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Breakfast

Breakfast

Is Dim Sum Actually Healthy?

Nothing fills out a big night like a thousand tiny dim sums – it may just be the ultimate Asian comfort food. And with its bite-sized portions, high protein, low-carb ingredients and reliance on steam cooking, dim sum certainly seems healthier than other comfort foods like fried chicken and ramen. But are you really making a healthier choice if you opt for a night at your favourite dim sum joint over Pizza Hut or KFC? First off, the question, “Is …

Cinnamon and Banana Pancakes

Say it with sweetness this Valentine’s Day. This pancake recipe takes less than 30 minutes to prepare. Be it breakfast in bed for a party of two, or a treat at the table for the whole family, add your favourite fresh fruit and maple syrup to take this to the next level.

Breakfast of Champions? Try Oatmeal

January is Oatmeal Month, celebrating the warm, soft porridge made from (you guessed it) oats. Now, let’s get this out of the way. Oatmeal does sometimes get a bad rap. It’s viewed as the celery of the breakfast world: a healthy but ultimately boring mushy mass next to your granola parfaits and poached eggs. But we’re going to let you in on a little secret: oatmeal might actually be the best breakfast dish in the whole world – and here’s …

Granola: Healthy Alternative to Calorie-Heavy Breakfasts

Zumba fitness instructor Faiz Aman noticed that before and after class many of his students were indulging in greasy food and unhealthy snacks. Determined to show them that a healthy lifestyle was about more than occasional exercise, he decided to come up with a product to wean them off their snacks. With breakfast being the most important meal of the day, he launched his own brand of granola, named Single Single Double. He took the name for his foray into healthy …

Spread the Love: Bacon Jam

Breaking food stereotypes is one of the major challenges that innovative artisanal food producers face That was certainly the case for home-based Five & Two Foods after it launched its bacon jam range. “They [customers] thought it was bacon with strawberry jam,” explains co-founder Georgina Fernandez, 44. There was uncertainty over how to respond. Fernandez recalls discussing the problem with her husband and business partner, John Peter, when they first started the business in 2013. “I remember him telling me …

Homegrown Marmalades with an Exotic Twist

Singapore is an unlikely candidate in an international marmalade contest. Jams and marmalades are most associated with the English, who enjoy them spread on toast, which is eaten together with a cup of tea. Yet, in 2017, Singapore’s very own Straits Preserves clinched the Gold Medal in the Artisan Awards category at the World’s Original Marmalade Awards & Festival, held in Cumbria in the United Kingdom. The winning entry was Ginger Garden, concocted by Straits Preserves founder Sharon Lee. Ginger Garden is …