Food

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Recipe of the week: Ruz bil-Leban

2009-11-22 RUZ BIL-LEBAN or rice pudding is a dessert enjoyed by people of different cultures all over the world. Recipes can greatly vary even within a single country. The dessert can be boiled or baked. Different types of pudding vary depending on...

Sunday, 15 November 2009

American Breakfast: Eggs and Hash Browns

2009-11-15 Serves 4 Four medium regular potatoes , cut into 1 centimetre cubes Three tablespoons butter(plus two tablespoons if you wish to fry your eggs) Half clove of garlic, minced One medium yellow onion, diced One red or green bell pepper, diced Four...

Dairy products can help with weight loss, if you're already on a diet

2009-11-15 WHOEVER said milk, yogurt and cheese are unhealthy additions to the diet of a healthy individual. Scientists from the New Curtin University of Technology in Australia studied a group of overweight people and found that when they consumed more dairy...

Whet your palate: Choose colourful French Macarons

2009-11-15 IF YOU have never been to France, you can still enjoy little bit of Paris at local patissiere, Fleur de Lys Bakeshop which offers amongst others the Parisian delight, macarons.Macarons is a traditional French pastry usually enjoyed as dessert or...

Vietnam's pungent culinary prize sauce

2009-11-15 FRANCE has its cheese and Italy its olive oil and balsamic vinegar, but the one product that defines Vietnam's diverse cuisine is by far the smelliest: sauce made from festering fish.Nuoc mam, or fish sauce, is a fixture at almost every Vietnamese...

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Gourmet can be good for sensitive stomachs

2009-11-08 WHO says healthy has to be boring? A new cookbook from top Australian chefs shows it is possible to eat a balanced meal, and enjoy it, even if you've got a sensitive stomach.Compiled by the Australia's Gut Foundation, a charity dedicated to...

Recipe of the week: Chilled Cucumber and Honeydew Mint Soup

2009-11-08 THIS recipe provides for three servings.Ingredients: 300gm honeydew (cut cubes) 150gm cucumber (cut cubes) 140gm plain yoghurt 2gm mint leaves 3gm lime juice 5gm salt 2gm sugarGarnish: 18gm honeydew (parisienne ball) 18gm cucumber (parisienne ball)...

Local delights at Gadong night market

2009-11-08 OVER the years, the Gadong night market has grown to become Bandar Seri Begawan's favourite haunt for Bruneians to search for a wide range of affordable yet tasty local food. Located near the busy Gadong commercial area, the night market is...

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Spicing up your taste

2009-11-01 WHEN you are asked to think of a hot and spicy food, the first image that comes to mind is usually none other than curry, a popular Indian dish that is savoured by the world. The components of Indian cuisine revolve around health-promoting herbs,...

Four foods to beat flu

2009-11-01 HAVING a strong, healthy immune system is the body's best defence against any disease, including the H1N1. Colourful fruits and veggies. Anti-oxidants like beta-carotene and Vitamin C are key to immune system health. Get your daily dose of beta-...

Read label before you buy

2009-11-01 WHEN you buy packaged food, it is important to always read the label. Even though the package may say "healthy", "all natural", "low fat" or any other statements implying that the product is healthy, it may still be...

Upping fibre intake could help defeat belly fat

2009-11-01 EATING just a little bit more fibre could have a big impact in trimming the waistlines of America's young people, new research shows.Latino adolescents and teens who increased their fiber intake over a two-year period had significant decreases in...

Junk food can hook bingers like heroin

2009-11-01 A DIET of junk food is almost as addictive as taking a drug like heroin, warn scientists.Researchers found that regularly eating doughnuts, burgers and chocolate cakes can become a substitute for happiness. And as years pass, a diet rich in these...

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Water drinkers may have better diets

2009-10-25 PEOPLE who get much of their daily liquids from plain water rather than other beverages may have healthier diets overall, a study suggests.Using data from a national health survey of more than 12,000 Americans, researchers found that people who...

Seafood prepared to your delight

2009-10-25 BACK by popular demand is the Nelayan Nite at Rizqun Coffee House, from now till October 31, except for weekends, at $25 for adults and $12.50 for children.This semi-a la carte buffet combines over 180 selections of your favourite seafood dishes....

Recipe of the week: Almond Chocolate Bars

2009-10-25 This Almond Chocolate Bars recipe provides for six servings.Ingredients: 70gm marzipan 12 nos egg yolk 200gm butter 200gm melted dark chocolate 12 nos egg white 140gm sugar 30gm corn flour 280gm ground almondMethod of preparation:Preheat oven to...

Green tea for your health

2009-10-25 ONE little leaf of green tea offers huge health benefits, especially when you consider its size. Multiple studies have shown that there are many health benefits that green tea offers. Most studies base their findings on the typical Asian consumption...

Sunday, 18 October 2009

New York chefs shed pounds to fight hunger

2009-10-18 A GROUP of New York chefs have been eating smaller portions and working out in the gym to lose weight and raise up to US$250,000 ($348,125) to fight childhood hunger.About 15 culinary experts taking part in the New York City food festival hope to...

Recipe of the Week Ox Tail Asam Pedas

2009-10-18 Makes 10 servingsIngredients: 1.5 kg ox-tail 50 ml cooking oil 50 gm shallot (peeled) 30 gm garlic (peeled) 30 gm ginger (peeled) 25 gm dried chillies 20 gm shrimp paste 20 gm meat curry powder 10 gm turmeric 2 nos lemon grass 100 gm ladyfingers (...

Cookbooks: turn down the volume

2009-10-18 I'M NOT sure who is to blame. It could be Nigel or Nigella — they've certainly played their parts — or it could be Hugh with his River Cottage Year. But whoever started it, I've had enough of oversized cookbooks.Let me clarify. I'm not...

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