Difference between tomato puree vs paste (and other tomato-based foods)

Have you ever looked at recipe that calls for both tomato puree and tomato paste, and wondered what on earth is the difference between tomato puree vs paste? You then head to the supermarket, and while you see cans labelled "tomato puree" and "tomato paste", you also cans of “peeled plum tomato”, “chopped tomato”. There are also rows upon rows of tomato-based pasta sauces. What’s…

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5 foods that are scientifically proven to reduce cholesterol levels

Cholesterol. What a fear inducing word, when it really shouldn’t be. I know some of you out there would dread health check-ups or blood tests lest you happen to discover that your cholesterol levels are sky-high. You know that your GP will then tell you to reduce cholesterol levels by “watching your diet” and “avoiding fatty foods, eggs, and seafood”, or horrors of all horrors…“do…

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How does the Impossible burger fit in a plant-based diet? 10 nutrition facts.

The popularity of a plant-based diet is on the rise. With all the attention that the Impossible burger is getting by the press, food critics, and foodies alike, this vegetarian patty that “bleeds” appears to be a whole different level to vegetarian mock meat and bean patties. Sure, the scepticism that meat eaters have about vegetarian products is still there. But this time, the question…

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The Healthier Choice Symbol: What is it, and does it really mean anything?

You go to the supermarket and browse the aisles. Under almost every food category, you see some products carrying the Healthier Choice Symbol. It makes sense for some of these products to be a healthier choice— they may be oats, which is a wholegrain, or milk, which is high in calcium. Yet, some products like dark soy sauce, french fries, and ice cream have the…

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Durians: Are they fattening, do they cause diabetes, and other nutrition facts about the “King of fruits”

Durian: the “King of fruits” and one loved by many Singaporeans. I’ve come across too many clients who say they don’t like fruits, but will devour durians when the season comes around. Are durians really fattening? Do they cause diabetes? Are they bad for your cholesterol? What are they made of exactly, and…are they really that bad? Read on, so you know what you’re actually…

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5 reasons why a dietitian makes a great friend

There are so many articles out there about what a dietitian is, or the difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist. That is why I’m going with a different take on this topic by placing dietitians in a more personal light in this article. When you see why a dietitian would make a good friend, you get a glimpse beyond the façade of what you…

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Canned food can be good for you

I hope that got your attention. Yes, you read it right. Canned food can be good for you (excuse the pun). So can frozen food. BUT (you saw this coming, didn’t you?) not all of them. Let me clarify myself. Some canned and frozen food can be good for you. Recently I posted a picture on Instagram of my Zesty Tuna and Rice Salad, and…

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