Baked Goods, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Nut Free, Recipes, Soy Free

Gluten Free Thai Chili Salmon Loaf

October 19, 2015

I discovered a whole cabinet of mason jars filled with preserved salmon that my mom made a couple months ago. Well, I couldn’t just leave them there and not do anything with it. That would be doing in justice to these homemade salmon preserves!

Gluten Free Thai Chili Salmon Loaf | Rosy Cheeks Project

Lately, I’ve been working on learning how to work with gluten-free flours. And this was the perfect opportunity to work on some recipe making with the coconut flour and almond flour I got. Experimenting in the kitchen and making up recipes on the fly are always fun. I love the suspense of not knowing how it’ll turn out. Whether the recipe will be a keeper or a huge disaster.

This recipe took a couple test runs to gage the consistency that I wanted. This loaf is perfect for lunch or dinner as a main with some greens on the side.

Gluten Free Thai Chili Salmon Loaf | Rosy Cheeks Project

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Travel & Delectable Afterthoughts

The Story of the Ugly Apple

October 16, 2015

This post is written to raise awareness for #WorldFoodDay15.
World Food Day is a day of action against hunger. On October 16, people around the world come together to declare their commitment to eradicate hunger in our lifetime. Because when it comes to hunger, the only acceptable number in the world is zero.


At a very young age, I was taught that we all come in different size, colour, form, and shape.
The same holds true for the nutritious food we produce.
I was also taught to treat everyone equally and to not discriminate. Sadly, grocery store giants do exactly that. They discriminate. They discriminate against deformed carrots, misshapen oranges, and lop-sided apples.


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Digestion 101

10 Culinary Herbs & Spices to Improve Digestion

October 12, 2015

Not only do herbs and spices have specific roles in the culinary field, each has its own immense nutritional benefits. In fact, a number of over-the-counter drugs are concentrated forms of chemical extractions found in plants. So, we definitely should not underestimate herbs and their ability to heal.
10 Culinary Herbs & Spices to Improve Digestion

Today, we’ll be exploring herbs and spices that are specific to the Gastrointestinal tract. Aromatic culinary herbs contain Volatile Oils have carminative properties that help to soothe and relax the gut lining.

You may find dried or fresh herbs. Where dried varieties are more intensely flavoured and therefore, used in smaller amounts. You can even grow fresh ones in your patio or on your kitchen windowsill.

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Allergy Free, Condiments, Dairy Free, Dips & Spreads, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Recipes, Soy Free

Smoky Paprika Eggplant Dip

October 3, 2015

I’ve always enjoyed creamy yogurt veggie dips or cracker dips like chickpea hummus. But every time I finish eating, I end up feeling extremely bloated and have stomach cramps all day.

Smoky Roasted Eggplant Dip | Rosy Cheeks Project
For someone with food sensitivities to legumes and dairy, this is what I get for following the wishes of my taste buds and disobeying the needs of my gut. Living with food sensitivities can be a real bummer sometimes.  Continue Reading…
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Mid-Autumn Festival: Matcha Adzuki Bean Snowskin Mooncake

September 26, 2015

Babylonian astrologers regarded the Moon as the chief of the two luminaries. “The sun as of smaller importance than the moon”. The Moon was the supreme deity.

Stretching back 3000 years, emperors in China worshiped the moon because they believed it would bring bountiful harvest. Items like plums, apples, watermelons, and mooncake were common sacrificial items used to worship the lunar goddess.
Matcha Adzuki Bean Snowskin Mooncake | Rosycheeksproject

Matcha Adzuki Bean Snowskin Mooncake | Rosycheeksproject

Second to the Chinese New Year Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most celebrated festivals of the year.

Taking place on the 15th day of August in the Chinese Calender, it is a day where families come together to celebrate the luminescent full moon, feast to a plentiful table of food, and indulge in rich, luscious, decadent mooncakes.

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Digestion 101

10 Leaky Gut Symptoms & Ways To Heal A Leaky Gut

September 18, 2015

9 out of 10 people I know have digestion problems – whether it be a mild functional disorder or a more severe chronic disease.

The worst part is, some may not even recognize that these problems exist and live on years with compromised digestion, not knowing how it feels to have good gut health.

10 Leaky Gut Symptoms & Ways To Heal A Leaky Gut | Rosy Cheeks Project

A number of digestive symptoms manifest in other parts of your body that can be mistaken as conditions unrelated to digestion. For example, eczema, a chronic inflammatory skin condition is linked to inflammation in the GI tract.

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Allergy Free, Dairy Free, Drinks, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Nut Free, Recipes, Soy Free

Anti-Inflammatory Honey Spiced Ginger Turmeric Tea for IBS

September 14, 2015

Reducing inflammation is very important in preventing and relieving intestinal flare ups caused by digestive disorders like IBS, ulcerative colitis, or colic.

Anti-Inflammatory Honey Ginger Turmeric Tea for IBS | Rosy Cheeks Project

Last night in my Herbal Medicine class, we talked about healing herbs that are especially good for the digestive tract. Many of which are what we call carminatives, meaning these herbs are great at soothing and settling the gut wall, aiding digestion. Carminative herbs are also anti-spasmodic, meaning they prevent or ease spasms or cramps in the muscles.

Anti-Inflammatory Honey Ginger Tumeric Tea | Rosy Cheeks Project

The use of herbs are endless – as seasoning, spices, and even taken as a food on its own. But of course, we can’t forget the use of herbs in tea!

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