Bran Buckwheat Banana Muffins

These muffins may look like regular muffins but they are not your standard wheat-flour, butter-filled sugar-laden muffins.

Using wheat bran, buckwheat and quinoa flour as the alternative flour-base and bananas as natural sweetener, these dense and moist Buckwheat Quinoa Banana Muffins are higher in fiber and protein, which make them healthier and more nutritious than regular muffins.

With coconut flour and coconut oil, these muffins also bakes out with a nice aroma. I definitely enjoy a dense, hearty, healthy and delicious muffin anytime. How about you?

Hasselback Potato with Spiced Yogurt

Earlier, I have tried making hasselback potatoes which can be a side (carb) accompaniment with entree (protein) such as salmon e.g. Pesto Salmon, Dijon Mustard Salmon or chicken e.g. Herb Garlic Roast Chicken, Satay-Inspired Spiced Chicken Chop, served with steamed vegetables such as asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower and green beans.

At that time, I have the luxury of homemade pesto to dress the hasselback potato.

So now, without homemade pesto, what is the next best dressing or topping for the hasselback potatoes?

It is not bacon, also not cheese. Instead, it is the easiest fool-proof dressing - smooth and creamy plain organic greek yogurt, jazzed up with spices.

Broccoli, Cauliflower Chicken Rice Soup

Ever thought of a soupy grain bowl?

This wacky idea came to me during winter - anything I could do for a bowl of piping hot food, I will; yet staying true to the routine (of salad grain bowls). I make warm salad grain bowls quite regularly but there are still times especially when the temperature hit the low 40Fs; when warm food does not suffice and hot food is desperately desired.

Under normal circumstances, the leftover rice and rotisserie chicken would be re-heated and served with steamed vegetables to prepare grain bowls such as Asparagus Chicken Quinoa Bowl or Broccoli, Cauliflower Chicken Quinoa Bowls.

But, what if Chicken Rice Soup can be prepared instantly, in less than 10 mins? What next?