About Me

hello! I'm daphne and welcome to More Than Words...

More Than Words is my favourite song. I believe that words are more powerful with actions, and more importantly, emotions. It is what make words mean something.

This space is more than just a food journal. It documents my love for God, for life, for food and for health. It captures our marriage and snippets of our life.

My personal journey with food has been a turblence one. I was obese as a child, making awful food choices, hiding behind baggy clothes and struggled to run 2.4km. Eventually I lost around 32-35 kgs, through limiting food portions and cardio exercises in my early twenties. By mid-twenties, I realised that what I was doing was not working.

So I changed.

I started eating clean.

I started boxing, kick boxing, kettle bells, Zumba and Konga with The Jungle Body.

I watched my attitude.

I prayed. Hard. I surrendered.

And finally, just finally, I feel a sense of contentment. I aim to eat clean 90% of the time and if I want to enjoy a treat that 10% of the time, I can.

Because there is much more to life than just food. It is what we make out of it.

I am a wife, a daughter, a sister and a friend.

I embrace my heritage as a Singaporean Chinese Cantonese married to a Malaysian Chinese Indian husband, living in Western Australia. I am my grandmother's girl and I often find a way to attempt and re-create dishes that my grandmother cooks. My mother, grandmother and mother in law are ladies of strength.

They taught me:

"if you didn't succeed in the first attempt, chances are, it will on the 2nd, or the 3rd, or the 4th...
Never Quit."

I live life on this motto as well.

This, in addition to my collection of cookbooks and cooking magazines, inspire me to spend time in the kitchen. My favorite dishes are those that are quick to prepare, gentle to the hip pocket and easy to learn. I draw further inspirations from cafe food-an aussie culture that I grew to love and enjoy.

I believe in the grace that God has provided.

You will find a good mixture of home style clean cooking, with a sprinkle of treats, stories of our marriage and home in this space.  Join me with a good cup of coffee (soy of course), while you explore this space. Drop me a comment, or simply send me a message through Facebook. Enjoy.
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