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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 …

Everyone Will Love These Easy Sugee Cookies

Soft, melt-in-your-mouth, with a light almond fragrance – sugee cookies are a familiar sight at many festive celebrations like Hari Raya and Lunar New Year. The secret to a wonderfully rich, buttery sugee cookie is in the ghee. A quick lesson on ghee: Ghee is a form of butter with certain solids removed, and only pure butterfat remains. It has an intense and nutty flavor, which is essential for a good sugee cookie. You should be able to find tinned …

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 …

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 …

Kinarut, the Cheese that Was Born on the Beach

With a glass of wine in your hand on a balmy beach, anything can seem possible – just ask Shelley Blew. One sunny day 12 years ago, the Sabah resident was entertaining guests from her native Australia at the Langkah Syabas Beach Resort in Kinarut, near the capital of Kota Kinabalu, where she worked as the manager. The guests were cheesemakers who had their own dairy farm and boutique cheese business on Australia’s Kangaroo Island. They were sure good cheese …

Tomato and Feta Tartlets

For a picnic under the sun or a bite-sized party snack, these Tomato and Feta Tartlets are the perfect treat to whip up. A yummy and easy-to-make healthy bite, these sumptuous treats are almost effortless.