• immune boosting turmeric juice
    Drinks

    Immune Boosting Turmeric Tonic

    I believe you can always find simple ways to boost your immune system. If you want to learn more about the immune system and gut health please read this article for more wisdom nuggets. In this recipe, it’s all about good taste, texture and a good dose of anti-inflammatory properties, vitamins, minerals and fiber. All these are essential to support your overall health and in particular your gut health. Did you know that your immune system is connected to your gut health. If not, you should really head over to the article before making this tonic. This combination is classic and timeless and I’m sure you will enjoy it! The…

  • mango popsicles
    Snacks,  Sweets

    3 Ingredient Mango Popsicles

    It’s mango season here in Bali and that alone makes me and my kids the happiest people. Especially Rocco is crazy about mangoes, he eats at least 1 whole mango all by himself every day. When in the season these golden God-send fruits are cheap, amazingly sweet, incredibly juicy and huge in size — truly nature’s candy! I’ve been using mangoes in all kinds of recipes. I made mango chutney, mango sushi, mango raw cake, mango chia pudding, and today I’ll be sharing the easiest 3 ingredient mango popsicles. If you have kids, you can ask them to help you make, this way they feel incredibly proud of themselves and…

  • Healing Detox Tea
    Drinks

    Healing Detox Tea

    The last couple of weeks were quite extraordinary on the island of Bali — several earthquakes, lots of rain for a dry season and too many mozzies, who said climate change is not a real thing? You better be prepared when the weather changes drastically. So I came up with this Healing Detox Tea for when you feel under the weather. Or actually, you should drink this as an immune booster/gut healing/miracle/detox concoction. Whenever you are drinking this, it’s good for you! So without further ado, let’s get brewing! Healing Detox Tea Prep time: 5 mins Total time: 5 mins Serves: 1 liter Ingredients 1 liter filtered (warm) water Juice…

  • sweet potato fries
    Mains

    Rainbow Turmeric Sweet Potato Fries

    Did you know that sweet potatoes are: 1) healthier (less carbs and calories) 2) naturally sweeter (duh) 3) have more fiber 4) more calcium and magnesium 5) have more vitamin A + C than its cousin white potatoes. Next time when you do groceries lookout for these beautiful sweet potatoes that come in different colors such as orange, purple and yellow. Don’t confuse them though with yams, that’s family from the other side. Since I eat more plant-based and gluten-free I always have sweet potatoes at home. They are incredibly versatile to cook with and they keep you full longer. Because they are naturally sweetened, therefore kids love them too.…

  • coconut lentil soup
    Mains,  Soups

    Coconut Lentil Soup (Dahl)

    Since I eat plant-based, lentils and beans are my go-to source of protein. I like the texture of these little gems so much more than meat. So funny when I look back at my previous self; I used to love meat. I was even on a Paleo diet for a while. A solely meat-based diet only made me miserable and I was left feeling not comfortable in my own skin. It just didn’t feel right. There are many reasons why I switch to a plant-based way of eating. Adding more vegetables, fruits, beans, legumes, nuts and mostly whole grains or even gluten-free make me feel like I’m on top of…

  • 7 ways to use turmeric
    Nutrition

    7 Easy Ways To Consume Turmeric

    Meet Turmeric Meet turmeric, one of my favorite spices. Turmeric belongs to the ginger family, turmeric, botanical name Curcuma Longa, which has been used in India for thousands of years. Today, it is one of the most respected spices in the world. Researchers all over the world continue to uncover its health benefits, including its ability to fight infections, reduce inflammation, and treat digestive problems. Different ways to use turmeric I can imagine that you are clueless when it comes to cooking with this power ingredient. There are many ways you can eat and drink this amazing spice. The possibilities are endless and it’s only limited to your own creativity.…

  • golden turmeric latte
    Drinks

    Golden Turmeric Latte: The Anti-Inflammatory Power Drink

    Turmeric is the orange-yellow golden root family of the ginger. It’s known for its anti-inflammation healing power. A teaspoon of turmeric a day keeps inflammation, toxins, pain, and cancers at bay. In Indonesia, the golden turmeric is incorporated in plenty of ways. There’s the famous nasi kuning (yellow fragrant coconut turmeric rice) and jamu, which is a medicinal herbal drink. I love to make my own jamu with its main ingredient turmeric combined with lemon, ginger (optional), and honey. Today’s recipe is about turmeric latte, praised for it’s healing power and a popular drink in both India and lately in the US too in places such as San Fransisco and…