcium. Omega 3 has anti-inflammatory properties, and calcium is important for your bones and teeth health. I made this recipe and it was really yummy. If you feel for fish, this economical meal would be one of the best options! P.S Pilchard is high in Purine,…

Eat Better for Less

When I was a dietetics student, working part-time at restaurants, customers liked to ask what I was doing besides waiting tables. When I told them that I was studying to be a dietitian, they would joke:” Ah, that’s why you look so slim.” (And then they would ask me to help them lose weight.) I…

Guilt-Free Baked Custard

This is one of my favourite dessert recipes.Β It’s easy to make; it’s creamy, sweet, comforting, and guilt free! This recipe is also diabetic friendly.Β πŸ™‚ Ingredients: 500 ml Milk Β (Can use low-fat or skim milk for lower calories) 1/2 tea spoon Vanilla extract 2 Whole eggs 2 Egg yolk 2 table spoons Sweetener 1/2 tea spoon…

Cayenne pepper – Myth or Not?

We always hear people saying this or that food is “super food”, either it can detox or burn fat in your body (which the terms are quite misleading), or having other benefits that just sound too good to be true. Chilli is one of them. I always thought this is a fad diet, without much…

Coke chicken wings

This recipe is adapted to be suitable for Diabetes πŸ™‚ Ingredients: 7-8 chicken wings 1 table spoon of oil 5 table spoons of soy sauce* Β (cheaper to buy it in a Chinese super market) 1 table spoon of rice wine (optional) 1 tea spoon of sugar 1 tin (330ml) of Coke Light or Coke Zero…

Flavo….? Bravo!

People often say green tea is good for you, or red wine is good for you… Is it true? Why are they good for us? Many foods, especially fruits and vegetables, contain something called flavonoids. Flavonoids are antioxidants with anti-inflammatory and immune system benefits, and can protect the body from cell damage/oxidation by counteracting free-radical…

Are microwaves bad for you?

Almost every household has a microwave, they areΒ so handy when it comesΒ to warming up the food, defrosting your bread and meats, and even making sweet treats (will upload some recipes some time). I have had many people telling me that microwaves are bad for you: cooking or warming up food in a microwave makes it…

Go whole or go low?

Should you go for full cream milk or low fat milk? I remember when I was a student, I believed in β€œlow fat, low salt, low sugar”, just like most people do. I would go for low-fat or even fat-free dairy products, including milk, yoghurt and cheese, because of the saturated fat (aka bad fat)…