5 ways to spend less time cooking in the kitchen

Always struggle with preparing quick meals after coming home from work? Want to prepare a warm and nutritious home-cooked meal for your family every night, but find that it’s never a reality? Well, let me tell you this. It can be a reality. A lot of times, recipes that promote quick “30-minute meals” work ONLY because systems have already been set up in place. With…

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20 three-ingredient snack ideas for kids

It's 3pm, your child came back from school not long ago and is starving. You have a stash of “healthy” wholemeal biscuits or plain crackers available, but you don’t want to resort to that all the time. You see full-time mums come up with elaborate afternoon tea snacks for their kids on Instagram. Not everyone has the time for that, you think, as you plate…

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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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Get enough fibre every day and you CAN prevent chronic diseases

Many people say “carbohydrates are evil”, but that’s not entirely true. It depends on what kind of carbohydrates you’re referring to. Apart from the infamous refined sugar, did you know that fibre is categorised under carbohydrates too? Fibre has been shown to have beneficial effects to many aspects of human health. A recent article by the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that fibre…

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