Embracing the plant-based lifestyle in Malaysia

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Pad Thai (Thai Noodle Stir-Fry)

Pad Thai (Thai Noodle Stir-Fry)

After having my first taste of Pad Thai in Thailand as a 16-year-old, I was hooked. I recall having a plate of steaming Pad Thai cooked by the roadside for only 25 Baht! I wonder how much it is these days! Pad Thai is a […]

Quinoa Goreng (Fried Quinoa)

Quinoa Goreng (Fried Quinoa)

I was blessed to start off my plant-based advocate career with premium new health brand Spoon Health. I was assigned to produce recipes which incorporated their quinoa products, including Royal Quinoa. The team wanted to make a supergrain like quinoa more appealing to the Malaysian […]

Lean Lontong

Lean Lontong

One of the things that saves me at every Aidilfitri Open House? That steaming fragrant turmeric coconut broth with mixed vegetables and mungbean noodles over leaf-wrapped compressed rice. I’m a sucker for all coconut-based broths and Lontong is one of few plant-based dishes available during […]

Basil Tempeh Stir-Fry

Basil Tempeh Stir-Fry

This is one of two recipes developed for a Malaysian newspaper article about tempeh, and updating its image for it to be seen as a health food. And so it should! Containing 20% complete protein and a great source of micronutrients like riboflavin and phosphorous, […]

Lentil Tomato Barley Stew

Lentil Tomato Barley Stew

This recipe means a lot to me, because it was part of my first-ever public cooking demo! I was invited by Dataran Pahlawan Megamall in Melaka to do the demo as well as a talk about my plant-based journey.  What made my day was not […]

Herby Nut Loaf (Gluten-free)

Herby Nut Loaf (Gluten-free)

I had never heard of a nut loaf until my Danish husband told me that his plant-based mother made it for Christmas. I’m sure she has a brilliant recipe which I have yet to ask for, but just to challenge myself, I wanted to see […]

Guacapasta with Pine Seeds

Guacapasta with Pine Seeds

If you think you’ve lived life without tasting avocado pasta yet, I’m sorry to break it to ya… That’s something you need to get out of the way quite urgently. My very first experience with it was in 2015, when I was visiting a friend’s […]

Tahini Soba Noodles

Tahini Soba Noodles

This dish was a lunch staple during my corporate days. It was a great balanced meal that was so quick and simple to make, which was important back then, when I’d come back after 45 minutes of commuting home, and all I wanted to do […]