I know I’m very much behind the trend, but I’ve recently discovered chia seeds. These tiny seeds become one of my kitchen essentials because I can use them as a healthy substitute in a number of dishes. Also, I don’t actually need to cook them. They’re just needed to be soaked, and voila, you have a decadent pudding ready to be flavored and garnished.
Since my husband tried to cut down grains from his diet, chia seeds had become a useful ingredient to provide him with some of the nostalgic dishes that he loves like Payasum and Thai Sticky
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Usually, our weekends, when we don’t go trekking, are basically filled with errands, lunches at the restaurants, and randomness around the town. The days are usually messy, and we can’t stick to the schedule. After grocery shopping, we go for lunch which often ends up quite late in the afternoon. By the time, we get back home, my husband always feels so tired that he falls as asleep on the couch right away.
We have to come to terms with the fact that eating out is not quite healthy. And while I’m not very strict with my diet, my
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When I was a kid, during summer, I often went to my favorite shop to get icy treats. Back then, we didn’t have Baskin Robbins or Wall’s, but we had the light and refreshing ice creams and something called Waan Yen which is basically a popsicle.
In Thai, Waan means sweet, and Yen means cold. Waan Yen is a very popular treat during hot weather. It can be on a stick like a popsicle, or in a tiny plastic bag which is fun to eat, too. There are tons of flavors of Wan Yen, and all of them are
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The weather has turned boiling hot in my city. It’s strange because in the morning the temperature is quite cool. On Sunday, when we made a spontaneous trip out of town, we were surprised to see that it was only 14 C in the morning, and the mercury rose throughout the day, so by the noon, we reached 29 C and we’re toasted.
Summer is my least favorite season because it’s hard for us to be outside. The only good thing about hot weather is probably the excuses you can have to enjoy some icy sweet drink all the
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Morning is when I feel the most productive. I’m quite proud of myself because I always stay on track until about noon. Well, I will tell you why I’m such a mess in the afternoon in another post. So, I usually wake up at 6 when I contemplate on staying on or off coffee for good. It’s my ultimate philosophy to take care of myself first so I always make time to enjoy the sunrise and turn on the music in the house. Then, I walk to the mess of my kitchen. I basically knock everything from the counter into
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The other day, I had a long conversation with my friend about the quality of food we’re eating. The produce in the market has a dangerous amount of pesticide, the chickens are injected with hormones and they’re raised in poor environments, and the fish and other seafood carry toxins as our oceans are polluted. The chat made us absolutely worried about our health and the future food supplies, and I knew that I had to start making more conscious choices from now on.
After the boys decided to cut/reduce gluten from their diet, we have become very careful about
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How to Make Almond Butter
I’ve recently converted to an almond butter team. What about you? Do you like almond butter? In the past, I rarely bought almond butter because it’s quite expensive here. A jar of 250 gm of almond butter costs about 400-500 rupees depending on the quality. But recently, since I’ve been baking healthy, gluten free stuff for the boys, almond butter is a crucial ingredient in my new style of baking. So, I’ve learned to love the luxurious, gooey, texture of almond butter, and its subtle flavor that goes well with our new healthy routine. So
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Hey, guys! It’s been a while. I don’t really know why, but I have been distracted a lot recently. I know that I should be sharing more blog posts, but I couldn’t seem to write. Okay, let’s have a heart to heart talk, I love posting recipes, but today there are millions of recipes out there, and you can find hundreds of amazing recipes of the very same dishes with gorgeous glossy pictures online in seconds. I don’t know why I should be sharing the same things where my voice would just dissipate in the 100th page of
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Corn Salsa with Prawn Chips
I found out that there are prawn chips available in India a year ago, and since then, I have been buying them every now and then. The prawn chips here are very similar to what we have in Thailand, but it’s slightly inconvenient that there’s no a ready-to-eat version. These chips are raw so I have to fry them before eating.
And let’s be honest here, it’s not that healthy because the chips soak up quite a lot of oil. I always find half of the oil disappears from the pan after making a
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