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Interview + Recipe: Paolo Sari – world’s 1st Organic Michelin Chef

Warm baby pea veloutéGarden coloursHappy 2015 everyone!  Hope you had a splendid holiday and feel ready to kickstart this brand new year head & heart on.  This may be my first post of ’15 but I’m going to take you back to the end of last year to when I had a very special encounter while in glitzy Monaco that ended my 2014 with a bang.  Brace yourself because this is going to be an unusually long post but I promise every bit is worth it.  Continue reading

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Hazelnut-frosted Chocolate Chestnut Cake

DSC02835As we all know, winter is almost always synonymous with weight gain.  With the holiday season fast-approaching (awesome), it also gets tougher to refrain from feasts full of scrumptiously fatty temptation (not so awesome). Continue reading

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5-minute Asian Sprouted Lentil Salad

DSC02775One day last week while on a mission to complete my hectic to-do-list, I had to throw together a super speedy  and simple lunch to eat on the go.  While rummaging through my freshly stocked fridge I found a box of organic sprouted lentils.  Yes. Continue reading

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Pan-seared Halloumi & Lentil Salad

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Being such a universally loved food, cheese seems to be a common cause of weight loss catastrophe for so many people I know.  This is primarily due to their high contents of saturated fat and excessive sodium.  Good news is, you don’t have to eliminate this mouthwatering delight from your diet completely because different types of cheese vary in total fat content from 9% in cottage cheese and up to 34% in parmesan.  Since there are so many varieties available, you just have to be selective and consume them in moderation.     Continue reading

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Lemon-Miso Edamame Salad

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I’m sure a lot of you, like me, call for a bowl of steamed & salted Edamame as soon as you’re seated at any Japanese restaurant.  It’s one of those things that once you start eating, you can’t stop.  Fortunately for us, unlike Lays and Pringles, you can munch on without guilt because this delightful snack is, in fact, a star legume.   Continue reading

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Portobello Marinara

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Every once in a while, vegetarians crave something ‘meaty’.  It might not necessarily be the taste of meat per se but rather its texture and heftiness.  Well, my herbivore friends, a nice juicy piece of portobello mushroom is about to become your best food friend and oh, you’re also about to love me for this awesome recipe. Continue reading

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5 (Roasted) Super Seeds Salad

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A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of attending a friend’s wedding in a little town called Montreux located at the foot of the Swiss Alps.  During my stay at a beautiful lake side hotel, I sampled a hearty Seeds Salad that I’ve not been able to forget. Continue reading

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Pandan & Coconut Cupcakes (Paleo)

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A few weeks ago I received delicious goodies from Thailand which included some fresh organic Pandan leaves.  For those not so familiar, Pandan or Pandanus is a tropical plant that’s used widely as flavouring in Southeast Asian cuisines.  It’s naturally sweet fragrance and aromatic flavour pairs perfectly with anything coconut-ty.

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