Author: Peh Yi Wen

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Overnight Oats: Strawberry + Chia Seeds

Overnight oats make a great breakfast to start your day, get those engines roaring and fuelling you up for the blast of a day ahead. I made my first ever jar of overnight oats recently, taking on strawberries for the virgin attempt with this recipe right here. The ingredients were a friendly bunch, but I didn’t follow the list entirely because the supermarket was out of a couple of items like almond milk and greek yogurt — thankfully easily substitutable. The result tasted really wholesome and healthy with sweet hints from that bit of honey and those gorgeous strawberries. Overnight Oats with Strawberries + Chia Seeds Adapted from Buzzfeed’s recipe Ingredients 1/2 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup non-fat milk 1/2 cup nonfat yogurt 1 tablespoon chia seeds 1 teaspoon honey 4 large strawberries, cored and thinly sliced Mix all the ingredients up in a mason jar (or any air-tight container) and store it in the fridge for at least 6 and up to 24 hours. In the morning, toss in some fresh slices of strawberries, grab your spoon …

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Cafe Review: The Lokal

“Lokated” on the sleeves of Duxton along Neil Road, The Lokal serves up Aussie-style brunch items in a laid back environment carefully decked out in 50 shades of blue — a nice visual distinction from the majority of third-wave cafes in Singapore. The Space Apart from cushioned seats that line the perimeter of the cafe, a communal table sits out front at the entrance — a homely corner that looks absolutely deserving of a feature in a home & living magazine. Walk further in and grab a place at the back if you’re in for a live culinary show from their open-concept kitchen. The three counter seats get you an unobstructed view, together with lovely chat with the Chef. (PS. His daunting glare washes away with a friendly hello.) The Food Available from 9am till 3.30pm on Saturdays and Sundays, the weekend brunch menu comprises healthier options like granola, quinoa and smashed avocado on sourdough. Clearly, we went to the dark side and had a meat-off with our picks from the selection of wholesome burgers and sandwiches. …

Kept Calm & Went to London

After weaving through 7 cities with Italian, French and German words thrown about our heads, London was a breath of fresh air as we bade language barriers goodbye. I loved every bit of this English city; from their quaint picture-perfect streets that hold the iconic  red telephone booths, post boxes and buses, to their beautiful British slang, musical theatre buildings and a personal favourite: the Union Jack. As stereotypical as it may sound, we did feel the constant need to zip away for scones and tea — though we didn’t. And most fortunately for us, the weather was not at all gloomy. It was perfect actually, at 18 degrees celsius, with the one-off drizzle on our first day. But that didn’t meddle with our plans at all since we spent the entire day along Oxford Street getting acquainted with the mega-mall, Primark. Where we stayed: My cousin’s apartment in Bloomsbury which meant saving on accommodation. Score. Nearest tube station: Russell Square which has 3 large and indispensable elevators because no one was going to walk up/down 175 …