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Review: Bulletproof coffee?

Is it a hype or does it work?

The first time a good friend of mine mentioned bulletproof coffee or BPC, I visibly flinched. How can coffee, butter and coconut oil be good, let alone drinkable?! I soon discovered its cult-like following on social media, and numerous fitness influencers who swear by its effects. Of course, I have also come across articles warning me of my potential ignorance should I “fall” for the BPC craze. So far though, it seems supporters outnumber detractors, at least in my ‘algorithmically’ manipulated social media networks.

Brunch galettes (savoury crepes)

Galette is the French word for savoury pancake or crepe made with potato or buckwheat flour. Those that I’ve had so far in France and French restaurants are usually made from buckwheat flour. Here’s the really simple recipe for the pancake. After that, you’re free to put toppings of your choice. 

Chocolate fudge bars (no-bake)

This is truly one of the fudgiest, gooey-est, and most indulgent chocolate cakes I’ve made and bonus, it’s made of one of my favourite healthy foods: avocado. Even the pickiest chocolate cake lovers would love this. When it comes to dessert, my husband doesn’t like too much experimentation—a simple, basic chocolate cake is all he wants. So when I gave him a slice of this fudge cake, I thought he’d find it strange and refuse to eat it. But he did! Try it and let me know what you think. Makes 10 to 12 pieces

Pancakes smoothie combo

Is it just me, or do you also feel an incredible surge of freedom in being able to cook whatever you want, whenever, how-ever you want? When I was a kid, I often wished there was more chocolate frosting on my cake, and now? I can put a triple layer of frosting if I wanted to. But of course, I don’t. 😉 So I made this breakfast during one of those days when I couldn’t choose just one thing, so I decided to have both! Hah. Such freedom! xx Serves 2 (or just for you!)

Sweet potato almond date fudge (vegan)

To many people I’ve met in Europe, sweet potatoes (patate douce in French) are exotic, strange or something they just ignore in the supermarket. In Asia, this root crop is a widely available and cheap staple food, perhaps not appreciated enough for its true nutritional value. But ever since it got more popular in health-conscious circles, a gamut of recipes have surfaced using the humble sweet potato.

Lentil spinach chilli bowl

Two of my close girl friends and I have a good laugh whenever any of us makes this recipe. The saying goes that there are people who come into our lives simply to teach us something, after which they inevitably leave. Well, a few of my friend’s ex-boyfriends have each left a recipe we all love and this one is from one of them. 

Vegan, gluten-free (banana) muffins

For lovers of muffins, cupcakes and any cake for that matter, it’s really not possible to avoid them without feeling restricted. I believe in balance, moderation and common sense, so if removing them from my diet is not an option, the best thing to do is to make healthier versions. Unsweetened apple compote or applesauce is one of the best alternatives to butter, eggs and even sugar especially if you make your own from sweet apples. Here’s the basic recipe I use for muffins and cakes, and you can add whatever other flavours you like. Enjoy!

Cottage cheese oat pancakes

One of the things I’ve cut down on eating is bread—warm, soft, fresh bread. But breakfast without a bit of bread, butter and jam can sometimes feel incomplete, and that’s where pancakes come in. Pancakes aren’t mere replacements for bread, they occupy a special place in the hierarchy of best breakfast foods. When you’re trying to increase your protein intake to complement your workout routine, packing a plateful of pancakes with protein-rich ingredients is the perfect way to do so.