• Persimmon and Cream Gummy Lollies

    May Ly

    Persimmons have always been one of my favourite fruit and at the moment I am seeing these beautiful small astringent types which are soft, juicy and look like they are ready to burst open over here in Vietnam. They are elongated in shape with a tapered point. You need to…

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  • Quick Pink Apple Slaw

    May Ly

    I love all types of slaws, quick and easy to put together without too many ingredients. This is a refreshing version without the usual creamy dressing. Shredded apples give this crunchy slaw a lovely sweetness and the purple cabbage turns it all into a pretty pink. This slaw would go well…

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  • Siam Reap with Kids

    May Ly

    We recently travelled to Siam Reap, Cambodia with our three kids aged 11, 7 and 3. I’ve been waiting to visit Angkor Wat for almost 20 years and knew I would fall in love with the city. It was a wonderful break from the chaos of Saigon and I really…

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  • Lacto Fermented Vegetables with Ginger, Turmeric and Black Pepper

    May Ly

    My counter top is usually covered with different jars of fermenting veggie combinations and currently this combination of carrot, celery, ginger, turmeric and black pepper is on repeat. A few months ago, I visited my holistic doctor and learnt about the importance of combining turmeric and black pepper to make the…

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  • Paleo Moon Cake (Mixed Nuts and Seeds)

    May Ly

    In Vietnamese and Chinese culture, the Moon Festival (also known as Lunar Festival or Mid – Autumn festival) is a time to spend with family and gather around delicious food. It is held on the 15th day of the 8th month on the lunar calendar. This was definitely one of…

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  • Pressure Cooker Vietnamese Bo Kho (Beef Tomato Stew)

    May Ly

    This is my version of mum’s Vietnamese Bo Kho. We grew up eating this spicy tomato beef stew with crusty Vietnamese bread or vermicelli noodles. I now have it on its own with lots of carrots, white radish and fresh Vietnamese herbs or over a bowl of spiralised veggies like zucchini noodles.…

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