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Paleo – It’s a “No Grainer”

Do you ever want to get back to nature? Do you dream about making fire with sticks and stalking deer with a bow and arrow? You’re in luck! In recent years, the Paleolithic diet, better known as paleo, has got foodies nixing dairy and cereal grains and replacing them with berries, nuts, veggies and other foods our Flintstonian ancestors (may have) chowed down on. But is this prehistoric meal plan as healthy as it’s cracked up to be? First, some …

Melinda Soon, the Accidental Vegan Chef

It’s hard to imagine now but when Melinda Soon’s students first suggested she run classes on vegan baking she was initially reluctant. At the time she was running the classes at a charity organisation, the Tzu Chi Society, in Malaysia, and vegan baking was becoming a common request. But all Soon could think was: “Can you imagine a cake without eggs? It won’t taste nice.” After a while, though, curiosity got the better of Soon. She began studying vegan recipes …

Gluten-Free = Guilt-Free?

Gluten-free diets have well and truly entered the mainstream, to the point where you can now find gluten-free alternatives in chain supermarkets. Fans of gluten-free rave about how it has improved their moods, given them more energy and a better skin complexion, reduced bloatedness and improved their digestion, among other perceived benefits. But the movement’s detractors call it nothing more than a fad diet that makes light of those who have coeliac disease, a serious medical condition that causes adverse …

The Fuss About Fibre

We talk a lot about fibre ‘round these parts – and with good reason! Fibre is both one of the most important micronutrients and most ignored, with the majority of us not getting enough. But what is fibre anyway? And why do we need it? You need it, and you probably don’t get enough of it Think of fibre like the janitor of your gut, keeping everything clean and tidy with its big, many-bristled broom. Fibre is a structural component …

Cold, Bland, Boring? Not This Raw Food

For chef Boey Yin Yin, making and eating dishes from raw food was all about gaining a healthier lifestyle. But soon, other people began to take notice. Her Instagram account grew to more than 5,000 followers, with countless reposts and queries from people wanting to learn more about raw food. Her choice of eating and preparing raw food was driven by the need to manage her eczema. Boey, 46, has suffered from itchy and irritable skin for nearly three decades, and …

Kwong Woh Hing Sauce Factory

Six grains, one healthy brew Kwong Woh Hing is a homegrown soy sauce maker that has been making the popular Chinese condiment the traditional way for over 70 years. Now they are becoming known for a new product: vinegar. With the release of Kwong Woh Hing’s Six Grain vinegar range, it became the first vinegar producer in Singapore. Why vinegar? Of course, it’s commonly used in cooking and food preparation to balance out fatty textures and flavours and is popular …