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We are all about moderation here at livehealthy.ae, and that means indulging in treats from time to time, like homemade ice cream made from the freshest, whole ingredients. Once upon a time you needed a bulky appliance to make ice cream at home, but times have changed. The UAE’s online grocer Food Crowd shows you how. Food Crowd homemade ice cream Ingredients: 4 eggs 100g caster sugar 150ml of whipped double cream 150ml thick natural...

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On World Vegan Day, Dubai’s One Life Kitchen & Cafe shares their recipe for the Alfalfa Romeo sandwich with livehealthy.ae readers. It is the Dubai Design District eatery‘s best seller, and it is no average sandwich — vegan or otherwise. The Alfalfa Romeo Sandwich Ingredients (makes 1 portion) For the pesto 30g Kale 10g Almonds 80ml Olive oil 5g Garlic For the Hummus 1 Large beetroot Juice from 1 lemon 410g Canned chickpea drained 30ml Tahini...

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Thinking of going vegan but worried that giving up animal products will be too hard? A new plant-based meal distributor is promising to make the switch a whole lot easier. Veganism is booming in the UAE. Vegan restaurants and menus are popping up in most major cities and it’s now easy to find meat- and dairy-free produce in most supermarkets. Vegan Facebook groups are also growing in popularity, with foodies giving each other recipe and...

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As we arrive at another World Vegan Day (November 1, in case you didn’t know), it’s a good time to reflect on veganism and the way the world is going. I’ve been vegan nearly all my life, so have never felt like I was ‘missing out’ and the ‘but there’s bacon’ arguments are irrelevant here. Hang on – before we go any further, I’d better offer up a definition of veganism. It’s a term coined...

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There are a lot of “healthy” snacks out there on the market now, but not all of them are actually that good for you, nor are they all satisfying or worth the sticker price. There is nothing worse than trying to bridge that late-afternoon gap between lunch and dinner by trying something new, but ending up with a snack that makes you feel as though it would have been better to eat nothing at all....

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FoodThe Bowl One offers balance

September 8, 202012 min

Sheri Mehryar came up with the concept for The Bowl One after a lifetime of struggling to find the right balance between restriction and freedom when it comes to food.  The 24-year-old Iranian grew up in Dubai, leaving for five years to study in London and Milan, where she did a second master’s degree in Food Design and Innovation. “Growing up in this day and age, as a girl, we are bombarded with society’s pre-defined...

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For millions of people around the world, the lockdown period has been about learning or mastering a new skill from painting, cooking, baking to designing; everyone has found some activity to keep themselves engaged.  Gardening is one such therapeutic hobby. Jeff Smith, vice president of Sustainability at Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, shares tips for all those interested in growing their own fresh vegetables and fruits in the comfort of their home.   Celery: Take the...

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There is a growing movement in the UAE toward food that is locally-made and locally-grown where at all possible. All very commendable – and all very challenging when you live in a desert country like the UAE, which relies heavily on imports. But that hasn’t stopped these enterprising foodies from striving to make “Made in the UAE” a byword for “delicious.”  Former economic analyst Justine Corrado launched Basiligo, her food delivery business, in 2014 because...