It’s Chinese New Year again and 2014 is the Year of the Horse!
There are many festive treats available in Singapore at this time of year – cookie stalls are popping up everywhere. Some cookie fairs even have fancy set-ups that bake on site, so you can purchase them fresh from the oven!
This year, to try and escape the cane sugar and white flour overdose, we decided to make our own!
Everyone loves eating during the holiday season! There is so much festive food… but it’s often unhealthy. However, we love baking cookies… so we transformed the standard with some fantastic substitutes and created these amazingly healthy (and cute) Coconut Sugar Cookie Cutouts!
We are back in Melbourne for Christmas! One of the first items on our Aussie to-do list was to visit the Queen Victoria Market. We couldn’t walk past this amazing cauliflower.
We love veggies and fruits, so wandering through the Queen Victoria Market takes us a couple of hours – there is so much amazingly fresh produce available and so many vendors. You can shop around for the best taste or price. Everything is fresh. There aren’t as many exotic or tropical fruits and veggies (although we did find some dragonfruit) – we always look forward to those in Singapore – however there were still some things we hadn’t seen before… Continue reading →
Why is everything red and white? The 9th August is Singapore’s National Day!
One of the things we love about living in another country is discovering the different holiday traditions. We always really enjoy Singapore’s National Day Holiday – and this year we created some extra special recipes to celebrate!
When we’re wandering through the grocery store here in Singapore we ALWAYS go through the fruit section to see if there’s any different tropical fruit in season. Recently we have really been enjoying custard apples. Wait and see the recipe we came up with!
We are very proud of ourselves at Dancing Greenly – we happen to have found a perfect sweet treat for Halloween!
It is called halo-halo (like ‘hello’ but with an ‘a’). It is a traditional dessert originating from the Philippines. We first tried it when we were in Manila performing on tour. We attended a big welcome party with lots of traditional dishes, and Halo-halo was our favourite. It is another southeast Asian food discovery that we really want to share. Continue reading →
You really should! This is Jicama, one of our absolute favourite vegetables – we always have one in the fridge… and most people don’t know even what it is! It is refreshing, crunchy, slightly sweet, and easy to prepare… you have to try it!
Unusual green food can be daunting enough, let alone eating a mouthful of pure powdered grass or algae! At first, we used barely a dusting of these strange, colourful powders on our food, but now… we could eat this stuff by the spoonful!
Our breakfast last week! (Super-powders with yogurt, cereal, goji and blueberries.)
Why would two dancers start tinting their breakfasts green?
A few years ago, during our time in California, we discovered and fell in love with green powders. Basically all they are is a bunch of green leaves or algae that are dehydrated, then powdered. Who doesn’t love a concentrated nutrient hit?!
Often we are too tired or too busy to prepare something awesome and nutritious to eat on our rehearsal days (or performance nights), so having a big hit of GREEN nutrients is one of the greatest fail-safes we have in our diet. We really do get excited about eating this stuff!
Some types we only admire, after reading the price tags, but others are more affordable (even in Singapore) and we believe it is totally worth it.