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Lucky CNY Dishes and Their Symbolism

Non-native Chinese speakers who try to pick up the language are often amused to discover that different words can possess the same pronunciations while taking on entirely different meanings and characteristics. For instance, the word “no”, pronounced as 不(bù), shares the same pronunciation as 布, which is Chinese for cloth. Being a superstitious bunch, the Chinese have used this similarity in pronunciation to associate luck, prosperity, and good health with a list of foods and dishes typically eaten during Chinese …

No Meat, No Problem! Best Protein Sources for Vegans.

Being vegan doesn’t mean that you lose out on protein – just ask vegan bodybuilders and athletes. The topic was even tackled in a recent Netflix documentary, The Gamechangers, in which host James Wilks travelled the world to show that a plant-based diet can elevate an athlete’s performance, and to debunk the myth that humans can’t get strong and fit without animal protein. There are actually plenty of plant-based protein sources to choose from. Some pack more protein than others, so …

Get Ready for These Food Trends in 2020

It’s almost a new year, and it’s the perfect time for a new you. You are what you eat, so your new self begins on the plate. But what will you be eating next year? These are some of the top food trends being cooked up for 2020. It will be the year of plants Based on its 2019 data, app-based food delivery service Uber Eats made its own prediction for the top ingredients of 2020. The top five were …

A Beer-y Merry Christmas

Santa’s guide to the perfect Christmas party beer By Kris Kringle Ho ho ho! Beer-y Christmas, boys and girls (of legal drinking age)! It’s me, Santa Claus, here to give you advice about my favourite drink. Milk? Ho ho no! That’s just what we tell the kids. It’s BEER. Trust me, after a long, freezing night in the workshop, nothing is better than throwing back a few with the elves. Let’s just say there’s a reason Rudolph’s nose glows. As …

Stop! Don’t Throw Out Those Christmas Leftovers

The festive season is well underway and you’ve already eaten enough to feed a small village. But well-meaning friends and family continue bringing dishes to Christmas gatherings. Meanwhile, your fridge has run out of space. What do you do? For starters, don’t throw anything away. You can make a tasty meal out of your Christmas leftovers, or freeze them and reuse them for new offerings for New Year’s parties. Here’s a list of simple and quick recipes you can make …

Ancient Grains Making a Comeback

If you’re a home cook looking for new ways to conjure up wholesome food for your family, you can always look back into the deep past for a few ideas. No, we don’t mean grandma’s recipe book. We’re going back even further, to ancient grains. These cereals have been given a new lease of life, as research shows that 40 percent of shoppers want a greater variety of wholesome grains in their diets, and some 20 percent are willing to pay …