Thursday, 18 February 2016

Mum's Chicken Ginger Congee

Congee isn't considered paleo but I'm adding my mum's chicken ginger congee recipe to my blog so I have it anywhere I go. It's one comfort food I still need every now and then, like an asian version of chicken soup which cures everything from cold's, flu and heartbreak! Perfect for breakfast or any time of the day. My mum would make this for us whenever we got sick or when we had a big family gathering. There would be a huge pot on the stove and we would have a nice warm bowl as a second dinner around 10pm, one of my favourite childhood memories...

Mum's Chicken Ginger Congee
Mum's Chicken Ginger Congee

Ginger, Turmeric and Black Pepper Kombucha Tea - Second Fermentation

Ginger, Turmeric and Black Pepper Kombucha Tea

Ginger and turmeric has always been one of my favourite combinations whether it is for food or drinks, they go so well together (see my lemongrass, ginger & turmeric kombucha recipe here or my hot lemongrass, ginger & turmeric tea which I drink daily here :) This ginger, turmeric and black pepper kombucha tea combination is a favourite in our house, we usually make a bottle each day along with my kids favourite raspberry kombucha.

Monday, 8 February 2016

Kale Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

I really missed kale when I moved to Vietnam, it took a really long time for me to find and was so happy when my local organic store started stocking it. Kale is power packed with lots of beneficial nutrients like iron, vitamin a & c, calcium. It is anti-inflammatory, full of anti-oxidants and high in naturally occurring folate. In addition to all these benefits, what I love most about kale is that it doesn't really go soggy, so it makes for a great salad to pack for work or a picnic. My kids love this kale salad with raspberry vinaigrette, the sweetness of the raspberries make it really appealing for little taste buds!

Kale Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette
Kale Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette