Tag: Healthy food

[VAN] A Vegetarian Bar – The Acorn

Thanks to my uncle, I was on a plant-based eating spree in Vancouver during my recent trip this summer! The Acorn, an award-winning, vegetarian bar located at the heart of Vancouver's Main St, was one of them. It is a destination for diners seeking creative meals made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The dishes are beautifully presented, and cater to vegans and gluten free diners while ensuring that even the staunchest meat eaters leave fully satisfied too.

[Recipe] What is Skirret? – Whole Wheat Skirret Galette

Roots vegetables are available all year round, so when it's spring, people forget about root vegetables, and try to get their hands on fresh produces like asparagus, fiddle heads, rhubarb etc... but do you know that the peak season of root vegetables last till spring? When in season, they have a sweeter flavor and juicier. A friend gave me a new type of root vegetables that I've never seen or heard when we met few days ago - skirret ! It a perennial vegetable that can be enjoyed just like carrots. Instead of simply just roast it and toss it in salad, I turned it into a galette made with whole wheat and olive oil.

[Recipe] Vietnamese Affair at Home – Vegan Banh Mi

After my trip to Vietnam this summer, I had fallen in love with the banh mi! A local told me that Vietnamese can have banh mi any time throughout the day, either as breakfast, lunch, dinner or even late night snacks. Vietnamese descends makes up the majority of the Asians here, in Montreal, and I couldn't wait to try out this vegan banh mi recipe developed by a friend of mine from school, and she's a registered dietitian, so you can count on her ;)  

[Recipe] Guilt-Free Banana Bread

Since school is over, now I have more time for baking, especially healthy baking. Most of the time, people associate baked goods with high fats, and sugar-loaded. I'm not a fan of it, but I still like baked goods, so I like to explore for healthy alternatives for some ingredients or just healthy recipes, in general. I'm a newbie with baking, so I'm starting off with the most basic and classic one - banana bread! It's quick and easy that I guarantee every first time baker can do it. Oh! Have I forgotten to mention that there's no butter and no refined sugar?

[HK] Nha Trang Vietnamese Restaurant (芽莊越式料理)

Nha Trang is one of my top restaurants in Hong Kong. It is always a must-visit as soon as I arrived. The reasons are because it is close to where my brother lives, and Vietnamese foods are light for dinner. Also, so far I can't find a decent Vietnamese restaurant in Kaohsiung nor Montreal yet! [caption id="attachment_143" align="aligncenter" width="630"] Saigon Ga Xe Phay (西貢牙車快)[/caption] This is definitely a must-order! According on their menu, it is a popular dish in Saigon. It is composed of finely cut red and green cabbage, shredded pickled radish, fresh bean sprouts, tossed with tender shredded chicken, sprinkled with fried garlic chips and crushed peanuts in a light fish sauce (nuoc nam) vinaigrette. Finally, it is garnished with  fried prawn crackers and diced cucumbers.