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Lactose-Intolerant? Here’s Some Dairy-Free Ice Cream to Enjoy.

When people walk into a cheery Kind Kones outlet in Malaysia, they are often curious about the dairy-free ice cream parlour’s vegan offerings.  They usually have one question in mind: Can dairy-free ice cream really be satisfying? Can it be as creamy and luscious? Or is it going to be a pale shadow of ‘real’ ice cream? Their scepticism is born mostly out of unfamiliarity, as dairy-free ice cream still isn’t widely available in Malaysia although the trend seems to …

Faux Gras – The Cruelty-Free, Vegan Alternative to Foie Gras

Meat-free options are all the rage these days with health benefits being touted as the main attraction of a plant-based diet. But health purposes may not be the only motivation of seeking a foie gras alternative. This French delicacy, sought after for its richness and decadence has been the subject of animal rights and cruelty debates across the world. In New York City a recent law to be enforced in 2022, was passed recently in a move to ban this …

5 New Superfoods to Try

The term “superfoods” induces the occasional eye-roll from those who shun them for their trendy status, high prices and outlandish cure-all claims. You may get teased by friends, who say you are getting cheated of your money when you can get the same health benefits from a handful of spinach. But one thing is for certain – superfoods are packed with vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients that are good for your health. Sure, they may be over-marketed by the health …

Detox Diets – Good for Post-Festive Season Guilt?

Now that the festivities are finally over, you feel bloated, uncomfortable and guilty for all that gluttony.  Well, it’s time to make good on your resolution to eat healthily and maybe lose a little weight from all binging. Wait – before you go back into the gym and jump into looking up some articles on which diet is the easiest to attempt, you wonder if you should do a detox to jumpstart your quest. With a plethora of detox diets …

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 …