Like Healthy Cooking. Like Never Before. The Unconventional Way.
ABOUT THE DUO
We are twins, sisters and best friends. Born and raised in the beautiful metropolitan city of HK (Yes we are city girls). We grew up in one of the most diverse, international places possible in the world. Of course, a lot of our recipes have been inspired by our Chinese heritage and we take great pride in it.
We love to travel. We love our family. We love to learn. We love to serve. And we love to share what we know with you.
Mia: The younger of the twin. Neuroscience Major.
Zoe: The older twin. Food Science Major.
Where to start?
So much to say. But this love of cooking began a long time ago, ever since we were young kids. Our childhood dream was to own a farm and a restaurant business. Everything at home became a resource to creating that childhood dream come true – nothing in the house not even the hair-pins or even the jeweled necklaces would escape our hands to become part of our “imaginery” make-shift kitchen collection.
When we were eight, our mum asked us to choose between having a huge birthday party or plastic kitchen set…you guessed it right we chose the kitchen set.
When we went into high school, one of our most memorable gifts was a dessert cookbook given by a friend.
The first thing we ever made was “Vanilla Sugar Cookies” (hence the name sprinkleofvanillasugar). Although it didn’t quite turn out the way we wanted it to, but it became the very beginning of our culinary journey. From then on, week after week you would find the both of us in the kitchen whipping up another sweet concoction from our cookbook – from cheesecake swirled brownies, triple chocolate chunk cookies, coconut lemon bars and many more. There was never a week that went by without us concocting some treat to bring to school to share with our classmates. It became a sort of tradition that our friends began looking forward to. On Sundays, our family would gather together anticipating our newest dessert creation.
Unfortunately, during our junior year of high school, we began to suffer from digestive problem – stomachaches, bloating, headaches, tiredness. Not realizing what the issue was, we went to see a naturopathic doctor. After doing a blood test, we discovered that we were gluten and lactose intolerant. It was a huge surprise and shock. But we ignored it and kept eating everything that was terrible for us.
After graduating from high school, we went onto serving full-time missions for our church. With the change in lifestyle and rigorous schedule, we became considerably sick from the way we were eating. At this point, we were forced to acknowledge that it was time to make changes in our lives. At first, it seemed impossible because not only did it mean changing the way what we ate but even the way we cooked. We struggled through a long period of time, especially with our cooking disasters. We had to start from ground zero experimenting with healthier products; healthier recipes; fresh foods and raw cooking.
Now it has been less than a year since our decision to maintain a clean eating diet. Everyday we are still learning. Our kitchen now has become our laboratory. We still make mistakes and we still fail. We have created dishes that are absolutely inedible. But our passion and resolve to cook nutritious dishes that can taste amazing has only grown stronger.
This place is a place for experiments and to document all our most successful recipes as we journey our way through cooking. We focus on making healthy, easy dishes using whole foods and accessible ingredients. Healthy and fresh foods are not a compromise – in fact it can be an indulgence too! We believe that food should make you feel good, empower you and inspire you. We are by no means professional in any way! But we do a lot of research and experiment with recipes to find the perfect recreation of traditional, classic dishes so people with food allergies or people looking for a healthier lifestyle can still enjoy food. We try ethnic dishes from all over the world and our inspiration comes from everything and anything.
Here you will find many gluten free, lactose-free, paleo, oil-free, refined sugar free dishes. Occasionally we try our hand at vegan and vegetarian dishes.
We would love to hear feedback and get to know all of you!
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