All posts tagged: healthy

Organic Fare at Dry Goods Market

I love going to the Dry Goods Market just off Jianguo 3rd Road, it’s a real treat full of traditional fare and it’s cheap, cheap, cheap. My Taiwanese friend introduced it to me months ago and I haven’t been back. I had some time to kill in the area this week so I took a stroll over and had a wander. I’m glad I did! There is everything from different kinds of soy sauces, vinegars, coconut milk, grains, spices, dried fruit and nuts to candy, dried mushrooms and tea, lots of tea. And you can taste! What I found this time though was an organic store, not everything is organic but a lot is. They have organic grains like barley, millet, quinoa (red & mixed variety), oats and different kinds of rices (even organic wild rice from the US that looks delicious). They are located quite far down the alley on the right I think. The shop assistant said that lots of foreigners come there to buy grains and of course nuts. They have a selection of …

Gluten-free Chia Seed Crumpets

Ok I am now addicted to making crumpets for breakfast! Feels like a treat yet they are so nutritious, easy to make and can be combined with any number of fruit combinations. I love this recipe (adapted from Larissa Green’s Love Green Food) because it’s not only gluten-free but also sugar-free (ok it has 1 tbsp xylitol)… Ingredients (makes approx. 10 crumpets): – 1 cup rice flour – 1/2 cup coconut flour – 2 tbsp chia seeds (pre-soaked in water for 10 mins) *great vegan source of omega-3 / ancient superfood – 1 1/2 cups of milk (I used half cow’s milk, half soy milk) – pinch of salt – 1 tbsp xylitol powder – 2 medium eggs – ghee/butter for frying – a selection of fruit (I used diced persimmon, pomegranate seeds & stewed apple) ————————————————————————- 1. Add the flour, salt & xylitol to a bowl and mix well. 2. Make a well in the middle. Then add the eggs to the well and start by whisking the eggs. 3. Slowly mix in the flour, and finally add …

Dairy-free Goji Smoothie

This smoothie is easy to make and provides essential healthy fats, some protein & a superfood punch. To make, you’ll need: – x1 frozen/fresh banana (when freezing, remove skin and cut up into chunks) – handful of frozen/fresh berries (I used raspberries today) – sprinkle of raw mixed nuts – some hot water (I don’t like my smoothies too cold as it’s not good for digestion & is a shock to the system. *It’s only necessary to use hot water if you’re using frozen fruit, otherwise just add cold) – x1 tbsp organic coconut oil – sprinkle of goji berries – 1/2 tbsp ground flax seed – 1 tsp organic raw cacao powder Add all the ingredients to the blender and bam, you have a damn fine tasting smoothie!