Pancakes, brain food?


Nothing rings in the weekend quite like some freshly made pancakes. I find myself craving for them ever so often. That’s why I now keep a bag of pancake mix in the pantry. And believe me or not, it is possible to have pancake packed with nutrients, as long as you make it with sprouted grain pancake mix (I used Arrowhead’s Mill) and Magnolia’s super healthy Omega Plus Lo-Fat Hi-Cal Milk.


I never thought I’d say this but this version of pancakes is like brain food. Every bite of pancake provides a big boost of omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), one of the major building blocks of the brain that is critical for optimal brain health and function. Omega 3 is also said to reduce blood LDL and triglycerides. How about that.

There’s also the fibre from the sprouted grains. Mine containted pure organic sprouted wheat, barley and corn that was hydrated with water until they begin to germinate. They are then dried and ground in a mill. Sprouted foods are said to enhance the bioavailability of nutrients naturally found in the original grain and improve digestibility of the food.


Just for the heck of it, I had the pancakes with a large cup of the Omega Plus Milk. Talk about having healthy bones.


Just so you know, I also used Omega 3 fortified eggs.

Whoever told you that you need to eat lots of fish for your Omega 3 got it wrong.

I advise adding some chia seeds (if you have any), to make this pancake even more ‘powerful’. Go all the way!

PS. The recipe depends on the pancake mix you use. For this one, it was 1 cup pancake mix, 3/4 cup milk, 1 tbsp honey (I used maple syrup), 1 tbsp oil (I used avocado oil) and 1 egg.

Posted on 12th Mar 2016 in milk, pancake  |  Post a comment

Little Surprise in the Neighbourhood

Christmas 2015

Sometimes, I wish I was not that much of a lightweight in the alcohol department. Especially since my personal chef makes his own beer. The poor soul (or lucky dude haha) has to finish all his craft beer every batch. Quite a drudgery eh.

If I could, I would definitely make it a point to drink all the delicious sounding craft beers at Little Island Brewery Co. Since that’s not going to happen anytime soon, both of us dropped by recently to savour their lunch offerings.

The portions were not that little. And they were pretty tasty portions too. We had the burger and beef brisket. The brisket was fork-tender and roasted to a delightful char (my favourite bits). The burger was impressive too. Nothing super fancy sounding and no truffle aioli but it held its own.

Christmas 2015

We will definitely be back real soon! Psst. this is such a romantic casual place to bring dates – so near Changi Beach, and so easy to ask your crush for a walk by the sea 😉

Little Island Brewery Co
Address: 6 Changi Village Rd, 509907

Posted on 11th Mar 2016 in beef, brunch, burger  |  Post a comment

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