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  1. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTHY GOURMET

    Healthy gourmet

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by Andrea Oschetti

    ... Andrea Oschetti life@scmp.com Preparing a meal helps the mind to relax and stimulates the imagination, so get cooking Dish of your dreams Hippocrates, the father of medicine, is said ... grains, vegetables, low-fat dairy foods and nuts may offer benefits for cognition in later life. Food - or, more specifically, cooking - can help develop our imagination, which is constantly under ...

  2. Get the most from your food

    Posted Sep 28th 2008, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... Wynnie Chan This week Saloni Jain, 16 Saloni asks: How do I preserve the nutrients in foods during cooking? Wynnie says: Most foods have to be prepared and cooked before you can eat them. Cooking helps to make food easier to digest, and improves the taste, appearance and texture. Harmful germs can also be destroyed by cooking. How foods are cooked can have an effect ...

  3. Nuts and faults

    Posted May 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... can replace butter and any type of vegetable oil in cooking. 'There's a distinct coconut fragrance when you pour the oil into the pan, but the smell doesn't stay on the food, so the food still tastes the way it should,' says Esther Tan, 30, a copywriter who cooks with the oil. 'It's a safer oil for high-temperature cooking.' Vegans, particularly, ...

  4. Are greens always good?

    Posted Jan 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... Wynnie Chan Kayley asks: Do reheated green vegetables lead to cancer? Wynnie says: Green leafy vegetables contain high concentrations of compounds called nitrates. Nitrate is used as a fertiliser in many countries. The amount of nitrates in vegetables dep ...

  5. Let's get the fats straight

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and 70 grams to 80 grams for men. When it comes to cooking, plant-derived oils rich in good fat can have a positive impact on the body. Jonkers says two to three tablespoons, or 30 grams of the daily fat intake, should come from good oil. But what exactly is 'good' and 'bad' fat and oil? For a start, cooking with butter, coconut oil, palm oil and palm kernel oil ...

  6. Correct diet protects against potential illness

    Posted Jun 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and sweetbreads, is also advised. Using as little fat or oil as possible while cooking is another healthy hint, so while you boil, grill, bake, roast, poach, steam, saute or stir-fry, use less than eight ...

  7. Vitamins, minerals vital for clear, healthy skin

    Posted Jun 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... are needed for healthy cell membranes. There are two, called omega-3 and omega-6. We get plenty of omega-6 fats from baked goods, cooking oils, poultry, grains and many other foods, but often lack ...

  8. Too many cooks fail to ensure safe food standards

    Posted Sep 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou Lack of departmental co-ordination leaves gaping loopholes The mainland's efforts to enhance food security- mounted by 14 supervisory departments with a million staff- have failed to check unscrupulous operators emboldened ...

  9. Fine-tune your diet and reduce the risk of cancer

    Posted Jun 29th 2007, 12:00am by Reggie Ho

    ... deal. Note that cooked vegetables condense and shrink, and that half a bowl of cooked greens is equal to one full serving of uncooked greens, or one dish of salad. Cereals, legumes, roots, ... and nutrients,' she said. 'With rice, many of the antioxidants and nutrients are in the bran, so coarse rice is better.' Low temperatures are recommended for cooking, whenever possible. Many ...

  10. Basic ingredient is love

    Posted Dec 11th 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun It is not the biggest cooking school in the city but it is the studio with the most heart. 6 Senses threw an intimate holiday gathering on Friday to celebrate moving up from the 13th to the 19th floor of its Wan Chai building and the release later this month of a recipe book. Cook With Love, containing recipes from founder Denise Wai (left) and instructor ...




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