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By Shima at Sesame Kitchen Soups are a great way to warm up when the weather gets cooler, and this tomato soup demonstrates how miso can be incorporated into recipes that aren’t Japanese. Chickpea miso is a staple here at Foodcraft.hk, where we use organic chickpeas instead of soybeans to make...

Maria Bizri of Pomegranate Kitchen fell in love with the hustle and bustle and the art of cooking and sharing food in the kitchen as a child growing up in Beirut and Damascus. Despite numerous careers since then, she returned to food when she opened catering and events company Pomegranate...

This is such a tasty quinoa dish, ideal as a hearty lunch when you’ve got lots of running around to do in the afternoon, or a comforting dinner dish. I love it for its zing and its heat, which of course you can adjust to the level you prefer. It...

Originally from Melbourne, Pim Sereika has lived in Hong Kong for nearly three years and is a physiotherapist with a special interest in women’s health and clinical Pilates. Here, however, she tells us about why she loves Xtend Barre, highlighting how effective it is, but also from her professional standpoint,...

Do you have memories of being able to bend over backwards as a kid? I remember it being easy and intuitive back then, but fast forward to today and now they’re a bit creaky, hard work to breathe through and some can be painful too. From cow and locust through...

Post birth, the natural instinct of a mother is to focus on their new baby, as well as any older siblings and their husband. Her own needs come at the very bottom of the food chain. However, it is vital for mothers to focus on themselves as a priority at...

The end of the year brings so much fun and celebration, but it also has us feeling at our most challenged. There’s the influx of irresistible food and drink. The focus on friends and family is delightful but somehow takes precedence over fitness. Plus the toll of a long year...

Flex instructor Elvin Beh has taught Pilates and Gyrotonic for some time, but earlier this year he fell in love with Xtend Barre. Originally from Malaysia, he moved to Hong Kong 22 years ago. He had taken up ballet as a hobby at age five, and it became his career...

This is my go-to comfort drink at the end of a long day or to heat up when it is a bit chilly outside. Spicy, warming and evocative of India, where I learned the recipe, it soothes the soul as well as the palate....

If you think that cutting down on all fatty foods and scheduling long exercise sessions are key to burning fat, then think again. If you exercise, eat and live smart, you can burn excess fat, maintain a healthy body fat level and reap additional lifestyle benefits like mental clarity, emotional...

Flex instructor Bonita absolutely loves food, so having something to look forward to upon waking up is important to her. "I started making my own granola because I found nothing that suited my taste in the market. It's so easy, crunchy and delicious! I make a big batch every time...