“Where do you get your protein from?”

“Where do you get your protein from?” This definitely makes my Top 3 list of most asked questions, after the usual jaw-drop from new friends who find out that I’ve been a vegetarian for 10 years. So the quick answer to the question is – tofu cookout! (Inspired by another tofu-loving friend, and it was…

Curry Pancakes (w/ Coconut Flour)

Many Malaysians love having roti canai for breakfast. The aroma of curry that comes with roti canai brings back memories of my dad waking early to tapao breakfast for us. I don’t really take roti for breakfast anymore, but the curry powder in these savoury pancakes gave a good kick to my Malaysian taste buds. Top it off with…

Okra & Bunga Kantan Love Affair

The tropical climate in Malaysia is perfect for growing a huge variety of fruits, veggies, herbs and spices. But when we say ‘local Malaysian food’, what usually comes to mind are carb- or meat-based… and this doesn’t have to be the case! I first tasted this combination of okra and ginger flower (bunga kantan) as…

Mum’s Homemade Granola

Granola is always a quick win if you want to kickstart your day with a healthy breakfast. But healthy is a loosely used adjective. Although granola has the ‘healthy’ rep, many brands on the supermarket shelf are high in sugar. This can appear on the list as sugar, fructose and even honey or maple syrup. Dried fruits in granola mix could…

Papaya Salad & thoughts on local healthy dishes

When you think about Thai food, what comes to mind? Tom yum? Green curry? Pad Thai? I am by no means a Thai food expert, but one healthy, delicious dish is green papaya salad. One possible obstacle for Malaysians to improve our diets is that healthy food is portrayed to be ‘Western’ and ‘bougie’ in media…