Category Archives for "Advice"

How To Open A Fresh Young Coconut

As you may know, I grew up in an amazing tropical island and now I live in Indonesia where coconuts are in abundance and I love that I know How To Open A Fresh Young Coconut. They are just everywhere and I love the fact that they are back in fashion again.  Coconuts are amazing […]

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Best Salt For Cooking

A great topic for today – what is the best salt for cooking? Salt indeed has a bad reputation and a lot of disputes on whether or not to use salt in food, what type of salt to use and so on. As a chef, I’m super passionate about this and I would say that […]

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Healthy After-School Snack Ideas

Being a mum is such a hard job, and one of the concerns we have is what healthy after-school snack ideas to come up with to feed our children with. I must admit that’s a tough one. We all know kids, and especially in their teenage years, they don’t want to bother with preparing something […]

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Best Way To Store Nuts And Seeds

Today’s topic – nuts and seeds! We all know how nutritious they are and that they are not only good as snacks but a great addition to your dishes as well. But today, I would like to talk about the best way to store nuts and seeds. Just imagine this – you decide to make […]

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How To Use Fresh Herbs In Cooking

I’m always getting asked how by people how they can their favourite dishes using tasty recipes that don’t use bottled sauces with all their additives, preservatives, and e-numbers isms.  Well, it’s all about learning How To Use Fresh Herbs In Cooking. Remember “numbers are for counting, not for eating“ So this question about adding flavour makes […]

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Best Healthy Cooking Oil

Recently, one of my friends asked me this: “Hey, what is the best healthy cooking oil?” And I didn’t know what to say because I can’t pick just one. I know many of you may be wondering the same, especially now when we have so many different oils in the market. So, I decided to […]

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Why You Should Soak Your Beans Before Cooking

Who can’t eat legumes and pulses?? I know heaps of humans that can’t eat them. There is a reason for this and it’s partly why you should soak your beans before cooking. A very close friend of mine, Courtney, can’t have black beans.  She can have hummus but not a chickpea curry.  If she does, […]

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Make Water Kefir At Home

Welcome to my land of ferments…  where things get really interesting! Today, I’m going to teach you how to make water kefir at home…. Why Make Water Kefir At Home? This beverage bursts with probiotic bacteria beneficial for our gut health. Also, there are all sort of vitamins in this, especially B-vitamins, vitamin K, as well as […]

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