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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...

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I’m not a lover of labels. They can restrict and disempower rather than liberate and empower, and “empath” is territory that definitely falls prey to this in so many ways. Basically, an “empath” is someone with empathy, which is the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing. It means that even when the other person isn’t verbalizing their emotional state, you can just sense it.  This can be immensely powerful and certainly...

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Coffee. It’s everyone’s favorite pick-me-up, whether gulped down on the run while rushing to work or sipped in leisurely fashion after a weekend lie-in. But how often do any of us give any thought to what it takes to produce that reviving dark liquid?  RAW Coffee is a company that wants us to care. In fact, more than that, the owners have made it their mission to make us care. Started in Dubai 13 years...

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This story by Olivia Boyd originally appeared on Huffington Post and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration committed to strengthening coverage of the climate story.       In college, Eben Bayer grew mushrooms under his dorm room bed. The mechanical engineering student, who had grown up on a farm in the US state of Vermont, was convinced the fungus was one of nature’s most effective “technologies” and...

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Charl Reze, the culinary instructor at the European International College in Abu Dhabi and better known as Chef Islam, was a guest on The Livehealthy.ae Podcast on May 17, 2020. Among the topics addressed in a wide-ranging discussion on the future of food were the Covid-19-related shift to veganism, what the lasting impact might be for cooking at home and whether we will ever bring back the buffet.  From virus-phobic to veganism From Dubai to...