Last weekend, my sister-in-law, Kate, was chopping parsley at a friend’s kitchen table, a place we both know well. The parsley was from my mum’s garden, a huge bunch that seemed even greener against the white table. There were lots of people about, adults and children, either doing things in the kitchen or tearing around shrieking. So the table, which is right in the middle of a relatively small kitchen, was getting bashed – I imagine her chair was, too. […]

A classic chicken curry never fails to impress us. Be it the fiery North Indian-style chicken curry or comforting South-Indian chicken curry, or the distinct chicken curry from West India, no matter what chicken curry you eat, it is sure to tantalise your taste buds like no other dish in the world. Because of the fan following of chicken curry, we always end up making it in bulk. Ever thought of transforming it into some other delectable delicacies? If not, […]

You might be surprised to learn that gut health is the latest buzzy topic on TikTok. Under hashtags like #guttok, #guthealth and #guthealing, influencers and every day users alike are posting thousands of videos, sharing stories about their gut health struggles and remedies. And they’ve raked in a little over a billion views. Like with anything that skyrockets on TikTok, gut health’s popularity on the app can be attributed in part to the ease with which content creators can churn […]

The potentially disastrous implications of the war in Ukraine for global food security are clear. The equally bleak implications of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report for the resilience of the food system are even starker. Billions of people are on a trajectory towards hunger, poverty, and instability, driven by conflict, COVID-19, climate change, and rising food costs. The world does not need more dire warnings. The burning question is: what are we going to do? In addition […]

Nutrition and health go hand in hand. After all, it’s food that fuels every cell in the body and helps build stamina and muscle strength. As such, optimising one’s diet to maximise health is achievable, said Dr Irfan Shaikh, Head Adult Nutrition, Scientific & Medical Affairs, Abbott’s Nutrition business. Further, he suggests some easy ways to improve your nutrition decisions by incorporating a variety of foods and essential nutrients into your diet. 1. Say no to no-breakfast Breakfast is your […]

I love using kale because it’s a very hearty and versatile green — it stands up well to heat and is more nutrient-dense than regular lettuces. When I’m preparing a meal, I always like to stack the deck with as many nutrients as possible, especially when I’m cooking for my daughter. There are several types of kale, which can sometimes be used interchangeably. My favorite types are lacinato (also called dinosaur or Tuscan), curly and red. The health benefits of […]

Those extra pounds people start to accumulate in their 40s and 50s are often blamed on a slowing metabolism that burns fewer calories as the body ages. Enter a new study that found metabolism in adulthood doesn’t slow as commonly believed, seemingly taking away that explanation. “I was definitely surprised,” said NBC News medical contributor Dr. Natalie Azar. “But it’s also great news because it actually means maybe we have more control over our weight destiny than we previously thought.” […]

Having your go-to meals dialed in can simplify healthy home cooking. Classic combos like grilled chicken over kale salad and roast salmon with broccoli may always be in your rotation, but sometimes, the dinners you could make blindfolded suddenly lose their appeal. You’ve fallen into a healthy food rut, and the boredom is enough to make you call for pepperoni pizza. But put down the phone — there are better ways to bring some excitement back into your kitchen. Wesley […]