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Korean Carrot Salad

Korean carrot salad

Living in Asia gives us the opportunity to explore its many flavours. The Korean kitchen is one we have been exploring more of recently. This is a very fresh tasting salad using all raw ingredients. It is easy to make, and fits into a vegan, vegetarian, or paleo lifestyle.


  • 1 large carrot, sliced into thin sticks
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2-3 spring onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced and chopped
  • handful of fresh coriander, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp coconut aminos (or soy sauce)
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp hot sesame oil (or 1 tsp sesame oil and 1 tsp chili flakes)
  • pinch of salt


  1. Place the carrot, onion, spring onions, garlic and coriander into a bowl.
  2. Mix together the coconut aminos, sesame seeds and sesame oil in a small bowl to create the dressing.
  3. Stir the dressing through the salad.

Music to go with it…
Listen on Spotify: Mahoney Harris – We Didn’t Feel Alone

Fitness Speed Juice

Fitness Speed Juice

Our little Juicemaster Liam has been busy again creating a new juice for after exercise. Inspired by needing a big refreshment after playing football, he created this apple, orange, lime, carrot and pomegranate juice. This might just be one of his best yet!


  • 1 green apple
  • 1 red apple
  • 1 orange (whole, do not peel it)
  • 1 lime (whole, do not peel it)
  • 1/2 pomegranate (cut in half, seeds left in, not peeled)
  • 1 carrot, whole
  • a few ice cubes
  • Centrifugal or slow juicer


  1. Cut any of the fruit to fit into your juicer as required
  2. Juice the apples on the slower speed of the juicer
  3. Juice the carrot, pomegranate, orange and lime on the fast speed of the juicer
  4. Stir to combine the juices together
  5. Serve over ice

Music to go with it…
Listen on Spotify: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds –  Riverman

Parsnip and Purple Carrot Hummus

parsnip and red carrot hummus

Hummus is a favourite spread for my son, and we have been trying some variations of the recipe (which is originally made with chickpeas) to create some new spreads. It is a great way of sneaking a few extra vegetables onto his plate that he wouldn’t normally eat.


  • 1 large parsnip, boiled until soft
  • 5 purple carrots, boiled until soft
  • 2 spring onions, chopped
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 Tbsp tahini
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • olive oil


  1. Put all of the ingredients into a blender including 2 Tbsp of olive oil.
  2. Blend until you have a smooth consistency.
  3. You may need to add some more olive oil to get to a thick, but spreadable consistency (about the same consistency as smooth peanut butter).
  4. Remove from the blender and place in a bowl to serve. Sprinkle with a little olive oil to serve if you like.

Music to go with it…
Listen on Spotify: Anika Moa – Thinking Room





Singapore Summer juice

Singapore Summer Juice

One of the joys of living in Singapore is the perpetual summer, and the abundance of tropical fruits. This juice was the perfect accompaniment to browsing through a Singapore guidebook to find our weekend excursion destination.


  • 3 carrots (whole, unpeeled, washed)
  • 1 guava (whole, unpeeled, washed)
  • 1 pineapple
  • 1 lime (whole, washed)
  • 2 red apples (whole, unpeeled, washed)
  • Centrifugal or slow juicer machine


  1. Cut off the top and bottom of the pineapple. Cut off the tough exterior, and cut the pineapple into quarters so that it fits into the juicer tube.
  2. Wash the skins of the other fruits, and cut them only if required to fit into your juicer tube.
  3. For a centrifugal juicer, turn the juicer to speed 1 (slowest speed). Juice the pineapple, apples and guava.
  4. Turn the juicer up to speed 2 (fastest speed). Juice the carrots and lime. 
  5. Turn off the juicer. Stir the juice to combine the fruits.
  6. Serve over ice straight after juicing. Including the lime ensures that the apples will not turn brown quickly, so it will keep for a few hours if you prefer, but it never lasts that long in our house.

Music to go with it…
Listen on Spotify: Gregory Isaacs – Night Nurse