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Turmeric magic

January 31, 2015 |

In 1995, two non-resident Indians associated with the University of Mississipi Medical Centre, Jackson, USA tried to file a patent for turmeric. Indians were irate. The high court in Delhi challenged the patent and it was overturned on the … Read More

Blue ginger – food and medicine

January 31, 2015 |


It’s taken a 12th century German mystic to draw attention to a root that practically grows in our own backyard.

Galangal (variously known as lengkuas/laos/blue ginger) is a common ingredient in Nonya, Malaysian, Indonesian and Thai cuisine. Naturopath Sebastian Liew … Read More

MedHatter Breakfast Poll

January 31, 2015 |

To eat or not to eat, that is the question

Our blogger friends share how they break fast

Good Morning Francesca Tan –

Q: What is your favorite breakfast?

A: It depends on my mood of the day … Read More

In the pink with Pomegranate

January 31, 2015 |

Surely one of the most beautiful fruits, the jewel-like pomegranate is also loaded with nutritional benefits. Now readily available in our wet markets and supermarkets, pick up a few for juicing or garnishing.


Eat it, drink it, make into … Read More

Kacang Botol – good whether cooked or raw

January 31, 2015 |

With twice the potassium content of bananas and much fewer calories, kacang botol is heart-healthy and a delicious ingredient in salads or as crudites. Try dipping into guacamole for an interesting taste combination. Or stir-fry as a side dish. Try … Read More

Healthy options for Indian cuisine

January 31, 2015 |

As someone who grew up on home-cooked Indian food, I never questioned whether what I was eating was healthy.

It was only later that I discovered that most people from other cultures avoid  Indian cuisine because they consider it … Read More