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How a whole food plant-based diet can make you healthier and happier, and may even reduce the risk of severe Covid-19 infection

Before switching to a whole-food plant-based (WFPB) lifestyle eight years ago, Charissa Areington struggled with bad skin breakouts, irritable bowel syndrome, sinusitis and fatigue.Fed-up with feeling less than 100 per cent for much of the time, she stopped eating meat and dairy products and began consuming more vegetables and fruit. It didn’t take long for…

Cheese in China has a long history – made with buffalo, yak, goat’s, cow’s and sheep’s milk, and everywhere from Taiwan to Tibet and 16th century Shanghai

At first glance the only thing that China and cheese seem to have in common are their first two letters. When one thinks of Chinese food traditions, cheese doesn’t come to mind as it would do for countries like France or Italy.Yet China has a long history of making savoury cheese products. Most are made…

Street food hawkers in Hong Kong: a tale of corruption, crackdowns and the black comedy of the food truck fiasco

Buzzing, multifaceted street-side activities are a well-established, colourful feature in any large urban centre. Ambulant food hawkers were a noted facet of life in all Asian cities, including Hong Kong, until recent times.Their declining numbers are seen by many – with some truth – as part of the ongoing homogenisation of local street culture, and…

Why McDonald’s, KFC and supermarkets will be the real winners from Hong Kong government’s HK$5,000 consumption voucher scheme

Finally, the Hong Kong government has rolled out its consumption voucher scheme. I had assumed the giveaway, announced in February, would have occurred much sooner, because wasn’t the whole point to boost the pandemic-hit economy?While we’re not completely out of the woods on Covid-19, it would appear the worst is over. There have been no…

How to make chow mein with pork belly, dried shrimp and vegetables – the classic stir-fried noodle dish

There are many types of chow mein. It is not just the cooking method that varies – the noodles (which can be thick or thin) can be stir-fried, deep-fried or pan-fried, and, of course, there are endless combinations of ingredients to go with them. The style found in most restaurants is where all the ingredients…

6 Frozen Cocktails to Cool Down Summer Evenings

Yum, yum, yum. Watermelon frosé. Keep your shaken, your stirred, your “on ice.” When it’s this hot, we want our cocktails frozen, thank you very much, and that’s it! We break out our best high-powered blender, and we get cracking. Literally. Here’s what we’ll be happily sipping in order to keep cool through the last…

How to Clean and Care for your Cutting Board

Did you know that your cutting board can be a thing of beauty? It’s true. Whether you’ve gone with wood or silicone, if you keep up its care, your cutting board can be a real joy—as pretty as a picture. We have the tips you need for keeping yours in top-notch condition. Wood Boos Edge-Grain…

The Easy Shortcut to A Perfectly Crusty Loaf

The zen of bread baking is something we take seriously and now we have one more way to achieve it. Using KitchenAid’s new ceramic bread bowl, we can now mix, knead, proof and then bake our favorite yeast breads ALL IN ONE BOWL. Even better, the bowl’s unique design improves each step of the yeast…

There’s A Lot More to Avocados than Just Guacamole and Toast

Are you eating enough avocado? The tropical native fruit delivers vitamin C, thiamine and riboflavin to the table, and it’s delicious in preparations beyond avocado toast and your beloved guacamole. Here are the avocado recipes our readers adore most, beyond the guac. 1. Avocado, Asparagus and Pea Salad Developed by Gaby Dalkin, avocado obsessive, cookbook…

This Knock-Out Naked Cake Stars Berries at Their Peak

If you make one cake this summer, let it be this one. Whether you need a great dessert for a birthday party, baby shower, or just because, this towering layer cake celebrates everything that summer has to offer. To start, it’s chock-full of seasonal blueberries and blackberries. The cake is also stunning without being too…

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