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How To Maintain (Feed) Your Gluten-Free Sourdough Starter

Posted by Shima Shimizu on

How To Maintain (Feed) Your Gluten-Free Sourdough Starter

Since the lockdown of #COVID-19, seems like the whole world has started to bake... With a bunch of ingredients going out of stock, we're also starting to bake the traditional, authentic way... SOURDOUGH!      Baking with traditional ingredients may be time-consuming, but the beauty of traditional methods show how simple your home baked breads can be: flour, water and salt is all you need to make a gorgeous loaf of sourdough bread. The basics are taught to you in our level 1 sourdough baking class, to give you the right foundation to then build your own skills and get creative.     Today, we will...

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Vegan Aglio Olio Peperoncino with Konjac Noodles

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Vegan Aglio Olio Peperoncino with Konjac Noodles

Aglio olio peperoncino is a popular Italian pasta dish with crispy garlic, chili flakes, parsley and a LOT of olive oil. Growing up in Japan, this was also one of the most common pasta dishes that everyone loves and it's called just "Peperonchino" (ペペロンチーノ)  which I only noticed recently that is only the name of the chili pepper, not the pasta dish. Anyway! I was craving this dish and noticed I can make this in a Keto way.It's only the pasta that needs to be replaced with an low carb Konjac noodles! Konjac (こんにゃくor 蒟蒻) is a popular ingredient used in a lot of Japanese...

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Vegan Glass Noodle Salad (Yum Woon Sen)

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Vegan Glass Noodle Salad (Yum Woon Sen)

Glass noodle salad is my favorite Thai dish. It is gluten-free as the glass noodles are made from mung beans and it's very refreshing. Specially the best on a hot humid day when you feel you don't have energy to do anything. Yum Woon Sen will wake your soul up!In Thailand glass noodles are considered to be good for weight loss. These noodles are made from starch (carbs!) but they absorb a lot of water, so you end up eating less carbs. Plus with all the vegetables and lean protein that goes into this salad, it is definitely a low-calorie...

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Vegan Tom Yum / Tom Yum Goong

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Vegan Tom Yum / Tom Yum Goong

Tom Yum Soup is probably the most popular Thai dish that is loved by people around the world. There are two types of soups - one being the clear broth and the other being the creamy broth which is a more recent trend. I was actually surprised how quickly you can whip up this flavorful soup. You don't need to boil the herbs for hours - 20mins and voila! Tom Yum Goong means Tom = soup, Yum = Thai spicy and sour salad, Goong = shrimp. Literally, it is a spicy and sour salad soup with shrimp! Today we are making a vegan...

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Immunity Spaghetti

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Immunity Spaghetti

Eat the colours of the rainbow - I'm sure you've heard this before, but why?Each colour of the fruits and vegetables carries its own set of unique disease-fighting chemicals called phytochemicals. It is these phytochemicals that give fruits and vegetables their vibrant colour and of course some of their healthy properties.   REDRed fruits and vegetables are coloured by a natural plant pigment called lycopene. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant that can help reduce the risk of cancer and keep our heart healthy. PURPLE /BLUEThe plant pigment anthocyanin is what gives blue/purple fruits and vegetables their distinctive colour. Anthocyanin also has...

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