Turn Your Over Ripened Bananas into Healthy Snacks

I am completely guilty for always leaving the last few bananas sitting there one day too long and letting them turn into the wrong shade of brown. A perfectly ripened banana has a good firmness and it’s not too sweet. It is the perfect snack between meals or before you hit the gym as bananas are loaded with vitamins, antioxidants and minerals. They also keep your blood sugar level stable (which will make you feel less hungry between meals) and give you the energy for your workout.

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Before we get into different ways to use over-ripe bananas, let’s talk about some health benefits and reasons as to why you should include bananas in your diet. Continue reading

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Baking Tips That Will Make You a Better Baker

I think baking is one of many people’s favourite things to do in the kitchen. I know a lot of my girl friends love to bake, whether it is homemade breads, 3-layer cakes or the simple breakfast muffins. I certainly started my cooking journey in the early days with baking. It was one of the first things they taught us in our home economics class – to bake.

Baking requires precision and for you to follow the recipes exactly. It is an art of science. Aside from being precise, here are a few tips that I’ve learned throughout the years that made me a better baker. Continue reading

Sudden Cravings

I had a sudden cravings for scones a couple days ago. Warm, buttery and moist scones, fresh out of the oven and nothing like those Starbucks stoney scones. Hong Kong is not a place for you to find really awesome baked goods. I don’t quite know what it is but all the muffins, scones and cakes here just don’t have the soft spongy texture and wholesome taste as those I have tried in North America and Europe.

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