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Blood orange Chia Jam

Serving : 1 jar

Prep time: 5mins ; cooking time: 10 mins

Basic ingredients:

1 tsp vanilla paste

4 blood oranges

Juice of 2 blood oranges

1/4 cup Maple syrup + 4 tbsp

4 tbs Chia seeds

+ Zest of one orange

Get your hands working:

Peel or remove the skin from the oranges and separate into segments of the oranges. Place it in a jar.

On a separate pan, add zest of one orange (from one of the oranges), blood orange juice, maple syrup and vanilla paste. Bring it to a boil and simmer for 10 mins until the mixture get thicken. Keep stirring to prevent the contents from getting burnt.

Add chia seeds and cook for another 5 mins then pour into jars and let cool completely. It will thicken up as the chia seeds start to gel.

Remove from heat and pour into the jar with the blood oranges in it. Set it aside to cool completely before storing it in the refrigerator. You wouldnt have a problem to finish it within a week because homemade good are addictive! You can add it onto your pancakes like what I’ve done over here:)

Enjoy!

Blood orange compote chia jam

Blood orange compote chia jam

Blood Orange Overnight oats

Serving : 1

Prep time: 10mins ; cooking time: 0

1 blood orange – peeled

1/2 cup almond milk

1 tsp vanilla paste

2/3 cup of rolled oats

1 tbsp of maple syrup

*Optional: 1/2 tsp of fresh ginger

2 tbsp chia seeds

Get your hands working:

Place everything in a blender , except the chia seeds and blend. Pour the mixture into a jar and add chia seeds. Mix to combine and put it in the fridge overnight.

Let’s assemble:

Next morning, take out the overnight oats from the fridge. Place some cut fruits on top for more goodness:)

For mine: I topped my oats with 2 tbsps of pomegranate seeds, some almond flakes and my homemade blood orange compote and leftover chia jam from the other day. You may add any type of healthy homemade jam or compote as a sweetener to go with your overnight oats:)

bon appetit^.^

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Spicy mushroom lentil bolognase

Hi all, as per request, I’m sharing my version of healthy mushroom bolognase with everyone:) So sorry that I didnt really take “work-in-progress” pictures because I wasnt planning to post the recipe for this since it’s quite simple.

Let start with the basic ingredients for the pasta sauce:)

Servings: 4

1 cup of pre-soaked red lentil (yield 2 cups after soaking for 6-8hrs)

2 cups of mushrooms (any kind – brown , white button, cremini, mini portobello )

1 medium brown onion

1 – 2 tbsp coconut aminos

3 cloves of garlic

1-2 tbsp of chili flakes

1 tbsp of paprika

1 can of crushed tomatoes

1 cup of vegetable stock

4 tbsp tomato paste

handful of fresh corriander – chopped

4 cups of baby spinach

3 mini chili padi – chopped into thin slices ( you may replace it with 2 tbsp of hot sauce)

4 cups of cooked pasta – any type:)

1 small zucchini

Preparation of Lentils: Rinse and soak 1 cup of lentil for 6-8hrs. Drain and set it aside. (To skip the soaking part, you may look at BBC’s quick way of cooking non-soaked lentils:)

Get your hands working:

Mushrooms: Start slicing up all the mushrooms (approx. 1 cm thick – mushrooms tend to shrink during cooking so you might not want your mushrooms to disappear )

Onions: Dice it up into small bite size. For those that do not know how to dice an onion, here’s a guide from thekitchn which I think it’s really helpful:)

Let’s get started:

Heat 1 tsp of olive oil in a pot over medium high heat. Add onion, garlic, chili flakes, paprika and stir-fry for 10mins or until the onion turns translucent.

Add the mushrooms in and stir fry for a few minutes. Add a splash of water and coconut aminos for extra flavor. Next, add in the crush tomatoes, vegetable stock, tomato paste and bring it to a boil. [Now is the right time to do some taste test before you add hot sauce into the stew. If you like the bolognase to be more spicy, then go ahead and add more chili or hot sauce into the pot:) ]

Add in the lentils (drained) , chopped chili padi, coriander and stir.

Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 1 hour ( I’ve simmered the stew for at least 2 hours because I like my stew to be thicker and flavorful,) Stir occasionally- every 30 mins

15 minutes before serving , add in the fresh baby spinach into the stew and stir. The baby spinach will wilt quite fast and the texture is just nice.

Add sauce to cooked pasta and you are done!

**I’ve added some chopped mini tomatoes, zucchini and coriander for garnish:) Sprinkled some nutritional yeast as well! (almost forgot to mention about this!) 🙂

I like crunchy zucchini and thus, I didnt add in at the beginning stage with the lentils and all. If you do not mind, you may add it together with the lentils:)

Hope you enjoy this meal as much as I do:)

Superfood – Maquiberry Smoothie

Seriously, I felt like someone who is so not tech-savvy in this digital age. This is mainly the reason for my procrastination. Anyway, I finally got a hang of this whole formatting of page and what not,  hopefully it will get easier as time goes by:) Sharing something quick and easy for breakfast which includes a superfood , Maquiberry.

Here is a short google research for you if you’ve not heard of maquiberry.

” Two “super berries” on the market claim to be beneficial supplements, packed with nutrients, antioxidants, omega fatty acids and fiber. Both the acai and maqui berries make health claims including detoxification and cleansing, antiaging, immune support, anti-inflammatory benefits and treatment for common issues such as sore throat and fever to more serious diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. Both berries are undoubtedly nutritious, but there are some differences to consider when choosing which one to take.”

(quoted from livestrong.com)

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Maquiberry smoothie

  • 2 cups of unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 pitted medjool dates
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp maquiberry powder
  • 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries

Get your hands working:

Blend everything in a blender until smooth consistency. That’s all. 🙂 I’ve added some crunchy toppings such as chopped pistaschios , cacao nibs, toasted buckinis and some strawberry slices. You may omit all these additional toppings if you just want a simple drink. I like mine to have some crunch in them which makes it more dimensional.

One thing about smoothie is that the entire process of making it is very simple and it’s really a no brainer. You just need 1 cup of liquid, 1 frozen banana and 1/2 cup of frozen fruit or veggie, to get a basic smoothie. It’s that simple:)

**Kitchen tricks: slice and freeze ripe bananas before you sleep.

Enjoy!

Healthy living starts here

My first ever “healthy” food post on my instagram. I’ve just started on this journey months ago and honestly, I’m loving it. It’s easy to fall off the health wagon, but once you are back on this, you will not fall back. Slowly, you will feel the change in your body. Start slow and you will love it too. My body is still in the state of recovery but I’ve stopped binge eating for quite sometime and it’s amazing not to feel “guilty” after meals if you know what I mean:)

Cereals and bread are so much easier to consume and it’s less risky of a taste test especially in the morning. I’m not going to emphasis on how commercially manufactured cereals and flour goods are high in sugar content which is bad for you in the long run and what not. I do buy ready-made granola bars in the supermarket still. (opps, haha) I love Nature Valley’s peanut butter & crunch:) It’s so good ~ Anyway, it’s okay to have a cheat snack once awhile.

I shall stop blabbing and let’s start with the ingredients that you will need.

Adapted from deliciouslyella (she’s awesome)

  • 1/2 cup of rolled oats
  • one handful of blueberries (half a box)
  • 1 ripe banana (sliced)
  • 1/2 tablespoon of maple syrup * optional (alternative: 1 mashed banana)
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon powder
  • 3/4 cup of boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons of crushed almonds
  • 1 tablespoon of dried cranberries

Get your hands working:

Start by pre-heating your oven to 180C.

Place the oats in a bowl , pour in 3/4 cup of boiling water into the bowl and soak for ten minutes.

While the oats are being soaked, chopped up the banana into slices (probably 0.5cm width )and crushed the baked almonds into smaller bite sized chunks**

Once the water has been absorbed, stir the soaked oats a few more times before adding almond milk and blueberries into the mix.

(*optional: if you really need some sweetness, you may add in 1/2 tablespoon of maple syrup into the soaked oats. Alternative, smash 1 banana and add it into the mix. In my case, I did not add in this “optional ingredient. The natural sweetness from the sliced bananas and blueberries were sufficient to my liking. Trust me, if you can, omit this additional sweetener. )

Pour the mix onto a baking dish , you can either mix in the sliced bananas , crushed almonds and dried cranberries to make it more organic-looking or you can placed it nicely on top of the mix like I did:) It’s totally up to each individual. Sometimes I just stir everything together and pop it straight into the oven:) I do have my lazy mornings when I just want to prepare breakfast within the shortest period of time and go back to bed.

Then bake for 20minutes or until the top has slightly browned. Do keep an eye on the bananas, you wouldnt want burnt-nanas for breakfast:)

**Kitchen tricks: pour the baked almonds into a small plastic and crush the nuts using any solid object like cups or rolling pin.

DL – Texture & taste:

I don’t really fancy my oatmeal to be mushy and wet. This recipe creates a wholesome taste that you actually get to taste the texture of rolled oats. It’s neither too chewy nor mushy. I like my oatmeal this way:) You may adjust the amount of hot water and duration to your liking.  Do comment if you like what I’m contributing:) I will be more than happy to know that you like it too!

Enjoy!

A healthy outside starts from the inside. ~Robert Urich

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bon appetit

allthatiam

This blog titled “allthatiam” speaks for itself that it will be about every nitty-gritty things in my world and lifestyle. It ranges from DIY posts to healthy food recipes and fashion. It’s a blog but instead of calling this my blog, i would say that this is a creative approach of documenting my life journey. I’ve been wanting to blog posts and has been procrastinating for the longest time ever. So, here I am, setting my goals and making sure that I’m doing what I’ve always wanted. Let’s kick-start the journey:)

*Seriously this customizing of web is driving me crazy. I know it’s much easier now but still :/

x drelim

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