Last week we spoke about red meat, eggs and dairy, but what if you choose not to eat any animal products? The following 5 easy vegan swaps can help you navigate this style of eating. 1. Yoghurt These days there is a wide variety of dairy free yoghurt in supermarkets. These are generally made with…Continue reading 5 easy vegan swaps
Following the discussion on carbohydrate-rich foods, today’s discussion is all about rice. In particular, we aim to answer the question: which rice is better? What is rice? Rice is “the starchy seeds of an annual southeast Asian cereal grass (Oryza sativa) that are cooked and used for food” (1). Rice belongs to the grains and…Continue reading Which rice is better?
Pasta (or noodles) is a staple in many traditional cuisines. Although the most common types of pasta are made with wheat flour, it can be made with alternative ingredients to suit dietary requirements. Read on to find out: which pasta is better? Ingredients Grains The common varieties of pasta that we associate with Italian cuisine…Continue reading Which pasta is better?
It is safe to assume you are either following a low-carb diet or you know someone who is. Either way, these 5 easy low-carb swaps can be useful when you are planning your meals for the week or a special occasion spread. 1. Rice Even though cauliflower rice does not absorb sauces or juices as…Continue reading 5 easy low-carb swaps
Macronutrients or “macros” are the components of food that contribute to energy. Energy, in the nutritional sense, is measured in kilocalories (a.k.a. Calories) or kilojoules. The main macronutrients are protein, fat and carbohydrates (a.k.a. “carbs” or “CHO” for the chemistry-minded people out there). Most foods you can think of are made of a combination or…Continue reading What are macronutrients?
Most people won’t associate sausage sizzle or bangers and mash with healthy food. In fact, many doctors and dietitians tell people to avoid them. But are all sausages bad? What is a sausage? According to the dictionary, a sausage (a.k.a. snag in this part of the World) is “a highly seasoned minced meat (such as…Continue reading Are all sausages bad for you?
My introduction to the now celebrity chef Samin Nosrat was through Michael Pollan’s book Cooked. Soon after she started making appearances in several of the podcasts I listen to. She talked about her culinary story, which led to the book Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering The Elements Of Good Cooking and the Netflix show of…Continue reading Book review: Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat (Samin Nosrat)
Culinary Reactions: The Everyday Chemistry Of Cooking is a book for the scientists who love cooking or the cooks who love science. If you are neither of those, you might find this book frustrating. Consider yourself warned. The author Simon Quellen Field is the CEO of Kinetic MicroScience, a company that designs and sells science…Continue reading Book review: Culinary reactions (Simon Quellen Field)
Comfort food is defined as “food that provides consolation or a feeling of well-being, typically having a high sugar or carbohydrate content and associated with childhood or home cooking.” (1) I recently went to a concert and realised that nostalgia does the same thing to music than to food, at least for me. Comfort music…Continue reading Comfort food