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Healthy Snacks

Healthy Snacks

Sweet Potato Nachos

Nachos don’t have to be an unhealthy snack anymore! This loaded sweet potato nachos dish is even tastier than the classic ones and will transform your Mexican nights. Experiment with your favourite toppings to create a delicious, healthy 20-minute dish that can be a great appetiser, movie snack or kid-friendly meal. Preparation time:  10 minutes | Cooking time: 10 minutes | Serves: Up to 6

Three Reasons You Shouldn’t Worry About Antioxidants

You would have to be living under a dietary rock to not have heard of antioxidants – a kind of supernutrient extolled for their miraculous, age-defying, disease-thwarting properties. Accordingly, antioxidants are now used in marketing campaigns of everything from coffee to aloe vera skin cream. But what is an “antioxidant” anyway? And do they actually do anything? Simply put, antioxidants are thought to fight something called “free radicals”. Free radicals are reactive molecules that float around the body wreaking havoc. …

Natural Healing with Nasi Ulam

When Mandy Leong’s colourful platter of nasi ulam is placed in front of you, it’s hard not feel a little brighter. The popular Malay dish features steamed rice mixed with herbs and surrounded by an array of side dishes. But Leong’s platter, appropriately called “Rainbow Healing Nasi Ulam”, takes nasi ulam to another level, featuring more than 10 herbs and aromatic flowers that create a kaleidoscope of colours. On top of that, customers are served a range of delicious side dishes. Leong is …

Eight Food Myths You Probably Believe

Let’s face it: you can’t believe everything you hear, even if everyone is saying it. It’s the same when it comes to food. These are some of the more common pieces of food wisdom that belong on the compost pile. 1. The food pyramid As it turns out, that classic “food pyramid” diagram, the one with bread and cereal on the big bottom layer and bacon and eggs sequestered to tiny pockets at the top, is mostly bogus. Although fat …

Alphonso Mango Bar Cookies

Alphonso mango is a seasonal fruit grown in India, considered to be among the most superior varieties of the fruit in terms of sweetness, richness and flavour. Here we use it as topping for the delicious bar cookies, if it is difficult get a hold of fresh Alphonso in where you live, you can always opt for the canned version, just make a visit to your nearby Indian food store (such as Mustapha) and you will be spoilt with choices of Alphonso products on …

Vegan Hummus Made in Singapore

Making hummus for a living is the last thing former flight attendant Teo Liwen, founder of Holymoleydips, imagined she would do. But here she is, churning out hundreds of containers of hummus for her loyal fans, in a shared kitchen every week. It all started when the 29-year-old travelled frequently to cities in the Western hemisphere as part of her flight attendant work. Brought in by Middle Eastern immigrants, hummus has long existed in those areas as a snack, typically …